Signs of identity appeared in the armies of Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century. The German army during the War of St . developed model Immortelle ( dog tags ) in 1917 , which with some modifications in the Bundeswehr has survived until today.German dog tags from World War II . belong to objects quite often qualities found and collected by military seekers . They can be found on the battlefields , especially in areas where disarmed the ” in the wild ” small groups of soldiers who want to avoid Soviet captivity. On the ground Prudnik Dog Tags Wehrmacht , SS , police, Volkssturm and other paramilitary organizations get to the areas that were on the front lines or remained in German hands until the capitulation of the Third Reich.Presented next dog tag from Neustadt O / S ( Prudnik ) dates from the time of World War I . This is an earlier model , which provided full personal details . In this particular case it is KURT BURKHARTT born October 4, 1895 , the soldier was drafted into the two spare Battalion 62 Infantry Regiment in Prudniku in Upper Silesia and stored in the registry under the number 8 seaterInterpretation shortcut JB or IR ( Infanterie Regiment = Infantry Regiment ) is a trivial problem for explorers . According to experts on the subject of Alexander Rostock JR abbreviation is often mistakenly read as Jäger Regiment which regiment of riflemen ( jegrów ) . On the German dog tags Jäger name was usually shortened as JAG . or Jg. The surest way to verify the name of the unit is to check the number in the studies of the German army.In most cases the identity of the German characters appear the names and numbers of school units and spares, in which a soldier held training before being sent to the front. By law the number of the backup ( the school ) should be identical to the number of combat units . However, often former soldiers spare units were sent to other units. Especially then , when the situation at the front was critical. To fight as infantry pchano everything available: convalescents , recruits , cadets NCO schools , especially soldiers in other specialties .The author of this note is not entirely sure if other data on the dog tag means the place of residence of soldier in Dresden Street. Stars of the Leipzig No. 54 ( Leipzigersterne ? ) , Especially if properly translated the name. If someone correct me , I’ll be grateful to him .Dog tag Burkhartta Kurt was found along with others, and half of the third in the training ground and a large training camp (as well as a camp for prisoners of war, two world wars ) in Łambinowice ( Lamsdorf ) . All three dog tags related Prudnik and 62 Infantry Regiment . As has been found in this place, probably formed part of an archival deposit graph . A number of returning from the bondage of the former German prisoners of war passed here in the years 1919-1922 in quarantine after repatriation.Signs of identity in the case of finding them , along with the remains of soldiers usually are only able to identify the dead . They also allow you to notify the family of missing without a trace . In this particular case the dog tags from Prudnik were found “in bulk ” . So there was no sense of notification of relevant institutions involved in the identification and burial of the remains of German soldiers ( the Foundation “Remembrance ,” or Deutsche Dienststelle ) .Michael from Gogolin thank you for sharing associated with the history of the garrison in Prudniku finds. Another dog tag with Prudnik was exhibited recently at an online auction eBay.I guess we will never know what was the fate of the soldier Burkhartta . Presumably, I survived the war. At the end of World War II was about 50 years. According to the decree of Hitler of 25 July 1944 will be available for service in one of the 4 categories of personal militia ( Volkssturm ) . Perhaps you live somewhere descendants of his family. Life and history are full of secrets. Only a small part inherent in found objects manages to unravel the mysteries of the end. Maybe this time to the authors ‘ archive explorer ” smiles happiness .