German war photographers

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Post by John Toner » 29 Jul 2004 13:06


Which Müller is this?

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Post by Alexander Zöller » 29 Jul 2004 13:29

Most probably:

Müller, Rudolf

* 11/21/20
+ 10/21/43
KC 6/19/42 entry


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Post by antwerpx » 29 Jul 2004 14:11

Alexander Zöller wrote:Most probably:

Müller, Rudolf

* 11/21/20
+ 10/21/43
KC 6/19/42

Jup, it's him :)

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Re: German war photographers

Post by saint-ex » 13 Sep 2004 22:01

Hi Christian

I have been researching on Kriegsberichters a lot . . but I never found a list . . .it is rather complex as most SS-Kriegsberichters were attached to a divisional platoon, later company to each Waffen-SS Division. The Heeres PK was structured in Companies which were attached to each army, as well t
platoons to Heeresgruppen etc. I started a list of Heeres and SS-Kriegsberichter that contains at least 300 names.
They distinguished in word, photo, film and drawing-Berichters. They did not necessarily belong to one special company or platoon over the whole war. In later war periodPK units were diminished. If a name is known and the date a conclusion to which company he served in might be possible . . i.g. those Kriegsberichters of PK699
served in Africa . . .after retreat they were then found in Italy . . .

Hope I could help you a little


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Post by Dan H » 13 Sep 2004 23:31

I've got a 'little' list going as well... here

This does not include just PK photographers but press photographers who photographed the war. I'm still a relative newcomer to the whole PK scene, so if I've majorly goofed somewhere - please do tell me!


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Post by webmastersignal » 26 Sep 2004 17:04

I just add the PK list of wehrmacht who work for Signal on my web page :
Soon SS PK list and collaborators of Signal

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Post by Renee » 26 Oct 2004 00:33

My Grandfather was a photographer in the Latvia, and German army. Being in the Latvian Army first does anyone know if he would still be listed as a German Photographer? I am also trying to locate some kind of list of names.

Renee :wink:

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Post by -Michael » 21 Nov 2004 21:13

SS-PK Frans van Immerseel, served in the Freiw. Legion Flandern, was a painter too and made lots of well know Propaganda posters in Flanders, before the war he was a party member of the Flemish fashist pary VERDINASO.
SS-PK Renaat Vaes, served in the Freiw. Legion Flandern and in 1944 Angehörige der SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers.

SS-Kriegsberichter Raf van Hulse, he was the Kriegsberichterzugführer of the Freiw. Legion Flandern, later be becomes an SS-Hauptsturmführer and a leader of the Hitlerjugend Flandern.

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war photographer

Post by Redmer » 21 Jan 2005 13:54


I wonder, if there were a photographers as duty service in regiment/platoon etc. ( as a sniper or radio operator ) Not as a PK soldier
If yes , was there anythig written in Soldbuch ? equipment given ? what kind of equipment
Or only private use .

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Post by Duncan » 21 Jan 2005 23:12

A mall contribution but a long haul way of identifying PK's. At a quick glance through a couple of books - identifies the following:

Die Wehrmacht (1940 Oberkommando der Wehrmacht) lists:
E Erdmann
Erwin Pohl

An Der Mittleren Ostfront (General Kommando XIII Armeekorps - 1942) lists:

Aufklarende Artillerie (Froben 1972) lists:
Heinz Raebiger

Not to forget Gunther Heysing

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Post by knieptang » 25 Feb 2005 19:10

Another name is Walter Selle.

In January 2002 I was intoduced to Herr Selle by his daughter, Herr Selle served as a PK cameraman in the Reichsluftwaffe, filming material mostly for the Wochenschau, with 16mm Arriflex cameras.

Herr Selle was also an expert for stereoscopy:
Link: ... _sell.html

In January 2002 Herr Selle lived in the area of Oldenburg in Northern Germany, aged 81(?) years, his health situation was not very good, related to his age, but he was still very interested for photographic themes, especially for digital cameras.

He could talk for hours, telling about his experiences and showing us old photos of his time in the Luftwaffe, to sorry, I have lost the contact to Herr Selle, but I will try to contact his daughter, living in the area of Bremen nowadays.

StadtBibliothek Köln / Stereo-Sammlung Selle:

Regards Michael

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Post by knieptang » 01 Mar 2005 22:44

A Photograph, SS-Cameraman, a very good shot, surely one of the best...

This photo is well known, stolen from here to there, I do not remember, were I found it, a good shot:

Regards Michael
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Post by Valtoro » 28 Mar 2005 22:51

A picture from the Reichskommissariat im Norwegen Bildarchiv which shows a exhibition about the experiences of PK-berichters (Oslo, 1944). It was called "PK - Kämpfer und Künder"

Image ... chkom.html
(In norwegian, but good quality pictures)


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Post by knieptang » 09 Apr 2005 02:39

Valtoro, impressive pictures, in very high quality, thank you!

To sorry, the translation to english language is out of order...

Thank YOU again!

Regards Michael

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