Friedrich Kellner

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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.

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Friedrich Kellner[edit]

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Friedrich Kellner, 23 years old, with army comrades in 1908. He is seated, second from right, wearing a beret. The braid on his chest indicates his status as a sharpshooter.

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Friedrich Kellner (center) with friends, c. 1902.


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Friedrich and Pauline Kellner in 1914 in Mainz. The first wedding anniversary of a fifty-seven year marriage.

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Friedrich and Pauline Kellner and their son Fred in 1926, on vacation in Schwarzwald, the Black Forest.


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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.

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A closeup look at the Sütterlin style of lettering used by Friedrich Kellner.


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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.


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Limestone statues of Friedrich and Pauline Kellner, included in the museum exhibits of the diary. He is holding a fountain pen, and she is holding a scroll of paper. Sculpted by Robert Scott Kellner.

External links to more photos[edit]

The first public exhibit of the Friedrich Kellner diary, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, April - May 2005