The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1933-1959
THE KLEMPERER DIARIES COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS
Published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [1998-2003]
Stock code: 43379
3 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and maps; boards (olive/blue cloth/blue respectively), gilt backs, upper hinge of second volume cracked (but binding wholly sound), else a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper.
The Klemperer diaries are widely recognised as one of the most important personal records of the Nazi era. The third volume chronicles the rise of communist East Germany and the re-emergence of many former Nazis in capitalist West Germany. Klemperer died in 1960. The set comprises Vol I: I Shall Bear Witness 1933-1941 (1998); Vol. II: To the Bitter End 1942-1945 (1999); Vol. III: The Lesser Evil: 1945-1959 (2003). COMPLETE SETS ARE VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.