Edgar Trier Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Edgar Trier Collection documents Edgar Trier’s military career, first as a member of the French Foreign Legion and then as a soldier in the Unites States Army. Included here are both personal materials as well as Army related materials.
Personal materials include extensive (almost daily) correspondence between Edgar Trier and his mother Anne Trier and his brother Eric.
Additionally, there is a very detailed memoir written by Edgar Trier describing his time as a member of the French Foreign Legion.
Military-related materials include personal dog tags, military orders and reports, certificates, lists of personnel, photographs depicting Edgar Trier and other members of his company during liberation of France and Germany, German news broadcasts recorded and translated by Edgar Trier, and other military documents such as identification and ration cards, demobilization documents, certificates and decorations.
Other materials include clippings, newspapers and military weeklies.
- Trier, Carola S. (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, English, and French.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Edgar Trier was born 1906 in Frankfurt am Main and immigrated to the United States with his family in the 1930s.
He enlisted in the French Foreign Legion and later served in the American Army in World War II. Trier was fighting in Normandy before being stationed in Germany after the war, amongst others in his native city Frankfurt and in Bad Nauheim.
Edgar Trier was married to Carola Strauss, daughter of Eduard Strauss.
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The Edgar Trier Collection documents Edgar Trier’s military career, first as a member of the French Foreign Legion and then as a soldier in the Unites States Army. The collection consists of personal materials as well as Army related materials such as personal correspondence, memoirs, military orders and reports, certificates, photographs, and clippings.
The collection consists of a single series.
Artifacts were removed to the LBI Art Collection
- Artifacts (object genre)
- Bad Nauheim (Germany)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Légion Française
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Military occupation
- Official documents
- Printed materials
- Trier, Anne, 1883-1974
- Trier, Edgar, 1906-1970
- Trier, Eric, 1903-1992
- United States
- United States. Army
- United States. Army. Corps, XIX
- World War, 1939-1945
- Guide to the Edgar Trier Collection 1940-1960s AR 6443
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- December 13, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States