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Interpreting: Whether It was Foolish or Heroic to Fire-Bomb the “Soviet Paradise”

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One Family’s Shoah

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Late in the evening I was told that a fire, probably the result of sabotage, broke out at the anti-Soviet exhibit. It can be extinguished in a timely manner. One notes again that in our big cities a communist opposition, small but still not to be ignored, has established itself. At the moment it obviously poses no danger to us, but one would do well to observe this development very closely. The old saying that an illness can be fought most effectively at its first, even if also harmless, symptoms, is applicable here. It is much easier to treat a cold when it expresses itself only as a cough than if one waits until it turns into double pneumonia. In any case we shall nip this danger in the bud—when it expresses itself as cough and not wait until it has become pneumonia.1

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Lindenberger, H. (2013). Interpreting: Whether It was Foolish or Heroic to Fire-Bomb the “Soviet Paradise”. In: One Family’s Shoah. Studies in European Culture and History. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137084057_3

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