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1941 Directive Signed in Handwriting by H. Himmler (Item HH 4-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is a museum-grade document and a historical treasure. This is the actual (not a copy) of Heinrich Himmler's directive issued under the auspices of the general government and the police president in Vienna, Austria dated January 1941. Subject: The issuing of passes through the Reich's protectorates Bohemia and Moravia. The order comes with the express directive from Reichsführer-SS and Chief of the Deutschen Polizei Reichsministerium des innerin in Berlin (Himmler). The order basically is a further extension of an order from 28 January 1940, and notices that the permits for nonstop travel through the protectorates (for example using a shorter route) will not be issued. It refers to sealed carriages to be used only with special permit and these do not cover stopping for any reason. The police president takes issue with the order in certain aspects. He notes that some smaller police stations along the routes (completely against regulations) have issued permits. He then cites several violations and suggests reevaluation of the process. He brings forth an example of the hardships suffered by travelers having to make a detour of several hundred kilometers to avoid entering the protectorate, resulting in higher gasoline consumption and wasted time. The basic translation of the document was done by our translator and adviser, Willi. The order is countersigned by RFSS Heinrich Himmler himself in the usual green pencil over a stamp from his offices. The framing on this piece is incredible! Because it is so prodigiously important, it has received a very special mounting and because the document is double-sided we have framed it in double-sided glass, involving much careful artwork. Both sides of the directive can be seen. The frame is 32 x 19 1/2 inches. The document is 16 x 10 3/4 inches. It is all framed and matted with 100 percent acid-free museum-grade material. Since this was mounted originally in a German ring binder you can see the punch holes. This was the usual way to store important documents. A copy of Willi's translations goes with the item. It is duly noted that this is a unique, original document that portrays the tight inner workings and security measures of the German police establishment. This is extremely rare.

PRICE: $1,950.00; very reasonable

 

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Order from Top SS Commander (Himmler) about Russian Propaganda Film (Item HH 4-2; SS 30-11; WAF 8-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is possibly one of the most interesting Himmler orders we have ever seen. It basically is an order to the general SS both Allgemeine and V.T. (Waffen-SS). It mandates that members of the SS should not attend the showing of “Battleship Potemkin” being presented at the Lichtspiel Theatre ostensibly because the film is derogatory and dangerous for viewing for our troops. The order has a file stamp through which Himmler hand signed his name in his traditional green pencil or green ink. It is dated 3 December 1938. There is another signature at the top that is signed over an eagle and swastika stamp that looks like the signature of Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich. We cannot vouch for this one, but it if is then no doubt it was signed at the same time. The film traces the story of the mutiny in 1905 of the crew of the Panzerkreutzer Potemkin. The sailors rebeled against their oppressive Tsarist officers. It was written and directed by Sergei Eisenstein and in liberal circles it is called one the most influential films of all time. The film shocked audiences for not only its communist political statements, but for its graphic violence. Actually, Joseph Goebbels called Potemkin a marvelous film without equal. In the cinema world he said anyone who had no firm political conviction could become a Bolshevik after seeing this film. Himmler and his close followers didn’t see it that way, of course. However, the fact that was in fact allowed? to be shown throughout the Reich seems to be at odds with the present “orthodox” view of history of the 20th century. Yes, Himmler forbade his legions to view it, but in general the German public saw it and had mixed emotions. The order that is truly rare and historically important is nicely framed with a picture of the Reichsführer-SS and a copy of the ads for the film. The frame measures 33 x 16 1/2 inches. The original signed order measures 8 x 8 1/2 inches. All the items, pictures, and document are expertly matted and acid-free museum matting stock was used and nonglare glass was employed. In other words this is a great and historically important grouping beautifully presented.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Document Signed by Heinrich Himmler (Item HH 4-3)

DESCRIPTION: This rare document came from a grouping of such directives that showed up in an official file folder recently in Germany. This one refers and give direction to the outside Prussian state governments and interior ministry and to the Reich’s commissioner in the Saar Land and a whole shopping list of officials. The order has to do with passport regulations that must be altered by hand. The major change has to do with the words “not applicable” that must be omitted in the paragraph dealing with these passports. There is a translation of the content that goes with the document. This translation was done by our historical advisor. The order emanates from the RFSS (Reichsführer-SS) and Chief of the German Police in the Interior Ministry. This, of course, was Heinrich Himmler and he signs the order in his usual green pencil over his stamp of office. The order is framed very professionally with museum matting that is 100 percent acid free; special glass was also used. The frame measures 22 1/2 x 18 inches. The actual document is 7 1/2 x 10 inches and the picture of the RFSS is 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Here is your chance to acquire an original important document hand signed by the Third Reich’s most important official and the most important policeman of the era.

