Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

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Orlov
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Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

Post by Orlov » 28 Sep 2017 20:00

Hello,
Who knows more about Georgian (by father)/ Russian (by mother)/ German (by citizenship) Feldwebel der Falllschirmjäger GIVI KORKIA (EK I. EK II, Verw. Abz.). He fallen on Crete.
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Beso Zaridze
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Re: Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

Post by Beso Zaridze » 12 Jun 2018 12:54

Hello ! What newspaper is this? i am Georgian and interested in

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Re: Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 12 Jun 2018 18:15

Born 11. 6. 1918, killed 20. 5. 41 according to this site. http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/misc_laen ... lock_3.htm

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Re: Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

Post by Beso Zaridze » 13 Jun 2018 12:56

Некролог, опубликованный в одной из русских эмигрантских газет (грузинских газет в это время в Третьем Рейхе не выходило), относительно гибели во время воздушно-десантной операции Вермахта на Крите в мае 1941 г. ("операция Меркурий") сына известного эмигранта Михаила Коркиа - Гиви Коркиа. По данным некролога, Гиви служил фельдфебелем в парашютно-десантном полку Вермахта. Был обладателем железных крестов первого и второго класса, а также знака за ранение, - очень высоких наград в германской армии для начального этапа войны, полученных им, скорее всего, во время воздушно-десантной операции в Норвегии. Отец Гиви, известный эмигрант Михаил Коркиа в 1940-1944 гг. занимал должность начальника грузинского отдела Управления кавказских эмигрантов в Париже. Сделал все, чтобы грузины-эмигранты, включая грузинских евреев, получили от германских властей документы, гарантирующие их безопасное пребывание на французской территории занятой Вермахтом. Документ еще раз доказывает, что для службы в Вермахте, в том числе и в его элитных воздушно-десантных частях, не обязательно было быть чистым немцем. Германского гражданства было более чем достаточно. На фотографии второй справа во втором ряду - Михаил Коркиа.
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Re: Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

Post by George Lepre » 13 Jun 2018 16:30

Hello Beso Zaridze -

Who are the persons in this photograph? When was it taken? Can you please provide a translation of the text? Thank you.

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Re: Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 13 Jun 2018 19:13

Apparently mentioning something about Givi and his father Michael Korkia, head of a Georgian section in some sort of office in Paris 1941-44. I think it's an orbituary - not sure. Lousy translator. :(

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Re: Georgische oder Russische oder Deutsche?

Post by Beso Zaridze » 13 Jun 2018 20:27

George Lepre wrote:Hello Beso Zaridze -

Who are the persons in this photograph? When was it taken? Can you please provide a translation of the text? Thank you.

George
Hello George !
Man in red circle is Givi Korkia. He was Feldwebel in Fallschirmjäger, participated invasion of Norway. Givi was first Georgian who earned second class iron cross. Died on Crete, 20.5.940
Man in blue circle is Mate Kereselidze. He was fighting in Georgian Legion (Tamara I battalion). In September 1942 he parachuted in Georgia.
Man in yellow circle is Shota Gedevanishvili. He was in Bergmann and died in Crimea 1943.
Givi's father Mikheil Korkia (i don't know which is Mikheil in this photo) was head of Caucasian migrants organization, which delpoyed in Paris (1940-44)
There is also Givi's aunt who helped Mikheil to grew up his son.

Sorry i am not good at foreign languages and hope this will help you :welcome:
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