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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.
Letter, 3 December 1946, from Anna Koch, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, to her son Erich Koch, a prisoner of war (ISN31G, 130194 MI). Anna believed Erich to be kept in Camp Patrick Henry in Newport News. At the time of the letter she had not heard from her son since August 1944.
She mentions that Erich was promoted to train inspector during his absence, is relieved that he was never a member of a political party and gives him news on relatives.
Contains both official and personal correspondence of the family of Albert W. Raymond, an American volunteer ambulance driver who was taken prisoner of war by the Germans in France on May 15, 1940. He was held at the German prison camp for officers at Hoyerswerda, near Dresden. Among the correspondents are his wife, Helen, his daughter and son-in-law, Fred I. Raymond, and Alfred R. Thomson. Also included are the recollections of his capture, newspaper clippings, and photographs.