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|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:00 pm|
| just bought this foto lot of an waffen ss soldier named Georg Kraus. he was originary from Blaj.
he first served in Romanian Army, then he volunteer for ss. pictures show him in Romania(Buzau, Tecucel),France, Russia(Odessa and villages).
enjoy the fotos
georg kraus before the war
in Tecucel...funny the back writting. "meine masina...."
times were changing...Husi 1941
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:11 pm|
| more pictures....
to the front...
CFR at work
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:12 pm|
| in Odessa
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:22 pm|
| autumn 1942....he enrolls to Waffen SS. he is sent to "SS Pionierschulle Pikowitz" Sudettenland
these fotos i manage to scan them....
unfortunatelly one is in bad shape. it georg in the picture ...sent to his mutter.
this is a double...only one is marked on the back
"zum erinerung am meine kameraden aus Kronstadt und Hermanstadt"(Brasov&Sibiu)
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:27 pm|
opel blitz, man diesel...etc
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:32 pm|
| transfer to who knows where....
la gratar .....barbeque
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:37 pm|
| VIVE LA FRANCE!
after hangover... a little walk
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:44 pm|
Oliver(Bran) from "Oliver and Laurel"(Stan si Bran) in the SS
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:50 pm|
| written on the back...."memory of my birthday -a house in France"
his cousin(wehrmacht feldwebel i think) is writing to Georg
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 27, 2010 08:56 pm|
| my favorite picture!!!!
"thinking of ...mami si father"
this is the lot----64 personal pictures of G. Kraus. i think he lived after the war and died in Medias. not sure.
|Posted by: dead-cat April 28, 2010 04:45 am|
|his ortography however, was atrocious.|
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 28, 2010 05:21 am|
yeap! i have other fotos from wehrmacht soldiers.....same problem
|Posted by: Ferdinand April 28, 2010 06:11 am|
|Posted by: ionionescu April 28, 2010 03:45 pm|
|Thanks for sharing!
All the best!
|Posted by: Hadrian April 28, 2010 05:10 pm|
Transylvanian saxon (Siebenburger sachsisch) is more archaic and quite different from standard literary german (Hochdeutsch). It is very similar with Luxemburgisch.
|Posted by: 21 inf April 28, 2010 05:40 pm|
|Interesting story, in images. Thanks for sharing!|
|Posted by: dead-cat April 29, 2010 03:59 am|
| "Schwartzmeer" for example, coupled with "diese Pfoto(?)" or "mier", "Schpringbrunnen" and several other.
that's not Luxemburgisch, that's just bad bad ortography.
|Posted by: Dénes April 29, 2010 04:33 am|
| Perhaps he couldn't attend a German language school and his ortography was "by ear". I've seen similar writing style of Hungarians who could not attend Hungarian school.
|Posted by: dead-cat April 29, 2010 06:00 am|
| that is most likely. i've seen diaries of regular soldier, including my uncle's letters from the front, with decent ortography. and they were hardly intellectuals.
while most writings of this type have some errors here and there, sometimes, like in this case, the mistakes are striking.
|Posted by: Hadrian April 29, 2010 04:22 pm|
|My mother was also a transylvanian saxon and I have sometimes the same issues with ortography and gramatic. I learned german at home, I speak german almost daily, but write and read much less often, because everything is written in romanian. When I write in german, I stop and think quite often. That is probably the case also with the man. He just wrote how it sounded to him.|
|Posted by: Cantemir May 05, 2010 11:52 am|
|These photos are amazing. I think they could be the centrepiece of an interesting book. I am a member of a working group that is trying to form an Anglo-Romanian friendship society in Great Britain. If we are able to form a society it is possible that it would have the resources to publish such a book.|
|Posted by: Agarici May 09, 2010 05:23 pm|
An Anglo-Romanian friendship society publishing a book about a Romanian Saxon who volunteered for the SS (?)... book with information based on what?