The Wehrstammbuch (loosely translated as “Military Album”) was considered the most detailed record of a soldiers service. The file was prepared at the time of recruitment by the Wehrersatzdienststelle and was kept there as a permanent record of his service. All information that was entered into the Wehrpass or the Solbuch eventually ended up in the Wehrstammbuch. All available information about the soldier was in this file.


(Courtesy of Andreas K. Odemer)