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Opa Karl Pfifferling

Opa Karl Pfifferling

This is the piece of paper that saved my Opa Karl's life. It is the document that my grandfather received from former President Hindenburg. He took it with him to Buchenwald

The translation for this most important of paper was provided by Thomas Beck of Datterode, Germany


IN THE NAME OF THE "FUEHRER" AND CHANCELOR (it means Adolf Hitler!)

The Salesman Karl Pfifferling
at Halle/Saale
on the bases of the order of July 13, 1934 in memory of
World War 1914/1918 by Reichspresident Generalfield-
marshall von Hindenburg endowed

CROSS OF HONOUR FOR FRONTFIGHTERS

was decorated.

Halle (Saale), April 8, 1935
The Policepresident. (Policepresident has had also normal administration duties that time - not only police)
On behalf of (by proxy)

Administrationmark
No. 13267/35 SEAL signature