Rheinhardt, Emil Alphons: "Meine Gefängnisse": Tagebücher 1943 - 1945
Ed. by Lassaigne, Dominique / Schwarz, Uta / Georget, Jean-Louis
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Jean-Louis Georget,Université Paris 13, France; Uta Schwarz, Sciences Sociales Paris, France.
- first complete edition of Rheinhardts's diaries in prison
- relevant documents of German-French history
- sources for studies in autobiographical writing and memory research
Aims and Scope
During the 1930s the Vienna-born writer Emil Alphons Rheinhardt (1889–1945) lived in the town of Le Lavandou in the South France, where he made his house a hospitable meeting place for German-speaking literary exiles. In 1943, during the German occupation of France, Rheinhardt was arrested and then in 1944 deported to Dachau concentration camp, where he died shortly before the liberation. A few years ago the historian Dominique Lassaigne discovered his prison diary, which had been believed lost. Rheinhardt’s notes from the Gestapo prisons bear witness to a long-forgotten humanist who believed in the peacemaking power of culture.
- 23.0 x 15.5 cm
- xi, 287 pages
- 24 Fig.
- Type of Publication:
- Source Edition
- Edition; Exile France; Literature from the Concentration Camps; Rheinhardt, Emil Alphons; Diary
- Academics (German and Literary Studies, History), Libraries, Institutes