Marijallcher???

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Timo
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Marijallcher???

Post by Timo » 16 Dec 2002 13:12

In a letter a German veteran referred to soldiers from Ostpreußen as Marijallcher, can somebody explain the meaning of this word? Google did not recognize the word.

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Marjellchen

Post by Lobscouse » 17 Dec 2002 07:04

Timo.

I believe the writer meant Marjellchen, Ostpreussenplat word for young maidens or girls.

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Post by Timo » 17 Dec 2002 13:42

Thanks Lobscouse, so I understand it means green soldiers in this context and it quite probabely refers to the East Prusian Waffen-SS training facilities

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Timo

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Post by Dan » 17 Dec 2002 15:05

Good job, Lobscouse, you should try out for one of those trivia game shows :D

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Marjellchen

Post by Lobscouse » 17 Dec 2002 17:49

Timo.
My pleasure. I find it funny, that this word be used in connection with SS men. Sounds to me like an Heer joke.
BTW, where was the SS school located?

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Trivia

Post by Lobscouse » 17 Dec 2002 17:56

Dan.
I was just lucky enough to marry a marjellchen.

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