German POW Leaving His Mark

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Gazz, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

    This photo is of a farm feed trough in the middle of the countryside near to our village in the North East UK. Obviously a POW working the land and he has repaired the trough and left his Mark. ' POW Fritz Anscheit 1946'. It is becoming a bit of a memorial with plants being planted in it and when people are walking past they are droppng pebbles into the centre bit. I wonder if he stayed or went back to Germany. Anyone have the ability to search his name for any info?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
    MPS1965, Lindele, andy007 and 2 others like this.
  2. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    Takes some skill to carve your name in reverse in raised relief on a large piece of wood to include in the shuttering. Then you have to do the mix to cast on site.
     
  3. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

  4. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

    I have walked past this many times over the years. There was another smaller trough in the vicinity, also with a POW named on the end panel. The land army girls also worked around the same area. They derelict homes can still be seen. just at the side of the A66.The girls worked in the apple orchards which were situated at the bottom of Hill House lane, Sadberge. The girls were kept strictly apart from POW's. My mothers sister always spoke with fondness of her days in the Land Army.
    Veronica.
     
    BarbaraWT and Lindele like this.
  5. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    To find out where Fritz went after 1946, you have to send an inquiry to the Berlin archives, which costs money. I tried a German WW2 forum -nothing.
    Stefan.
     
  6. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

  7. MPS1965

    MPS1965 New Member

    Hi

    Where exactly in Sadberge is this trough located?
     
  8. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

  9. MPS1965

    MPS1965 New Member

  10. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Gazz,

    did you ever contact Berlin Archives?
    Do you need assistance?
    Stefan.
     
  11. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Gazz,
    I have news for you.
    It would not be Berlin, but the Military Archives in Freiburg.
    You can send an Email to the Archives in English with as many details as you have, e.g. date of birth, officer or private. May be he was a stone-mason.

    militaerarchiv@bundesarchiv.de


    Good luck!
    Stefan.
     
  12. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

    I only have his name so it would probably be not enough info for them, but I might still give it a go thanks.
     

Share This Page