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of things or didn't have the energy to do a lot of things.

Q:

You speak of going south in the winter. Did you go to the same place every year?

Lasker:

No. We went to Mobile, Alabama once, and some place in Georgia another time. My mother, grandfather and I would go, and after my sister came we didn't go away in the winter at all. But I recall being ill. I remember when I was very little I woke up from having had a fever and my mother was sitting next to my bed with a friend and the friend was looking at me and saying to my mother, “Sara, I don't think you'll ever raise her.” And I thought, “Now, that woman is wrong.” I felt quite well; I had somehow or other thrown off what it was and I felt quite all right. But I remember feeling that this woman had made a mistake in her judgment of me.

Well, after I got out of Milwaukee D Seminary, I made a speech at the graduation about the League of Nations, and I must say that I was so naive as to think that the League of Nations had real power and that there would be probably no more wars. A terrible mistake of judgment.

Q:

Did you do a lot of research, as you recall, for this speech?

Lasker:

Well, I thought there'd be no more war after the First World War. I thought after that the League of Nations was going to



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