Processing information: Collection processing completed 2004/12 by Jennifer Duplaga. Finding aid updated 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection may only be viewed with the prior permission of Bertholdt Riesterer, Hermann Termeer, and Lotte Termeer.
This collection contains materials regarding Hermann and Lotte Termeer. Included in this collection is timeline of personal data about Hermann Termeer, a letter and postcard to Klara Riesterer of the Lebensmittelamt from Erich Riesterer, a service award won by Hermann Termeer from the Sinclair Corp. There are also several photographs, including several portraits of the Termeers, the workers of the German Sinclair Group, and 1 photograph of soldiers in the field. This collection also contains materials related to the Second World War, including newspaper articles about the “Jewish problem”, the murder at the German embassy in Paris, and the Polish government. There are also copies of Hermann Termeer's Iron Cross certificate and his certificate for war wounds. There are several political advertisements (copies) for both Hindenburg and Hitler, a personal account by Hermann Termeer about his life during the war years, an eyewitness account of the occupation of Hattingen, and two hand drawn maps of the German march into Paris and of battle fought.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Hermann and Lotte Termeer collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Hermann Termeer was born in Germany on September 5, 1911. Lotte Termeer was born in Hattingen der Ruhr on May 27, 1922. As a child Lotte was a member of the Bund Deutscher Madchen, the female counterpart of the Hitler Youth. Hermann served with the German army until an injury resulted in the amputation of a foot.