Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tante Marie........

........was the aunt of my brother-in-law, a VMI graduate. My sister complied a book which has her correspondence with the Army, government and her brother in Richmond from 1945 until 1949 when she returned to this country.  There are many fascinating letters.



  1. For Roswell's comment on 1945: The Russians Were Coming: East Prussia And Battle Of KOENIGSBERG http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2014/09/1945-russians-were-coming-east-prussia.html

    Tante Marie had more food during the war years living in Germany than she had the two years after when the allies were in control. Wrap your mind around that. Also, they were terrified of the Russians and one of her relatives lived through days of horrid Russian occupation, but after they left and she found that they were returning, she killed herself and all her children. Imagine the horror.

  2. When you know the devils are coming, and what THEY WILL DO when they arrive.... If there is no escape, no means available to you with which to defend (fight) for your family, the most merciful thing you can do is to deny the devil his due.... No human bounty on which to ply his depraved evil!

    1. Agreed and wish I had a picture of her and the children. Come to think of it, even though the family doesn't have one doesn't mean one doesn't exist and I'll search.

    2. Neuwied, June 15, 1946

      "Did you ever get the letter telling you of the tragic end of Anneliese and her family? No one of you mentioned it. She was in Dresden with her mother and sister when the Russians came in. He husband died in the war several years ago. She and her two dear little boys, her mother and sister committed suicide out of fear of future happenings. How she must have suffered to be induced to such."