Monday, March 12, 2012

Slaughterhouse-Five: ‘So it goes’

Private First Class Kurt Vonnegut, Jr:
His infantry unit had been smashed by Panzer divisions in the Ardennes; his unmarked POW train attacked by the RAF; miraculously, he and a handful of fellow prisoners escaped incineration by American and British bombers. “Their combined labors killed 250,000 people in twenty-four hours and destroyed all of Dresden – possibly the world’s most beautiful city”, Vonnegut wrote. “But not me.”
So it goes

And here's the letter Vonnegut wrote to his family in May 1945 from the Le Havre POW Repatriation Camp, France, in which he informs them of his capture and survival: Letters of Note

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