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The Language of the Third Reich has ratings and 70 reviews. Hadrian said: I’ m assuming that most of us know about George Orwell’s Even if you h. Victor Klemperer () was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in. Appearing originally in as LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii (Language of the Third Reich), Klemperer’s book demonstrates with frightening clarity the powerful role.

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Neben diesen philologischen Untersuchungen stehen immer wieder auch Anekdoten und Reflexionen, welche das Buch zu einem enorm authentischen und auch warmherzigen Dokument machen.

His angry bewilderment as he watches nice non-Jewish Germans explaining that Hitler is for the best.

One chapter, perhaps the most important in the book, is simply called ‘we believe in him’. We see him in his university being hit on the head over and over with a book by a German academic because he could. He reflects on how, in those days, people would express not a leidenschaftlichen passionate belief in things but a fanatischen fanatic as if fanaticism were a pleasant mix of courage and loyalty.

To become a follower Gefolgschaft was a good thing. Refresh and try again. I find it very depressing: I would not wholly disagree, but I’d also see about how the Nazis spread their language – through mass media, education, speeches, conversation, etc. A sort of combination memoir and philology book. Veremos o que o futuro reserva.

The Language of the Third Reich: LTI–Lingua Tertii Imperii: A Philologist’s Notebook

Klemperer wrote his LTI: Appearing originally in as LTI: Klemperer is a philologist, and says that language alone had the power to change people’s thoughts in such a way.


Foreign words are scarier, they stupefy and drown out thought. Such a good book. The linbua morning she came up to me and said in a kind tone, ‘Forgive me for saying “Heil Hitler” yesterday; I was in a hurry and I mistook you for someone I was supposed to greet in that way. I have observed again and again how the young people in all innocence, and despite a sincere effort to fill the gaps and eliminate the errors in their neglected education, cling to Nazi thought processes.

If a piece of cutlery belonging to Orthodox Jews has become ritually unclean, they purify it by burying it in the earth. This book’s premise looked interesting: Jun 17, Eugenia Andino rated it really liked it.

Notizbuch tertli Philologen in andmainly from notes he kept in the diaries that make up Ich will Zeugnis ablegen bis zum letzten: Writing about the Nazi’s fixation with being ‘of the people’: But everyone knows a Jew. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Over and over he ironically quotes Schiller, calling the LTI a language that thinks and writes for you.

I Will Bear Witness. Consider his comments from February 19, The Diaries of Victor Klemperer Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Language of the Third Reich

Without cookies tdrtii experience may not be seamless. To become a ‘fanatic’ der Fanatiker was a good thing. The LTI, as Klemperer calls it, breeds military-worship. View all 15 comments. If Orwell wrote Newspeak, then this is a book about Neusprechor how the Nazis manipulated language. The prefix ‘Volk-‘ enters the LTI vocabulary – Volksfest, Volksgemeinschaft, Volksseele, the people’s festival, the people’s community, the people’s soul and even today we still have the people’s car.


The mechanistic verb aufziehen to set up used in describing the planning of an art exhibit in Dresden marked a propaganda continuity with the Third Reich replete with multiple and changing layers of meaning. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. He calls it ‘Notebook of a philologist’. Modern Language Quarterly From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But he says it all with this recurring clever dark comedy that made me feel at once intrusive and small, and overcome with awe.

I especially didn’t like how teetii author was always mentioning a thousand imperi philosophers and writers lkngua I don’t know shit about I had to read it for class and it didn’t have anything to do with thatand how he was just talking shit about absolutely ev This book’s ipmerii looked interesting: One direct consequence of this is the introduction of foreign terms into the language.

LTI – Lingua Tertii Imperii – Wikipedia

His work is based mostly on the newspapers, leaflets, and books that fell into his hands in Dresden during the war. I got it from Amazon. I think it would have been a lot more powerful, regardless of how wonderful the translation is.