Not I

Not I

Memoirs of A German Childhood

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A portrait of an intellectually rigorous German household opposed to the Nazis and how its members suffered for their political stance

Few writers have deepened our understanding of the Third Reich as much as German historian, biographer, journalist, and critic Joachim Fest. His biography of Adolf Hitler has reached millions of readers around the world. Born in 1926, Fest experienced firsthand the rise of the Nazis, the Second World War, and a catastrophically defeated Germany, thus becoming a vital witness to these difficult years.

In this memoir of his childhood and youth, Fest offers a far-reaching view of how he experienced the war and National Socialism. True to the German Bildung tradition, Fest grows up immersed in the works of Goethe, Schiller, Mörike, Rilke, Kleist, Mozart, and Beethoven. His father, a conservative Catholic teacher, opposes the Nazi regime and as a result loses his job and status. Fest is forced to move to a boarding school in the countryside that he despises, and in his effort to come to terms with his father’s strong political convictions, he embarks on a tireless quest for knowledge and moral integrity that will shape the rest of his life and writing career.

Baker & Taylor
One of the most important authors and historians of the Federal Republic of Germany shares the story of his childhood and youth during which he experienced the war in a German household opposed to the Nazis and was forced to come to terms with his father's strong political convictions. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

The historian shares the story of his childhood and youth during which he experienced World War II in a German household opposed to the Nazis and was forced to come to terms with his father's strong political convictions.

Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781590516119
1590516117
9781590516102
1590516109
Branch Call Number: Biography F426f
Characteristics: xxv, 427 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Chalmers, Martin

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May 30, 2017

The perspective of a very conservative historian.

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empbee
Jul 25, 2015

Excellent memoir with a different approach of prewar and war time Germany. Full of humanism.

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