Letters of an antifascist: 1940
The text records the thoughts and experiences of Charlotte Angermann in Dresden in the first year of the Second World War. As there was no postal communication with Great Britain, Charlotte began to address Marianne and Franz Bielschowsky, her daughter and son-in-law, in the form of diary entries as a substitute for letter writing. Charlotte’s journal summarises the main events of 1940 from the point of view of a politically uncommitted woman on the Home Front. She writes of increased rationing, the first bombing raids and of the military deaths of acquaintances and family members.