Heinz von Hohenebra

Some time ago Brownhills Bob was kind enough to post a short piece about a German prisoner of war named Heinz, which you can find here.  My motivation lay in the hope that someone might be looking for information about their father or grandfather.

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Heinz Liesegang (left) and Cpl Derrick Dennis at RAF Tangmere July 1947.

Just yesterday I found an unexplored writing case that belonged to my father and it contained a Christmas card and a letter that gave me Heinz’s name and address:

Heinz Liesegang, Hohenebra, bei [near] Sondershausen, Germany.

Hohenebra is a typical German rural settlement in Thuringen, a six-mile bicycle ride (according to Heinz) south of Sondershausen, which is about 50 km north of Erfurt.  It looks a pleasant little town.

Dad and Heinz exchanged letters until 1961, when the Berlin Wall was put up and they lost contact.  In 1954 Heinz was a foreman at the tractor works in Sondershausen.  A first child was on the way.

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Stamps from behind the iron curtain.

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