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Guide to the Maria Kruper Letters MSS.2333

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2009

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Ocotber 2010
Collection Title:

Maria Kruper Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2333

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (two letters)

Dates:

1947-1948

Abstract:

Two letters (one in German and one in English) from Maria Kruper of Munster, Westphalia, British Zone, Germany to relatives (family Herm. Kreienbrink) in Louisville, Kentucky in 1948. There is no translation available at this time for the letter in German.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains two letters (one in German and one in English) from Maria Kruper of Muster, Westphalia, Germany (in the British Zone) to relatives (family Herm. Kreienbrink) in Louisville, Kentucky. She explains that she "accidentally found" her uncle's address, but said that she hoped to hear from them occasionally. She goes on to explain that both her parents had been killed by an air raid in 1940 and that in 1944 she lost her own lodgings. From that time on, she lived with her sister. By 1948, she was married but had no children and still lived with her sister, who was also married with two children (there is no mention of either husband). She ends saying that "at present nobdy envies us in Germany for conditions are very bad over here, especially because we are unable to buy anything. In spite of it we hope that conditions will improve." (There is no translation available at this time for the letter in German.)

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2010

Acquisition Information:

donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Maria Kruper Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Maria Kruper lived in Munster, Westphalia, Germany (in the British Zone) after World War Two. Both of Kruper's parents were killed by an air raid in 1940 and in 1944 she lost her own lodgings; after that she lived with her sister. By 1948, she was married but had no children and still lived with her sister, who was also married with two children (there is no mention of the husbands).

Letters Box SC0010 Folder 2333.01