The “Gritli” Letters (1914-1929)

The Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Fund commissioned Ulrike von Moltke to transcribe Franz Rosenzweig’s correspondence with Margrit and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy in 1985; she completed what can only be described as a labor of love in 1990. The version posted here has since been proof-read, corrected, and somewhat enlarged by Michael Gormann-Thelen und Dr. Elfriede Büchsel.

This is the only source of the complete surviving correspondence in uncensored and unabridged form, drawn directly from the original hand-written letters. Franz Rosenzweig wrote more than 1200 letters to Margrit between 1917 and 1929, for many years writing almost every day, even on his honeymoon. The Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Fund has posted these letters here in the belief that they offer important insight into the complex relationship between these three people, at a time that was centrally important for their lives and work. The correspondence is in German.

“Gritli” Letters 1914 (gritli-1914)
“Gritli” Letters 1916 (gritli-1916)
“Gritli” Letters 1917 (gritli-1917)
“Gritli” Letters 1918 (gritli-1918)
“Gritli” Letters 1919 (gritli-1919)
“Gritli” Letters 1920 (gritli-1920)
“Gritli” Letters 1921 (gritli-1921)
“Gritli” Letters 1922 (gritli-1922)
“Gritli” Letters 1923 (gritli-1923)
“Gritli” Letters 1924 (gritli-1924)
“Gritli” Letters 1925 (gritli-1925)
“Gritli” Letters 1926 (gritli-1926)
“Gritli” Letters 1928 (gritli-1928)
“Gritli” Letters 1929 (gritli-1929)