Rare WWII History at Bush Library

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A one-of-a-kind piece of World War II history is on display at the Bush Library.

The diary of Friedrich Kellner has never been shown publicly until now. Kellner actively campaigned against the Nazi Party. Even when Hitler came to power, Kellner continued to speak out while he was a judicial officer in a small town. He was nearly thrown in a concentration camp for his words, but chronicled the events of the time in his journal.

"He accused Hitler of being a dictator and trying to control the world," said Robert Scott Kellner, Friedrich's grandson. "And there are even some cases where he spoke of him as an idiot for what he was doing. And he would have been imprisoned and definitely killed for what he did."

The Kellner diary will be on display until May 30.