2008 Easter Letter

Posted by on Mar 13, 2008 in Easter letters | 0 comments

Happy Easter! Easter, my 75th birthday, and the 60th anniversary celebration of my church confirmation are all occurring around the same time this year. Let me start with Easter.  On Easter Sunday in 1955 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin died in New York City.  I found out about him in the winter of 1956.  My student quarters in post-war Berlin were cold. Coal was being rationed, and at one point I could buy only a single bucket of coal for my...

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2008 Osterbrief

Posted by on Mar 13, 2008 in Osterbriefe | 0 comments

Ostern, mein 75. Geburtstag, diamantene Konfirmationsfeier fallen fast zusammen. Fangen wir mit Ostern an: Es war der Todestag von Teilhard de Chardin. Am Ostersonntag 1955 starb er in New York City. Viele, so auch ich hörten erst später von seinem Tot: Winter 1956, meine Studentenbude in Berlin war kalt. Briketts für den Kachelofen musste ich einmal sogar im Zinkeimer vom Kohlenhändler holen so knapp waren sie im Nachkriegs-Berlin. Die...

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