Eduard Kreymborg Family Correspondence, 1909-1946 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
More than 700 letters and postcards between Eduard Kreymborg, who served in the German Army on the Western Front during the First World War, and his wife Luise (Lichty) in Diedendorf, in Alsace, then part of Germany. The correspondence also includes Louis and Brenda Lichty, brother and sister-in-law of Luise Kreymborg, who had emigrated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania. Luise's Arbeitbuch (workbook) documenting her employment as a domestic before she was married, several photographs, and other documents. Eduard's correspondence includes 44 letters from his time as a prisoner of war in England from October 1918 to October 1919. Initially hospitalized, he wrote with frequent requests for food, clothing and money. The family correspondence extends into the 1930s and the Second World War.
The correspondence includes letters datelined Flanders, Strasbourg (Alsace), Gross-Strelitz, Diedendorf (Alsace) , Neubreisbach, Colmar (France), Garonne (France), Oldenburg (Germany, Hannover), Chemnitz (Germany), Butler (Pennsylvania), and Tarentum (Pennsylvania).