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Franz Senkel papers


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Title: Franz Senkel papers, 1912-1918Add to your cart.

ID: 1/7/MSS 230

Primary Creator: Senkel, Franz

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Germany - Armed forces, Senkel, Franz, World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Senkel, Franz - Correspondence, Soldiers - Germany - Correspondence

Languages: German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Franz Senkel Collection contains 153 postcards, all in German,  written between 1912 and 1918.  The majority of cards are written from Franz Senkel to his wife and children.  Each of the cards has a colorful picture on the front, sometimes of a soldier and his wife, sometimes of a father and his children, and the cards often include a love poem.

Biographical Note

Franz Senkel was married to Marta Elisabeth Senkel, and they lived with their children in Eisenach in Thuringia.  In September of 1914, Franz joined the German army to fight in World War I.  He was stationed for 2 years in Germany in various cities in the state of Hesse.  During this time, he was in Replacement Battalion, Infantry Regiment 94, Recruit Depot 3.  In August of 1916, Franz was sent to fight in Belgium.  He was then in the Company 9, Battalion 11 Infantry Replacement Troops.  Franz remained in Beverlev, Belgium until the time he stops writing in June 1918.

Subject/Index Terms

Germany - Armed forces
Senkel, Franz
World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections. Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Franz Senkel papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 3: Correspondence, 1915 December-1916 DecemberAdd to your cart.

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