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my grandfather.

*In, no way, does this photo intend to support Nazism or anti-Semitism.*
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InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Who cares if people bitch anti semitism or Nazi

YOUR GRANDFATHER, YOUR HISTORY. Dont let anyone tell you it is wrong. 
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romanov302 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  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?
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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.
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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.
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Liegestuhl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
What a disgusting Nazi guy. My grandpa probably killed him, hehe!
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LoSTsTaTioN Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
be proud your grandfather :heart:
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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.
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Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Family is what matters. <3
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DerFuhrerSparky Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He must have been great.
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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.
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069x-ray Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
What year was this taken?
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Panzerfaust45 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice !! I wish i had a picture of my grandfather in his uniform(Waffen SS)....
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FlorisVanHolland Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
*In, no way, does this photo intend to support Nazism or anti-Semitism.*

That is a pity :-)
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hikaru86 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude... i think this photo is a fake, this not have metadat of file (scanner) and the colors are too good for those decade.
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069x-ray Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
It's not impossible, it's just rare. UBER rare. probably had someone clean it up, and from what I can see, they cleaned it up REALLY good!
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Gebbels25 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Really?
Es ist cool! Sehr gut erhalten, dass Bild.
Sie wissen nicht, was division war er das wissen?
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SuperSuomiSmoker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
he was a great man even if he was in SS
did he surrended to the Americans or Russians?

Sorry my bad english.

My Grandfathers brother was in SS-Wiking and he got 1st Class Iron Cross, he was Sturmgeschütz III commander.
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ginkonig Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't worry my english is bad too.
My grandfather surrendered to the russians.
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10art1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To my grandfather :iconcoolplz:
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I envy you a little. I wish I would own pictures like this (especially if it was someone related to me)
And as stated in the previous comments, there should really be no need for a disclaimer. :( Every one has their opinions, but this is just a picture. It's not propaganda or anything.
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BrasiliaNefetiri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely. And no disclaimer required, but I certainly understand why you feel the need to add it. People assume many things these days.
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shadowwolf1771 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome picture!
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Deutschland-Ja Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very handsome man. Thank you for sharing. (:
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to see more photos like these.
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Sparkypoo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible photo! I agree with Organblower, it's a great shame that you feel the need to use a disclaimer - what kind of crazy world are we living in these days?! It's so unfair, and very sad! This photo is a valuable piece of history, as well as something greatly personal and unique! Thankyou so much for sharing it with us!
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ginkonig Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your comment.
And yes sometimes I also ask myself in what kind of crazy world we live in. As I said before I don't want to take any risk with some weirdo out there. Anyway thank you once more for the comment.
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anna-swoboda Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
He is great! So you are ))
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organblower Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry in this world, you would feel it necessary to add the disclaimer. It was a horrible time in the history of the world. He was a handsome man and it is a good photo.
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AzureInfinity Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Seconded
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ginkonig Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, there's always crazy people out there, and I don't want to take the risk you know? Indeed it was a horrible time, a shame to humankind as a whole. Thank you, it was very difficult to make him accept to put this photo online.
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