I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 - '1933' Summary & Analysis

Victor Klemperer
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The entries for 1933 aggregate forty-six pages and fifty-one entries, including: one entry for February; two entries for January and May; four entries for June, August, September, and October; five entries for July, November, and December; seven entries for April; and eight entries for March.

Victor Klemperer, the diarist, is a Jew who has converted to Protestantism and is married to a non-Jewish 'Aryan' wife, Eva. Klemperer served in the German armed forces during World War I and spent time on the front-line during combat before becoming sick and invalided home. Klemperer is somewhat alarmed when the Nazi party takes power in January as a result of a valid national election; Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany in late January and his vitriolic anti-Semitic rhetoric immediately comes to the forefront of national politics. Throughout the remainder of 1933, Klemperer finds the national political situation to...

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