Ref #: D-PH-ALB-1
PERSONAL PHOTO ALBUM FOR FRANZ HORN SS UNTERSCHARFUHRER SS-Inf.Reg.10 / SS-Pz.Gren.Reg.10 "Westland"
With album included:
1)Promotion to SS-Oberschutzen, 20.2.42 typewritten issue.
2)Promotion to SS-Sturmmann 29.6.42 printed issue.
3)Iron Cross 2nd Class
4)"Ehrenkronik" Luxury photo-album presented to him 15.5.43 by the Mittendorf (Austria) War Victims Welfare organization (NSKOV). Contains 54 photos mainly regarding his active service with the SS in Poland and Russia, a.o. some of Jewish and ghettos in Poland some gruesome photos of murdered women ect.
Attached to the inside of the cover is a photo of his grave, confirming that he served with "Westland" when he was 25.9.44 and a devotional card regarding his death and the death of his brother Hans, who served with a police unit. Both ware NSDAP members.
He served 1942 and most likely also 1943 with SS-Inf.Reg.10 of the 1./SS-Inf.Brigade, notorious for the atrocities committed during their "anti-partisan" action in central Russia. Later he was transferred to SS-Pz.Gren.Ret.10 "Westland" of the 5.SS-Pz.Div."Viking", also operating in Russia 1944 Tscherkassy, Kowel and Aug-Dec 1944 in Poland Modlin Most interesting and rare. Researchable.