Survival and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2016/12/survival-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance/

Last month I received two letters that brought back memories of a love story with the Holocaust as background but, for once, not with a tragic ending.

December 8, 2016 | Walter Laqueur
About the author: Walter Laqueur is the author of, among other books, WeimarA History of TerrorismFascism: Past, Present, Future, and The Dream that Failed: Reflections on the Soviet Union. His newest book, Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West, was released in 2015 by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s.

A resting motorcyclist above the three Lakes Gosauer in Austria around 1935. Imagno/Getty Images.

Last month I received two letters from a person previously unknown to me that brought back memories of a distant past. Concerning the fate of a motorcycle, the letters evoked a heartwarming love story with the Holocaust as background but, for once, not with a tragic ending.

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