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Andrew man
Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 10:32 AM
I am looking for death cards of two of my anscestors. Erich Dillberger (no info on him, but he served in WWII) and Oscar Dillberger, an SS Obershutz in the 1st Panzer Division of the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. I've searched with little results. Please help me, my family.

Gardisten
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 04:50 AM
Needless to say finding something such as this in this manner is next to impossible. Your best bet would be to try and locate a relation back in Germany (or Austria ?) somehow and see if they would still have a card. These things were, I believe, only really produced in Catholic southern Germany and Austria, and even then a card would not have been produced for every fallen soldier.

Untersberger
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Hallo!

May I ask which part of Germania/Evropa your fallen relatives are from?

Also which areas of information have you so far searched?

This can be narrowed down and I will try and help.

If you prefer you can contact me off forum at filsdegilbert@yahoo.de

viel glück

Florian Geyer
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 02:39 PM
I am looking for death cards of two of my anscestors. Erich Dillberger (no info on him, but he served in WWII) and Oscar Dillberger, an SS Obershutz in the 1st Panzer Division of the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. I've searched with little results. Please help me, my family.

I'm having the same problem trying to locate medals awarded to a couple of my ancestors dating back to the Boer War and WWI. If they are no longer held within the family then it is next to impossible to track them down. All that I can suggest is that you contact the Regimental Archives as I did, though in your case it will be someone from the defunked HIAG (Hilfsgemeinschaft auf Gegenseitigkeit der Angehörigen der ehemaligen Waffen-SS). This website (http://www.reichslieder.com/HIAG.html)raises money for former Waffen SS servicemen and appears to have links to ex HIAG members. I would try there first. I have set up an ebay search for medals connected to my family name. I receive regular notification by email, you could try something similar. You could also try Bundesarchiv (http://www.bundesarchiv.de/) - they might be able to point you in the right direction.

Edit: You could also contact ex Standartenführer Rudolf Lehmann, semi-official biographer of the LSSAH through his publishers Munin Verlag, Osnabruck or J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Winnipeg, Canada.

http://www.dasreich.ca/lehman.jpg

Edit 2: Rudolf Lehmann is now dead unfortunately. Ralf Tiemann took over as biographer. Contact him through the same publishers.

Good luck with your quest and let us know how you get on.:thumbup