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This chapter presents the contents of a selection of letters exchanged between the German Assyriologist Fritz Rudolf Kraus and his family, friends and colleagues. The first letter is from his brother Werner, who talks about his factory that is expected to be liquidated. The next letter is from Kraus's mother, who talsk about the cold weather and Uncle Kurt, Aunt Melanie, Horst and Marli. There are letters that discuss the manuscript of Koschaker article, Turkey in war, thermal baths with their swimming pool, the hotsprings at Brusa, treasures of Istanbul, and "Old Babylonian" boards. The last letter is one that Kraus wrote to Professor Benno Landsberger. It contains details about the German Institute where assyriologic literature was almost absent. Karus also thanks Professor for the offer of book shipments and wishes him for lesser family problems in the forthcoming New Year.

Keywords: Assyriology; Fritz Rudolf Kraus; Koschaker article; Professor Benno Landsberger; Turkey



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