WWII Relics Unearthed, Returned

An interesting story in the Concord Monitor (New Hampshire) by Peter Bakke about a trunk that he and his wife inherited from her grandfather that contained, among other things, five German “soldbuchs” (soldier books), – books that were used by German soldiers in World War II to track their pay, decorations, units, locations, etc. His wife’s grandfather had been a reporter during the war, and found them around Leningrad in 1944.

He decided to try and return them to the soldiers or their families, and has been successful in returning one (he is still seeking out relatives for the other four).

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