Chapter 5: 1948 Talk of Divorce
In the summer of 1947, Sophie’s visit became a constant source of tension. Her running around with different men caused her to miss the family vacation in August – 1948 would be no different. In fact, P. Frank’s Parisienne lawyer sent the following communique stating that he had received a petition for divorce from Sophie’s lawyer:
Mr. Ralph Peazant, Counsellor at Law
Paris, France 22 April 1948
Mr. Frank Freeman
U.S. Army /Höechst – Germany
Dear Mr. Freeman
I have just received from Maitre B. one of the lawyers for Mrs. Freeman, a copy of the petition for divorce which he has filed.
She charges that the marriage was a failure from the start, etc… Of course she has to say something to get a divorce and frankly I do not think we should bother too much about what she says. I strongly advise you to let her get the divorce.
Her lawyer agrees in writing that…
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