GERMANY: Death at Konstanz

Swiss on the shores of the Lake of Constance have a good barometer of German affairs. They look at the Germans living on the German parts of the lake, in and around the old bishop's city of Konstanz (pop. 33,000). Recently, a Swiss newspaper on the border went through back numbers of Konstanz' local Bodensee Rundschau, found 3,785 obituary announcements for 3,575 men, 210 officers killed on the Russian front between June 22, 1941 and Dec. 1, 1943. The oldest, Artillery General Foehrenbach, was 70; the youngest, a Hitler Youth volunteer, was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!