Armin T. Wegner

Armin T. Wegner

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Armin Theophil Wegner (October 16, 1886 - May 17, 1978) was a German soldier and medic in World War I, a prolific author and a seminal figure in German Expressionism, a human rights activist, and a victim of Nazi persecution. Stationed in the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Wegner was a witness to the Armenian Genocide and the photographs he took documenting the plight of the Armenians today "comprises the core of witness images of the Genocide." In the years following the end of World War I, Wegner also voiced his opposition, at great risk to his own life, against the anti-semitic policies of the Nazis. In 1933, he authored an impassioned plea to Adolf Hitler on behalf of the Jews of Germany. He suggested that the persecution of the Jews was not just a question of "the fate of our Jewish brothers alone, the fate of Germany." Noting that he was writing the letter as a proud German who could himself trace his Prussian familial roots back to the time of the Crusades, Wegner asked Hitler what would become of Germany if it continued its persecution of Jews.show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 567g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136562340
  • 9786136562346