Location in Germany

Discussion in 'Germany' started by Paul Reed, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I'm researching someone killed on the Russian Front whose place of birth is shown on the Volksbund site as:


    Am having trouble working out where this is - anyone with any ideas?
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD


    How about Bad Kötzting in Bayern, which when checking, has a place called Lam nearby...?

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive


    Google Earth shows a few options but all seem to be East of Nurmberg near the Czech border.

    Hope that helps :)
  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks for that Di and Andy - those are some good leads. I am hoping to find a war memorial in this place as this chap is one of two brothers who died in Russia. One is buried there and the other was never found.
  5. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    There's a single ref to Lam in the '36 Baedeckers p409

    ...Cham (1263ft.; Alte Post, 24 beds; Gress 50 beds) a town of 5000 inhab., lies on the N.W. edge of the Bayerischer and Bohmer Wald (comp p.416). A branch-line leads E. to (25 and a half M., 41km) Lam (1696ft.; Hotel Post), whence the Grosser Osser (4242ft.; refuge-inn, with 14 beds, splendid panarama view) may be climbed in2 and one quarter hours.

    The earlier Southern Germany Baedekkers confirms that it is indeed just east of the Bavarian Forest. Hope this is what you're looking for.

  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks for that - and congrats on your Yeo-Thomas find! Saw that over on ww2f.
  7. ken griffin

    ken griffin Senior Member

    re Lam Kotzting, see photo I have just taken, from a wartime silk map, Lam in top right corner.

    Attached Files:

  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks for that Ken - brilliant!
  9. don't know but i could look on different websites
  10. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    It's ok, following these leads I'm looking myself. Thanks for the offer.
  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks to all who helped. I've attached the location as a Google Earth file for those who are interested.

    Attached Files:

  12. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Bit of internet research has shown this local memorial on which one of the brothers appears. Have contacted the local tourist office to see if I can find out some more.

  13. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Are you satisfied now, or do you want more? I can take piccies of baedekkers maps if you wish.

    Highly recommend the Baedekkers for this btw, the '36 is much sought after but the earlier volumes ('28 I think) are around for about a tenner each. One volume for Northern Germany, one for Southern.

    Yes the White Rabbit book is what stopped me banging on about my '36 Baedekkers, well almost.

  14. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks - that's great for now. Good to know you have that Baedekkers; am sure it will come in useful here again!
  15. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Just as a follow up to this. I emailed the tourist office of this town who very kindly went and photographed the war memorials for me. This is where they are in the local church:

  16. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    List of the fallen:

  17. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Photos of the fallen:

  18. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Close up of the photos. An interesting war memorial.

  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Blimey that was good of them.
    Glad they being remembered.
    Still some Mother's son .

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