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The EK2 by Eugen Schmidhaussler

Article about: There is a fascinating article in this months B&D Publishings excellent International Medal Collector magazine. In the basement of a war ruined factory buldling of Eugen Schmidhaussler i

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    There is a fascinating article in this months B&D Publishings excellent International Medal Collector magazine.

    In the basement of a war ruined factory buldling of Eugen Schmidhaussler in Pforzheim many EK2's were found.

    The company has the PKZ number 28 ( a known maker of the KVK, all three Wound badges and the Ost Medal)

    A typical EK2 weighs 20gr these crosses weighed 28 gr and were one-piece and unpainted.

    It seems Schmidhaussler wanted to supply and manufacture EK2's or possibly as a subcontractor to a large firm

    Apart from the crude appearance of the beading there is no reason why Dr Doehle would have rejected this cross.

    Let me know if you have any Q's on this and I will refer to the article

    Nick
    Last edited by Woolgar; 01-12-2013 at 10:44 PM.
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    when were they found nick.

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    Harry, it doesnt give a date it just says when they were rebuilding the ruins so I would say shortly after the war

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    thats a bummer,thanks nick.

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    Are there any pictures?

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    Yes Adrian, there are a few pics.I will try and get a shot of them

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    It would be good if you can Nick.

    A cynical person may be lead into thinking a new batch of fake crosses may hit the market very soon all marked '28' based upon this recent new information....

    It's happened before!

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    Good point Adrian! I will try in daylight tomorrow

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Seems very interesting Nick.

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    Thanks Nick,

    Now this is interesting news.
    Looking forward to seeing some images.

    Regards - Danny

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