A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945
A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945

Edition:
ISBN: 9780231127400
Year of publication: 2018
Sequence of publisher: European perspectives: a series in social thught and cultural criticism
Keywords: European German Literary Collections World War II

A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945


Author:
Ernst ünger

Translator:
Thomas S Hansen
Abby J Hansen

Genre:
Biographies and Memoirs, Military history


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Ernst Jünger A GERMAN OFFICER IN OCCUPIED PARIS THE WAR JOURNALS, 1941–1945 INCLUDING “NOTES FROM THE CAUCASUS” AND “KIRCHHORST DIARIES” Foreword by Elliot Y. Neaman Translated by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen Facsimile page from the First Paris Journal (4–5 July 1942) FOREWORD ELIOT NEAMAN Memories bear traits of an inverse causality. The world, as an effect, resembles a tree with a thousand branches, but as memory it leads downwards into the tangled network of the roots. When I confront memories, it often seems like gathering a bundle of seaweed from the ocean—the tiny bit visible from afar, when slowly dragged up into the light, reveals an extensive system of filaments. —Ernst Jünger, A German Officer in Occupied Paris, 5 July 1942 Take yourself back in time to the summer of 1942, in Nazi-occupied Paris. A middle-age German officer in a gray uniform strolls down the Avenue Wagram, an army eagle...