Hans Keilson Herausgegeben von: Marita Keilson-Lauritz
256 Pages, gebunden
In 1936, the doctor and writer Hans Keilson was forced to leave Germany for the Netherlands, where he survived the war with a fake passport, sometimes in hiding. In 1944, he kept a diary, recording the experience of living underground and the frightening alienation towards his wife and child. He also wrote of poetry and reading, and described a secret love, fear of an uncertain future, and the experience of a life in peril. This book, which also contains the 46 sonnets which Hans Keilson composed while he was writing the diary, is an unparalleled historical document, but also an extraordinarily personal testament to the power and coldness with which a climate of persecution and fear permeate life’s most intimate experience.
The Diary 1944 is posthumously edited with commentary by Marita Keilson-Lauritz.
About Hans Keilson
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