What happened to Soldbuch's aquired by US from German POW's?

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satellite_chris
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What happened to Soldbuch's aquired by US from German POW's?

Post by satellite_chris » 25 Apr 2003 15:54

Does anyone know what the official policy was regarding items aquired from German POW's, namely Soldbuchs?

I suspect that many of the US Soldiers assigned to the camps smuggled them out and that is how most made it to the market.

I am interested in obtaining Soldbuchs for a few relatives.

Thanks,

Chris

Geheime Feldpolizei
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Soldbuchs

Post by Geheime Feldpolizei » 26 Apr 2003 01:52

Unless your relatives still possess them, the likelihood that you will find your relatives' Soldbuecher is remote. German POWs were processed out of Allied internment camps and retained their Soldbuecher -- in many instances the only means of identification that many of them possessed.

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Post by satellite_chris » 28 Apr 2003 04:42

I just asked my grandfather again yesterday to verify, and he said his was absolutly taken away and not returned upon release from the POW camp.

That's why I thought there would be a remote chance to aquire it.

I wish there was a website to track atifacts that people posesse and who they origianly belong to! That would help in finding family artifacts.

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