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Ernst Weiss

Le témoin oculaire


Le narrateur, médecin, est affecté durant la Première Guerre mondiale à un établissement psychiatrique. Il y reçoit un jour un caporal d'un régiment bavarois, gazé, agité, qui se fait remarquer par sa haine des juifs, et est atteint de cécité hystérique. Le narrateur relève le défi médical. Il sauve le caporal. Il s'agissait d'Adolf Hitler qui, ayant recouvré la vue, allait «engendrer en Europe des souffrances incommensurables». Celui qui aurait voulu n'être qu'un témoin oculaire rapporte ici toute son existence, depuis son enfance jusqu'à son engagement dans la guerre d'Espagne, en passant par ce «miracle» accompli par hasard sur Hitler et dont il se sentira à jamais coupable, et par son internement en camp de concentration, puis son exil à Paris.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1991
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 352
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070383764
ISBN 10: 2070383768

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Le témoin oculaire