BOSTON (AP) — A German refugee who wrote extensively about the rise and fall of the Nazi regime has died in Massachusetts. Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer was 96.
Von Klemperer was an emeritus professor of history at Smith College in Northampton. His Dec. 23 death at his home in Easthampton was confirmed Monday by his son, James von Klemperer.
Klemens von Klemperer was a leader of the anti-Nazi student movement in Vienna until he fled to the United States in 1938. He enrolled at Harvard University, but his studies were interrupted in the 1940s by service in the U.S. Army. He received a doctorate from Harvard in 1949 and taught at Smith College for 37 years.
He wrote numerous books and articles related to German and central European history, including "German Resistance Against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad, 1938-1945."