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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

– Benjamin Franklin

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Open House at Camp King Oberursel, May 2015

For anyone interested in history, the Historical Society of Camp King in Oberursel is hosting an Open House to coincide with the observance of Germany’s unconditional surrender 70 years ago.

The Open House features:  archival information; film clips; traces of escape tunnels; tours; opportunities to speak with contemporary witnesses.

10 May 2015, from 10:00 – 17:00

Camp King Open House May 2015


“We, the undersigned parties, empowered by and in the name of the high command of the German Armed Forces, do hereby declare unconditional surrender…”

Signed in Berlin on 8 May 1945

The Mountain Lodge is still under renovation. The photo was taken on 5 April 2015.

Mountain Lodge Oberursel April 2015

Mountain Lodge Oberursel April 2015


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Zitat des Tages

“Wer Wissen hat, lasse andere ihr Licht daran entzünden.“

For those with knowledge, share your light with others.

- Margaret Fuller (Margaret Sarah Fuller)
US-American author and Women’s Rights activist

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Steam Engines at the Motorenfabrik in Oberursel, Germany in the 1950s

This photo has been contributed by Jack S., who had worked for the 42nd Ordnance (DAS) in Oberursel from January 1954 until January 1955.

Dampflok Motorpool Oberursel 1950s

Jack says, “The engine was used to deliver parts. It was left, and picked up later.”

Their barracks were in the large main building on the second floor, to the right of the main entrance. In front of the building, there was a street car stop. Across the street, there was a taxi stand. Also, across the street was a large open field used as a sheep pasture.

The 42nd Ordnance (DAS) were stationed in the Motorenfabrik, a short distance from Camp King. The difference: Camp King was military intelligence,  but they were the mechanics, who kept the vehicles running.

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Vacancy at Frankfurt International School

Posted 04 March 2015

Applications are invited for the following positions:

►        Temporary 40% Elementary School ESL teacher effective immediately until 24 June 2015

►        Temporary Part-time School Nurse, Tariff Group 7 effective immediately until 30 June 2016

Monday and Tuesday from 0830-1530, 6.5 working hours per day

Applications should be in writing and directed to Peter Baker for the teaching position and Detlev Siebrecht for the nurse position within seven working days of this notice with copy to me.

Rita De La Cruz

Human Resources Manager

Frankfurt International School
An der Waldlust 15
61440 Oberursel, Germany
Tel.:         +49 (0) 6171-2024478
Mobile:    +49 (0)172-7602097
Fax.:        +49 (0) 6171-2024384

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