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MKroeseW19240508-170829-06.pdf
A memoir about Frederik Kroese's wartime activities. There is a brief biography followed by a portrait of Frederik.

Included are photographs of a number of items: his fake ID card, a permit allowing him to use a bicycle, an official numbered…

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A card with text and an insert that is pulled down to reveal more text -
VOLUNTEERS FORWARD FOR THE U-BOAT SERVICE
(text visible at first)

We journey against England.

PULL

(text visible after pulling tab)

SHORT SERVICE

We journey…

SCavalierRG1264567v10012.pdf
Propaganda leaflet aimed at German-speaking population.
This document mimics recruitment material seeking volunteers for the U-Boat service. It is in interactive form and shows a seaman dropping into a watery grave. It quotes the average life…

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Five french and German money coupons and notes. 1. French 2 Franc note with caption 'change from money spent in local shop in Juvincourt on 19/5/45'. 2. German 1 Reichpfennig coupon. On the reverse 'Money issued to prisoners of war in Germany to…

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Noted not to be produced in public; a list of phrases in German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

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SCavalierRG1264567v10013-0001.jpg
Propaganda leaflet aimed at the German-speaking population.
On one side, this leaflet repeats promises from Nazi leaders about Germany's clear air superiority. On the reverse are quotations from Allied leaders about the justice that Germans can…

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Prisoner of war document providing personal details, description and two photographs and fingerprint of Geoffrey North. On the reverse location as 'Kgf. Lager de Lw 3'

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Front and rear of 1929 reichsmark, serial M27937609 with image of Albrecht Thaer on front right side. Two 1935 100 reichsmark notes, serial C6872523 and A2769619 with image of Justus von Liebig on front right side.

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Label at top 'German List Military Personnel'. Two individual pages show number, surname, first name, place of residence, date of birth, rank and next of kin of list German military personnel, third page is blank.

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Front with photographs of Mussolini, General Bergonzoli, Graf Galeazzo Ciano and Oberburgermeister Fiorello La Guardia. On the reverse left a map showing Italian positions in Mediterranean and article. On the right a headline (in German) 'The…

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Front and rear of three one Rentenmark banknotes serials B52415467, D02660473 and B54165970 and front and rear of 2 Rentenmark note serial J07416142.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Helga and Harold Wynne. Harold is in uniform. Handwritten on the image is 'Helga Harold 20/3/48' On the reverse 'To Mother With love Helga Harold' and in another hand: 'das ist in Deutschland pfotogarfiert in März…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at German speaking population.
Page 1 gives some of Hitler's casualty statistics for the Eastern Front and invites Germans to see through the fraud.
Page 2 is an excerpt from the New Year 1941 edition of a Munich newspaper…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at the German population.
Page 1 shows Hitler standing amongst scores of dead German soldiers but smilingly looking forward to Spring on the Eastern Front.
Page 2 is a excerpt from a German Army document describing the 4…

Memoro#10169.mp3
Agnes Stocker (b. 1932) recounts her evacuation from her hometown and the journey to Ueckermünde. Agnes tells how she get separated from her sister, her brother and her cousin (who followed the road to Swinemünde), while she, her mother and her…

Memoro#1031.mp3
Brigitte Terboven (b. 1930) recalls the bombing of Essen and the dropping of an air mine by a British bomber which was trying to evade a German night fighter. The bomb hit the ground about 20 meters from her home which collapsed like a house of…

Memoro#462.mp3
Burckhard Kuck (b. 1925) tells the story of a 63-year-old mirror, a present from his fellow inmates when he was detained in a prisoner of war camp in England. Emphasises how the object reminds him of the lack of mirrors in the camp and of the fact…

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Charly Pfeifer recounts his experiences of the bombing of Betzdorf an der Sieg, a small town not far from the Ruhr. He explains the strategic importance of the city, due to the presence of locomotive works. He recounts taking shelter from the bombs…

Memoro#1546.mp3
Christoph Wagner Brausewetter (b. 1929) recounts the hardships civilians endured inside a shelter, the risks involved and the fact they spent there more time there than at home. Maintains that the worst year was 1943, when aircraft were no longer…

AEssigD180320.mp3
Dieter Essig recollects the 23 February 1945 Pforzheim bombing, which he eyewitnessed at six. Mentions the long hours he spent inside a shelter, describing his wartime years as wasted childhood. Speaks of the 1 April 1944 bombing stressing how he…

Memoro#555.mp3
Erika Gautsch (b. 1928) describes her wartime experience of being inside a shelter and the people she met there: an old sick man with his wife, who was incessantly reciting the rosary, and children clinging to their mothers. Emphasises tension and…

Memoro#14606.mp3
Eva Brossmer (b. 1925) remembers the incessant bombing of Berlin by the Allied and explains how she and her mother fled to Südharz trying to avoid the advancing Russians. Explains how German broadcasts did not mention their advance and how she heard…

Memoro#15219.mp3
Günter Lucks (b. 1925) describes how he was forced to join the Hitler Youth in 1939, an event that caused a great deal of disturbance in a family of strong communist background. When his parents moved out because of his father’s job as aircraft…

MemoroDE#14947.mp3
Gerda Gentner (b. 1934) recalls the first bombing of Dresden on 7 October 1944. Gerda describes how she unsuccessfully tried to persuade a young boy to take shelter with her in the basement and reminisces her feeling when she knew that he had died…

Memoro#2232.mp3
Gerlinde Keller (b. 1939) was evacuated in 1942 from Munich to the Altmühltal, where she lived with her aunt in a purpose-built settlement. Explains how the intensifying bombings had made the city unsafe for children and how they managed to cope…
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