Letters, Feb. 24, 1941

Bombs on Düsseldorf


... I got in an indirect way a letter from my home town in Germany. ... I give you the letter, which was written on Dec. 28, 1940, in my own very textual translation:

"The nights were unquiet. Up to this moment we had 160 aviation alarms here in Düsseldorf. Realize how that spoils your nerves. The two alarms at the beginning of this month were especially hideous. The industries situated on the right side of the railroad have suffered especially, likewise the Graf Adolf Strasse. Part of this street [one of the main streets in Düsseldorf] looks really devastated....

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