Four handwritten letters to her family doctor, Dr. Friton, and his wife (1942-1945 and 1978).
1. To 'Sehr geehrter Herr Dr. Friton!' and signed 'Mit besten Grüssen/ Luise Rinser-Schnell'. In black ink. Undated, but c.1942. 20.2 x 13.8 cm. On squared paper, recto only. 11 lines. About the illness of her son 'Mein Bub', probably her oldest son Christoph, who was born in February, 1940.2. To 'Lieber Herr Dr. Friton', signed 'Ihre L. R.-S.'. Dated '4.11.42', that is November 4, 1942. In purple pencil. On writing paper with watermark, recto and verso. 48 lines. About her inner thoughts.3. To 'Lieber Herr Dr. Friton', signed 'Ihre Luise Rinser-Herrmann'. Dated 22.10.45. In ink on thin writing paper. Recto only. 14 lines. She tried to visit Dr. Friton, but they didn't let her in. About Nazi prisoners.4. To 'Liebe Frau Friton' and signed 'Herzlich Ihre alte Luise Rinser'. Dated '24-8-78'. Including an envelope with Rinser's address stamp in Rocca di Papa, Italy. 26 lines. 5. Tiny black-and-white photograph (6 x 6 cm) of a large house between trees.Dr. Friton, who lived in the Bavarian border town Laufen, was the family doctor of Luise Rinser who lived with her two young sons in nearby Kirchanschöring. His wife Elisabeth was born in the Netherlands. A note in Dutch on the envelope mentions her as ‘tante Bep’ (= ‘aunt Elly’).After the Second World War, Luise Rinser (1911-2002) made a lot of her resistance activities against the Nazis, and she enjoyed in full the laurels that were awarded to her because of her wartime heroism. She stirred up much discussion because of her open admiration for revolutionaries such as Khomeini, Kim Il Sung and Gudrun Ensslin, while having a relationship of sorts with jesuit Karl Rahner. After her death it turned out that in the 1930s and 1940s she had been an ordinary small-minded Nazi, like there were many. Her reputation nose-dived from her self-built pedestal.These letters give some insight in her real daily wartime life.