The Albert Schweitzer - Helene Bresslau Letters, 1902-1912
Rhena Schweitzer Miller, Gustav Woytt, Antje Bultmann Lemke
Syracuse University Press, Dec 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
This book provides the only personal portrait of Schweitzer, here as a young man on a quest to better the lot of humankind, and of the woman who helped to shape that pursuit. Schweitzer was twenty-six and Helene Bresslau twenty-two when they met. He was preparing for an academic life in theology and philosophy, while his skill as a musician supplemented his intellectual work. Helene stepped beyond the conventions of the day by entering the nursing field, by founding a welfare program for single mothers, and fearlessly stating her own opinions. While Schweitzer searched for his path, Bresslau provided the sounding board for many of his ideas.
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