Thought to update my older thread from the collection. Since a few months as you know I've dedicated myself to collect 212. Infanterie-Division / 212. Volks-Grenadier-Divison material as well as researching the division.
I have collected other material and divisions before but a few months ago I was able to honour a friends collection and interest, the reason why I started dedicating myself to this division. The Division took part in the Sitzkrieg, Westfeldzug, Occupation of France, Ostfeldzug (Leningrad, Wolchow, Luga, Pleskau ..) and was pratically destroyed in Lituania, September 1944. The Division was disbanded and end of September it was rebuild as 212. Volksgrenadier-Division. It took part in the Ardennes Offensive (Battle of the Bulge) and kept on fighting at the Rhein and Trier until it went into US Captivity at end of April, begin of May 1945 after suffering unbearable losses during the last few months and the entire war.
Currently I have (in total) 18 Wehrpasse / Soldbücher (excl. one that is in the mail on its way to me), various Award documents and Death Cards, 1 Photoalbum, 1 Erkennungsmarke and some other material. -- I'm always searching for any material (uniforms, documents and photographs, literature etc.) related to the Division. All tips are appreciated. For my research I am also interested in scans or copies!
My collection -- as on the day of starting this topic (June 1, 2017).