Victor Klemperer (1881-1960) was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. In 1935, after Nazis introduced their policy of gleichschaltung, he was removed from his university post as a Jew, only surviving owing to his marriage to an Aryan.
He is famous for his book LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii (translated into English as The Language of the Third Reich) that was first published in 1957. There in, he portrays how artificially devised language of the Third Reich helped to create its own twisted culture and stresses out the importance of avoiding such way of thinking: It isn't only Nazi actions that have to vanish, but also the Nazi cast of mind, the typical Nazi way of thinking, and its breeding ground: the language of Nazism.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Victor Klemperer (2006). Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii. A&C Black, Cover. ISBN 9780826491305.
- ↑ Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2007). Etika (in Czech). Kalich, 69. ISBN 978-8070-170472. “[Note]5: Nacistická propaganda manipulovala s řečí přímo virtuózně. Srov. k tomu Victor Klemperer, LTI (Lingua Tertii Imperii - "Řeč Třetí Říše").”