How a us war hero landed in coburg county

How a us war hero landed in coburg county

The reference to the jubilarian came from florida: "walter schramm, a friend of ours, will die on the 10th anniversary of his death. May 90 years old, wrote heidrun tommasi and sam hamontree to the coburger tageblatt. The overview of schramm’s curriculum vitae they gave aroused curiosity: at the age of 15, the german was captured by the russians and later found work with the american military in bamberg. With the help of an officer, he came to the U.S. In 1953, where he became a helicopter pilot. Two tours of duty in vietnam brought him high honors.

This is how it all began

"Yes, that’s all true", schramm confirmed on request last thursday. His life story, which the rustic war veteran then describes in a personal interview lasting over 90 minutes, was to last for two lifetimes. Born in 1930 in bautzen, saxony, schramm experienced the consequences of the bombing of dresden firsthand as a 14-year-old in 1945. "A shock, so schramm. From school, the young man was assigned to disaster service and suffered from fume poisoning. After the end of the siege of his hometown by the russians, he and many of his peers were integrated into the volkssturm. "At 14, they put us in barracks, trained us on infantry weapons and showed us how to push on tanks", he describes and adds: "today’s youth can’t even imagine that." The atrocities he himself experienced on children were to be increased when, on 19. He was taken prisoner by the russians on april 1945, had to march to sagan in silesia and was interned in the camp there. Even today, he can still hear the screams of the officers who were harassed there by former concentration camp prisoners. "I’m sometimes surprised that all the things I’ve experienced haven’t left me with any lasting damage.", says schramm looking back.

Now it goes to the USA

One reason is probably that as an under 16 year old he is released after half a year. Because he no longer wanted to know anything about the russians – due to the cruelties he had experienced – the young man came to live with a family friend in bamberg in the fall of 1945. His father had already been killed in 1941, his mother had disappeared. It was not until 1947 that he was to meet her again in bitterfeld (saxony-anhalt). The daughter of his host family got schramm a job as a cake helper in the american army. But the young man wanted more: he learned to drive a jeep and rose through the ranks of the fleet, first to assistant, then to interpreter and technical employee. Schramm revealed his dream job to a U.S. Major with whom he became friends: pilot. "There will be no more of them in germany" he gave him the answer.

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Felix schwager wishes himself to the 95th birthday. Birthday still much health

Felix schwager wishes himself to the 95th birthday. birthday still much health

Felix schwager from etzelskirchen celebrated his 95th birthday last tuesday in the best of health. Birthday. Since 1980 he has lived in the house of his daughter regina essler. His wife johanna, a native of quittkat, died in 2010.

He was born in 1924 in kranichfeld. His mother died when he was four years old, and his grandparents, ernst and martha schwager, raised him like parents. After eight years of elementary school, he learned to be a saddler, upholsterer and decorator. No sooner was he finished than he had to go off to war in 1942. "I was with the fourth armored division on the eastern front for three years and twice I was slightly wounded", he remembers. In 1945 he was taken prisoner by the english and interned in holstein. "I met a friend there who was from etzelskirchen. It was andreas ganzmann. He persuaded me to give his address, and that’s how I came to etzelskirchen."

Second home etzelskirchen

But he was soon plagued by homesickness and returned to kranichfeld. There he worked in an upholstery shop and met his wife johanna. 1947 the wedding bells rang. "After two years, however, I left for the west – without my wife and two children. But then, thank goodness, my wife came in 1951 with the two children to. It too is cursed." In etzelskirchen the family finally found their second home. After several jobs, he got a position at schaeffler in 1953.

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Germany’s economic engine is faltering, but the situation is stable

Germany's economic engine is faltering, but the situation is stable

The federal government expects a weaker economy this year – but the situation on the labor market and the development of incomes will remain stable.

The unemployment rate is expected to fall to 4.9 percent, while the number of employees will continue to rise, according to the government’s annual economic report, which was presented on wednesday.

The net wages for the employees were also allowed to rise. But economics minister peter altmaier sees an increasing headwind for the german economy, especially due to a weaker global economy and risks such as a chaos brexit.

