GERMAN WWI DEATH CARD FOR GRENADIER MAX GREIL

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DC35

DEATH CARD FOR A GERMAN WW1I FOR GRENADIER - ORIGINAL 

German death card for WWII Grenadier MAX GREIL who dies at the age of 34 on April 8, 1945 during the Seige of Breslau.This card measures about 2.5" x 4.25" unfolded.  It is a single sided, one page card.

Military death cards are notices of the death of a WW1 and WW2 German soldiers who were killed during the war. Known also as “Sterbebilder”. 

Death notices were a common European Catholic custom, normally given or mailed to mourners, family, and friends as death notifications also encouraging mourners to remember the deceased in prayer.  These cards were usually 1 or 2 small pages, either single or folded and printed on both back and front.  These pages would usually have a photograph of the deceased along with his important life information.  Some did not include a photo and many included a religious icon or poem.

In contrast to other death cards the German government would not allow the printing of any WWII soldier’s unit information or a graphic cause of death.

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SKU DC35
Weight 0.040000
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