Kurt Vonnegut’s Letter Home

After getting captured by German soldiers, made into a POW, and then being abandoned by the German prison guards (the bombing of Dresden was in there somewhere, too) Kurt Vonnegut wrote a letter home. I always wonder if these guys know they’re writing for future audiences, and how lucky his family kept the letter… The refrain of “But not me” in the letter obviously reminds me of “so it goes” from Slaughterhouse 5, which, of course, is based on the aforementioned experience.

Via Daring Fireball

Kurt Vonnegut’s Letter Home

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