View Full Version : Sütterlin Text if Unreadable german text on Photos

Frankly Dude Really
04-14-2016, 03:59 AM
Sometimes people show old WW2 german photographs with impossible to read text.
Mostly it turns out it isn't simply old handwriting, but it is socalled Sütterlin Schrift.
Next time check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%BCtterlin if you want to decipher the text.

04-14-2016, 05:20 AM
Yes, Sutterlin is a bit of a pain. Ironic that it emerged from a commission from the Prussian Education Ministry to develop a more modern, legible version of older German scripts. I actually find it a lot more difficult to read than 12th century Law Latin script - even allowing for the Latin. One area in which it is frequently encountered in photos is in late-war cuff titles of the "Grossdeutschland" Division. Best regards, JR.

04-16-2016, 09:37 AM
these germans always made fancy and variety things on handwriting, they use under ww2 similar text like Monotype old English :lol: