Last month, I sent you a short essay on Chalupný. The day before yesterday Chalupný sent me a sua sponte copy of some denunciation of his behaviour during the Nazi occupation and his defence. This is very saddening: the defence is not convincing. Judging by the defence, it seems that e.g. Král, Machotka and Ulrich are as pure as snow, and neither is Chalupný.
I therefore consider it my obligation to ask that you not print my short essay. I would not be able to forgive myself if, by my own fault, you were to become engaged in matters that involved a person whose national honour is at this time dubious. I asked the Minister of Education to review this denunciation (which, though anonymous, was apparently written by a professor) of Chalupný and his defence. I think that should do for now.
Otherwise, just to let you know: a few days ago, the Ministry of Education called to say that it was seriously counting on me for either Italy of Scandinavia, and that it was inviting me to a meeting for further talks. Yet everything is still in a fog.
20 Sept. 1946
|Subject:||In the network|
|Title:||Letter to Václav Černý (1946)|