Martha Gellhorn Quotes: In Warsaw You Also Remember That You Are

In Warsaw, You Also Remember That You Are In A Communist-controlled Country, Though By All Accounts The Control Is Now Humane And Lenient, Judged By What It Was And What It Is In Other Satellite Countries. Still You Do Hear The Incompetent Echo In The Tapped Hotel Telephone, You Do Notice That People Look Over Their Shoulders When Talking In Restaurants - The Secret Police Are Dormant But Not Forgotten; You Feel In Your Bones, As You Would A Threatening Change In The Weather, Every Change In Russian Mood Or Action. This Is Not And Air We Have Ever Breathed; I Doubt If We Would Be Strong Enough To Resist Such A Climate And Stay As Healthy In Spirit As The Poles.
— Martha Gellhorn —

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