Hans Korff papers

Hans Korff papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hans Korff papers
Creator: Korff, Hans
Inclusive Dates: 1916-1947
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: ms3968
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Hans Korff was a native German and soldier in World War I who was held for a time as a prisoner of war in France. After the war, he moved to Mexico where he lived with his wife, Lisa Korff. While in Mexico, he continued to correspond with friends and family in Germany.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written in German by Hans Korff, a set of stamps, envelopes, and a poster. The letters were sent by Korff to his family while he was held as a prisoner of war in France during the First World War. The stamps in the collection are mounted to show the hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic in the early 1920s. The envelopes contained correspondence between Korff while he was living in Mexico and his family back in Germany. The envelopes mailed post-WWII show British and American censor marks. The poster displays a quote by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, a German nationalist who was seen as an ideological forebear to Nazism.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hans Korff papers, ms3968, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11World War I letters, 1916-1918
12German stamps, 1920-1923
13Envelopes, mailed, 1923-1947
14Poster, "In unserm willen liegtder sieg -Jahn"

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