Richard J. Evans

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of ­History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War and, most 
recently, ­Altered Pasts.

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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