Marie Raleigh papers, 1931-1965
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Brief Description: The collection consists of letters written to Marie Raleigh by her nephew, Dieter Hankel, and other members of his family living in Berlin during the years 1931-1959. Although there was no contact during the war years (1940-1944), letters from Hankel deal with prewar Germany, his membership in the Hitler Jugend, his capture as a lieutenant in Hitler's army near the English Channel, and his subsequent stay in England as a prisoner of war. Post-war correspondence detail the severe economic plight of the family, his securing work as an English teacher, the difficult exams he passed in order to study at the Lehrerbildungsanstalt, a teacher's university in Esslinger. Letters from other members of the family also deal with economic difficulties and their appreciation for the food and clothing sent by Marie Raleigh.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
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6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
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Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 136
Created by: Raleigh, Marie.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 08/00/1963.
Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged chronologically and written in English and German. The collection consists of one box.
Biographical Note for Raleigh, Marie. : Marie Raleigh is the aunt of Dieter Hankel. He, along with other members of his family living in Berlin during the years 1931-1959, wrote to Raleigh. Hankel was a member of the Hitler Jugend, was captured as a lieutenant in Hitler's army near the English Channel, and was then held in England as a prisoner of war. After the war, he and his family suffered economic hardships and Raleigh sent them food and clothing.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the publilc. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Berlin (Germany) -- History.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955.
Hankel, Dieter.
Lehrerbildungsanstalt Speyer.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain.
Raleigh, Marie.
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: Marie Raleigh.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Marie Raleigh papers, Manuscripts Collection 136, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.