Klemens-von Klemperer-Obituary

In Memory Of

Mr. Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer

Nov 2, 1916 - Dec 23, 2012 (Age 96)

Guest Book

Valenda Newell

November 12, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN

Uta Hershey

January 23, 2014 | Bronxville, NY

Professor von Klemperer was my advisor throughout my years at Smith. In 2011 I emailed him after reading his last book and we had a to and fro series of emails that I will cherish always. He suggested after several emails that I think about writing. That was the biggest compliment of my life. My heart goes out to his family and I will always think of him.

Diane Hellens

January 23, 2013 | McLean, VA

As a student of Professor von Klemperer's from the 1970's, please let me extend my condolences. Those of us who were lucky enough to study with him, remember him always as a challenging and engaging professor. Sincerely, Diane Hellens

Suzanne Hoffman

January 21, 2013 | Chicago, IL

Dr. Von Klemperer's class "Europe Between the Two World Wars" was an enlightening experience for me. I recognized my fascination with history and inability to understand human nature in believing the lies that were so prevalent. I will always remember how my naive understanding of the world was shattered and enlightened at once. My mother also send her condolences as a classmate of Elizabeth's in '44.

January 15, 2013


Marie M

January 11, 2013 | GA

May the God of all comfort gives you strength during this time of grief.

January 11, 2013

Please allow me to express my sympathy on your loss.


Chuck Swartz

Mycena B Dickerson

January 11, 2013 | Lexington, NC

Dear Family, I read with interest a statement that Mr. Klemperer made that even though there were some Germans who misused their power and were terrible there were also some good Germans. I don't think I've ever heard of that or though it was possible ! Thank you for that enlightenment. I take comfort in the fact that very soon there will be a government that will bring world wide peace. (Daniel 2:44) This will comfort you too.

January 09, 2013 | OH

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.


Klemens's Obituaries

EASTHAMPTON - Historian and expert on the rise and fall of the Nazi regime, Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his home in Easthampton at the age of 96.He was born in Berlin on Nov. 2, 1916, a son of Herbert and Frieda Kuffner von Klemperer. He graduated from the...

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