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RG-59.01, Voelkischer Beobachter, People's Observer

RG-59.02, Die Wehrmacht, The Army, periodical

RG-59.03, Books, Narratives, Brochures

RG-59.04, Personal and official correspondence

RG-59.05, Military, political maps and city plans

RG-59.06, Newspaper clippings, collected by Anton Karl

RG-59.07, Personal papers of Anton Karl

RG-59.08, Anton Karl Personal and Family Photographs

RG-59.09, Anton Karl, military and family photography



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Title: Anton Karl Papers, 1933-1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1939 -- 1944

ID: RG-59/RG-59

Primary Creator: Anton Karl, captain (Hauptmann) and battalion commander of German Army (Wehrmacht) (1902 -- 1944)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Subjects: Administrative and political maps, interwar, war-time and postwar period, Anton and Margarete Karl, photograph, Munich, 1920s, Anton Karl, Captain (Hauptmann) of the German Army (Wehrmacht), 1902 -- 1944, Anton Karl, photo-documents, Armed forces, German, 1918 -- 1933, Bietingen (Germany), Captain (Hauptmann) Anton Karl, fallen in action near Ternopil, 21 February 1944, Ukraine, Catholic Literature, published in Germany, Catholic rite and tradition, first communion, Catholic rite and traditions, Christian Literature published in Germany, City maps (street plans) of the interwar and wartime, Combat operations in Western Ukraine, 1944, Correspondence from front-lines, 1939 -- 1945, Die Wehrmacht (The German Army), Nazi periodicals, Documents in German language, Documents issued by the local and central authorities of Weimar Republic, 1919 -- 1933, Eastern Front, the German War against the USSR, 1941 -- 1945, family histories, Family History, Karl, family photographs, Family photographs, Karl Family, German literature, 19th -20th century, German military campaign in Poland, 1939, German military campaign in Western Europe, 1940, German military maps of the Russian regions, 1941, Germany (1918--1933), Germany (1933 -- 1945), Germany, history, Germany, middle class, 1933 -- 1939, Hohenfels (Germany), Margarete Karl, wife of Anton Karl, Memorial service for the fallen soldiers, German, Memorial service for the fallen soldiers, German, Captain Anton Karl, Military Comradeship, German Army, 1933 -- 1945, Military map of the Ternopil region in Ukraine, German, Military maps, German, Military maps, the Second World War, 1939-- 1945, military photographs, 1920 -- 1945, military photographs, German, 1920 -- 1945, Military photographs, German, 1920 -- 1945, Anton Karl, Military service in German Army, the Wehrmacht, 1939 -- 1945, Military service in Nazi-German Army, the Wehrmacht, 1939 -- 1944, Anton Karl, Military service in Nazi Germany, in Wehrmacht, 1939 -- 1945, Military service in the German armed forces, Weimar Republic, Military service records, German, Military service records, German, Anton Karl, Narratives in German language, Nazi-German military campaign in the Eastern Front, 1941 -- 1944, Anton Karl, Nazi-German military campaign in the Eastern Front, 1941 -- 1945, Nazi-German military campaign in the Second World War, Anton Karl, Nazi-German military campaigns in the Second World War, 1939 -- 1945, Nazi Party, membership, Nazi Party, membership, Anton Karl, official correspondence, Official correspondence, German, Passports, German, Passports, German, Anton Karl, Periodicals, Nazi, Photographs, portrait, Anton Karl, Photographs, portrait, Margarete Karl, Photographs, portraits, Photographs of children, Photographs of children, Erich Karl, Photographs of children, two male children of Anton Karl, Photographs of family members, Photographs of family members, Anton Karl, Pocket calendars, wartime, Pocket calendars, wartime, Anton Karl, Political map of Europe, German, 1940, Political maps of Europe, Prayer books, Catholic, published in Germany, Publications, German, Reichswehr, army of the Weimar Republic, Second World War, 1939 -- 1945, Service in the Reichswehr, army of the Weimar Republic, Service in the Reichswehr, the army of the Weimar Republic, Anton Carl, Soviet-German battle for Ternopil, Ukraine, 1944, Sport contest certificates, German, 1931, Anton Karl, Sports contests, Sports contests certificates, German, Tarnopol (Poland), Tarnopol (Poland: Province), Ternopil (Ukraine), The Karl Family, a group photograph, 1920s, The USSR (1941--1945), Ukraine (1941-1945), Volkischer Beobachter, Nazi periodicals, Weimar Republic, 1919 -- 1933

