Documents and Signatures

 
WW2 German Silver Wound Badge Document Intanterie Regiment 4 Demjansk Pocket Bialystok 1943

WW2 Silver Wound Badge document for  Gefreiter Michael Gross, 2 Company Infanterie Regiment 4. Was awarded for one wound received 21 March 1943, in the East. The award was made, 20 March 1943, in a hospital in Bialystok.  It has the ink stamp of the Bialystok hospital and the signature of the chief doctor.

Infanterie Regiment 4 was a part of  32 Infanterie Division.  At the time of his wound, they took heavy losses in the northern sector of the East Front, specifically the southeast part of the Demjansk Pocket.

Only a center fold.

$85

WW2 German Danish Police Office Prisoner Buchenwald 1944
WW2 German Danish Police Office Prisoner Buchenwald 1944
WW2 German Danish Police Office Prisoner Buchenwald 1944
WW2 German Danish Police Office Prisoner Buchenwald 1944
WW2 German Danish Police Office Prisoner Buchenwald 1944 Defied Occupiers
WW2 German Danish Police Office Prisoner Buchenwald 1944 Defied Occupiers

Two letter set from Carla Nielson in Copenhagen, Denmark, to her husband, Erik Gunnar Nielsen (Danish Police) an inmate in Buchenwald Concentration Camp.  During the occupation of Denmerk, Dr. Werner Best demanded the assistance of Danish Police, 12 May 1944. The head of Danish Civil Service declined on 6 June 1944.  On 19 September 1944, the German Army arrested  1960 (of 10,000) Danish Police and sent them to Neuengamme and Buchenwald. Erik Gunnar Nielsen was sent 21 September 1944,to Neuengamme, and on 29 September 1944, transferred them to Buchenwald.  It is recorded  that the Danish Police were transferred to Buchenwald in 2 groups; 29 September and 5 October.  The Danish Government pressured the German and on 16 December, a group of 1604 Danish policemen were transferred from Buchenwald to Mühlberg POW Camp, where conditions were not so harsh.  In Buchenwald’s records, it shows that Erik Gunnar Nielsen was released from the concentration camp system (thus among the Danish police prisoners) sent to the POW Camp at Mühlenberg.

Each of the letters is 4 handwritten pages.  The envelopes have multiple censor stamps.  Stamps have been peeled away looking for secret messages beneath.


Also included with the letters is my correspondence with Buchenwald and the photocopies they supplied of his name on the prison rolls from the time.  The also included their archival writings of the story of the Danish police officers sent there.


An ultra rare set of a police officer doing the right thing in defying the Nazi occupiers.

$100