Discussions on all (non-biographical) aspects of the Freikorps, Reichswehr, Austrian Bundesheer, Heer, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Fallschirmjäger and the other Luftwaffe ground forces. Hosted by Christoph Awender.
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Could you please tell me where I can read about the keeping of diaries by ordinary soldiers and officers in the Wehrmacht? In the Soviet army, personal records were discouraged by soldiers. Were there any restrictions in the Wehrmacht? What about the censorship? Maybe there are some articles on this topic?
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I know a few Wehrmacht soldiers who kept diaries, and a few who wrote detailed letters home. As far as I know, it seems they were allowed to do this, and the letters home I have seen were not censured, like American soldiers' letters were censured. What's also interesting is that many of them had cameras, and so took a lot of pictures.
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Most of the published memoirs of German soldiers concern the Eastern Front.
Memories of 1939/1941 are very rare.