Military Decorations

This hammered aluminium photograph frame was probably made by a close family relation of the young SS-Scharfiihrer shown, who was killed in Russia. His dates, 1919-1942, are clearly evident and his initials ‘T.W are surrounded by swastikas, Sig-runes and other Nordic symbols. The fact that the dead man served ivith the 6th SS-Totenkopf Regiment means it is likely that he perished during the fighting at Demjansk. A piece of ribbon for the Eastern Front Medal, which would have been delivered posthumously to his next-of-kin, is mounted alongside his picture.