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Grohs Family Letters, 1909-1941

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection includes items created by members of the Grohs family, with the majority relating to Lothar Grohs, and is in both German and English languages. In Germany, the surname was spelled "Gross."

There are six letters written in German by members of the family, mainly Julius Gross. English translations were provided by Peter Petschauer. There is a wedding telegram book compiled to commemorate the wedding of Julius Gross and Clara Lonnerstadter in 1909. The original is fragile, and researchers are asked to use the printed facsimile or the digitized version (see Box 1 Folder 3 for link). Additionally, there are items collected by Lothar Grohs while serving in the U. S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II, such as postcards of European cities, sites, and landmarks, ephemera, and items with Hitler's image on them. There is also a foreign currency collection, which includes currency notes printed for use at Theresienstadt. There is also a typescript of journal entries made by Grohs in August 1945, one entry discusses a war crime trial he attended at Dachau. Other Grohs family items are photographs, naturalization papers, and copies of marriage and birth records.


  • Other: 1909-1941


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From the Collection: 0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: German

From the Collection: English