August Friedrich Kellner (February 1, 1885 - November 4, 1970) was born in Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany, and died in Lich. He was a German social democrat, a justice inspector and the author of a secret diary written in the time of the Nazi period in Germany.
Deutsch: August Friedrich Kellner war ein deutscher Sozialdemokrat, Justizinspektor und Autor dokumentarischer Aufzeichnungen in der Zeit des Naziregimes in Deutschland.
Español: August Friedrich Kellner fue un socialdemócrata alemán, inspector de Justicia y autor de un diario escrito en secreto durante el Tercer Reich.
Français : August Friedrich Kellner était un social-démocrate allemand. Il devient greffier de justice au tribunal et écrit son journal à l'époque du régime nazi en Allemagne.
Magyar: Friedrich Kellner vaihingeni születésű katona, majd német biztos volt, aki nagyhatású (de Magyarországon kevéssé ismert) feljegyzéseiről ismert külföldön.
Italiano: August Friedrich Kellner fu un socialdemocratico tedesco, ispettore di giustizia e autore di un diario segreto nel periodo della Germania Nazista.
Nederlands: August Friedrich Kellner was een Duitse sociaal-democraat een auteur van een geheim dagboek tijdens het Nazi-tijdperk.
Polski: August Friedrich Kellner – niemiecki socjaldemokrata, inspektor sprawiedliwości i autor znanych wspomnień pisanych w tajemnicy w czasach III Rzeszy.
Português: August Friedrich Kellner Foi um Social-democrata alemão, inspetor de justiça e autor de um diário escrito secretamente durante o domínio do Terceiro Reich.
Svenska: August Friedrich Kellner, född 1 februari 1885 i Vaihingen an der Enz, död 4 november 1970 i Lich, var en tysk socialdemokrat, tingsnotarie och författare till en dagbok under nazitiden i Tyskland.
The Friedrich Kellner diary consists of 10 volumes with a total of 861 pages. It contains 676 individually dated entries from September 1939 to May 1945. More than 500 newspaper clippings are pasted on the pages of the diary.
April 25, 1943 entry and newspaper photos about the Atlantic Wall fortifications. "Such fortifications will not stop the Allies."
Page 3 of the long entry of October 6, 1939, in which Friedrich Kellner is writing about a speech Hitler broadcast from the Reichstag, when Hitler was talking about the German and Russian invasion and partition of Poland.
Page 4 of the October 6, 1939 entry: "It is sheer nonsense for Hitler to say that now that Poland has been destroyed we can have peace in Europe. The opposite is the case. Every Pole will have an indelible hatred that will produce blazing flames of revenge – and it will be directed at us."
First page of Oct. 28, 1941 entry about mass murder of Jews. Entry begins near bottom of page.
A closeup look at the Sütterlin style of lettering used by Friedrich Kellner.
Second page of Oct. 28, 1941 entry about mass murder of Jews.
Entry of Oct. 28, 1941 about the mass murder of Jews. With English translation.
Using part of the October 28, 1941, entry as an example of Sütterlin script transcribed into modern German and into English
Friedrich Kellner diary entry of April 14, 1943, including newspaper clipping about the death penalty being given for listening to a foreign broadcast on the radio.
Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany, is the birthplace of Friedrich Kellner. The town is located on the bank of the Enz River. It is not far from Heidelberg.
The birthplace of Friedrich Kellner in 1885, #5 Stuttgarterstrasse in Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany. Friedrich's father, Georg, had a bakery on the ground floor.
The town of Laubach in Hesse, Germany. The Solms castle is in the background. Friedrich and Pauline Kellner lived in Laubach from 1933-1962, and Friedrich spent the last few months of his life here in 1970.
The courthouse (Amtsgericht) in Laubach where Friedrich Kellner was chief justice inspector. There were two 7-room apartments in the courthouse, one for the presiding judge, one for the chief justice inspector.
The Schwarze Adler (Black Eagle) Inn, in Altenstadt, Germany. During the war, Friedrich Kellner alternated his workdays between the courthouses in Laubach and Altenstadt, and he resided at this inn.
Friedrich and Pauline Kellner's retirement home in Laubach, built in 1950. The address was originally #7 Andree Allee; renamed in 2014, the address of the Kellner house is now #2 Friedrich Kellner Strasse.
American Legion Tomb in Neuilly, France, in the La Defense zone of Paris. Place of burial for Fred William Kellner.
Friedrich and Pauline Kellner's gravestone in Hauptfriedhof cemetery in Mainz. In 2012 the cemetery officials and mayor of Mainz designated the Kellner grave an Ehrengrab, Grave of Honor.
Close up of gravestone. Upper plaque says "Kellner." Lower plaque says "Pauline Kellner." Friedrich and Pauline both died in 1970, after 57 years of marriage.