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He Was Going Through His Grandfather’s Belongings, When He Found Something Shocking

It”s been almost 70 years since the ending of World War II, and few veterans from the war stay living now. Eventually, we as a nation must face the fact that everyone who was part of the “Greatest Generation” will pass away. A morbid idea, I understand, but at least they’ll be leaving behind mementos that can remind us of their courageous impact in history.

Many had wide-ranging sets of Nazi war keepsakes. Unfortunately, families sell or lose these sets as years go by, but a select few hold on to these remnants. Before this year, Redditor the_is_this went through his late grandfather”s properties and located his set from this terrible time in history.

An Italian-German camaraderie pin.

An Italian-German friendship pin.

the_is_this says his grandpa didn”t talk much about the war.

The writing on this belt around translates to “God is with us.” (“Us” being the Nazis.)

The writing on this belt roughly translates to

Nevertheless, his grandpa did receive a Purple Heart, so he must have seen some fight.

An old M38 gas mask. If you ever come across one of these, don”t set it on. A number of these old gas masks have filters

An old M38 gas mask. If you ever come across one of these, don

A well preserved and precious Nazi Luftwaffe helmet.

A well-preserved and valuable Nazi Luftwaffe helmet.

These artifacts were probably taken off of dead soldiers, or perhaps bartered for other goods and cigarettes from guy Allied soldiers.

(source Reddit)

Keepsakes like these will help us to recall our ancestors fought against the evil, computing Nazi war machine all those years past. Though they may make us physically, what they executed on the warfront in Europe

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