Gefreiter Kurt Richard Zoske was born in
Neuhof bei Krone an der Brahe in Germany. It now belongs to Poland. He was one
of 9 children and they all had to work the land to help out. The family
later went to the western part of Germany and some even went to the
USA. It wasn't long when he got drafted to join the German Army at
16. My father was very young when he joined up with the 11. Panzer-Division.
He was still 17 at the time. He proudy displayed the " Gespenst "
on his wall in his room. He often told us stories how the panzers where the
We used to draw the ghost symbol as children and we pretended to be one of the great soldiers when we played in the nearby forest.
Below you see my father at a mature age and also when he marched with the 11. Panzer-Division. My father was very organized and saved almost everything. I retrieved his Wehrpass in where the entry of the 11.Panzer-Division is noted.
Here is my father holding me proudly