• Justice Hans Hofmeyer

    Letter to German lawyer in charge of first Auschwitz trial. THE FRANKENHUIS COLLECTION1914 – 1918 1939-1945 M. FRANKENHUIS221 WEST 82ND STREETNEW YORK 24, N.Y.ENDICOTT 2-6758 April 7, 1964 To his Excellency Hon. Justice Hans HofmeyerFrankfurt a/M Respectfully, Your Honor: The Press is daily reporting the essence of the trial in Frankfurt of the twenty-two defendants charged with homicide and unheard inhumanity at Auschwitz-Birkenau committed about twenty years ago. These reports engage the attention of civilized persons everywhere and arouse their revulsion at the sworn recital of savagery by them and the entire establishment. They are true symbols, which resulted in the satanic obliteration of about six million European Jews, of…

  • Simon Wiesenthal

    Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal corresponds with Maurice Frankenhuis requesting information DOKUMENTATIONSZENTRUM BUNDES JODISCHER VERFOLGTER DES NAZIREG?MES10 10 WIEN I, RUDOLFSP LATZ 7/111BAN KVERBINDUNGAILGEMEINE WIRTSCHAFTSBANK WIENKONTO NR. 306/00DRESDNER BANK, FRANKFURTKONTO NR. 18/236100WIEN, den December 19th,1967Telefon 63 90 932, 63 30 302 Mr. M. Frankenhuis221 West 82nd StreetNew York 24, N.Y.U SA Dear Mr. Frankenhuis, I am sure that you are informed about the collaborator of Eichmann, Erich R a j a (Rajakowitsch) whom I described in my book and has now a few proceedings against me.He can afford it as he is a multimillionaire. Raja has been condemned in Vienna to 2 1/2 years of jail for having send a cable…

  • Is Paris Burning?

    Notes by an Eye-Witness to the Burning of Rotterdam,an Assignment carried out by Lt. Col. von Choltitz IS PARIS BURNING? LARRY COLLINS and DOMINIQUE LAPIERRE SIMON AND SCHUSTER NEW YORK (General Dietrich von Choltitz, Fortress Commander) For this officer of irreproachable loyalty whom Hitler had decided to send to Paris, the war had begun at 5:30 on May 10, 1940. Jumping out of the first JU-52 to land on Rotterdam airport, Lt. Colonel von Choltitz, at the head of the 3rd Battalion of the 16th Regiment of Airborne Infantry, had that morning led the whole German blitzkrieg in the west. He was the first German officer to invade the Low…

  • 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,…

  • 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…