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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a set of six forks all matching with the DAW Buchenwald markings. All are in good condition and rare!

PRICE: $500.00; for all six pieces (bargain)

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a group of six large spoons all matching with the “DAW Buchenwald” markings and “ROSTFREI,” stamp. All are in good shape. They are 8 inches long and in fine condition.

PRICE: $500.00; for all six pieces (bargain)

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a set of three tablespoons from the camp but marked “GUSTLOFFWERK II WEIMAR BUCHENWALD,” and is also marked “ROSTFREI.” These are 8 inches long and in fine condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a set of five table forks all matching with the “DAW K.L. BUCHENWALD” markings. All are in good condition and quite rare.

PRICE: $450.00; for all five

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a set of five teaspoons marked with the “DAW K.L. BUCHENWALD.” All are matching and rare. All are in good condition. Each is about 5 inches long.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a group of four large tablespoons for soup or stew and are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” All are in good shape and measure 8 inches in length. Quite rare!

PRICE: $450.00; for all four

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a grouping of two large tablespoons and two matching forks marked “GUSTLOFFWERK II WEIMAR BUCHENWALD.” These are really rarer than the “DAW-KL” type. These are 8 inches long and in good shape and are also marked “ROSTFREI.”

PRICE: $400.00; for all four

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a group of two large forks and two matching spoons all marked “GUSTLOFFWERK II WEIMAR BUCHENWALD.” They are 7 1/2 inches long instead of the usual 8 inches. All are in good condition and quite rare.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Tableware (Item CAMPS 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is part of a grouping that was found at the concentration camp at Buchenwald Turingia. Each piece has the Buchenwald stamp. There are two types. All of them seem to be either stainless steel or aluminum (marked “ROSTFREI,” “rustproof”). Some are marked “DAW K.L. Buchenwald.” We assume that “DAW” are the initials of the supplier to the SS KZ administration. This is a set of two forks and two spoons

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Oberfűhrer Scherner

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Lebens Rune

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A Wooden Bread Plate Presented at Dachau to Oberfuhrer Scherner (Item SS 33-4; CAMPS 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: Julian Scherner born September 23, 1895 – died April 28, 1945. His fame was as S.S. Oberführer. This was an early paramilitary rank of the S.S. dating back to 1921. Julian Scherner served the Reich from early Kampfzeit times. He became a S.S. Untersturmführer in 1933 and worked up through the years to S.S. Oberführer in 1937. He was a holder of the Iron Cross 2nd Class, the Honor Ring of the S.S., the War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords, the Deutsches Kreuz, the Wound Badge, the Honor sword of the S.S, the Coburg Badge, and last but most important the Blood Order. He was the commander of the S.S. Standarte Julius Schreck in 1934-1935. Then commander of S.S. Abschnitt XIV in 1937. In1939 he was in charge as commander of the Mountain Troop Regiment II (Reinhard Heydrich). Then January 1940 until January 1941 he was the commander of the S.S. Totenkopf Standarte 8. From January 1941 to August 1941 he was commander of the S.S. Truppenübungsplatz Böhmen. His final command was as S.S. and Police Leader of Krakow, Poland from August 1941 to March 1944. In this role he was responsible for overseeing of all evacuations that took place during his time there. Scherner became immortalized in the film “Schindler’s List” a dubious work of fiction. He is portrayed as the cold and calculating S.S. Commander of the region. Remember the victors write their history and fictions and they also excel in telling the history of the vanquished as well and does it really surprise us if the latter’s history might be a bit biased? We might also see some fiction mixed with fact thrown in to
Embellish! (Gild the Lily so to speak!).

The wooden bread plate is probably the finest ever offered on any site or military show in the present or past. The carving is exquisite! With the Sonnenrad
 Hakenkreuz in the center. All around are beautiful oak leaves and acorns, and interspersed between them are runic symbols similar to those seen on the “Honor Ring of the S.S.” Like the Honor Ring, the symbols had deep meaning to the N.S. and S.S. mythos. They honored the Aryan/Norse Heritage going back to pre-Christian Europe. There was intense racial significance. If we look to the symbol at 12:00 o’clock we see a figure of a rod with two extensions like arms at right and left angles. This is the “Life” rune. The symbol for eternal life for man and the race and nation. In German newspapers you will see this symbol when a birth is announced and it is used inverted in an obituary (death). I find it also quite interesting that the “Hippy Movement” used it for a sign of Peace (imagine using the symbol of death as a logo for peace!) Was there a message there? The S.S. used this symbol in their Lebensborn Program, a project to encourage motherhood (in other words Birth and Life!) Going clockwise the next symbol is an asterisk looking rune. It is the Hagel Rune. This was to the S.S. the expression of inner strength overcoming adversity. The interpretation of the Hagel Rune was the development of the inner man in order for him to conquer the universe. At 5:00 we encounter the Tyr Rune (Tyre the God of war). The interpretation of this symbol was an exhortation to be fearless, true, and brave and that “Death Cannot Kill”. At 7:00 we see the rune that is most familiar, the “Sieg Rune”, the sign of victory used from ancient Germanic times as an exhortation and greeting. This is the origin of the “Sieg Heil” Hail Victory Salute. It was used by the and the Hitler Youth (Jungvolk).

Finally we come to the “Odal Rune” at 10:00. This symbol symbolized kinship and family and bringing together of people of similar blood or race. It was adopted by the S.S. race and resettlement office (R.U.S.A.) and was used by the S.S. Freiwilligen Gebirgs (mountain) Division “Prinz Eugene”. The center design of course is the “Sonnenrad” or sunwheel swastika and was an ancient Norse representation of the life giving sun. This symbol was adopted by the 5th S.S. Panzer Division “Wiking”.

Now back to the bread plate. It was customary among N.S. inspired patriots to present something deeply symbolic to a person the giver wished to honor. This usually came down to a sword, a dagger, a book, or a ring. But the most revered item given out especially among the S.S. was always the” bread plate”. Bread had special significance among the faithful because it was the staff of life. It was mentioned in N.S. sayings such as “brot und arbeit” (bread and work). “Hitler gibt arbeit und brot” (Hitler gave us work and bread). Bread was (sacrosanct) and it only follows that bread plates were the choice for presentation to those who would be specially honored. This plate was presented by the S.S. Wachtmannshaft or Guard Staff to Oberführer SS> Julian Scherner when he paid a visit to (KL) concentration camp Auschwitz in 1942. Carved into the back of the plate are the words “SS Oberführer Scherner Zur Erinnerung an den Besuch im K.L. Auschwitz im Januar 1942” Translated this means – To: Oberführer Scherner in memory of his visit to concentration camp Auschwitz in January 1942. A crack can be seen across the bottom half of the plate but it must have been expertly repaired at one time. It cannot even be seen from the front. A hanging wire has been added to the back. This is without a single doubt one of the most important historical items we have ever offered and the beauty of it is obvious. A masterpiece of wood carving with practically no rival that we have ever seen, and of course its historical importance is eminently presented.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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