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1937

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9184 words.

This chapter recounts the weeks leading up to the wedding of Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Schumacher, from March 15 to April 26 of the year 1937. The letters from their period of...

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1937–38

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 4336 words.

This chapter recounts what little correspondence had passed between the Heisenbergs on their first two years of marriage. During this time the couple has been rarely apart and thus had few...

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1939

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 17738 words.

This chapter looks at the Heisenbergs’ correspondence between June and October of 1939. In view of the increasing anticipation of war, Werner travels to America for several weeks, marking...

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1940

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 16021 words.

This chapter features letters from June 9 to October 12, 1940—which cover the early years of World War II and the burdens that the conflict has placed upon the Heisenberg family. The...

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1940

Wendy Webster.

in Mixing It

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 16106 words.

This chapter focuses on the different groups that arrived in Britain in 1940—mainly from the British Empire and the European continent. Journeys to Britain were often daring, improvised,...

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1941

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11888 words.

This chapter illustrates the difficulties experienced by the Heisenbergs within and outside of the domestic sphere as the war progressed. With the exception of one letter from Werner in...

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1942

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 4358 words.

This chapter is a reconstruction of events in 1942 based almost solely on Werner’s letters. Like the previous year, only a few of Elisabeth’s letters survive today. Regardless, the...

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1943

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3288 words.

This chapter details another exchange between the couple in 1943, though once again Elisabeth’s letters have gone missing. The rapidly progressing destruction of the major cities through...

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1944

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13276 words.

This chapter discusses events close to the end of the war in 1944, once again told mostly from Werner’s letters due to few of Elisabeth’s having survived. One can sense in the letters that...

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1945

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg.

in My Dear Li

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14814 words.

This chapter provides the few letters that the couple exchanged during the months of July, August, and November in the year 1945. Dire conditions following the tail end of the war add to...

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