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German Sterbebilder ( Death Cards)


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Hello everyone! Over the past few years I have been putting together a collection of Sterbebilder ( also known as death cards or remembrance cards). These cards are a Roman Catholic tradition. When a soldier was killed these cards would be printed to hand out to those attending the funeral. I believe it would be nice to share some cards from my collection as well as see any cards that you may own. Please post them below!



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Johann Stelzer was killed by a mortar 100 years ago today on Feb 4th, 1918. He was 42 years old.


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