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Swansong 1945

Walter Kempowski

Swansong 1945

a collective diary from Hitler"s last birthday to VE Day

by Walter Kempowski

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Personal narratives,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Nineteen forty-five, A.D.

  • About the Edition

    Swansong 1945 brings together hundreds of letters, diary extracts and autobiographical accounts to chronicle four days in 1945: 20th April, Hitler"s last birthday, 25th April, when American and Soviet troops first met at the Elbe, 30th April, the day Hitler committed suicide, and 8th May, the day of the German surrender. Side by side in these pages, we encounter civilians fleeing on foot to the west, British and American POWs dreaming of home, concentration camp survivors, loyal soldiers from both sides of the conflict as well as national leaders including Churchill. These first-hand accounts, which Walter Kempowski painstakingly collected, organised and shaped for publication over twenty years, provide the raw material of history unmediated by a historian"s narrative. The voices of individuals speak for themselves, and through their many experiences, perspectives and situations, the condition of Europe during the zero hour of war is viscerally recreated. A modern classic, this vital work brings to life a time whose repercussions are still felt today.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesEcholot. English.
    StatementWalter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD811.A2 E3313 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 477 pages
    Number of Pages477
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27181363M
    ISBN 101847086403, 1847086411
    ISBN 109781847086402, 9781847086419
    LC Control Number2014472501
    OCLC/WorldCa890162733

      Swansong chronicles the end of Nazi Germany through more than 1, extracts from letters, diaries, and autobiographical accounts, written by civilians and soldiers alike. Together, they present a panoramic view of four tumultuous days that fateful spring: Hitler's birthday on Ap American and Soviet troops meeting at the Elbe on Ap Hitler's suicide on Ap and the /5(92). SWANSONG A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich Walter Kempowski Chronicles the end of Nazi Germany and World War II in Europe through letters, diaries, and autobiographical accounts covering four days that fateful spring: April 20 (Hitler's birthday); April 25 (the American and Soviet meeting on the Elbe); April

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