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Old 01-31-2015, 04:44 PM   #121
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In this particular edition, Garrufi co-authored a description of their recent group trip back to Ravensbrück.
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:45 PM   #122
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Several photos show Garrufi wearing his KL tunic at post war ceremonies. This goes to show once again that these items were preserved by many survivors, contrary to some claims that have been made. I do wonder however if the tunics pictured are the exact ones worn during the time they were detained, or if these are unissued tunics that the former detainees were issued immediately after their liberation, and on which they applied new badges. Hard to know...
Garrufi is wearing a light tunic, while his female companion is wearing a heavy material one, with larger and darker stripes.
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And of course I would not have posted all this if it were not for this:
The buttons are the compressed cardboard type.
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:51 PM   #124
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I will try to find our more about Garrufi. He seems like the kind of person who probably wrote about his experiences. The difficult part will be to find where such a document may be now!
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:25 PM   #125
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As a number of users asked me for additional pictures, I thought it may be fine to share them here also. Any comments are welcome.

It's my great-grandfather's Stutthof uniform.














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Old 02-22-2015, 08:38 AM   #126
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Kowal, I am reposting some of your pictures, so that they do not disapear from the thread on the long term.
Do you have any period photos of your relative with the uniform, or any documents related to his wartime experiences?

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Old 02-22-2015, 08:39 AM   #127
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Thanks, Jean-Loup.

Unfortunately, I have no other wartime camp-related memorabilia of my great-grandfather. The only document is his early post war (IX 1945) identity card of association called "Polish Association of Former Political Prisoners of Nazi Prisons and Concentration Camps" with his photo. If it's interesting for you, I can post its scan.

The other document is post war - I asked KL Stutthof museum if they have any more details on my relative's life in a camp. I only received pure register record information (date of Stapo arrest and date of arrival at the camp).

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*Pawel.,, Please,,post that ID, it would be great to see..

Quick update on my grouping. In Oct. of 2012 SuperStorm Sandy hit the North East of the US. Prepare as much as you want but when something like that hits it scores a knock out. I lost a Nazi regalia collection that took 38 yrs to build. Very little survived. Thank God that the D.C. Museum had the grouping! They even held on to it an additional 7 months until we found a place to live.. Believe it or not those affected by the storm are still having problems. I have decided to let someone else take care of the grouping that is in more of a secure position. He has the jackets,pants, the original 'pink' SS arrest warrant,photos of in wear. Postwar photos, Dachau ID, research everything. I now just have copies of it all. At least I know I'll keep my promise of keeping it safe,,and dry!

Glad to see this topic still going and even better with new additions, Very interesting,,keep it going guys!! , Thanks..,G.
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Well. life's surprising. I wrote that I have received nothing for the KL Stutthof Museum, but today... I received 2 great scanned documents: one from KL and one from gestapo. They are priceless for me. Please find them attached below. Plus the identity card I wrote before.



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Wow! Really nice! That is the 'icing on the cake'!
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:55 AM   #132
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I was scanning some of the more significant photos in the Garrufi grouping today, and found this interesting autographed photo of Sidney Chaplain, elder half brother of Charlie Chaplin, and who died in Nice in 1965.
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A czech pilot in ww2.
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I recently had the honnor of interviewing a Dachau camp survivor. He told me specificaly that he and all the others with him returned how with their KL uniforms because that is all they had. He said his pants were severely torn though, so he managed to get a pair of black German tanker pants from the nearby SS stores. He had already given away his tunic to a museum, but still had a cap, never washed since the war he specified.
This is more evidence that the rumour that all camp cloths were burned is very far from true...
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