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Hello Jock.

Thanks for showing this.

Something similar must have reached my mother-in-law towards the end of 1943 concerning the death of her husband. Of note is the ending phrase : und Ihr habt doch gesiegt! ( and you triumphed after all!)

The often used slogan celebrating the fallen members of the party and its subordinated formations ( H.J., SA etc).

Bernhard H. Holst

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I was having a google of the Office of the official and noted that we bombed Hildesheim around then killing 32 civilians, I wonder if this was a 'State' response to a next of kin of one of the victims?  I will have a look tonight on night shift. I would have thought the town has a memorial to the fallen civillians somewhere.  I am sure at that stage of the war all the slogans were beginning to sound a bit hollow?

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Hello Jock.

I am more inclined to consider this as notification of the family of a fallen soldier. I believe this to have been the official path of such notification.

 I should check the Bomber Command War Diaries.

BTW: I was hunkered down in March, 1945 in the underground shelter of Hildesheim Main Railroad Staitom while under daylight air attack on the the way home from evacuation.

Bernhard H. Holst

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There are 2 'Brehme' listed in the Volksbund as being killed in July 1944 but neither were born in Hildesheim.

There are 4 'Brehme' listed as having been killed in August 1944. One was born in Erfurt and one is listed as Missing so I think they can be ruled out. However, there are two listed who were both born in Hildesheim with the dates of birth being 5 months apart so it is possible that one of them could be who the letter was about.



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