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Helen at the typewriter, Polly Thomson standing beside her, 1933
Helen was an excellent typist. She typed nearly all of her own letters on both a braille writer and a regular typewriter. The braille writer works a little bit like a typewriter. It has six keys, one for each dot in a braille cell.
Helen wrote hundreds of articles and published many books. Her writings came to the world's attention in May 1933 when one of her books, Out of the Dark, was burned by young Nazis in Germany who hated socialism. Helen wrote an impassioned letter in
response to the book-burning.
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