Name on the back of a photo?

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Dimitrii
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Name on the back of a photo?

Post by Dimitrii » 18 Apr 2022 14:35

Could this be Oberfeldwebel Esner? Esser?
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Re: Name on the back of a photo?

Post by Hans1906 » 19 Apr 2022 13:33

Dimitrii,

what I was able to read is: "Ofw. Exner" (Oberfeldwebel Exner)

Oberfeldwebel https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberfeldwebel

Nachname Exner / Surname Exner https://www.google.com/search?client=op ... 8&oe=UTF-8


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Re: Name on the back of a photo?

Post by LAstry » 20 Apr 2022 12:46

What is it about WWII german handwriting that makes it so hard to read? :lol: :roll: :milwink:

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Re: Name on the back of a photo?

Post by Hans1906 » 21 Apr 2022 09:24

Hi LAstry,

the short inscription on the back of the photo was written in the then still common "Sütterlinschrift".
Growing up in the late 1950s, we children were not teached "Sütterlin" anymore.

Sütterlinschrift: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sütterlinschrift

"Wir lernen die Sütterlin - Schrift": http://www.suetterlinschrift.de/Lese/Sutterlin0.htm
(Btw, a very nice website for a first start, G/E/F...)

Happy learning..! :milwink:


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