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Catalog Number 2013.66.84
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2013.66
Description Letter from Sommerfuß[?] to Saberksy congratulating Sabersky on his Iron Cross I. Class and explaining which commanding officers in the Division commended Sabersky and his Sanitary Company
Date: April 22,1917
Document in German

Translation:
April 22 1917

My dear Herr Saberski,
A small packet was sent off from the General Command of the Garde-Reserve-Korps today to your work superior for you. The well-earned reward comes late, but you will certainly still be pleased about it.
I will not be indiscreet when I tell you, that you have to thank for the award the warm interests, which Oberst von Kessel shows toward you and especially the achievements of the Sanitary company led by you, and the acknowledgment of your achievements through the commanding General. If you still hear, that as support only the first petition from the admirable Graf Schweinitz served, you are not required to thank other superiors than these three, I am convinced, that you will wear the Cross with great pride and even greater satisfaction.
And now take my heartiest congratulations. I do not need to say to you first, how happy I am and how much I begrudge you the honor, which you earned in the East and the West. Carry it for a long time in health and hopefully soon in peace. Take a good bottle out of the cellar and drink to the well-being of the old division und think also on the old staff.
Cross your fingers for the division, which will doubtless in the near future undergo dark days again.
In the old spirit,
Your Sommerfu?


From the service of German officer Fritz Sabersky who served as leader of the Sanitary Company 3 (Sanitätskompagnie 3 Garde-Reserve-Korps) from 1915 to 1916 and after March 1917 as an instructor at the Royal Prussian Army Gas School in Berlin (Königlich Preußische Heeres-Gasschule).
Date April 22, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Sabersky, Fritz
Subjects German
World War I
Awards
Medals
Generals
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