Black Bordered Death? Card Needing Translation Help

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Black Bordered Death? Card Needing Translation Help

Post by sqnldr » 06 May 2020 14:02

Hi,

I recently acquired this card in among a large collection. Being black bordered I immediately think it is related to a death card of some sort? Maybe I am wrong?

Any translation help would be massively appreciated!
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Re: Black Bordered Death? Card Needing Translation Help

Post by GregSingh » 07 May 2020 01:47

Hermann Behrens, pre-graduate mechanical engineering student (candidatus machinae) fell in Ukraine for Führer, nation and empire on 25th of July 1941. He was a Lieutenant and adjutant in infantry regiment. Holder of EKII and wound badge.
In proud mourning, Dieter Altenpohl, leader of NS student organization (called Freiherr vom Stein) in Hannover Technical University.
Vor der Wirkung glaubt man an andere Ursachen, als nach der Wirkung.
Before the effect one believes in other causes than after the effect.
F.Nietzsche

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Re: Black Bordered Death? Card Needing Translation Help

Post by sqnldr » 07 May 2020 09:14

Hi,
Thanks very much for this. This has a lot more information on it than I had thought. Is there any way I can find out more about this soldier?

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Re: Black Bordered Death? Card Needing Translation Help

Post by GregSingh » 07 May 2020 10:05

Vor der Wirkung glaubt man an andere Ursachen, als nach der Wirkung.
Before the effect one believes in other causes than after the effect.
F.Nietzsche

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Re: Black Bordered Death? Card Needing Translation Help

Post by sqnldr » 07 May 2020 11:12

Thank you. I never seen that site before which is very useful for some more research!
Indeed I think I may have found him. There is only one soldier by this name who died in 1941 in total. They list him as death 1.1.1941 which seems the generic date they use on all records where they dont know the exact month and day. They also list Stalingrad. Very interesting.

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