• Soldbuch to SS-Unterscharführer Fritz Hentschel. First issue from May 1940, while he was in training with the Sanitäter-Ersatz-Kompanie of the SS-Verfügungstruppe. His first active unit was the Kranken-Kraftwagenzug of the SS-Totenkopf-Division. He was with the Totenkopf medics on the Eastern Front, fighting in the Demjansk area, and earning three awards: the Ostmedaille, the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and the rare Demjanskschild. The many hospital entries indicate hospital stays in the SS Lazarett Prag in 1940, in the Ortslazarett Mont-de-Marsan in France, 1941, and then a large number of hospitals following his shrapnel wound in the right knee early July 1942, starting with the Feldlazarett of the SS-Totenkopf-Division. 
  • After some time recovering from his wound and serving with reserve units, Hentschel was finally deployed with his last front line unit: an unnamed SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment. He ended the war in the Reservelazarett Flensburg, likely after a second wound which made him stay in hospital until at least October 1945. During the last days of the war, Flensburg became the final seat of the German leadership, as Dönitz arrived there on 2nd of May 1945. 
  • Soldbuch in very good and complete condition. A portrait photo was never inserted. The Soldbuch is packed with entries, including his 1944 promotion to the NCO rank of Unterscharführer, a private Czech "DUO" pistol and the great Demjanskschild award entry (notice this was written on an extra page 22, taken from a normal Heer Soldbuch, but of course 100% original and stampted by his SS reserve unit).  

SS Totenkopf Soldbuch, Demjanskschild

  • Product Code: DU049