Joachim Fest


Born
in Berlin, Germany
December 08, 1926

Died
September 11, 2006

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Joachim Clemens Fest (1926-2006) was a German historian, journalist, critic and editor, best known for his writings and public commentary on Nazi Germany, including an important biography of Adolf Hitler and books about Albert Speer and the German Resistance to Nazism. He was a leading figure in the debate among German historians about the Nazi period.

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Hitler

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Inside Hitler's Bunker: The...

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The Face of the Third Reich...

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Speer: The Final Verdict

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Albert Speer: Conversations...

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Plotting Hitler's Death

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Der Untergang: Das Filmbuch

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Hitler, Vol 1

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Hitler - vol. 2

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“The need to magnify themselves, to bestir themselves, is characteristic of all illegitimates.”
Joachim C. Fest, Hitler

“Neither blindness nor ignorance corrupts people and governments. They soon realize where the path they have taken is leading them. But there is an impulse within them, favored by their natures and reinforced by their habits, which they do not resist; it continues to propel them forward as long as they have a remnant of strength. He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it.1 Leopold von Ranke”
Joachim Fest, Hitler

“And, just as he had wished, none of us had ever forgotten the maxim which, he remembered, he had bequeathed us. Indeed, the fine Latin maxim “Even if all others do—I do not!” belonged to every truly free life.”
Joachim Fest, Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood

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