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German Document Collection

Discussion in 'Photographs and Documents' started by Jba45ww2, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Jba45ww2

    Jba45ww2 Active Member Patron  

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    Years back I was able to purchase a collection of documents that were being collected by a gentlemen from Germany. After he passed away his estate was put up for auction and I was able to get a binder full of documents. I never had the time to really dive into the binder. Each sleeve holds multiple documents that I assume are all related. Some of the documents are recognizable while others are a mystery to me. Below is just a sample before opening each sleeve. My German is pretty weak so hoping for some help. Always interested in your feedback
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Wow! An impressive collection (I keep repeating myself). I don't speak or read German, but I'm sure someone will be along to help you. It looks like the binder is chock full of good stuff. Keep us apprised as you go through it.
     
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    Jba45ww2 Active Member Patron  

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    I am pretty excited to see what it contains. I always had it set as one of those first things I was going to do once I retired. I am going to start to scan the documents and see what I find. I figured that there are plenty of users who will have the expertise to help out with translations and explanations of some of the lesser known ones. Thanks!
     
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    So I just started breaking down the first sleeve and found the below document. I guess it really was the starting point----
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    forum.axishistory.com is a possible source of help.

    Let us know what you learn, please.
     
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    Nice pile. Shame there was no Mothers Cross to go with the document. Rich A. in Pa.
     

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