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Wagner and Hubner families correspondence with the Wenger family
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The Wagner and Hubner families correspondence with the Wenger family consist of 49 letters sent to Clayton P. Wenger and Suie S. Wenger, a Mennonite couple in Pennsylvania involved in charitable work among displaced and impoverished families in Austria during the years following World War II. The collection includes ten letters from Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wagner, a displaced couple living in Linz, Austria, and 36 letters from the Hubner family, a large and destitute family in Vienna. The Wengers sent the Wagners and the Hubners regular packages of food and clothing via the Brethren Service Commission (from which three letters are also included) and the Cooperative For American Remittances to Europe. In return, the Wagner and Hubner families penned these letters expressing their deep gratitude, making requests for future aid packages, and writing about their lives in war-torn Austria. The Wagners--a married couple without children--became displaced persons when their homes were destroyed by bombs during the war. The Hubners were a struggling family with many children to feed and a daughter with tuberculosis living in a sanatorium in Belgium.
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