Air raid – Munich

The one [air raid] on September 19/20, 1942 was apocalyptic. In Solln, 40 houses are destroyed, 15 people are dead. In Munich, many times over that number of houses, and more than 400 dead! 200 meters [650’] from my house, houses toppled over like boxes. The Bergangellen’s [Note 1] house is uninhabitable and B. and his family have moved away from Solln. I myself was unwittingly in grave danger, as I was not in my basement. Whoever experienced this single hour will never be able to forget it, no matter how long they live.

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Note 1: Sic. Should be “Bergengruen”, as the author Werner Bergengruen was Carl Muth’s neighbor.

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Source: ZC13267, Carl Muth’s letter to Hans Scholl dated October 19, 1942

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