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Leni Mittelacher transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box 3 (05.0062-05.0100), Folder: 05.0080 - Folder 1
Identifier: 05.0080

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Leni Mittelacher, who lived in Marburg, Germany during World War II and Allied occupation.


  • 1923-1953
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1932-1953
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/26/2005
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-01


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Magdalena Katharina "Leni" Mittelacher was born on June 14, 1923, in the village of Ulfen, Germany. She later, in 1932, moved to Marburg, Germany near Frankfurt. Her mother was able to prevent her and her siblings from joining the Hitler Youth programs. Mittelacher was hired by the County Administrator as a secretary in 1941. Her family had trouble finding food because of the food shortages, but they were able to start their own small garden in 1944. The American occupation in 1945 helped with food distribution to alleviate the shortage. Immediately after the war, she recounted when the American soldiers dropped leaflets in the town about the Concentration Camps. One of Mittlelacher’s brothers died on the Eastern front in Russia and her other brother was Incarcerated by the French. In 1953 she met her husband, Martin Mittelacher, in Marburg. They later moved to the United States, and settled down in Jacksonville, Florida. Mittelacher passed on March 12, 2018.


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Joan Denman. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on April 26, 2005.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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