Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

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Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 20 May 2023 01:11

Could you find any information about Gerhard Barkhorn's mother and where she work at during the Third Reich. The name of her please. Gerhard Barkhorn was the 301 air victory ace.

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Amentem » 24 May 2023 07:39

Gerhard Barkhorn was a highly decorated German fighter ace during World War II, known for his combat achievements as part of the Luftwaffe. However, details about his personal family history and the occupations of his parents are not readily available in the public domain or commonly discussed in historical accounts. While researching historical figures, particularly during sensitive periods like the Third Reich, the availability of specific personal information can vary significantly.

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Helge » 03 Jun 2023 18:53

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
20 May 2023 01:11
Could you find any information about Gerhard Barkhorn's mother and where she work at during the Third Reich. The name of her please. Gerhard Barkhorn was the 301 air victory ace.

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The father's name is Wilhelm Barkhorn
Mother's name is Therese Mertinat
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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 09 Jun 2023 00:07

Gentlemen,thank you for your answers. However,there are no documentary evidence that would support the name of Gerhard Barkhorn's mother Therese Mertinat that is mention in the disk.

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Helge » 09 Jun 2023 11:35

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
09 Jun 2023 00:07
Gentlemen,thank you for your answers. However,there are no documentary evidence that would support the name of Gerhard Barkhorn's mother Therese Mertinat that is mention in the disk.

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Documentary evidence is in the cemetery. You think forging names is allowed? Thee laws are very strict.
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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 13 Jun 2023 03:57

Welcome to the Axis History Forum,Amentem. Well what do think of the information above?

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by CraigM » 13 Jun 2023 04:45

Helge wrote:
09 Jun 2023 11:35
Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
09 Jun 2023 00:07
However,there are no documentary evidence that would support the name of Gerhard Barkhorn's mother Therese Mertinat that is mention in the disk.
Documentary evidence is in the cemetery. You think forging names is allowed? Thee laws are very strict.
I think what Edward might be saying is that the plaque in the cemetery doesn't actually say that Therese Mertinat/Barkhorn is Gerhard's mother, not that names are forged. Perhaps that lady is his aunt or some other relative. I'm sure she is his mother - it's just that the plaque doesn't confirm this, that's all. The records in the office might confirm this.

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 15 Jun 2023 05:53

Records of Gerhard Barkhorn's named mother are still unavailable.

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Hohlladung » 15 Jun 2023 17:53

Gentleman,

I don´t quite understand the confusion about his mother´s name.

In the English version of wikipedia, which is far more detailed than the German version, you find following passage:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Barkhorn

Barkhorn was born on 20 March 1919 in Königsberg in the Free State of Prussia of the Weimar Republic. Today it is Kaliningrad in Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. He was the third of four children of Stadtbauoberinspektor Tiefbautechniker im Straßenbau (inspector for road construction) Wilhelm and his wife Therese. Barkhorn had two brothers, Helmut and Dieter, and a sister Meta.

So I have no doubt that Helge´s picture #3, dating 03.June of the gravestone, stating Therese Barkhorn, geb. Mertinat is his mother.

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 18 Jun 2023 22:23

Gentlemen,

Thank you for your answers.

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Re: Gerhard Barkhorn's Mom

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 20 Jul 2023 05:07

I don't trust the information that is given out of wikipedia.

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