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Subject: Searching for Alwin Springer
Author: Patti Mulvihill
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Classification: Query
Surnames: Springer, Gerhold

Hello. I'm hoping someone here can lead me in the right direction in search of my maternal grandfather. He lived with my grandmother and mother in Hamburg and played football up until he was called to war. He went missing in action @ 1945. There has always been a lack of closure and I would at the least like to know his unit to try to peace together some sort of finality. There has always been 'something' in his disappearance that left open the possibility that he may not have died in the war. Maybe it was just hope. Also, we know very little about his family. Here is some info. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Alwin Friedrich Jacob Springer
DOB. Dec. 03, 1909
Lived in Hamburg where he played football (workers league)
Mothers name may be Maria
He had a sister-Gretchen or Gertrude.
Married my grandmother Mathilde Gerhold in 1932