This small-scale digitisation project converts a German World War II Wehrpass and related official documentation into digital form. They belong to a German Wehrmacht soldier and his sister, Gertrud Wolters.

Heinrich Jakob Wilhelm Wolters was killed in action during the fateful Battle of the Kamianets-Podilskyi pocket in the Kamyanets-Podilsky region, Western Ukraine, on April 1st 1944.

The Battle of the Kamianets-Podilskyi pocket was a Soviet effort to surround and destroy the Wehrmacht's 1st Panzer Army of Army Group South. The envelopment occurred in March 1944 on the Eastern Front. The Red Army successfully created the pocket, trapping some 200,000 German soldiers inside. Under the command of Generaloberst Hans-Valentin Hube and with the direction of Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein, the German forces in the pocket were able to fight their way out and escape by mid-April. This event is sometimes referred to as Hube's Pocket.

Heinz died at nineteen years of age. He was the only son of Anton Wolters and Maria Kouker from a small town, Aldekerk, in Western Germany.

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A personal letter from the Eastern Front


Notifcation of Heinrich's death in form of a personal letter to his father, Anton Wolters

Im Büro


Leutnant Maria Hübner relaxing in her office at General-Wewer-Kaserne in Berlin Potsdam-Eiche

Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge eV -- Antwort


Response from Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge eV.  to Gertrud Wolters concerning the loation of Heinrich's grave.