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Travels in the Reich, 1933-1945: Foreign Authors Report from Germany

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“Even now,” wrote Christopher Isherwood in his Berlin Diary of 1933, “I cant altogether believe that any of this has really happened.” Three years later, W. E. B. DuBois described Germany as “silent, nervous, suppressed; it speaks in whispers.” In contrast, a young John F. Kennedy, in the journal he kept on a German tour in 1937, wrote, “The Germans really are too good—it makes people gang against them for protection.”

Drawing on such published and unpublished accounts from writers and public figures visiting Germany, Travels in the Reich creates a chilling composite portrait of the reality of life under Hitler. Written in the moment by writers such as Virginia Woolf, Isak Dinesen, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, William Shirer, Georges Simenon, and Albert Camus, the essays, letters, and articles gathered here offer fascinating insight into the range of responses to Nazi Germany. While some accounts betray a distressing naivete, overall what is striking is just how clearly many of the travelers understood the true situation—and the terrors to come.

Through the eyes of these visitors, Travels in the Reich offers a new perspective on the quotidian—yet so often horrifying—details of German life under Nazism, in accounts as gripping and well-written as a novel, but bearing all the weight of historical witness.

Synopsis:

Through the eyes of foreign authors, this collection offers a new perspective on the horrifying details of German life under Nazism, in accounts as gripping and well-written as a novel, but bearing all the weight of historical witness.

About the Author

Oliver Lubrich is junior professor of rhetoric at the Institute of General and Comparative Literature at the Free University Berlin.

Table of Contents

Journeys to the End of the Night, by Oliver Lubrich

About This Anthology 

Editorial Pointers

Acknowledgments

1933 to 1939

Christopher Isherwood     Goodbye to Berlin   

Georges Simenon     Hitler in the Elevator    

Annemarie Schwarzenbach     Why Could the Nazis Come?      

Martha Dodd     Hitler Needs a Woman    

Gunnar Ekelöf     The Sick Man of Europe      

Jean-Paul Sartre     A Sort of Simultaneity    

Martha Dodd     “Are You Still Alive?”—30 June 1934    

Max Frisch     The Miracle of Life    

Virginia Woolf     On the Rhine with Mitzi    

Konrad Warner     Harvest Festival, 1935    

Denis de Rougemont     The Dream of Sixty Million People    

Martha Dodd     A Party for Tom    

Thomas Wolfe     “I Have a Thing to Tell You”    

Albert Camus     Into the Bottomless Pit    

W.E.B. DuBois     Untitled    

Samuel Beckett     Uninterrupted HH    

Jean Genet     A Race of Thieves    

John F. Kennedy     Diary Excerpts    

Maria Leitner     A Visit to Heinrich Heine    

Shi Min     The Yellow Face    

Richard Hillary     Görings Cup    

William Shirer     A Demonstration against the War    

René Juvet     Kristallnacht—8 November 1938    

Heinrich Hauser     Berlin in the Summer of 1939    

1939 to 1945

William Shirer     Counterattack     

Sven Hedin     Audience    

Meinrad Inglin     Fevered German Dreams    

Sven Hedin     At Görings Table    

Karen Blixen     Half Moon and Swastika    

Howard K. Smith     The Germans Mood Swings    

Harry Flannery     In the Wild West Bar    

Howard K. Smith     Special Press Conference, 9 October 1941    

Jacques Chardonne     The Heaven of Nieflheim    

József Nyírö     The Enemy Is Listening!    

Howard K. Smith     At the Lions Tail    

Gösta Block     Dont Throw Stones at the Pianist!    

Konrad Warner     In the Dying City    

René Juvet     “Tomorrow I Have to Go Back to the Camp”    

Konrad Warner     “Will Exchange Skillet for Picture of the Führer”    

Theo Findahl     Carpet Bombing    |

René Schindler     Leipzig Is Dead!    

Theo Findahl     The Sky Is Red   

Jacob Kronika     Childrens Games

Theo Findahl     Nineveh Is a Great City    

Jacob Kronika     “I Must Speak to the Führer”    

Theo Findahl     Crispbread from Stockholm    

Wiking Jerk     Twilight of the Gods    

Jacob Kronika     The Final Days    

Virginia Irwin     The First “Amerikanski” in Berlin    

Wiking Jerk     The Propaganda Minsters Corpse    

Jacob Kronika     Cry for Vengeance    

Theo Findahl     Eighth of May 1945

Chronology

Sources

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226496290
Author:
Lubrich, Oliver
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
Northcott, Kenneth J.
Translator:
Wichmann, Sonia
Author:
Wichmann, Sonia
Author:
orthcott
Author:
Dean, Krouk
Author:
Kenneth J. N
Author:
Northcott, Kenneth J.
Author:
Reisen Ins Reich, 1933-1945 English
Subject:
Germany History 1933-1945.
Subject:
Germany Description and travel.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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