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Bernhard H. Holst
Old 06-05-2017, 11:23 AM   #1
Dietrich Maerz
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With great sadness I heard today that Bernhard Holts (screen name bhholts) has passed at the age of 86.
Whoever knew Bernhard could not but acknowledge that he was a gentleman and a great historian. He was always helpfull and is a loss for the forum, which he joined in April 2001 as one of the earlies members.

We will miss him and I will keep him in mind as the very nice person and friend he was.

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Old 06-05-2017, 12:06 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, Dietrich. Bernhard was indeed a gentleman and VERY knowledgeable historian. He was a great help to me in the past and recently responded that his health was failing and that he could no longer be of assistance. The hobby just lost a great member and contributor.

My thoughts are with him and his family!

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Old 06-08-2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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Very interesting guy with many different life experiences to talk about. He was in the Jungvolk then later in Indo-China with the French foreign legion.

He was an avid collector.

Everyone that knew him liked him and I am happy to have considered him a friend. I will miss him...

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Old 06-18-2017, 01:18 PM   #4
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Bernhard was a gentleman and a scholar. I will miss him.

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Old 06-25-2017, 09:55 PM   #5
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Bob Thompson introduced him to me over 20 years ago and I considered him a friend and a store house of great information. We did business and I really enjoyed talking with him. I knew from Bob that he was not well and really missed him at the shows. RIP
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:41 PM   #6
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It really saddens me to find out by accident that Mr. Bernhardt H. Holst
passed away.

We became acquainted quite well about twenty years ago by the way
of Feldgrau.

He shared bits of his life and family.

Friendly and helpful and someone with great manners and class.

Sorry to hear.

Has anyone contacted his wife?
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:34 AM   #7
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I have only just seen this, I did not know

R.I.P. Bernhard
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