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K rzlich hab ich eine Dokumentarfilm gesehen indem sie M nner interviewt haben, die in der Wehrmacht gedient haben Nat rlich wurden sie gefragt Haben sie von den Verbrechen gewusst Einige sagen Nein und sind erbost ber diese falschen Behauptungen Schiel lich haben sie nur das gemacht was man ihnen befohlen hat Der Kampf f r das Vaterland und gegen die Bolschewiken Wieder andere erz hlen von Hinrichtungen und Ermordungen von Zivilisten Es ist daher fast unglaublich, wie treffend der Schluss dieses Buches von 1938 istUnd wenn du ganz gro sein wirst, dann wirds vielleicht andere Tage geben, und deine Kinder werden dir sagen dieser Soldat war ja ein gemeiner M rder dann schimpf nicht auch auf mich.Bedenk es doch er wu t sich nicht anders zu helfen, er war eben ein Kind seiner Zeit @FREE E-PUB õ Ein Kind unserer Zeit ⚛ Ein Kind Unserer Zeit Ist Ein Roman Von D N Von Horv Th Er Erschien , Kurz Nach Dem Tod Des Autors Das Buch Erz Hlt Die Geschichte Eines Soldaten In Einem Land Mit Diktatorischen F HrernHorv Th Erz Hlt Die Geschichte In Form Eines Intradiegetischen Ich Erz Hlers Immer Wieder Wechselt Zeitraffendes Mit Zeitdehnendem Erz Hlen Ein Paar Mal Treten Zeitliche Spr Nge Mit Anschlie Enden R Ckblenden Auf Spannende Und Hektische Szenen Verdeutlicht Horv Th Mit K Rzeren S Tzen Und Zeilen Die Sprache Der Geschichte Ist Die Gehobene Umgangssprache Und Das Vokabular Des NS Alltags Aus Wikipedia Read in english it s called Child of Our Time Sort of wavered between 3 and 4 stars, as a story it s pretty basic but as a rebuke of fascism and the disregard of the individual by the state capitalists it works well and has some great quotes Story wise I don t really understand the role the captain s wife plays The religious themes were a little confusing to me eg the symbols on the soup kitchen, the nurse purely just as a counterpart to disregard of the individual of fascist society I ll also say the ending is a bit of a cop out to avoid dealing with the moral issue of view spoiler killing an individual for indirectly killing someone else instead he just kills himself kind of it s a little weird hide spoiler The authors late novel shows the believing system of young men in Nazi Germany using the proper and historically right language and vocabulary The story hits a turn, when the main character kind of falls in love and starts to actually feel something for another person This is the time, when he realises the Nazi party and being part of the Wehrmacht is not the greatest achievement in a young mans life Using his usual style of short sentences with somehow unrelated sequences Horv th shows resistence wasn t impossible but had to start in peoples minds and thinking. Ein kleines, einfaches Buch, bei dem ich nicht immer sicher war, ob die Sprache stets bewusste Parodie der Phrasen seines Protagonisten war oder doch einfach unfreiwillig komisch F r j ngere Leser innen wohl bewegender Viele Rezensionen hier auf GR finden die Lekt re instruktiv f r unsere Zeit Ich finde eher, dass die gro en Unterschiede zum Heute sichtbar werden Das Elend der verst mmelt aus dem Weltkrieg heimgekehrten V ter, die verzweifelten Frauen, die sich das Leben nehmen oder durch eine Schwangerschaft ihre Existenz verlieren, die brutale Propaganda, die die jungen M nner f r den Krieg zurichtet, vor allem aber die v llige konomische Aussichtslosigkeit des Protagonisten, der nur und ausschlie lich im Milit r die M glichkeit hat, sein nacktes berleben zu sichern das ist doch alles ganz grundlegend und wesentlich anders als heute bei uns Das soll uns nicht beruhigen Aber so einfach, wie man es beim Lesen vielleicht empfinden mag, ist es nicht. 1 Apparently, there is currently no English edition of the book available The available ones are old editions from 1939 and start at 79 This is really a shame.2 Stefan Zweig called this book one of the most important German documents of our time It was published in 1938 in Amsterdam, so the time the title alludes to is the time in between the two world wars, right before the second.3 Our protagonist is a soldier, who loves being a soldier Before that he was unemployed and depended on welfare The book is written from the perspective of a first person narrator The term Vaterland home country , a typical term of the Nazi propaganda, is used 8 times just in the first few pages He uses other terms too to describe his world, like F hrer , Reich and Volk So, the first chapter makes it pretty clear that we are in the mind of a brainwashed young Nazi And we are forced to see the world through his eyes.4 The style of the book oftentimes resembles poetry Horv th uses short sentences and lots of punctuation Also, pay attention to the rhythm of the text.5 The annotations to the novel are just as interesting as the novel itself So, German readers, when you buy the book, make sure to get the annotated version There is one by Suhrkamp Taschenbuch A lot of the metaphors and the terminology used by Horv th are explained in there, and this enriches the reading enormously.6 Horv th uses the term Linien lines as a metaphor for love When the young soldier falls in love with the girl from the fun fair, he talks about the lines that led him there Our lines were our souls , Horv th writes in another draft of the novel Fellow author Franz Theodor Csokor called the women in Horv ths life Tangentenerlebnisse tangent experiences They touch at one point and lose themselves in infinity 7 The worldview of our soldier begins to change when he realizes that his captain who didn t believe in the current ideologies and committed suicide by walking into gunfire, is considered a hero because he died in combat, while our soldier protagonist, a firm believer in Nazi doctrine, who tried to safe his captain s life and got wounded in the process, only gets a small disability pension That s the first time he starts to suspect that something might be wrong with the current system Fittingly, the next chapter is called the thinking animal Thinking is one of the themes that you will find again and again throughout the book First, our soldier doesn t want to think it even hurts him Then, slowly, his attitude towards thinking changes Keep thinking Don t be a coward , our protagonist says to himself by the end of the book.8 In the end of the novel the author forces us to see the parallels between war and business For both the individual doesn t matter For both the end justifies the means War and business are not only alike, but the same They follow the same rules and spread the same propaganda If we read war as a metaphor for business, we see how these old ideologies are still alive and well today, in companies everywhere As if a misdeed wasn t a crime, in service of the homeland or any other enterprise crime is crime, and before a fair judge every enterprise crumbles into nothing 9 One other theme that repeats itself again and again in the book, is the conflict of the individual versus the masses The individual doesn t matter , according to war propaganda That means that we as humans don t matter, only the role we play in society does Horv th portrays the inhumane worldview of war and corporations they only see a number, where they should see a person SPOILER ALERT Skip the next few sentences if you haven t read the book yet I mean it This conflict is symbolized at the end of the book, which Horv th hints at right at the beginning with the phrase It is cold In the end, the soldier turns into a snowman, which is a perfect metaphor for his coldness and indifference towards himself and formerly others.10 Horv th was killed in 1938 by a falling branch of a tree in Paris, as he was walking along the Champs lys es He was 36 years old Horv th is said to have been told by a soothsayer that the most thrilling experience of his life was awaiting him in Paris Ironically, his work is characterized by a mixture of the humorous and the horrible.