The Language of the Third Reich has ratings and 70 reviews. Hadrian said: I’ m assuming that most of us know about George Orwell’s Even if you h. Victor Klemperer () was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in. Appearing originally in as LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii (Language of the Third Reich), Klemperer’s book demonstrates with frightening clarity the powerful role.

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Project MUSE – The Language of the Third Reich: LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii (review)

Je gebruikt het woord ‘fanatiek’ nooit meer zomaar My teacher asked for a personal review of the book and when I told her this she called me a Holocaust apologist and a know-it-all. Ironically, it survived the Third Reich to be used in terms like Entnazifizierung de-Nazification.

Veremos o que o futuro reserva. While not as readable as those books, LTI may be more important impeiri inform the present and future. I have knocked off a few lines of verse to ttertii them: Just like Sarah Palin. Scary and sad, but the careful delineation of the changes in language is really interesting.

The Language of the Third Reich: LTI–Lingua Tertii Imperii: A Philologist’s Notebook

Goebbels’ comment on freedom of movement as a negative thing because it impacts on “racial purity” ; the Nazi use of ironic inverted commas which I just did there – and As a philologist forced out of his academic post inKlemperer kept diary notes on the use of language which he saw as being a key element in how the Nazis came to power and exerted power over people many of whom who were otherwise benign and not really conscious of how they were being manipulated. I remember reading notes for the LTI in the diaries, and only just now got around to buying it.


In contrast, the text also emphasizes the idea that resistance to oppression begins by questioning the constant use of buzzwords.

First post on this book: Well Orwell, as skilled a writer as he was, didn’t invent all of this on his own. That this volume even came to pass reflects an incredible journey for both Klemperer and Eva, his gentile wife.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies. En meget vigtig og detaljeret gennemgang af sproget under det tredje rige. Klemperer was a Jew married to an “Aryan” woman who refused to give him up.

The LTI, as Klemperer calls it, breeds military-worship. This Notebook, originally called LTI Lingua Tertii Imperii -the abbreviation itself a parody of Nazified language-was written out of Klemperer’s conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture.

I also think that if I applied his methods of observation to the media and conversation in my country, I would probably learn some disquieting things. I think it’s brilliant, but I felt hampered by not knowing German. Lingua Tertii Imperii Language of the Third ReichKlemperer’s book demonstrates with frightening clarity the powerful role played by propaganda in shaping individual as well as group identity. Now that fascism is on the rise again, we need to go back to the language that marked its ascendancy in Germay and Klemperer’s notes are fundamental in the task of identifying the main characteristics of this language.

LTI – Lingua Tertii Imperii – Wikipedia

The author was in a privileged position to observe that particular subject, in that he was highly intelligent; had studied philosophy, Romance languages and German studies at a high level, and lived in Germany during that period. Betrayal as far as the eye can see.


I got it from Amazon. He discovered that the impoverished LTI “truly encompassed and contaminated the whole of Greater Germany in its absolute conformity” p. They don’t realize they are doing it; the remnants of linguistic usage from the preceding epoch confuse and seduce them.

To become a ‘fanatic’ der Fanatiker was a good thing. Le parole possono essere come minime dosi di arsenico: I’m a huge fan of Klemperer’s diaries – in fact, they’re some of my favorite books.

Klemperer notes that much of the Nazi language involved appropriating old words and adapting their meaning, rather than making new ones.

Language of the Third Reich

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book’s premise looked interesting: One of the best books I’ve read this year.

But also he was Jewish, and for various reasons was not incarcerated at any point on account of his ethnicity, so he was able to observe for the duration of the Reich how So, what we have here is a book about language use in Germany during the period of the Third Reich. As he fled to the rural village impetii Piskowitz, Klemperer decided to test the prevalence of LTI in the countryside. Original review on Tabula Rasa Klemperer dedicates this book to his wife, and the crisp dedication ascertains the tone of the book – sincere, heartfelt, with the humourless smile of a survivor.

I wish I’d read it sooner.