Thursday, October 18, 2012

Renate’s album (continued)

renatesled01Here’s another image from Renate Schmidt’s photo album from the late 1930s in Germany.

I bought the album at a militaria show or an auction several years renatesled02ago. It contains 40 black-and-white 3½” x 2¼” snapshots.

Several of the photos have inscriptions on the back. This one says, “A memory of the beautiful Bad Welchow - our sleighs.”

Bad Welchow, renamed Velichovky after World War II, is in the region of the Czech Republic that was known as the Sudetenland before the war.

Apparently Renate visited Bad Welchow after the Sudetenland with its majority of ethnic Germans was ceded to Germany as part of Neville Chamberlain’s infamous Munich Agreement in 1938 and became a Reich Protectorate.


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