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American Philosophical Society
My Life in Germany Before and after January 30, 1933: A Guide to a Manuscript Collection at Houghton Library
Harry Liebersohn; Dorothee Schneider. This collection of memoirs by refugees from Nazi Germany is a rich source of autobiographical information on the Nazi era. Housed at Houghton Library of Harvard University, it consists of 263 files containing the memoirs of approximately 230 people who lived in Germany or Austria during the 1930s. The stories of the memoirists encompass an almost bewildering range of human experience. The authors come from Danzig and Berlin, from central Germany and the Southwest, from Munich and from Vienna. They are Jews and Catholics and Protestants, and mixtures of these all-too-neat categories in their origins and marriages. They are peddlers and professors, machinists and lawyers, private housewives and public activists. They are conservatives and liberals and Communists. The strongest common bond was their exile.
The Library of Benjamin Franklin (Memoir 257)
Dashkova: A Life of Influence and Exile (Transaction 97-3)
Choosing Selection: The Revival of Natural Selection in Anglo-American Evolutionary Biology, 1930-1970 (Transactions Vol. 99, Part 3)
John Haygarth, FRS: A Physician of the Enlightenment (1740-1827) (Memoir 254)
Classical Romantic: Identity in the Latin Poetry of Vincent Bourne (Transaction 97-1)
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