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The next time you have a free moment, please give me the pleasure of receiving a few lines from you. Come what may, I want to stay in touch. With very best wishes from Ilse and me to you and Frau Lissy. Yours, Schütz 16 Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime 1. Elisabeth de Waal, nee von Ephrussi (1899–2001). 2. Thomas Mann wrote to Voegelin on December 18, 1938, to thank him for the gift of Die Politischen Religionen (Vienna: Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1938). While praising the work for its compact presentation of an important aspect of our “precarious and dangerous epoch,” Mann thought that Voegelin had been so “objective” that his position might be misunderstood as speaking for the National Socialism that he was criticizing.
My wife, who very much enjoyed her visit with your wife in New York, has returned after taking care of all the things that had to be done. She was also able to meet her mother when she arrived at London airport from Vienna, where she had endured almost interminable difficulties. She will now live in England with her son. Since, in any case, we have to have the children emigrate within four months, and in view of the unstable political situation, we have decided to take the trip together. Therefore with my wife and children I will embark on July 14th aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam for the United States.
I will have to ask you to please excuse me if, at some points, it is not as clear as it should be. It’s extremely bothersome to be under such textual constraints that the implications of many problems cannot be adequately developed. All in all, it’s a pretty mad business to try to write such a history in just two hundred pages. Our trip to northern Wisconsin begins early Monday morning. Both of us can drive a bit, and we hope to reach our destination sometime Tuesday, a lake with some log cabins.