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Oldulf,

Thank you for sharing these photos with us. Do you know anything about Lt Strauss and his involvement later, during the war? I wonder if the significant scars on his face were due to WW1 participation?

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Alas Paul, no context....

According to the authentic tekst on the back of the photo, the family lived in Danzig.

Danzig, between 1919 and 1939 was an independent City-State (with much German resentment), but little coherent information has been published about the Danzig connetions with the NSDAP and preparations for the re-unifiction with the Reich.

As Larry observed, he must have been a university student, with a preference for the noble sport of swords. The family name is to common for identification....

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On 09/09/2014 at 17:12, Odulf said:

a preference for the noble sport of swords

The scars are no signs of a sport but of being member of a "Schlagende Verbindung", of which there were many in Germany during that time, and there are still some today. They are student associations. The duells were not part of a sporting activity, but a matter of honor and a ritual of "belonging" to a certain circle of academia. These duells were called Mensur (singular) and were highly ritualised and often bloody as can be seen on a photo from my collection taken in 1927 after such an event with all involved.

GreyC

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On 03/04/2019 at 22:08, GreyC said:

The scars are no signs of a sport but of being member of a "Schlagende Verbindung", of which there were many in Germany during that time, and there are still some today. They are student associations. The duells were not part of a sporting activity, but a matter of honor and a ritual of "belonging" to a certain circle of academia. These duells were called Mensur (singular) and were highly ritualised and often bloody as can be seen on a photo from my collection taken in 1927 after such an event with all involved.

GreyC

xMensur_29011927_Schwanenburg_4kl.thumb.jpg.ece327779e57ce4d06858fbefea7643f.jpg

 

I know, and my words "the noble sport of swords" in the context were with ironical intend 

Bruno Loerzer, the President of the DLV and Reichsluftsportführer

DLV - 003x- Bruno Loerzer, Präsident der DLV und Reichsluftsportführer (18,VI.1933).jpg

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Great picture! Im still looking for ballon insignia in wear. 

 

Greetings Luftsport

36 minutes ago, Odulf said:

Erntedankfest 1934, Bitterfeld [Thanks Giving Day 1934 in Bitterfeld], with Police checking the documents

DLV - 005x  Ballonstart zum Erntedankfest 1934, Bitterfeld (1).jpg

Great photo Odulf. 

Im still looking for ballon insignia in wear. 

Greetings Luftsport 

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On ‎05‎/‎09‎/‎2014 at 14:17, nesredep said:

Hello Paul R!

 

 

Here is my newest DLV Photo.Hope you like this.

 

dress.jpg

 

Best regards,Morten.

Hello collector friends,

 

Here's an improved scan of the picture!

 

Best, Morten.

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