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by Anton
Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Uncle Helmuth
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Thanks Thomas! Is it not an uniform he is wearing at prison camp? Stripped from insignia? I don´t know but it somehow does not look german to me.
by Anton
Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 5213

Thanks all. Just for the legal situation: I live as a registered citizen in Spain since june and was thinking of publishing on Canadian or US servers. International law and the Internet is a mess. But it will be in the interest for the public, and I doubt that the German government will have interes...
by Anton
Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS criminal organizations?
Replies: 191
Views: 34097

Spot on Jock! But as my father told me they turned kids like the luftwaffe helfer into SS, by letting them swear the oath (Vergatterung) and gave them armpatches. And then told them that the allied shot SS-soldiers as they where political soldiers, and thus illegal. But at at least one time in 1945 ...
by Anton
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 5213

As a kid I collected war memoribila and spent at least one trip to Germany every year. I bought a complete collection of Der Adler, the luftwaffe magazine in Hamburg in 1975. It was left in my familly home for many years and as my father died a couple of weeks ago, I have been going through a lot of...
by Anton
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 2944

Wow thanks. I did not even check where Gotenhafen where. That means he was extremely close to home in Danzig. I have been in Danzig many times the past years and of course also in Gdyna. They labele it the three city area with Danzig, Gdyna and Zoppot, as they are in the same vincity. Theese days Gd...
by Anton
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 2944

I have a lot of pics from friends of the family. This one I thought might be interesting as the writing on the back say something. http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pre%2054/wilhfriend.jpeg and on the back http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pre%2054/wilhfriendcap.jpeg It reads: Zum Andenken fro...
by Anton
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Uncle Helmuth
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Thanks. I did a blowup on his medals. Maby they say anything?

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by Anton
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Uncle Helmuth
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Uncle Helmuth

I do not know much about him. But he was very close to the family before and during the war. http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pre%2054/helmuthss.jpeg This picture shows him in uniform. Any ideas what he was? Obviusly he was in the SS, that much I can see on the collar. http://www.travits.se/bild...
by Anton
Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 2944

Thanks Sid, it sure make me feel better, as I am quite ashamed of being so wrongly informed. :oops: Can´t be to angry with my father since he died a couple of weeks ago. My grandfather, I was told, where also drafted in 1918, but did not get to the front before the war ended. Would that have been no...
by Anton
Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 2944

Thanks again for all info. Clearly things have not been right before. As I understand it they did not talk about placements during the war and not so much after the family got together in 1950 either. I had no chance to talk to him as I only where three when he died. Neither did I talk about the war...
by Anton
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 2944

I got a reply from Deutsche Dienstelle, but it is not complete and actually made me a little confused. It says that Willhelm Anton served from 29.04.1941 - 08.05.1945 in Kriegsmarine. That leaves out Narvik, but I know that he even took a trip there in 1956 to see the place again and to honour his f...
by Anton
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Sorry I have not been back here for a while. I have moved down to Malaga, Spain and have been quite bussy. Unfortunately my father died two weeks ago, not from cancer, but from a hart attack. So I am back helping my mother a bit and also scanning more pictures and documents. I am more motivated in w...
by Anton
Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Will the "Bad" Germans ever forgive the Allies
Replies: 136
Views: 18515

I think that one of the big differences between Europe and USA is that of faith. You find that 6% of the english population believe in god, 9% of the swedish and so on. I read that over 60% of the people voting for Bush are believing christians. I do not believe, but I respect other poeples rights t...
by Anton
Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Will the "Bad" Germans ever forgive the Allies
Replies: 136
Views: 18515

Totally agree with your analysis. You even got the joke right. I am by no means anti-american and even if I am critical to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, I am by no mean antisemetic. An opinion shared by most europeans. We do not hate jews or believe they are specially bad. But we are fed with...
by Anton
Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Will the "Bad" Germans ever forgive the Allies
Replies: 136
Views: 18515

You are absolute right that they could not have ignored the antisemite message of NSDAP and no one is thus without guilt. I just mean that being a nazi in prewar Germany was not primeairely driven by a hate against non-kaukasians, as is the case with modern day nazis. It is hard to understand that i...