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Form with red line across page, purple text and dotted lines, writing in green, titled “DEUTSCHER VOLKSSTURM Gau Berlin” in purple print and handed out to Berthold Allwardt (born 9.24.1909) who lived in the Winterbergreihe 41in Berlin Adlershof at the occasion of presenting himself for a call-up for the Volkssturm in his local NSDAP Ortsgruppe (Neighbourhood) “Adlershof Nord” as the stamp indicates. The date the form was filled out was 11.5.1944. The leader (name illegible) of the Ortsgruppe signed the note. At the base of the note is printed text that the receiver of the note must keep it along with his military papers and be ready to present it on request.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash and Peter Vandersmissen:
The Volkssturm was established in October 1944 as a militia utilizing males between the ages of 16 and 60 who were not otherwise serving in the Wehrmacht or other military units. They were under the control of the Nazi party and its officials (Gauleiters) with Heinrich Himmler as commander. The Volkssturm was used extensively during the defense of Berlin against an overwhelming Russian army.
Berthold Allwardt presented himself at a Volkssturm registration office on 11.5.1944. Allwardt had been rejected as a Berlin Volkssturmman, although the reason is not clear from the limited information given on the form. In general two possibilities exist: either Mr. Allwardt had poor health, or he was racially or politically suspicious.
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Volkssturm, Nazi Party, NSDAP, Bertold Allwardt
"Volkssturm Medical Form for Berthold Allwardt" (1944). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.232.