Mildred Fish Harnack Information

This website contains scans of documents currently in the possession of:

Eric D. Carlson, email: ecarlson@wfu.edu

Mildred Fish Harnack was my great aunt, and sister to my grandmother Marion Fish Carlson.
Almost all of the documents archived here come from my grandmother
If you have research or other interest in these documents, please contact me directly
If you wish to learn something about Mildred Fish Harnack, I recommend you read the entries at Wikipedia, or the University of Wisconsin archives or at traces.org. For more serious research, you may want to consider Shareen Blair Brysac's book Resisting Hitler.

Genealogy

More complete information is available by contacting me directly.

Genealogy

Unpublished Documents

Cover letter from
Harriette [Fish Esch]

Arvid and Mildred Harnack, Recollections
of Their Trial, 1942-43 by Axel von Harnack

Copies of letters from Wulf
Auerbach and Otto Donner

Handwritten Letter from “Grace” Carlsruh
Mack to “Marion” Fish Carlson
*

Short Typewritten letter
from John B. Schwertman, Red Cross

Short Typewritten letter
from Milwaukee Red Cross

Published Documents

Milwaukee Journal, May 16, 1943
“Nazis Seized Estate, Word.”

Milwaukee Journal?, May 18, 1943
“Nazis’ Victim Has Kin Here”

Milwaukee Journal, October 6, 1943,
“Woman Dead, a Nazi Victim.”

The Sun, Baltimore, April 19, 1945
“Maryland Girl, 3 Babies Flee
Reich, Reach Yanks,”

The Observer, Weekly newspaper,
office of military government for Germany
(U.S.), Issue 62, Sept. 27, 1946

Milwaukee Journal, May 17, 1985,
by Arthur Heitzer, “In my opinion: President
should memorialize the real foes of Nazism.”

On Wisconsin, July/August 1994,
“The Mildred Harnack Fish Legacy Lives On.”

On Wisconsin, July/August 1996,
“Alumni who Touched Our Lives”, pp.19-20.

On Wisconsin, Spring 1999,
“These Walls Can Talk,” p. 21.

Photographs

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References to "I" refer to Marion Hesketh Fish Carlson.
References to "Mother" refer to Georgina Hesketh Fish.

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ca. 1912:

School Picture,
Mildred’s picture circled.*

#1

1919:

“Mildred”*

#3

p. 38

Spring 1915:

“Mother, Aunt Laura, Miriam,
Mildred, & I.”

#2

p. 10

1919?:

“Mildred, Jane,
Marion, Harriette.”

#3

p. 44

Spring 1915:
“Mildred and Miriam.”

#2

p. 10

May 13, 1920:

“Mildred”*

#3

p. 46

Spring 1915:

“Mildred, Mr. Young, Miriam.”*

#2

p. 10

1922:

Unlabeled, probably
four siblings and Mom*

#5

p.5

Late 1917:

“Aunt May, Mother,
Tom & Mrs. Davis, Mildred,”*

#3

p. 9

1922:

Unlabeled, probably
extended family

#5

p.5

Late 1917:

“Front Porch” of
2601 Prairie Street

#3

p. 10

ca. 1930

Unlabeled loose photo*

#2

August 1917:

“Aaron Kaiser,
Mildred Fish,
Lon Brown, Lee Brown,
Emma Brown, John Brown,
Marbeau (Bob) Fish,
Georgina & Marion Fish,
Nellie Brown, Ada Brown,
Hattie May Hesketh.”*

#3

p. 10

April 21, 1935:

“Mildred Harnack-Fish,
Easter 1935.”

#5

p. 41

#4

p. 10*

February 1937:

“Al Carlson, David,
Mildred,”

#5

p. 43

#4

p. 14

February 1937:

“David & Mildred”*

#5

p. 43

1919:

“Florence, Jane, Harriette,
Clara, Mildred, Mother”

#3

p. 36

May 1938:

“Mildred Fish Harnack”**

#5

p. 55

1919:

“Making Sandwiches.”*

#3

p. 36

May 1938:

“Mildred Fish Harnack,
Berlin”*

#5

p. 55

*These documents have been sent to University of Wisconsin

**This photograph courtesy of Shareen Blair Brysac. Used with permission

Sources: All photographs are in collection of Eric D. Carlson, email: ecarlson@wfu.edu

  1. Album with plain brown cover, mostly contains much later photographs
  2. Album has red binding with “W” on it, “Memories of my College Days.”
  3. Album labeled “photographs,” interior labeled “Marion Hesketh Fish 1917-1918-1919, Washington DC”
  4. Album labeled “#3 Miscellanious [sic] 1900 to end 1921.”
  5. Album labeled “4, June 1921 to End 1939."