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Veterans

Post by dricha » 23 Feb 2003 06:31

Would there be any chance of finding out if there are any veterans of the Third reich who are members of the forum that we could post questions directly too? I realise this might be difficult But it would be interesting to ask the people who were there some questions.

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Post by Kurt » 23 Feb 2003 16:10

I dont know if this helps, but I have already visid a veteran of the LSSAH in Austria and normally I gone see him back this year!
All the best, Kurt
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Post by Marcus » 24 Feb 2003 20:49

Haen is a Waffen-SS veteran, but I've not heard from him in a while.

/Marcus

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Post by Brig » 25 Feb 2003 03:45

Marcus, do you refer to Hannes Göhler?

If so, he passed away on Feb 21, according to a post at Feldgrau:

http://www.feldgrau.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2287

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Re: Veterans

Post by Brig » 25 Feb 2003 03:52

dricha wrote:Would there be any chance of finding out if there are any veterans of the Third reich who are members of the forum that we could post questions directly too? I realise this might be difficult But it would be interesting to ask the people who were there some questions.
I believe there are a few vets that lufk (or at least used to) at feldgrau.net

I have been fortunate enough to talk with 2 Heer and 3 SS veterans in my time. The SS vets (2 Grossdeutschland, 1 Das Reich) are very secretive, naturally

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Post by Reader3000 » 25 Feb 2003 14:36

The SS vets (2 Grossdeutschland, 1 Das Reich) are very secretive, naturally
Brig: Großdeutschland was no SS unit.

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Post by Brig » 25 Feb 2003 21:13

I know it was a division, I've heard it in countless interviews, books, etc). All I remember was a Das Reich and I believe Grossdeutschland...or is there a similar word? I know they were SS, saw their photos, but can't remember the unit anymore, grr :x

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Post by Daniel L » 25 Feb 2003 21:44

Brig, as Panzerass says, Grossdeutschland wasn't a Waffen SS formation but a Heer unit.

http://www.skalman.nu/third-reich/ss-divisioner.htm

http://www.skalman.nu/third-reich/heer-panzergr-div.htm

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Post by CHRISCHA » 25 Feb 2003 22:27

Brig, perhaps you're thinking of 'Deutschland', a regiment of the SS 'Das Reich' Division.

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