What is a Weirautherbunker?

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What is a Weirautherbunker?

Post by mrwolfe1988 » 21 Jan 2020 22:42

Hello friends,

I was hoping that someone here could help me again as you all have a great knowledge of all things WW2. During the translation of my great grandfather's memoirs I came across the term "Weirautherbunker" and I haven't the faintest notion of what this is.

I would of course presume some kind of bunker though I guess this would be a specific kind of bunker, in the same way that a "Finnenzelt" is a specific kind of tent (which I have found and translated as "Sami tent"). I cannot however, find any hint of a "Weirautherbunker" and it may well be the case that this is a misspelling of another term which I am not familiar with.

The full text is below for context:

Nellimö: Von hier aus wurden wir also mit den Balken und Brettern versorgt mit denen wir uns an der Liza die Bunker so gut es ging wohnlich und begrenzt sicher machten. Hier entstanden auch die Finnenzelte und Weirautherbunker in denen wir zusammen mit Scharen von Läusen die langen, dunklen und kalten Winter und die kurzen heißen Sommer verbrachten und in denen wir uns trotz aller Beengtheit nach Stunden in eisigem Schneesturm so warm und geborgen fühlten

Any help is much appreciated!

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Re: What is a Weirautherbunker?

Post by Hohlladung » 24 Jan 2020 14:13

Hi,
Never heard of this term. I suppose a misspelling. Can you post the original page to crosscheck?

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Re: What is a Weirautherbunker?

Post by history1 » 03 Feb 2020 20:11

Hi,

I support Armin´s view.
The only things which sound similar, IMO, is "Weihrauch = Frankincense" or the possibility of a bunker names after the builder/engineer with name "Weirather". Who migh thave been only a fellow soldier.

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Re: What is a Weirautherbunker?

Post by mrwolfe1988 » 03 Feb 2020 21:55

many thanks for your contributions guys!

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