Musikkorps des Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiments "Großdeutschland"

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Musikkorps des Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiments "Großdeutschland"

Post by Auceps » 02 Dec 2015 22:01

By the way, does anyone have the additional info to the Musikkorps des Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiments "Großdeutschland" led by Stabsmusikmeister Walter Dreis(s?)ig? This band had a concert trip in Wartheland in 1943 and also had a concert in Berlin in 1944.

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Post by Auceps » 17 Nov 2016 23:04

Possibly a photo of Dreißig's band in Cottbus, from https://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/ via https://commons.wikimedia.org/
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Kriegsfreiwillliger für die Pz.Gren.Div. "Großdeutschland" Die jungen Rekruten ziehen in langen Reihen in ihre Garnisonstadt ein.

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Einzug von Rekruten der Panzergrenadierdivision "Großdeutschland" unter Banner "Willkommen! Kriegsfreiwillige!". Rechts an Torpfeiler Schild: "II.A.u.E.Btl. PzGrenErsRgt. Großdeutschland".
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 23 Jul 2020 23:01

Auceps wrote:
02 Dec 2015 22:01
... Musikkorps des Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiments "Großdeutschland" led by Stabsmusikmeister Walter Dreis(s?)ig? This band had a concert trip in Wartheland in 1943 and also had a concert in Berlin in 1944.
What are the sources mentioning those concerts / could you post what was precisely written there?

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Re: Musikkorps des Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiments "Großdeutschland"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Aug 2020 08:36

Two short reports on concerts in occupied Poland, one in Lodz (Litzmannstadt) and the other in Wloclawek (Leslau).

The first report mentions a chamber orchestra of the Ersatz-Brigade "Großdeutschland" led by Stabsmusikmeister Dreißig, while the other mentions the band of the Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiment "Großdeutschland" (which belonged to the Ersatz-Brigade), without mentioning a conductor.

It is unclear whether the mentioned brigade chamber orchestra was composed of the regimental bandsmen; if Dreißig (on whom I have no info) was indeed the regimental bandleader, then that was likely the case.

From Litzmannstädter Zeitung, 14.10.1943, p. 4 & p. 5
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