Hammarskjold Had Planned to Translate Martin Buber’s Writings into Swedish

The late Dag Hammarskjold planned to translate into Swedish Professor Martin Buber’s basic philosophical work, “I and Thou,” and had written a letter discussing his plans which the noted philosopher received here on the very day of the United Nations Secretary-General’s death. The letter had been written from United Nations headquarters in New York just before Mr. Hamtnzrskjold left on his ill-fated trip to the Congo.

Mr. Hammarskjold, long an admirer of Professor Buber, whom he met twice, wrote that he hoped to have the translation published in Sweden within the next year. There was no indication how far Mr. Hammarskjold had progressed with his translation of the work.