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Werner Heisenberg, Elisabeth Heisenberg, and Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196931

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196931.001.0001

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1944

1944

Chapter:
(p.196) 1944
Source:
My Dear Li
Author(s):

Werner Heisenberg

Elisabeth Heisenberg

, Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg, Irene Heisenberg
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196931.003.0008

This chapter discusses events close to the end of the war in 1944, once again told mostly from Werner’s letters due to few of Elisabeth’s having survived. One can sense in the letters that the expectation of the impending Allied invasion and the hope invested in “the time afterward” bolster the strength to go on despite deteriorating conditions. Werner spends the first half of the year in Berlin, where his letters reflect the destruction he witnesses daily. When he starts living and working mostly in Hechingen, his letters take on a much livelier tone. For Elisabeth the year is extremely demanding—in between managing difficult household concerns she is also expecting their sixth child.

Keywords:   1944, World War II, Allied invasion, Berlin, Hechingen, wartime concerns, wartime communications

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