Rudolf and his letters home

Title in English
From a German soldier fighting the French

Description
Rudolf Eichmann fought on the Somme in 1915. He sent letters home to his family. The letters were taken to America in 1923 by his brother Oskar and have been passed down to his grandchildren. My neighbour Mrs Beryl Eichamnn who is elderly wanted a forever home for them so she entrusted them to me. I found a forever home in the Musuem of Communication in Berlin. I have had the letters translated and Rudolf loved his mum as they are about how he feels being in a trench facing the French. Rudolf died in about October 1915 and his body ended up behind enemy lines so he could not be recovered.

Summary description of items
Postcards and letters written between February 1915 and August 1915 by Rudolf Eichmann to his family

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ID
19904
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
43
Person
Rudolf Eichmann
Died: November 30, -0001 in The Somme
Origin date
1915 – 1915
Languages
Deutsch, English
Keywords
Remembrance, Trench Life
Front
Western Front
Location
Villers France
Contributor
Mrs Beryl Eichmann
Licence
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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