I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 - '1938' Summary & Analysis

Victor Klemperer
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The entries for 1938 aggregate forty-two pages and forty-five entries, including: two for February, July, and August; three for March, September, and October; four for January, April, June, and November; six for May; and eight for December.

Those Jews who can manage, emigrate. Klemperer half-heartedly begins to send out job applications to other countries; he does not feel particularly German any more. The Nazi government continues to fire people for political reasons and various individuals are forcibly expelled from the country. Meanwhile, letters arrive from emigrants of prior years; in general, the news is good and they have established themselves in foreign countries. Jews, Catholics, and Protestant ministers are all targets of discrimination and hatred. Throughout the year, anti-Semitism continues to become ever more virulent. The Nazi government even establishes offices of so-called science; their disgusting pseudo-science putatively explains racial inferiority as a natural...

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