[78-L] War/peacetime souvenirs?

Roger Wade rwade1947 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 28 15:57:42 PDT 2010

Hi Benno,

Your text has come through all three times, at least 5 paragraphs  
worth.  Perhaps the issue is with your service provider.

Thank you for the very interesting information.
best regards,

Roger Wade
Really Old Records






On Jun 28, 2010, at 6:53 PM, goldenbough at arcor.de wrote:

> (Why does the body of my text not get through?  3rd and last attempt)
> From interviews with now retired technicians, managers and  
> librarians working at that time
> in the German record companies, we know that the situation was  
> different from Japan.
> There was a monthly (Leg auf) that listed systematically ALL  
> records published in Germany.
> And yet, some odd records appeared every once in a while on the  
> market that were never
> listed there or in any company catalog, or available in record shops.
> We now know that, for example, TELDEC (TELefunken-DECca) of Hamburg  
> pressed RCA-Victor
> material on
> We now know that, for example, TELDEC (TELefunken-DECca) of Hamburg  
> pressed licensed
> RCA-Victor material on German TELDEC label, and these records were  
> clearly aimed at American
> GIs - and not at the German public. These records were only sold in  
> PXs, but never to Germans.
> Many of these records had runs of 50 or 100 discs only.
> The  record companies' invoices went to a German institition called  
> 'Amt fuer Besatzungslasten'
> (Office for the Costs of Occupation' who paid all costs incurred.  
> In other words, the PXs could
> order freely and received the records free of charge, as a part of  
> Germany's compensations for
> war damages.
> In this contect it may be of interest that Germany paid its last  
> instalment for damages of the First
> World W ar in April 2010 (this year).  Was this mentioned in the  
> U.S. media?  Compensation payments
> for WW II will continue for another 50 years or more.  W ars can  
> indeed be financially rewarding.
> Benno
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