The Homepage for U-35, a Type VII U-Boat
... 1936 - 1939 ...
U-35 crew member Kurt Grosser
Kurt Grosser on U-35 in a pre-war photo. 
The crew of U-35, including Kurt Grosser, upon return from the first war patrol. Unfortunately, Mr. Grosser had momentarily turned his head at the time of the photo. [33,cover photo of 32]
Another photograph taken of the U-35 crew, including Kurt Grosser upon return from the first war cruise. 
Upon capture, Kurt Grosser was assigned POW Number 37315.
Kurt Grosser's POW photo, 1940. 
assembled at the Grande-Ligne POW camp in Quebec, Canada, 1944.
Back row, left to right:
Gerhard Freier, Heinz Erchen, Hans-Joachim Roters, Gerhard Stamer, Paul
Front row (seated), left to right:
Albert Schrader, Siegfried Kienast, Werner Lott, Peter Schwarz, Kurt Grosser
Another photo of POWs in Bowmanville. Kurt Grosser is standing, in the center. Paul Fichte is seated, on the left. Peter Schwarz is seated, on the right. Siegfried Bruse is standing, on the right.
Kurt Grosser was released from captivity on 21 January 1947. He got married shortly thereafter to Adelheid Auer, whom he had met and fell in love with in 1938, in their home town of Dresden. A year later he was called upon to work in a Russian labor camp, so they fled to the western zone of Germany.
At the Bruse residence in 1973.
Left picture: Front: Werner Lott and his wife Inge.
Back: Siegfried Bruse and his wife Ingelore, Adelheid Grosser, Hans-Joachim "Jonny" Roters.
Right picture: Werner Lott, Hans-Joachim "Jonny" Roters, Kurt Grosser, Siegfried Bruse. 
Kurt Grosser at a reunion of the U-35 crew. 
with wife, Adelheid Grosser, in 1997.
Adelheid and Kurt Grosser, in 1999.
For two years before retirement,
Kurt Grosser was employed at
BFW Vallendar at the direction of Werner Lott. They have a daughter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997, and are enjoying retirement in Germany. 
Kurt Grosser, Willi Jacob,
and Chief Yeoman Warder Tom Sharp at the Tower of London, 28
Kurt Grosser passed away on 28 June 2010; he was a major contributor to this website.
In memory of Kurt Grosser, 1916-2010.
Though we had been in letter contact, I first met Kurt in 2001 for the
filming of "The Tower" documentary in London, in which he and
were interviewed as former prisoners in the Tower of London; they provided
memorable recollections for the documentary. Kurt had not visited the Tower since his imprisonment in 1939, so
his 2001 "interrogation" held particular significance.
Kurt's holding cell remains standing, unlike Willi's, whose holding cell had
been destroyed by the war.
Upon entering the room that held Kurt prisoner over sixty years ago, I stood
in awe as his demeanor changed. He sat at a specific corner window and
reminisced about his feelings as a prisoner in December 1939, looking
outside that window toward freedom he was not to enjoy for years.
Fortunately for us, that scene was included in the documentary.
Kurt also provided me some of the most interesting recollections for the
history of U-35. For example, Kurt was an orderly in charge of the laundry
at the Bowmanville POW camp for German officers in Canada. He admitted to
having overlooked a red sock in a load of white laundry, and how the General
had to play tennis in a pinkish-white shirt as a result. Another example:
Kurt was proud that he was not prone to sea-sickness; on one pre-war
training exercise on U-35, he enjoyed a feast of freshly prepared
sausages when nobody else could stomach them due to sea sickness.
Kurt Grosser's memory will live on with the history of U-35.
Seeking any additional
information and pictures related to U-35
(relative of U-35 Chief Engineer Gerhard Stamer)