Arvi Sepp

Kulturhistorische Blicke auf die Sprache des Dritten Reiches und die antisemitische Hassrede

Victor Klemperers Auseinandersetzung mit der verbalen Verletzung im Nationalsozialismus197

Abstract: As of the year 1942, the German-Jewish professor of Romance languages, Victor Klemperer, undertook a thoroughgoing analysis of Nazi language, anti-Semitic hate speech and verbal aggression in his diaries. In his journal, he provides concrete and painstakingly precise notes of his reflections on fascist institutions, his gradual exclusion from society as a Jew, the circumstances of ordinary people under National Socialism, including laws, working conditions, and the media. The following essay will offer a new way of approaching Klemperer’s critique ...

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