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Scrapbooks of German news clippings

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    Contains four volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Siegfried Wenzel, as a child or adolescent while living in Germany, between 1939 and 1943, consisting of clippings from German newspapers of the era, reporting on wartime events. Consisting of four separate numbered volumes, titled "Kriegstagesbuch," with handwritten annotations added by Wenzel from that time, the volumes report on German military advances from the invasion of Poland in September 1939 through the battle of Stalingrad in early 1943.
    inclusive:  1939-1943
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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Christopher Browning
    Collection Creator
    Siegfried Wenzel
    Siegfried Wenzel is an emeritus professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, who specialized in medieval English literature, and in particular the works of Chaucer and Langland. His books include "The Sin of Sloth: Acedia in Medieval Thought and Literature" (1967), "Preachers, Poets and the Early English Lyric" (1986), "Fasciculus Morum: A Fourteenth Century Preacher's Handbook"(1989), "Macaronic Sermons: Bilingualism and Preaching in Late-Medieval England," and "The Art of Preaching: Five Medieval Texts and Translations"(2013), among other works. He is the recipient of the Medieval Academy of America's Charles Homer Haskins Medal for contributions to the study of medieval literature and religion. Born in 1928, he and his family lived in Chemnitz, Germany prior to and during World War II.

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    Browning, Christopher. Gift, 2014.
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