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  1. Thread: GFP Wehrpaß

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    GFP Wehrpaß

    Recently I was able to obtain something that was missing in my collection, an ID booklet of a member of a GFP unit.
    The geheime Feldpolizei was one of the many branches of the German police in WW2,...
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    Thanks guys! It is indeed a sad piece. More...

    Thanks guys!


    It is indeed a sad piece.
    More information about the family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the sad faith of those that were detained there:...
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    Of course.

    Of course.
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    "Briefaktion" Auschwitz postcard

    Last week was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz so it seems a good time to show you all an important relic of this gruesom episode in world history from my collection, it is a...
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    Nice award document set! :thumbsup:

    Nice award document set!
    :thumbsup:
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    In 2010 I wrote a thread about a Soldbuch from a...

    In 2010 I wrote a thread about a Soldbuch from a soldier that fought in the same battle:

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php?546-Battle-of-the-Bulge-Soldbuch-then-amp-now-pictures

    A year...
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    Liebe Tante Mili! Heute nach langer Zeit,...

    Liebe Tante Mili!

    Heute nach langer Zeit, nachdem ich Euch auf einen alten Stück Papier ein Lebenszeichen von mir sandte, komme ich dazu Euch wieder zu schreiben. Euch geht es doch wohl allen...
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    SS Fieldpost letter - MIA in the BoB

    Yesterday, December 29, it was 75 years ago that Robert Jänicke wrote his last letter, it was addressed to his aunt Mili and it arrived a few days later with good news but then came the silence,...
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    These type of armbands, doesn't matter if you...

    These type of armbands, doesn't matter if you were a German or of an other nationality gave very little protection when you were caught; also the Germans executed plenty of resistance fighters on the...
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    Thanks guys! The research on this one was...

    Thanks guys!


    The research on this one was really easy actually, all the work had been done for me, it was basically just using Google and using the work of others.

    Their pictures are their...
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    Thanks CLG and Hambone! It sure is a sad...

    Thanks CLG and Hambone!

    It sure is a sad piece.
    It is estimated that 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust, it is a pretty abstract number but this large number of course stands for real...
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    Their currently are a lot of big strikes going on...

    Their currently are a lot of big strikes going on in France so everything coming from there can be seriously delayed.
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    Holocaust postcard

    Recently I added this postcard to my collection, ghetto - and concentration camp mail isn't really that rare but because it is censored the texts on these letters and cards are usually not very...
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    Personally I have the feeling these objects don't...

    Personally I have the feeling these objects don't belong together, the driving license is for an elderly soldier that served in a baker company, the draft notice is for a different man born in 1896....
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    Fighter pilot grouping BoB

    For the 75th anniversary of the battle of the bulge I thought it was a good idea to show this small grouping I recently acquired.



    Karl Hagemann (°1925) who as a teenager had flown gliders...
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    In Nazi-Germany there wasn't much of a future for...

    In Nazi-Germany there wasn't much of a future for him.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_homosexuals_in_Nazi_Germany
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    Panzergrenadier Soldbuch (3 Pz Gr Div)

    Today I want to show you guys one of the better Panzergrenadier Soldbucher in my collection.
    Willi Leibrock was called up in November 1943, he was already 36 years old, despite his age he had to...
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    The skull and bones is an insignia that has been...

    The skull and bones is an insignia that has been used by the Prussian army for centuries, the most well known are the cavalry busbies with the big skull on the front of the death head hussars.
    A...
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    If a SS ring is your thing (hey that rhymes...

    If a SS ring is your thing (hey that rhymes :laugh:), I think you have two options and that is buying one that comes with solid provenance, which will be very difficult or buying a Soldbuch or award...
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    It is a fake, produced for the neo-nazi market....

    It is a fake, produced for the neo-nazi market.
    Just do a google search and you'll find websites that sell this rubish together with nylon swastika flags, fake daggers,...etc.
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    Thanks Dave! A good example why decent history...

    Thanks Dave!

    A good example why decent history education is important.
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    Thanks, I too see it as an honour that one of the...

    Thanks, I too see it as an honour that one of the items of my collection is on public display in such a setting and I also see it as good publicity for our hobby, we get bad press enough as it is.
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    Thanks. Their was indeed a lot of...

    Thanks.

    Their was indeed a lot of improvisation, Zyklon B for example was a popular product used for desinfection of clothing and buildings for example and that is why it found its way to the...
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    In my collection I have another piece that is...

    In my collection I have another piece that is connected with the Auschwitz crematorium/gas chambers: the "Lagerausweis" of Walter Urbanczyk.
    Before he was transferred to the Auschwitz...
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    This crematorium was originally designed in...

    This crematorium was originally designed in October 1941 by the "Zentral Bauleitung der Waffen SS und Polizei Auschwitz O/S" which was led by SS Sturmbannführer Karl Bischoff.
    Initially the Birkenau...
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