Languages: German

Abstract

This record group comprises series of Nazi periodicals, personal library of Anton Karl, family and personal photo-albums and Anton Karl’s military documents, passports and other identification documents. A sub-collection of its own right is a full gear of his cavalry uniform kept in a special suitcase. This suitcase was sent back to his family in Germany, when lieutenant-colonel Anton Karl was killed near Ternopol in Western Ukraine in the Spring of 1944.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This Record Group comprises the following collections: RG-59.01, Volkischer Beobachter, People's Observer, Nazi-German periodical, Munich edition; RG-59.02, Die Wehrmacht, The Army, periodical; RG-59.03, Books, Narratives, Brochures; RG-59.04, Personal and official correspondence; RG-59.05, Miltary, politica;  maps and city plans; RG-59.07, Personal papers; RG-59.06, Newspaper clippings; RG-59.08, Anton Karl Personal and Family Photographs; RG-59.09, Anton Karl, military and family photography

These documents and photographs, as well as periodicals and other publications reflect German military and public history through the prism of a middle class Wehrmacht officer, Captain Anton Karl.

Collection Historical Note

This record group is a multifaceted collection of personal, official and public documents. While some relate to the career of Captain Anton Karl, the corpus of the documents and artifacts as an entity is well-waratned representation of prewar and wartime History of Germany. Largely these documents relate to the military history, although the fate of the given German officer and his family is well represented.

Socila and military life of German society is represented by various periodicals, personal correspondences, official documents and wide array of photo-documents and personal possesions.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative and political maps, interwar, war-time and postwar period
Anton and Margarete Karl, photograph, Munich, 1920s
Anton Karl, Captain (Hauptmann) of the German Army (Wehrmacht), 1902 -- 1944
Anton Karl, photo-documents
Armed forces, German, 1918 -- 1933
Bietingen (Germany)
Captain (Hauptmann) Anton Karl, fallen in action near Ternopil, 21 February 1944, Ukraine
Catholic Literature, published in Germany
Catholic rite and tradition, first communion
Catholic rite and traditions
Christian Literature published in Germany
City maps (street plans) of the interwar and wartime
Combat operations in Western Ukraine, 1944
Correspondence from front-lines, 1939 -- 1945
Die Wehrmacht (The German Army), Nazi periodicals
Documents in German language
Documents issued by the local and central authorities of Weimar Republic, 1919 -- 1933
Eastern Front, the German War against the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
family histories
Family History, Karl
family photographs
Family photographs, Karl Family
German literature, 19th -20th century
German military campaign in Poland, 1939
German military campaign in Western Europe, 1940
German military maps of the Russian regions, 1941
Germany (1918--1933)
Germany (1933 -- 1945)
Germany, history
Germany, middle class, 1933 -- 1939
Hohenfels (Germany)
Margarete Karl, wife of Anton Karl
Memorial service for the fallen soldiers, German
Memorial service for the fallen soldiers, German, Captain Anton Karl
Military Comradeship, German Army, 1933 -- 1945
Military map of the Ternopil region in Ukraine, German
Military maps, German
Military maps, the Second World War, 1939-- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
military photographs, German, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographs, German, 1920 -- 1945, Anton Karl
Military service in German Army, the Wehrmacht, 1939 -- 1945
Military service in Nazi-German Army, the Wehrmacht, 1939 -- 1944, Anton Karl
Military service in Nazi Germany, in Wehrmacht, 1939 -- 1945
Military service in the German armed forces, Weimar Republic
Military service records, German
Military service records, German, Anton Karl
Narratives in German language
Nazi-German military campaign in the Eastern Front, 1941 -- 1944, Anton Karl
Nazi-German military campaign in the Eastern Front, 1941 -- 1945
Nazi-German military campaign in the Second World War, Anton Karl
Nazi-German military campaigns in the Second World War, 1939 -- 1945
Nazi Party, membership
Nazi Party, membership, Anton Karl
official correspondence
Official correspondence, German
Passports, German
Passports, German, Anton Karl
Periodicals, Nazi
Photographs, portrait, Anton Karl
Photographs, portrait, Margarete Karl
Photographs, portraits
Photographs of children
Photographs of children, Erich Karl
Photographs of children, two male children of Anton Karl
Photographs of family members
Photographs of family members, Anton Karl
Pocket calendars, wartime
Pocket calendars, wartime, Anton Karl
Political map of Europe, German, 1940
Political maps of Europe
Prayer books, Catholic, published in Germany
Publications, German
Reichswehr, army of the Weimar Republic
Second World War, 1939 -- 1945
Service in the Reichswehr, army of the Weimar Republic
Service in the Reichswehr, the army of the Weimar Republic, Anton Carl
Soviet-German battle for Ternopil, Ukraine, 1944
Sport contest certificates, German, 1931, Anton Karl
Sports contests
Sports contests certificates, German
Tarnopol (Poland)
Tarnopol (Poland: Province)
Ternopil (Ukraine)
The Karl Family, a group photograph, 1920s
The USSR (1941--1945)
Ukraine (1941-1945)
Volkischer Beobachter, Nazi periodicals
Weimar Republic, 1919 -- 1933


