Letters, Apr. 24, 1939

Exasperating, Humiliating


I got into Cristobal this morning on the 14,000 ton Hamburg-American liner Caribia from Curaçao by way of Puerto Colombia and Cartagena. It is one of the most exasperating and humiliating things that can happen to a human being in the world today—to travel on a German ship loaded with Jewish refugees. ... At first, you find yourself enraged at the Germans for being so inhuman but gradually you take a deeper and more abstract view of the situation and, while you develop a sense of shame for the Germans, you...

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