Wilhelm Ohnesorge birthday card and telegrams

Wilhelm Ohnesorge birthday card and telegrams

Dates: 1941-1944

Portfolio of six telegrams and birthday cards addressed to Ohnesorge celebrating his 70th birthday in 1942. Items include drawings of German scenes, including images of ships, landscapes, and Adolf Hitler.

  • Extent: 6 items
  • Creator: Deutsche Reichspost. -- Ohnesorge, Wilhelm, 1872-1962
  • Call Number: MSS 2458
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in German.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Wilhelm Ohnesorge birthday card and telegrams must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2458; Wilhelm Ohnesorge birthday card and telegrams; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2458, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Deutsche Reichspost--History; Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945--Pictorial works; Correspondence; Germany--History--1933-1945; Material Types; National socialism in art
Genre / Form
Greeting cards; Postcards
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS2458
Finding Aid Title
Ohnesorge (Wilhelm) birthday card and telegrams
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-29T15:32-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Deutsche Reichspost was the German central postal service. Established in 1871, it was officially known as the Kaiserliche Post und Telegraphenverwaltung. The Reichspost ceased operations at the end of World War II in 1945.

Biographical History

Wilhelm Ohnesorge (1872-1962) was a German politician and postal minister.

Karl Wilhelm Ohnesorge was born on June 8, 1872 in Gra?fenhainichen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. He was an early member of the National Socialist German Worker's (Nazi) Party, founding a branch of the organization in Dortmund. With the rise of the Nazis to power, Ohnesorge became Reichspostminister (minister of the national post office) in 1937. During his tenure he researched the use of the post office and radio services to spread propaganda. He was also involved in the proposed developed of an atomic weapon. He left the post office in 1945 at the end of World War II. He died in Munich on February 1, 1962.



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