Skip to main content

Petschauer family


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Petschauer family papers

Identifier: RB-8034
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection consists of 7 paperbound manuscripts containing poetry, plays, and writings by former National Socialist German Workers’ Party members while they were detained in American prison camps. A portion of the poetry (including poems by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke) was collected from libraries in camps. Reportedly prisoners would read to one another from these works for entertainment. Additionally, there are banknotes collected in Germany, Dr. Erich Petschauer’s...
Dates: 1920-1947