Rosika Schwimmer to Jane Addams, October 7, 1915

Oregon-Washington Limited

1915. Oct. 7.

My dear Children, Miss Addams,

It took me some time to assemble overcome all the [sensations] which [were?] challenged at our started at the moment of our arrival and reached their climax in our Monday meeting.

I [illegible] have had a good deal of [hard] work on hand, but I am <sure> that I cannot find anything during all my life that caused me so hard [page 2] thinking as the puzzle now: why I am considered a criminal, why everyone <people who ought to [illegible] are> is ready to believe anything unfair that would is reported of me.

As a personal problem it is my own private worth which I don't am not justified to trouble anyone. But there is another aspect to the question [page 3]

Akinek bank accountja van, az jogosult a világ javításán „önzetlenül” dolgozni. Akinek nincsen bank accountja, annak első és legszentebb kötelessége bank accountot szerezni, hogy aztán övé lehessen az önzetlen szociális munka joga. Akinek pedig negatív bank accountja van, mint bizonyos okvetetlenkedő szociális munkásnak, annak se joga, se kötelessége a társadalommal szemben, az gyanús, gyanús, gyanús, ha egyebet tesz, mint negatívumának ledolgozását.

[page 3] Those who have a bank account have a right to work “unselfishly” to make this world a better place. For those who don’t have a bank account, their first and holy duty is to get a bank account for themselves, so they would gain a right to do unselfish social work. Now somebody who has a negative [balance on their] bank account, like for example a certain troublemaker social worker, that person doesn’t have neither a right nor any duty towards society, and should that person do anything else but work down his/her negative balance, is suspicious, suspicious, and suspicious.

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