Gallery view

1946

Jeeping through Bavaria with Zusi

Germany - Four illustrations of life in Bavaria under military government: US Army officer and MP; Jeep in a mountain road; Jeep in a village; woman and man.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 16

Jenei, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Jenei to Joseph Langland

Buchenwald (Germany) - Letter from a journalist interned at Buchenwald. "My profession being a journalist, I was fighting 20 years for Democracy. At last I fought against Nazi terror and Fascism the consequence of it I had a very hard life... I was robbed of all I had. My family was -- as far as I am informed -- murdered by the Nazis. My wife, mother and sisters became victims of Auschwitz Cr... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Feb. 5

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Clara Langland

Munich (Germany) - Sending 40-50 copies of For Harold and requests his mother have envelopes printed to send copies to members of the congregation.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 June 15

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold D. Langland and family

Germany - Circular letter to Harold and family. Since last writing, has been all through the area east of Leipzig, Weimar, etc., and taken a couple more trips through Buchenwald, "where I caught a case of the fleas and have been itching since." Saw skins of prisoners taken by Frau Koch from prisoners for tattoos she liked. Another story from Buchenwald: an Italian Princess Fanand... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 8

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - VE Day: "it doesn't mean any great emotional satisfaction or triumph.. rather a sort of bitter satisfaction to go through the streets in the center of Germany on this day and just look at the German people and have them know you are there and that you (you being any allied soldier, including the lowliest private) that you are their Lord and Master of this year and hour.... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 13

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - Mother's Day, and American holiday. Visit to Bad Berks resort, saw three American nurses while GIs are not allowed to speak to women; boys with a radio started dancing.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 12

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - Men's thoughts are turning to return to the states. Visit to Jena, Leipzig, etc.; Leipzig ruins. Visit to the Ohrdruf concentration camp, and has taken photos of the 150 American soldiers "who were murdered and burned in the prison when our troops were arriving." At Buchenwald, former prisoners now dying from starvation and ill treatment. At Ohrdruf, took a photo of himself with the ha... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 23

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Weimar (Germany) - Can now reveal his location. Sights of destruction on passing through Nuremberg, Heidelberg, Mannheim, other cities: "I have heard fellows ride into cities and see the complete wreckage and say, 'Oh Mac, that's beautiful.'" Seeing Nordhausen and Ohrdruf: "it was then that the soldiers as a mass saw and learned to know that all the hideous and unbelievable rumors that ha... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 26

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Weimar (Germany) - Things that grip at his soul: President Hutchins at Univ. of Chicago asking for Germans to be treated legally: "Let us remember that vengeance is the Lord's. That, on top of the fact that last night, after Himmler had committed suicide, some prominent British authorities sat up till three n the morning arguing whether he ought to be given a Christian burial. The fantast... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Mar. 4

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Le Havre (France) - Has been re-reading Masefield's The Everlasting Mercy and Beer's Mrs Egg. Army life is over; will have 63-75 days to spend in the Army after return.

Joseph Langland Papers