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Eberl family WWI-era letters, 1905-1926

Identifier: 2003-009

Scope and Contents

Approximately 600 letters, feldbriefs and feldpostcartes to and from Alois, Gottleib Jr., and Max--three sons serving in the German Army--and their family. Many letters are from France, approximately 130 of which are from Gottlieb Jr. written from an English POW camp.


  • 1905 - 1926


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Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Eberl family lived in Furstenfeldbruck, Bavaria, Germany. Furstenfeldbruck is located between Munich and Augsburg, Germany. Alois Eberl may have been a teacher before the war--he is addressed as "Lehrer" in some of the correspondence written to him. Alois Eberl was killed in the Battle of the Somme 1916 July 14 and was the recipient of the Iron Cross 2nd Class. Gottleib Jr. was held as a prisoner of war in a British POW camp from 1917 February - 1919 August. Their parents were Anna and Gottlieb Eberl, Sr.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, January 2003.
Eberl family WWI-era letters, 1905-1926
Milissa Burkart
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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