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Article about: Hello everyone, I've had a photo album belonging to a musician in Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 and have been trying to find out the name of this soldier with little avail. If a

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    Hello everyone,

    I've had a photo album belonging to a musician in Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 and have been trying to find out the name of this soldier with little avail. If anyone could translate this postcard reverse for me I would be eternally grateful.

    -Justin

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    Justin: The post card was sent by Jäger Oertzen who was stationed at Goslar in the Rammelsberg Barracks. He was a member of Ersatz batallion 10, 4th Company. The card was sent to Gefreiter Beruh. (abbreviation?) Garbers at what looks like Domerschnee bei Oldenburg. Gefreiter Garbers was in Reserve Regiment 79, Ersatz Batallion 1. Domerschnee is a new one for me, but it sure looks like that is the spelling. There is a Domersheim bei Oldenburg which makes more sense to me, but the way it is written on the card, it looks like Domerschnee to me. I hope this is useful to you. Dwight

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    it's "Donnerschnee bei Oldenberg"

    the German "n" sometimes looks like "m" when you get a couple going together.

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    The first name of the recipient is Bernhard, here abbreviated as "Bernh.".

    The location is Donnerschwee near Oldenburg. Back then, a village forming part of the municipality of Ohmstede, it was incorporated into the city of Oldenburg in 1933. See: Donnerschwee

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    Ah thank you HPL2008!

    DonnerschWee!

    I need to finish my coffee and slow down this morning.

    I think there are barracks there?

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    Quote by tempelhof View Post
    I think there are barracks there?
    Yep, that's right. Want to buy them?
    Konversion Oldenburg - Donnerschwee-Kaserne

    Some historical images:
    Historic.de - Militärgeschichte - Bremen und Umland 1933-1945

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    wow!

    perhaps. but that's going to take my "collection" to a whole new level.

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    HPL2008: Once again you have come through with exactly the right information. To be honest, following you around on this forum is a valuable learning experience. Well done and thanks for the corrections. Dwight

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    One can learn MUCH from HPL2008. I know I do.

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