(Source: Allen Dulles
papers, Seeley Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton,
box 37, file 1; no changes except for minor
spelling corrections and the insertion of paragraph
Sunday, January 14, 2007
YORK 22, N.Y.
[dated ca 1946?]
Mr. Allen W. Dulles
- 48 Wall Street
- New York City.
Dear Allen :-
The other day we discussed the question what
kind of the species "human being" Carl
Langbehn actually was.
I told you that my old friend Professor F.
Pringsheim, eminent man of law at the
University of Göttingen, now at Oxford
England, - by the way he received a call from the
University of Freiburg i.Br. which he is
considering, - knew Langbehn. When I wrote him that
Langbehn's widow wanted to get out of Germany with
her children and go to her father who is a
living in Argentina, 80 years old, - Pringsheim
volunteered a statement on Langbehn which I believe
is rather illuminating.
I enclose a copy which may help you to form an
opinion on the personality.
I am looking forward to our luncheon, intended
for next week, very much.
The advantage of
reports of this kind obviously is to give you
more of the personal backgrounds and touches
of this "conspirator" world; thereby lifting
the level of your book into the more refined
spheres. Tat is why &endash; without knowing
the book, - I ventured to recommend that you
send Wolfgang over once more to get some more
subtle knowledge together. I can give many
hints as to who knew whom intimately, but I
did not myself know these men well enough so
as to supply what otherwise would be my
greatest pleasure to supply. P A K
statement on Langbehn
Allen Dulles, Jul 12, 1946