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Grandfather. by ginkonig Grandfather. by ginkonig
my grandfather.

*In, no way, does this photo intend to support Nazism or anti-Semitism.*
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romanov302 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Your grandfather was an SS means that your family during "That time" must be pure blood to be an SS. Where did he served?
RiverChaser99 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My great uncle was a MG42 Wehrmacht soldier, he fought in Stalingrad.  He didn't hate the Russians, and by the time he lost his hand to a grenade, all he wanted was to go home.
10art1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My great grandparents were also in the war. On the other side, but either way, sides change a lot. After the war, it seemed like the USSR became the new enemy.
Liegestuhl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
What a disgusting Nazi guy. My grandpa probably killed him, hehe!
LoSTsTaTioN Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
be proud your grandfather :heart:
England-or-Arthur Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
He was a handsome man. My Great Grandmother died in that war, but I don't have any hard feelings. I never met her. Apparently she died in one of the camps. We are Jewish, ethically (messianic) Don't think I resent your grandfather or anything. It is history. In the past. I know I will never forget about the events, but I don't hold any grudges. That is not what my great Oma would have wanted.
Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Family is what matters. <3
DerFuhrerSparky Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He must have been great.
waltb2b Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
As bad as the results of the ss were, your grandfather believed himself to be a man of honor to his country. No one doubts Hitler was one of the finest orators in the world and for the most part to not follow Germany at that time was cowardice. Hindsight has a different opinion of course. I have also heard that only about 7%of the Germans that surrendered to the Russians ever made it back alive. As a member of the SS it is amazing he made it back at all. Right or wrong, your grandfather was a man of honor, courage and creativity. You have a LOT to live up to. I sincerely wish you both the best. PS - my father received the purple heart after freezing in the N Atlantic and losing 1200+ men.
Enough of him didn't freeze when he returned and I was the result (grin). They all have stories and memories that they will ultimately be able to share only with the grave, not us. That detracts nothing from the quality of the man that had to go through it. My deepest compliments and appreciation to both you and your Grandfather for sharing such a bold step. I wish I could get to know such people of integrity and courage more before my clock runs out too.
069x-ray Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
What year was this taken?
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