The Cherries of Freedom: A Report
Toby Press, 2004 - 88 Seiten
A German soldier deserts in Italy during the Second World War, and for the first time, experiences real freedom. A classic of post war Germany.
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Even Gebhard didn't yet know what the answer was; though later he too was to
die in Dachau, like Comrade Suderland. We all sat around for a while longer and
ordered beers. If the S.A. attacked us, we would fight. But only a very few of us
had really fought, by which I mean physically. I talked to Schmeller, a student of
music, about Hegel's dialectic. The formula of thesis-antithesis- synthesis was
perfectly easy to understand. You only had to cite the example of the egg. In this
Some of them had been brought in from Dachau for interrogation. They said
nothing about the camp when I asked them what it was like now. One of them
asked me: "Will this be your second time there?" When I nodded, he said: "You're
in for a hard time of it." I withdrew from the rest, not wanting to talk to anyone.
Praying fearfully, I lay on the bed. I thought of the time I had spent in Dachau, and
recalled the look of the long, brightly-lit, cement-built dormitories where
sometimes an SS ...
And furthermore, I saw my political position with perfect clarity. They had
suffocated my revolutionary youth. They had put me away in a concentration
camp, and — while I myself got off lightly — my comrades in youth and my
comrades in a revolution, did not. In their inmost nature and in their intentions,
they had been a youth pure at heart and a revolution pure at heart. They had
killed Jiru Gebhard and Josef Gotz and Willi Franz and Josef Huber in Dachau
and Hans Beimler in Spain, ...
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As much philosophy and personal review as it is memoir or history, this short "report" by Andersch has some truly great moments. As he moves through his experiences living in the years of the Third ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Best known for his novel Sansibar (an international best seller translated into English as Flight to Afar), German author Andersch (1914-80) was a young man when he was caught in the terrible ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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