German Prisoner of War Letters
Scope and Contents
Two letters, 1944 and 1945, written by German prisoners of war from camps in Virginia (Camp Pickett and Camp Hampton Roads) to their families in Germany. Both letters are written on official prisoner of war form stationary and have been stamped by a U.S. censor. The letters are written in Suetterlin script.
- Other: 1944-1945
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- Guide to the German Prisoner of War Letters
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description