Private Karl-Heinz Rosch - Wehrmacht, Oct. 6, 1944.

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  1. Louis

    Louis FGM Major General REGISTERED USER

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    Known as the "Hero with no Glory", Karl-Heinz Rosch (born Oct. 3, 1926 in Meissen, Germany) saved the lives of 2 little Dutch children, Jan and Toos Kilsdonk, by bringing them to safety just before an allied bombardment.

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    While running back to his fellow soldiers he was hit an died instantly. There is a small statue erected in honor of Rosch in a front garden in Goirle. It´s the only statue for a WW2 german soldier in Europe, maybe even in the whole world.-

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    Thank You, Louis for sharing that with us! It´s refreshing to see at least on one place in Europe are people who can discern between evil and good without to make a difference by nation or war parties.

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    It is indeed a very nice story and I never heard of it. I was born not that far from Goirle.
    This kid problably never knew about the crimes some German units commited. I know for sure that not all German soldiers were bad. Only most of the SS units and special units. The rest, normal Heer units, were just like every other soldier in this war. Normal! And we most not forget the warcrimes the Allied soldiers commited.
     
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    Already did Louis but thank you. I wiki him and read the Dutch version of the story.
     
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    It´s a shame but it´s true - the best die first/young. My salute to Karl-Heinz Rosch!!!
     
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    Another good man...
     

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