9/6/2015 4:02 PM
Family Surname: Banner/Bonner/Knisbacher
Town: Maybe Berlin
Date of Image: March, 1917
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This is the photo side of the card. My grandfather Isak Moses is sitting in the chair front right. Behind him on the wall is a sign that reads "Kriegsbeschadigte Fursorge", which I think means Care for War Wounded. Is that correct? Does that necessarily mean he was one of those veterans, or could he simply have been in the same hospital with veterans? Could this have been a Jewish hospital (since he was Orthodox)? Can anyone read what is below those words? Can anyone read any of the signs on the wall to the left? Do the striped pajamas that all patients are wearing suggest military, or simply hospital garb?
Does anyone else have a similar card? If my grandfather had been wounded in the war, I am guessing that might have made him more susceptible to the swine flu, especially if he suffered a gas attack and had respiratory issues.
Were there any instances of civilians being housed in a military hospital, or could this have just been one wing of a regular hospital? TIA. Jeff Knisbacher