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Walter Kempowski

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Walter Kempowski


Born
in Rostock, Germany
April 29, 1929

Died
October 05, 2007

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Walter Kempowski was a German writer. He was known for his series of novels called German Chronicle ("Deutsche Chronik") and the monumental Echolot ("Sonar"), a collage of autobiographical reports, letters and other documents by contemporary witnesses of the Second World War. ...more

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Marrow and Bone

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Tadellöser & Wolff

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Aus großer Zeit (Die deutsc...

4.17 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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Uns geht's ja noch gold (Di...

4.26 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1972 — 9 editions
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Schöne Aussicht

4.42 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Ein Kapitel für sich.

4.29 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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Das Echolot. Barbarossa '41...

4.59 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Heile Welt

3.94 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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“They told us to take anything we wanted, be we were so delighted to be free, nothing else seemed to be of any value.”
Walter Kempowski, Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich

“As always when he went abroad, Jonathan regarded the German passport officers with a degree of wistfulness. Soon he would be placing himself under foreign sovereignty, a guest; he would have to hold his tongue instead of being allowed to demonstrate his superiority. When you'd started a world war, murdered Jews and taken people's bicycles away (in Holland) the cards were stacked against you.”
Walter Kempowski, Marrow and Bone

“Perhaps that was the day when the bombed synagogue opened again. Or the one when I went to a cobbler who was repairing shoes with the leather from stolen Torah rolls. "I didn't know it was sacred leather," he said. We collected all the pieces together, and he refused the money that I tried to give him for a few ladies' shoes with Hebrew letters written in ancient ink on the soles.”
Walter Kempowski, Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich

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