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Das ist SA

Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Apr 2021 11:15

Ivan Ž. wrote:
25 Jan 2006 20:39
1940

Das ist SA [Marsch und Lied]
Composer: Herms Niel
Lyricist: Joseph Lang
Publisher: Musikverlag Wilke & Co., Berlin-Wilmersdorf, 1940
Opening Line: Es ruft unsre Trommel, es dröhnt unser Tritt
The lyrics to this rare wartime SA song:

Der oberschlesische Wanderer 1941-02-28 S-3.jpg
Source: Der oberschlesische Wanderer, 28.02.1941, p. 3
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Post by Auceps » 29 May 2021 23:50

I'm sorry, if somebody has posted these photos already... but I assume that's also Niel with his band?

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https://beeldbankwo2.nl/nl/beelden/deta ... b49d855251
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https://beeldbankwo2.nl/nl/beelden/deta ... 8a5e21044c

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 30 May 2021 09:26

Not posted, but the concert itself was mentioned on page 10 (Heerlen, Royal Theatre, 27 April 1942). A nice find - thanks for sharing!

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Post by Auceps » 30 May 2021 19:51

Thank you for the information and you're welcome!

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"Erika" - any detailed information about the song?

Post by D-General » 09 Jul 2021 04:28

Hello, I am looking on doing an educational video on the song "Erika"

I understand that it was written by Herms Niel in the 1930s, but I would like to ask whether anyone knows about any more detailed information on the song, like what inspired Herms Niel to create it, perhaps the exact date when it was created, and other such fine details. Thank you very much, and once again, have a nice day to you all
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Re: "Erika" - any detailed information about the song?

Post by GregSingh » 09 Jul 2021 04:42

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Re: "Erika" - any detailed information about the song?

Post by Ivan Ž. » 09 Jul 2021 08:03

See also the post about the modern distortion of "Erika" viewtopic.php?f=81&t=94321&start=210#p2214333

For additional info on the song, search the same topic (just type "Erika").

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Re: "Erika" - any detailed information about the song?

Post by TrommlerBO » 15 Jul 2021 07:14

Hello D-General,

Please also take a look at my post viewtopic.php?f=81&t=94321&start=285#p2304095 This article says something about the genesis of the song. However, there is nothing more to add to Ivan's remarks.

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Wir fahren gegen Engelland!

Post by Ivan Ž. » 30 Aug 2021 15:09

A naval photo booklet named after Niel's (at the time new) hit composition "Wir fahren gegen Engelland" (Matrosenlied), including a brief text on the origin of his previous hit, "Erika", and the new song's lyrics.

Wir fahren gegen Engelland S-1.jpg
Wir fahren gegen Engelland S-44.jpg
Source: https://www.aboutww2militaria.com/wir-f ... oklet.html

Note: a complete version of the photo used in the article can be found here viewtopic.php?f=81&t=94321&start=285#p2304097
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Herms Niel - denazification

Post by GregSingh » 10 Sep 2021 10:53

Associated Press reports from Germany:
June 17th, 1949
The well-known Nazi composer Hermann Nielebock, called Herms Niel, was absent on Wednesday (June 15th, 1949) when the denazification committee for cultural workers in Lower Saxony classified him as Group IV "Followers".
July 3rd, 1949
In Hannover, Hermann Nielebock, known under the name Herms Niel as the composer of the military marches of the Third Reich and the song “Wir fahren gegen Engelland", was by the denazification court categorized as "non-guilty sympathizer" and was sentenced only to litigation costs amounting to 1,000 marks. Nielebock, who is now a farm worker was unable to take part in the proceedings, because he didn't have the money to travel .
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Re: Herms Niel - denazification

Post by Linkagain » 10 Sep 2021 13:12

What NSDAP orgazizations was he apart of?
His vital dates?

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Re: Herms Niel - denazification

Post by Ivan Ž. » 10 Sep 2021 13:31

Hello, Greg

Niel's denazification was mentioned on the previous page viewtopic.php?f=81&t=94321&start=285#p2297779

Hello, Linkagain

Niel was the main bandleader of the Reich Labour Service. Read more on him here viewtopic.php?f=81&t=94321#p839897

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