Karl Rauscher’s journey.

Karl Rauscher was a member of part of the Luftwaffe. Specifically of the so-called Werftabteilung; charged with repair and scrapping of downed aircraft.

During the war years he was stationed in a large number of European countries. He made a photographic report of his long journey; a special collection of photos of up to 1500 images.

Rauscher photographed the work of his unit, but also took pictures in his spare time. Below are just some of his photographs. It gives an interesting glimpse of the war from a different angle.

War Campaign Greece. Kozani-Larissa

War Campaign Greece. Kozani-Larissa.

Rauscher visits skating competitions in Klagenfurt, Austria

Klagenfurt international ice skating competition.

Klagenfurt international ice skating competition.

Athens-Akropolis Greece August 1941.

In 1940, Rauscher’s division was stationed for a few months at the Fliegerhorst Schellingwoude, Amsterdam. Rauscher and some members of his division are visiting the city of Amsterdam. Koningsplein towards the Spui.

The Luftwaffe division travels through Romania, and then leaves for Germany by train.

A cinema in Bucharest, Romania.

Retreat from Serbia, December 1944



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