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Copy of an article by Margaret J Ginns published in the Channel Islands Occupation Society Review 1981 titled Karl Greier - Reluctant Soldier. Includes copies of photographs and documents from Mr Greier's personal collection and a map showing key locations referred to in the article.
1981 - 1981
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Includes details of: Karl Greier's early life; his move to Jersey in 1930 and time in Jersey during the 1930s mentioning his wife Helen [Ellen Lucy Greier, née Peace]; life during the Occupation, including details of his employment as an interpreter to an adjutant to the Field Commandant; his conscription into the German Army; being captured and taken as a prisoner of war in Russia, referring to his hospitalisation and attempts by his family to trace him; events after VE Day on 8 May 1945, mentioning a card sent by Karl to his family on Christmas Day 1945; his movements during 1946, release from imprisonment in 1947 and return to Austria in September 1947; his eventual return to Jersey on 17 January 1948; and events thereafter.
Bath Street | Kensington Place | Queen Street | 19, Samarès Avenue | St Luke | Austria | Lviv | Mürzzuschlag | Paris | St Veit an der Glan | Wiener Neustadt | austrian | Correspondence | hairdressers | families | interpreters | Letters | missing persons | Occupation | prisoner of war camps | Prisoners of war | repatriations | Second World War | soldiers
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