Stahlhelm - Bund der Frontsoldaten

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Stahlhelm - Bund der Frontsoldaten

Post by Hans1906 » 04 May 2022 12:56

The attached photo was taken by my great grandfather Heinrich-Christian in the city of Oldenburg in the 1920s. (Undated)

The picture shows a gathering of the "Stahlhelm", the former "Gau Oldenburg Ostfriesland".
Recorded on the Schlossplatz in Oldenburg.

The great-grandfather was a professional photographer, and published his photos through his own publishing company.

I posted the photo many years ago in the German "Forum der Wehrmacht", I own the paper print and the negative.

The photo can also be found on the Internet, illegally copied and posted elsewhere.
My scan back then wasn't very good, I would do this much more detailed today.


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Re: Stahlhelm - Bund der Frontsoldaten

Post by Hans1906 » 04 May 2022 13:06

Here another photo, and my question: (Photo from the internet, NOT from my great grandfather).

Who was the high decorated "Stahlhelm" officer in the front, I am not able to recognize the man ?
Photo is also undated, location unknown also, for sure nothern Germany by the building in the background.

Thank you for a note.


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Re: Stahlhelm - Bund der Frontsoldaten

Post by Hans1906 » 04 May 2022 17:09

The great-grandfather was "straight German", very conservative, also a World War One veteran.

But my grandfather's father didn't like his son's National Socialist career in the labor services.
The man hated the Nazis, and father and son were very upset about it.

A free spirit with three professions. a wood turner, a photographer, a bookseller and a publisher.

A bond with his homeland man, love for simple people, craftsmanship, the beauty of nature, that was his passion.

My grandma never said a bad word about her father-in-law, the man must have been an impressive personality.
Heinrich-Christian passed away in the year 1947, unfortunately I didn't see the great-grandfather.


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