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Sub-Collection:

[Sub-Collection 1: RG-59.01, Voelkischer Beobachter, People's Observer, 1935-1945],
[Sub-Collection 2: RG-59.02, Die Wehrmacht, The Army, periodical],
[Sub-Collection 3: RG-59.03, Books, Narratives, Brochures, 1930s -- 1940s],
[Sub-Collection 4: RG-59.04, Personal and official correspondence, 1933 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 5: RG-59.05, Military, political maps and city plans, 1920s -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 6: RG-59.06, Newspaper clippings, collected by Anton Karl, 1933 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 7: RG-59.07, Personal papers of Anton Karl, 1920s -- 1940s],
[Sub-Collection 8: RG-59.08, Anton Karl Personal and Family Photographs, 1920s -- 1940s],
[Sub-Collection 9: RG-59.09, Anton Karl, military and family photography, 1920s -- 1940s],
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Sub-Collection 6: RG-59.06, Newspaper clippings, collected by Anton Karl, 1933 -- 1944Add to your cart.
This sub-collection contains selected articles from the German periodicals, collected by Anton Karl in 1933 -- 1944
Subject/Index Terms:
Periodicals, German
German political caricatures
German political appeals in the German periodicals, 1920s -- 1940s
Selection of German political appeals, collected by Anton Karl
Selection of German political caricatures, collected by Anton Karl
Germany (1918--1933)
Germany (1933 -- 1945)
Narratives in German language
Documents in German language
Creators:
Anton Karl, captain (Hauptmann) and battalion commander of German Army (Wehrmacht) (1902 -- 1944)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-59.06.01, Anton Karl, newspaper clipping, 1933-1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A local newspaper clipping from Captain Anton Karl’s hometown of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany. This issue must be from between 1933 and 1945 because the piece of the article discusses who will take over leadership of the Nazi-German SA Storm troopers. There is a sort of farewell party to the previous leader. Otto Wachter is mentioned as being present and making a pro-Nazi speech. The clipping also includes information about a local man’s funeral and another’s motorcycle accident.
Subject/Index Terms:
Anton Karl, Captain (Hauptmann) of the German Army (Wehrmacht), 1902 -- 1944
Anton Karl, personal belongings
Documents in German language
German, language
Narratives in German language
Periodicals, German
Periodicals in German language
Periodicals, German, local
Publications, German
Kallmunz (Germany)
Regensburg (Germany)
Bavaria (Germany: Region)
Germany (1933 -- 1945)
Stormtroopers (SA), paramilitary wing of the Nazi party
The Sturmabteilung (SA), Storm Detachment or Assault Division, or Brownshirts, paramilitary wing
Nazi party
German political appeals in the German periodicals, 1920s -- 1940s
Selection of German political appeals, collected by Anton Karl
Creators:
Anton Karl, captain (Hauptmann) and battalion commander of German Army (Wehrmacht) (1902 -- 1944)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-59.06.02, Anton Karl, newspaper clipping, SA social evening, 1939-1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A local German newspaper clipping from Captain Anton Karl’s collection that mentions’ Karl as a squad leader of the SA Reserve, or the paramilitary. This issue is most likely from between 1939 and 1945 because the article mentions that there is a Christmas celebration where needy SA comrades are given gloves and other goods by the RS-Frauenschaft (National Socialist Women’s League), while they say farewell to other SA soldiers who are going off to battle.
Subject/Index Terms:
Anton Karl, Captain (Hauptmann) of the German Army (Wehrmacht), 1902 -- 1944
Anton Karl, personal belongings
German, language
Narratives in German language
Periodicals, German
Periodicals, German, local
Periodicals in German language
Publications, German
Stormtroopers (SA), paramilitary wing of the Nazi party
The Sturmabteilung (SA), Storm Detachment or Assault Division, or Brownshirts, paramilitary wing
Nazi party
Nazi Party, membership
Nazi Party, membership, Anton Karl
German political appeals in the German periodicals, 1920s -- 1940s
Selection of German political appeals, collected by Anton Karl
Germany (1939--1945)
Military Comradeship, German Army, 1933 -- 1945
military comradeship, German Army, Anton Karl
National Socialist Women's League (NS-Frauenschaft)
Documents in German language
Creators:
