By Willy Peter Reese
A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of battle, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a tender German soldier at the Russian entrance in the course of global warfare II. Willy Peter Reese used to be in simple terms 20 years outdated whilst he stumbled on himself marching via Russia with orders to take no prisoners.
Three years later he used to be lifeless. Bearing witness to--and engaging in--the atrocities of conflict, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, abandoning an clever, touching, and illuminating point of view on existence at the jap entrance. He documented the carnage perpetrated via either side, the destruction which was once exacerbated by means of the younger soldiers' starvation, frostbite, exhaustion, and their day-by-day fight to outlive. And he wrestled along with his personal sins, with the conclusion that what he and his fellow squaddies had performed to civilians and enemies alike used to be unforgivable, together with his becoming know-how of the Nazi regulations towards Jews, and along with his deep disillusionment with himself and his fellow men.
An foreign sensation, A Stranger to Myself is an unforgettable account of fellows at struggle.
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To seal their friendship, she loyally shows him the letter concerned. Of her solely maternal interest in him there seems no doubt. ’ . Her widowed mother’s disapproval grows. He records in dismay that she regards him as a homo molestissimus and clearly frowns on any notion of them both attending the same university next term. ’ ON September , Konrad Goebbels returns to the western front. He accuses his younger brother Joseph of not taking any interest in the war and finally extracts from his a promise to read at least the daily war communiqués.
The country’s banks, he finds, are nearly all Jewish. He begins to ponder upon the relationship between das Judentum (the Jewish community) and the Money Problem. The more he looks around the more he perceives the Jews—young Otto Klemperer whom he hears conducting a Gustav Mahler symphony turns out to be a Jew; so does Mahler. He studies Houston Stewart Chamberlain, he finds himself troubled by the Jewishness of Else and there are more rows with her sisters. He cannot ignore the contrasts. ‘Cologne is ad nauseam,’ he writes.
Of her solely maternal interest in him there seems no doubt. ’ . Her widowed mother’s disapproval grows. He records in dismay that she regards him as a homo molestissimus and clearly frowns on any notion of them both attending the same university next term. ’ ON September , Konrad Goebbels returns to the western front. He accuses his younger brother Joseph of not taking any interest in the war and finally extracts from his a promise to read at least the daily war communiqués.
A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944 by Willy Peter Reese