• Dr. Hermann Eich

    In conclusion, let me say that you and other German apologists today have no cause to point accusingly at the world for the fact of the unloved Germans. It might be more rational to accept them as the unlovable Germans. And if it is not already too late, might I suggest that the only thing left for Germans of good will is to undertake a program of re-education beginning with the youth before it becomes contaminated by the ideology of its fathers. Perhaps then the German people would have a chance to redeem themselves. Their history can claim no justification. See full letter from M. Frankenhuis below December 29, 1965…

  • Marlene Dietrich

    Marlene Dietrich corresponds with Maurice Frankenhuis requesting he provide vital data to Yad Vashem of names of victims. Marlene Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer known for her humanitarian efforts during the war, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their American citizenship. 1st October, 1965.Mr. Paul Breuer,Advertising Director, B.O.A.C.,Frankfurt on Main, GERMANY. Dear Mr. Breuer,In the national edition of the “New York Times” of 29th September last an article appeared with the headline: MARLENE DIETRICH AD GROUNDED IN GERMANY. The advertisement, showing Marlene Dietrich seated in one of the airline seats to illustrate elegance and comfort, was not accepted for publication in German periodicals,…

  • Franz Josef Strauss

    Maurice Frankenhuis addresses Former West German Defense Minister’s comments about Germany’s responsibility in World Wars I and II. January 11, 1965 Former West German Defense MinisterFranz Josef StraussBonn, West Germany Dear Sir: In today’s issue of the New York DAILY NEWS, a New York City newspaper, there appeared an article reporting your statement, made at a meeting in Gunzenhausen, West Germany, on January 10, 1965, that Germany was not solely responsible for World Wars I and II. Please find enclosed a clipping of this article. I do not agree with your statements; neither do the experts, historians and statesmen in both the allied countries and the neutral. Even from many…

  • Klaus Schutz

    Maurice Frankenhuis takes issue with Mayor of Berlin’s remarks about America’s involvement in Vietnam. February 22, 1968Hon. Klaus SchutzMayor of BerlinBerlin, Germany Dear Mayor Schutz: In today’s issue of the New York Times there appeared an article describing the action of 150,000 West Berliners who on February 21st demonstrated their support of the United States, particularly with reference to its policy on Vietnam. Enclosed you will find a copy of this article in the New York Times. While it quotes you as saying, “We are linked with the American people in gratitude and friendship,” and other expressions complementary to America, you also indicate some doubt when you stated that there…

  • Captain Otto Kretschmer

    Maurice Frankenhuis’ letter to Captain Otto Kretschmer reacting to his remarks upon the launching of the first new submarine since the end of World War II. October 24, 1961Capt. Otto KretschmarCommander of the Federal Navy’s ForcesBonn, Germany Dear Captain Kretschmar: In the October 22, 1961, edition of The New York Times, I read an article, beginning, “The Germans, who developed the submarine into a major weapon of war, launched today the first submarine they had built since 1945.” There was also a photograph of this submarine and the comment, “She is said to be as fast underwater as Hitler’s wartime U-boats were on the surface.” The article also read: “U-Boat…

  • Winston Churchill

    No sooner than one week after returning to Holland from concentration camp, Maurice Frankenhuis sent the following letter to Prime Minister Winston Churchill requesting he hand-write a letter and sign with his autograph, to replace the one he previously collected some 25 years prior. 24, Van der Wijckstr. The Hague, 20th July 1945. (Holland) To the Right Honourable Winston Churchill, Prime Minister,London. Sir,The undersigned has been a collector of autographs of all personalities relating to the war 1914/1918 and you were good enough to send me your autograph about 25 years ago. I possess a large collection of autographs of all personalities relating to the war 1914/1918 and during the…

  • Rommel and Montgomery Medal

    Maurice Frankenhuis sent this letter of objection to the sculptor of the Presidential Art Medals World War II series depicting Rommel and Montgomery facing each other on the same medal: October 25, 1967 Mr. Edward R. Grove, Sculptorc/o Presidential Art Medals, IncP O Box 187Englewood, Ohio, 45322 Dear Mr. Grove:Permit me to congratulate you on the series of your impressive medal designs, which commemorate leaders and events of World War II (1939 to 1945). I must confess, however, that in perusing the recent folder of the Presidential Art Medals, Inc., I was startled by the picture of the New Medal (the ninth in the World War II series) designed by…