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Note marked “NSDAP” in black print in top left corner, date “6/3/45” written in purple in top right corner, signed “Heil Hitler! Rossmann, Gemeinschaftsleiter der NSDAP.” [Related item: 2019.2.232]
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: 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 Himmler as commander. The Volkssturm was used extensively during the defense of Berlin against an overwhelming Russian army.
Berthold Allwardt was pressed into service as a 37-year-old in Berlin, and in all probability fought in the Battle of Berlin.
This document is a form from the local Nazi party group in Wiesbaden, signed by the Nazi party community leader Rossmann two months before the end of the war, which states that the Volkssturmmann’s (name illegible) successful medical exam allows him to serve in his unit.
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Volkssturm, Nazi Party, NSDAP, Bertold Allwardt
1943-1945: Rescue, Aid and Liberation
"Volkssturm Medical Note for Berthold Allwardt" (1945). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.233.