Typescript of the book "Testimony. Diary from 1939" – American afterword (last leaf)

New York, December 8, 1948

It is almost ten years since this book was written. For ten years I have waited in vain for its publication, and perhaps I shall never see it. It has already been typeset, as the manuscript shows, but political circumstances have again prevented its publication. I read my manuscript again as an emigrant. I repeat what I wrote in my preface: if there are mistakes and naivety in my memoirs, there is nevertheless a part of the real world as it was when it was experienced, not in retrospect. It is true that this history is “parochial”; but I believe that this fragment of history has value because it is a human testimony to it. Ten years later, the question of human freedom and human life is still relevant, not only for Czechoslovakia 1939, but for the whole of humanity.

Milada Součková

I was naive but who was not? 17/XI/75
Subject: A Woman in the Pantheon
Author: Součková, Milada
Title: Typescript of the book "Testimony. Diary from 1939" – American afterword (last leaf)
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