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Franconian with a mischievous streak

Franconian with a mischievous streak

Premiere for the zeil hobby caricaturist klaus strobel – on the occasion of the city's anniversary, his works can now also be seen in an exhibition in the zeil city library. The city and the folkshochschule invite you to the opening for thursday, 1. March, at 7 pm.
According to the volkshochschule, klaus strobel has found his own style with his colorful figures and motifs and, in most cases, processes his own experiences. So it happens that some of those depicted with pen and brush recognize themselves in some of the pictures – completely overdrawn, of course.

Always a few pens at hand

For curious stories and striking character traits he always has a sheet of paper and a few pencils at hand, which he then works out calmly with genuine franken humor and mischievousness. The topics that concern him range from health, sports, vacations, everyday events in front of the house to the wide world and up to the 1000-year celebration of his hometown.
The exhibition with caricatures by klaus strobel is open until 7. April during the opening hours of the city library in zeil to visit.

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Courageous, competent chief physician

Courageous, competent chief physician

Management, several companions, family and many more – the number of those who came to pay tribute to kora hahn in the festival hall was enormous. And this did not come by chance, because 29 years of medical work at the district hospital obermain, of which 23 years as chief physician of the clinic for internal rheumatology, are already a reference. The "chief physician of stature and stature" although she relinquishes the management, she continues to work three times a week in the outpatient rheumatology department in kutzenberg.

In his speech, senior medical director thomas kallert referred to kora hahn’s long vita.

Born in heiligenstadt, thuringia, hahn graduated from high school in 1972, received state certification as a nurse in 1974, and eventually studied human medicine in leipzig and erfurt. She passed the medical state examination in 1980 and spent her first years as a doctor. In 1985 hahn passed the specialist examination. In april 1990, she was hired as a senior physician in the rheumatism clinic of the district hospital obermain. With effect from 1. In october 1991, she was temporarily appointed head of the clinic for internal rheumatology, and as of 1 october 1991, she was appointed head of the clinic for internal rheumatology. January 1996 hahn was appointed as chief physician.

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A french girl for the circle

A french girl for the circle

Last friday, martina stamm-fibich, member of the federal parliament, encouraged the delegates of the erlangen-hochstadt district association to vote in the opposite direction: "a 100 percent election result is not always good", she said. And added with a smile: "i admit, i have martin-schulz-trauma." Nevertheless, she was unanimously nominated as the only candidate for the office of district administrator.

"She is a real french girl", melitta schon, oldburg champion of heroldsberg, explained in a warm-hearted greeting. "She can listen, and is at home in the countryside. She knows the life in a village community, where you still dig each other. I meet them everywhere, at church fairs, fire department festivals and at our strabenfest in heroldsberg. She is committed to good health care, not least through the hospital in hochstadt."

German hacker, mayor of herzogenaurach, called stamm-fibich an energy bundle. "I need an espresso on friday evening to get fit again, whereas you come from berlin and are immediately full of energy!" Alluding to her gross difference: "you never want to be in the photo with me – but neither does the previous district administrator." Hacker emphasized her ability to connect city and country, and was happy to fight side by side with her for the urban railroad.

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Treasurer bernhard wehr had been in office for 41 years

Treasurer bernhard wehr had been in office for 41 years

The military and warriors association kaltensondheim 1911 elected a new board at its general meeting. The members confirmed the previous chairman wolfgang hunder as well as the secretary heinrich murr in office under the election guidance of the district chairman of the bavarian soldiers’ association wilhelm kohler.

As in the previous election period, the position of deputy chairman could not be filled despite an intensive search. In writing, treasurer bernhard wehr had let the assembly know that after 41 years in office, he would no longer be a candidate for health reasons and would give up his office.

Ursula reidlingshofer had already been in charge of the treasury on a provisional basis; she was now duly elected treasurer. The following were elected as assessors: paul bardorf, alfred beuschel, anton michel and karl-heinz neubert. The cash auditors robert endres and dieter stadtel.

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