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Love this group Robert ( should be no surprise !) The presence of that oval POW confirms my suspicion that POWs didn't just wear square tags. I have a Luft 1 oval tag not far off in number from yours. A German tag collector tried to tell me it was a guards. Yours proves otherwise.

 

Exceptional group,

 

Kurt

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Great group Robert! That one is a real beauty! The Wartime log is super.

 

JD

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**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Truly an amazing group.

 

Such a great story it tells from beginning to end.

 

The drawings and unbelievable photos are the best.

 

It's like being there without having to suffer through it.

 

Is it at all possible that he might have been Jewish ?

 

Everyone I've known with the last name Grass was Jewish.

 

If he was it makes the story that much more harrowing.

 

What a treat and thanks for taking the time out to let us see it.

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Is it at all possible that he might have been Jewish ?

 

Everyone I've known with the last name Grass was Jewish.

 

 

Found some stuff on him on Ancestry...he was married in 1947 by a Lutheran Minister.

 

Also found a pic of him from what looks like maybe the mid 1970s?

 

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If he was Jewish, you can tell from the Barracks # he was held in. In January 1945, the Germans moved all of the Jewish POWs in Stalag Luft 1 into a single barracks to seggregate them.

 

I do have a large POW group to a Jewish American who was held in Luft 1 and have his Wartime Log. His large POW ID card has JUDEN written on the bottom of it. He talks extensively about the concern they had because the Germans seggregated them. Based on his diary, he did say that other than being seggregated, the Germans did not treat them any differently than the others POWs (at that camp). The same can not be said of other camps such as Stalag IXB at Bad Orb.

 

Kurt

 

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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Outstanding group, Robert. Congrats! Bob

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WOW. That is awesome. The drawings in the diary/log are fantastic. And the bread haha!! Very nice grouping!

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Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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