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Welcome to Klemperer Online!
The database makes available the complete and unabridged diaries of Victor Klemperer. The texts feature an extensive commentary and are fully indexed.
An editor´s choice of interesting, historically relevant articles are listed below. They are available for free.
- 16.12.1918: Memories about life in Munich and Hans Meyerhoff
- 08.05.1926: Dinner with Eva; letter from Edgar Kaufmann; thoughts about life in Spain and the Spanish language
- 05.10.1927: Visit to Berlin; negotiations with De Gruyter and lectures given; Pillet; a spontaneous speech that day; dinner that included opponents Jordan and Rohlfs
- 11.06.1942: Gestapo; news about the Cologne bombing; house search and a difficult living situation
- 19.02.1945: Brief summary of events in February 1945; story about living in the wartime
- 03.02.1946: Disappointment about published article; thoughts about cancer and getting a new permanent pass; sharing impressions about a movie; a description of the political situation in the Soviet Union part of Berlin; the KPD cultural conference and propaganda
- 01.05.1957: Life under the rule of the Soviet Union; attitude towards the political situation; earlier meetings with Kahane, Peter, Inge, Weidauer and Grube; memories from the Weimar period