A Wehrmacht Wehrpass & Army Medical Records to Czechoslovakian
A Wehrmacht Wehrpass & Army Medical Records to Czechoslovakian; Aloiz Eckert Documents including Wehrpass and Medical Records; Footnote: Eckert was born on March 1st, 1899, in Tachau, which after the First War was part of Czechoslovakia until it was annexed by the German Reich. He identifies his nationality as both German and Czechoslovakian. He was a married, catholic, father of three who worked as a farmer. He had attended a Volksschule and put down his wife Anna as his next of kin. He underwent three inspections at the regional command office in March 1940, April 1943, and in October 1943. The first two times he was considered fit, but the third time was ruled presently unfit for duty. Until that date in 1943 he was kept as part of the regional militia, which was common procedure for veterans of the first war. The first entry of his military service is from 1920 to 1921, when he served as part of the armed forces of Czechoslovakia. He served in a similar position until 1929. He also makes mention of his service in the First War from 1917 to 1918. He was then, for some unaccountable reason, assigned to a Special Reserve Grenadier Division on February 3rd, 1944. This entry is likely a mistake by an Army staff member considering there are two notes, one handwritten from a doctor, and one typewritten from a unit commander which are both written to the same effect: that after inspection he was clearly unfit for service. There are also three doctors’ notes and one report from early in 1944, that each cite problems with his legs, with one detailed report specifying varicose veins. As the German war effort became more desperate he was called to the front in 1945.