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It is said children still have a sense of wonder, later one becomes blunted. Nonsense. A child takes things for granted, and most people get no further; only an old person, who thinks, is aware of the wondrous. Victor Klemperer, diary, … Continue reading

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Leipzig dominated the conversation at the Steinitzes yesterday. A married sister of the wife lives there. When the warning came, the couple ran down to the cellar, the bombs started exploding, and most of their house collapsed. They were rescued, … Continue reading

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Propaganda: English novels are banned of course, but there are books by A.J. Cronin in every shop window. He’s Scottish and exposes shortcomings of social and public services in England. Victor Klemperer, diary, 4th April 1944.

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