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Dobert, Eitel Wolf, 1906-1994



  • Existence: 1906 - 1994


Eitel Wolf Dobert was born in Leipzig, Germany on November 16, 1906. Dobert was a former member of the German Nazi Party but renounced the Nazis after travels to France and Switzerland. Dobert wrote the book "A Nazi Discovers France" which upset the Nazis and he fled Germany after they came into power in 1933. During the later 1930s, he traveled in Europe and North Africa, continuing to write anti-Nazi books. He also gave lectures. He emigrated from Switzerland to the United States in 1939, shortly before World War II broke out. Dobert's book "Convert to Freedom" was published in the US in 1940. After World War II Dobert, who had received a doctorate in German literature from the University of Maryland, joined its faculty where he stayed until his retirement in 1976. He died on November 9, 1994.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Convert to Freedom" typescript

Identifier: MS-228
Date(s): 1940

"Convert to Freedom" (1940). The collection contains the typescript with handwritten corrections of of German text and English translation of the autobiographical narrative entitled "Convert to Freedom" by Eitel Wolf Dobert with translation by Ruth and Heinz Norden.

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