Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Four books that changed Rachel Seiffert

Rachel Seiffert's most recent novel is A Boy in Winter.

One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:

Victor Klemperer was a Jewish academic at the university of Dresden, who lost his job under the Nazis' race laws. He survived the Third Reich in Germany, but only just, and principally because his "Aryan" wife refused to divorce him. Klemperer kept a diary in secret for more than a decade, the pages hidden by his wife and sister-in-law. It brings the times so close, I learned more about Nazi Germany reading his account than through any other single author.
Read about another book on the list.

I Will Bear Witness by Victor Klemperer is among Konrad Jarausch's five best books about German views of World War II.

--Marshal Zeringue