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Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in All Episodes, Germany, Radio Flora |

Reading of extracts of a young girl’s diary between 1914 and 1918.

Reading of extracts of a young girl’s diary between 1914 and 1918.

Reading of extracts of a young girl’s diary between 1914 and 1918. She was 12 years old, when the First Worldwar started and 16 years at the end of the war

Apart from the extracts of the diary we included parts of war-songs and other musical impressions from those times. The text is an example of the development from enthusiastic patriotism and support of german warfare towards a position of convinced pacifism and objection to war.  We have to make the note that the reading maintains expressions which are inconsistent with the political correct linguistic level of these days.  The reading ends with the anti-war-song “Der Graben”. Lyrics: Kurt Tucholsky. Song: Ernst Busch.                                Source: Jo Mihaly:

”Da gibt’s ein Wiedersehn! Kriegstagebuch eines Mädchens 1914 – 1918” . (…once we will meet again. Diary of war of a young girl 1914-1918.)