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Heimatschuss wrote:just wanted to point out the 'Ardeal' is the Romanian name of Transsylvania/Siebenbürgen. I suppose 'Ardeleanu' means something like 'man from Transsylvania'. It would be nice if some Romanian speaker could confirm this idea.
Heimatschuss wrote:Hard to say why your grandfather romanicized his family name. There's a variety of reasons possible depending on at what time he did so.
bomo wrote:i did read somewhere yuor question about lists of students in Sonthofen. Did you find them? I am also searcheing to know when my uncle was there. Bomo, Holland
Larry D. wrote:A small contribution at best: a typical Abwehrstelle (military intelligence station) had an Abwehr I (intelligence gathering) section, an Abwehr II (special ops) representative, and an Abwehr III (counterintelligence) section. Most of the personnel were older World War I veterans and soldiers from front units who had been wounded and disabled. I have been through many of the surviving Abwehr records and I do not recall seeing any station sets, i.e., war journals and papers bundled together from a particular station and thus easily retrievable. That's the bad news.
The good news is that the British and the Americans made a sustained effort to interrogate each and every Abwehr officer that fell into their hands during and after the war. There are many hundreds of these reports, some of which go on and on for up to 70 pages. Copies of these interrogation reports can be found at the U.S. National Archives spread across several record groups with RG 319 being one of them. You will find that this collection includes reports on Abwehrstelle Bukarest and a number of others that includes sections about Abwehrstelle Bukarest.
There are also 20-25 postwar books and studies about the Abwehr (German Intelligence) that you will be able to find by doing some sustained Googling.
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