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Alfred Roessel/German POW Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2702

This collection consists of a letter from Alfred Roessel, a German POW being held in Camp Crossville, Tenn., to his wife, Irmgard Roessel, in Leipzig, Germany. It discusses the weather in Crossville, the camp's scenery, and various of Roessel's activities. It also lets Irmgard know that her lovely photograph arrived safely, and conveys greetings to his family. The letter is written on aerogram stationary labelled in English, German, Italian, and Japanese and bears a U. S. Censor's stamp.

Dates

  • 1944

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Alfred Roessel, a German POW being held in Camp Crossville, Tenn., to his wife, Irmgard Roessel, in Leipzig, Germany. It discusses the weather in Crossville, the camp's scenery, and various of Roessel's activities. It also lets Irmgard know that her "lovely photograph" arrived safely, and conveys greetings to his family. The letter is written on aerogram stationary labelled in English, German, Italian, and Japanese and bears a U. S. Censor's stamp.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information can be found, other than to say that Roessel was a Zahlmeister (paymaster) in the German navy during World War II.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single letter.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in December of 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480