Paul Rubens

Paul Rubens (1927–2003), a self-educated native New Yorker, mastered the German language as a member of the U.S. occupation forces after World War II.

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    Diary of a Man in Despair

    This astonishing dispatch from Nazi Germany was not published until after the author’s death at Dachau. In it we see a man awakening into political consciousness as he watches his country succumb to its murderous impulses. “One of the most important documents of the Hitler period”—Hannah Arendt