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Death notices and grave symbols

Article about: There is a great thread with many pages about "Post your death notices", to be found in the section photos/papers, which is very interesting. What many do not know it the fact, the

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    There is a great thread with many pages about "Post your death notices",
    to be found in the section photos/papers, which is very interesting.

    What many do not know is the fact, there are regulations for symbols at graves.
    For the interest of the WRF-members here some are shown to begin with. I do
    need the time to scan more of them and so they will be added later.

    First to show a death notice from before the end of the war and one which was
    used in later years after the war (but with a TR photograph). Both notices were
    shown in my book "Aiguilettes of the Third Reich". Further shown a grave with
    a simple cross, as used in volume 5 from "Headgear of Hitler's Germany" in
    the section about wartime NSKK.
    Note the regulations do show some extravagant ones.

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    Even a sample was given for a grave for a Muslim prisoners of war:

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    There is more to come!!
    Last edited by Wilhelm Saris; 07-17-2015 at 02:33 PM.
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    Excellent information as always!

    Thanks Wim!
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    Continuation:

    from the Ministerialblatt des Reichs- und Preussischen Ministeriums des Innern from
    November 10, 1943 for cemetaries.

    From stone:

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    From wood:

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    The ones shown in post 1 were included again.
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    very interesting.

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    Indeed interesting.

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    Excellent documentation of the German attention to detail and uniformity Mr. Saris. I've always been fascinated with these cards.

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    Great information Wim, I have not seen some of those markers before.

    Thanks as always for your detailed information and shared knowledge.

    Hummel
    "Currently looking for period items relating to the German city of Amberg."

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    A learning experience sir. Thank You.

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    Quote by Hummel View Post
    Thanks as always for your detailed information and shared knowledge. Hummel
    That's why this is one of the best forums. But I am not the only one. There are quite some more here
    with a lot of knowledge.

    The shown material was in a draw for many years. It was - for me anyway - not enough for writing
    an article for the Military Advisor or so. I hope by showing it here, it gives others also a bit of new
    knowledge!
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    Many thanks Wim , another education for us all !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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