Frederick Lutz letter to Louise
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Three page handwritten letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937. Lutz was an American volunteer during the Spanish Civil War. Letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937. The letter reads: March 21, 1937 Dear Louise: Your most welcome letter dated Feb 25 arrived today. how glad I was to get it--it was the first mail I've received. Welcome tho it was it was all too brief. However perhaps you're much occupied otherwise. Glad to hear of your mild winter, hope it continues. that and the cellar water have been one of my worries. Have you had much water in? Have you had any heating troubles? Did the doctor run up a bill? Having any difficulties making ends meet? Did you inclose any clippings with the letter, I didn't get any. To which country did you mail the letter it didn't come in the original envelope. You know my address now--"Socorro Rojo, Room 17 . 1, Albacete, Spain" What are the dear neighbors saying? All is well here. While it is no [continues on page 2] International brigades of volunteers were organized in France to aid the Spanish Republicans against the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War. Volunteers came from all over Europe and America, many of whom were Communists. Lutz was a commisar, a political or morale officer, for the Lincoln Battalion of the International brigades. Although the letters from friends and family to members of the brigades may not be available, the replies of the soldiers, such as this by Lutz give some indication of what their family members and friends dealt with in their absence. Spanish Civil War 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939|
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