Object ID


Object Name






Download Full Text (594 KB)


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.


6 x 4"


Volkssturm, Nazi Party, NSDAP, Bertold Allwardt



Volkssturm Medical Form for Berthold Allwardt



Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.