Anton Karl, captain (Hauptmann) and battalion commander of German Army (Wehrmacht) (1902 -- 1944)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-59.06.03, Anton Karl, scrapbook with German propaganda postcards, Part 1, 1936-1943Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A scrapbook filled with smaller versions of German propaganda posters from the “Parole der Woche” series, during the Second World War, collected by Wehrmacht Captain Anton Karl. The Parole der Woche was a weekly Nazi propaganda poster issued between 1936 and 1943. It was mostly put up in poster form, but was also printed as postcards, as collected here. Many of the posters focus on the morality of the German's fight and the immorality of the British government. This collection was sent to Anton Karl’s wife, Margarete Karl, during his time on military duty. Part 1 of 2
Subject/Index Terms:
scrapbook
Anton Karl, Captain (Hauptmann) of the German Army (Wehrmacht), 1902 -- 1944
Anton Karl, personal belongings
Selection of German political appeals, collected by Anton Karl
Selection of German political caricatures, collected by Anton Karl
Anton Karl, photo-documents
Documents in German language
German, language
Narratives in German language
Munich (Germany)
Anti-allies propaganda, Nazi Germany
Nazi Propaganda
Nazi war propaganda
Nazi war propaganda for the military and German people
Parole der Woche, weekly Nazi propaganda poster
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1874--1965
Socialism in Great Britain
criticism of Socialism in Great Britain (1939-1945)
plutocracy
Great Britain (1939--1945)
government of Great Britain deemed a plutocracy
Paris Peace Conference, Versailles, 1919
Chamberlain, Neville (British Prime Minister)
anti-British caricatures
propaganda poster
propaganda poster, Nazi Germany
postcards
Satiric postcards
illustration in Nazi-German text, postcard
propaganda postcard, German
Publications, German
Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Munich, publishers
Creators:
Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Munich, publishers (1936-1943)
Anton Karl, captain (Hauptmann) and battalion commander of German Army (Wehrmacht) (1902 -- 1944)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-59.06.03, Anton Karl, scrapbook with German propaganda postcards, Part 2, 1936-1943Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A scrapbook filled with smaller versions of German propaganda posters from the “Parole der Woche” series, during the Second World War, collected by Wehrmacht Captain Anton Karl. The Parole der Woche was a weekly Nazi propaganda poster issued between 1936 and 1943. It was mostly put up in poster form, but was also printed as postcards, as collected here. Many of the posters focus on the morality of the German's fight and the immorality of the British government. This collection was sent to Anton Karl’s wife, Margarete Karl, during his time on military duty. Part 2 of 2
Subject/Index Terms:
scrapbook
Anton Karl, Captain (Hauptmann) of the German Army (Wehrmacht), 1902 -- 1944
Anton Karl, personal belongings
Anton Karl, photo-documents
Selection of German political appeals, collected by Anton Karl
Selection of German political caricatures, collected by Anton Karl
Documents in German language
German, language
Narratives in German language
Munich (Germany)
Anti-allies propaganda, Nazi Germany
Nazi Propaganda
Nazi war propaganda
Nazi war propaganda for the military and German people
Parole der Woche, weekly Nazi propaganda poster
Great Britain (1939--1945)
government of Great Britain deemed a plutocracy
Chamberlain, Neville (British Prime Minister)
anti-British caricatures
propaganda poster
propaganda poster, Nazi Germany
postcards
Satiric postcards
illustration in Nazi-German text, postcard
propaganda postcard, German
Publications, German
Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Munich, publishers
Wehrbezirkskommando (Nazi-German military district command), Munich
personal correspondence, envelope
Margarete Karl, wife of Anton Karl
Feldpost (field post)
Personal correspondence
Personal correspondence, Anton Karl
USSR (1922 - 1941)
Nazi Anti-Semitic Propaganda
Creators:
Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Munich, publishers (1936-1943)
Wehrbezirkskommando (Nazi-German military district command), Munich (1939-1945)
Anton Karl, captain (Hauptmann) and battalion commander of German Army (Wehrmacht) (1902 -- 1944)

Browse by Sub-Collection:

[Sub-Collection 1: RG-59.01, Voelkischer Beobachter, People's Observer, 1935-1945],
[Sub-Collection 2: RG-59.02, Die Wehrmacht, The Army, periodical],
[Sub-Collection 3: RG-59.03, Books, Narratives, Brochures, 1930s -- 1940s],
[Sub-Collection 4: RG-59.04, Personal and official correspondence, 1933 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 5: RG-59.05, Military, political maps and city plans, 1920s -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 6: RG-59.06, Newspaper clippings, collected by Anton Karl, 1933 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 7: RG-59.07, Personal papers of Anton Karl, 1920s -- 1940s],
[Sub-Collection 8: RG-59.08, Anton Karl Personal and Family Photographs, 1920s -- 1940s],
[Sub-Collection 9: RG-59.09, Anton Karl, military and family photography, 1920s -- 1940s],
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