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Last German World War I Veteran Dies

by | 23rd, January 2008

germanmgcrew.jpg THE last German WWI veteran is dead:

The last surviving German army veteran of World War I is reported to have died in Hanover, aged 107. No official confirmation was available nor is it ever likely to be. Germany keeps no official records on its veterans from the two world wars.

Dr. Erich Kästner, who was born on March 10, 1900, died on January 1, 2008, according to an announcement posted by his family in the Hannoversche Allgemeine newspaper.

Bernhard Chiari, spokesman for German army’s Military Research Institute, says: “Any form of commemoration of

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