Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
WWII – German Army Soldier – archive of postcards, letters and other ephemera written to and from a Soldier in the German Army working possibly as a cook at Vereinigte Textilwerke K. H. Barthel (stamped on several envelopes), Gabersdorf forced labour camp. There could be something very significant written in these letters that could shed some light on events happening at the time. Also includes some death notices, which usually contain a photo of the deceased in their uniform along with their rank, medals (if any), unit and date and location of death, often distributed to family and friends of the deceased. Also a Kennkarte which was the basic identity document in use during the Third Reich era, first introduced in July 1938. They were normally obtained through a police precinct and had the corresponding issuing office and official’s stamps on them. Every German citizen was issued one and was expected to produce it when confronted by officials. After World War II began, Germany began issuing Kennkarten to citizens of conquered countries.