PRICE: $1,400.00; very reasonable

 

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Magnificent Hunting Trophy Presented to Heinrich Himmler by Hermann Göring (Item HH 4-4; GOR 9-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is undoubtedly the greatest Hermann Göring or Heinrich Himmler item ever turned up with the exception of the famous Göring KPM trunk that was sold by Germania 15 years ago. The item is also a Heinrich Himmler artifact, because the future Reichsmarschal gave it to him in remembrance of a certain hunt in which they both participated in June of 1935. This is all the more interesting because both men actually hated one another in the latter years of the Third Reich. In 1934, Göring turned over to Himmler the responsibility for running the concentration camps, police, and Gestapo. At that point and through 1935 the two were at least to some degree copasetic and cooperative one to another, but by the time 1936 and 1937 rolled around there was definitely no love lost between them. There was friction between them over the Jewish issue. Göring’s godfather (his favorite early friend) was Jewish. His second-in-command, Erhard Milch, and several of his wife's closest friends were Jewish. Göring liked Jewish composers (Mendelson, particularly) and certain painters (Rubens, for example), but he also believed that the Jews by profiteering and scheming behind the scenes had helped to bring about Germany's defeat in World War I. In private, however, he agreed with his wife, Emey, that the Jews were like other people, but a bit smarter, he would add grinning, and that they had their good and bad like every other race. “I'll decide who is and who is not a Jew,” he once said to a subordinate, who had made a reference to some visitors to Carinhalle. All of this did nothing to endear him to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler or Reinhard Heydrich, or any of the hierarchy of the SS. However, in 1935, things were different between Göring and Himmler. It was a least a “mutual-admiration society,” and because Himmler was an interested hunter—occasionally indulging in the sport now and then—he made him a “Jagdfreund,” or hunting friend and obviously in June 1935 both the Reichsminister and the Reichsführer were at least on one occasion hunting chums. The huge steer horn is about 32 inches long setting on a base that is about 6 inches in diameter and the top cap or lid is about 6 inches in diameter, as well. At the finial is a typical German hunter in his full Jägertracht or hunting outfit, with rifle. The horn is seized by an elaborate, silvered decorative device that holds it in place. There is a clever pin device that locks the portion of the horn’s decorative band to the column-like plinth extension; all of this is in floral and special classic design. All parts are brass with heavy silver plating—typical “Göringesque.” The entire piece is in tight tolerances and is quite sturdy. In the center of the middle band is a plaque that is beautifully inscribed with the legend of presentation: “Ehrengabe für meinen Jadgfreund Reichsführer SS H. Himmler zu unserem erfolgreichen Jagdausflug in Juni 1935.” Under this is a facsimile signature of Hermann Göring. The little hunter at the top is really depicted nicely. He wears a typical hunting jacket and hat and on his vest you can see various marksmanship and hunting metals. He is giving the “horrido” salute that is the traditional indication that the hunt was now to begin. This is proclaimed and accompanied with a tip of the hunter's hat. The horn and its mounting are beautifully presented as would be expected of a state-of-the-art gift to an important Reich's official. This is no trinket. This is the best! In 1945, Himmler’s Tegernsee house was deserted and the Himmler family and the Reichsführer himself were not in attendance ever since Adolf Hitler had expelled him from the party and all his offices. He was actually taking refuge in Flensburg with his two children. At this point, it was clear that soon the Allied armies would be coming and the treasures that the house contained would soon be war booty, but on the other hand, the Führer had promised that new wonder weapons would turn the tide of battle and Germany would possibly still triumph or at least be allowed a peaceable surrender. But in the case of the former distasteful possibility the neighbors in the area decided that they should remove every valuable or useful item from a home in Gmund. They were convinced that the rift between the Führer and the “Reichsheini” would abate and the allies would be shoved back or even more sensibly the Western Allies would now join with the Wehrmacht and team up to go against the Russians. But taking no chances they descended upon the villa and stripped it clean. In talking to some of these folks our buyer was assured by all of them that everything would be returned to the Himmler family once a respectable surrender and equitable peace terms are reached. No one knew or even suspected that this would be nothing like “respectable.” They didn't dream that a sovereign nation and its leaders and its people would be treated in such a horrible, inhumane manner (former enemy or not). So the articles that were taken for safekeeping were kept for many years in safe repositories until they determined that since no claim was ever made about the house and all those years that it might be prudent to dispose of these important relics. As to selling them they were generally in question as to whom, and for what price should be asked. The picker whom we have mentioned was the answer to this. He was cognizant of the laws and statutes especially in connection with Third Reich properties and laws dealing with statutes of limitation and thus he was able to allay the fears of the people wishing to sell these things freely. So that brings us to the trophy. This marvelous object d’art is one of the items that was purchased in this way only a short time ago and now is offered by one of our consigners to the collecting world. It is possibly one of the most strikingly beautiful pieces that we have had the pleasure of offering in recent years, and its importance to history is of course paramount. Where for this price could one even avail themselves or their museum such an important treasure with connection in two of contemporary history's most famous wartime leaders? This magnificent piece is only one of the articles turned up in the Bavarian communities surrounding the charming Tegernsee area to the south of Munich. The most notable of all the great things of Himmler connection of course are the great chair, one of which is shown in our Himmler section. Through intensive research and personal contacts our German pickers had gained access to quite a few of Himmler’a personal items. The Himmler house stands today on the shores of Tegernsee, a beautiful Bavarian villa virtually unchanged. Although Göring and Himmler were at odds for many years I still think the trophy would have had a “special place” in the Tegernsee home and will be specially placed in your home and collection as well.

PRICE:  NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

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The Gestapo document concerning a Polish volunteer worker signed by Heinrich Himmler (Item HH 4-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a document that concerns important issues about the use of Polish Civilian Workers who labored on projects of the German railroad system within and without the Reich.
  It originates in the office of the “Gestapo” Geheime Staatspolizei in Vienna and is sent to the attention of the Reichstadthlter in Vienna.  It was dated 7 Sept 1943 and it had the approval of Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler who signs his name in the usual green pencil as was customary for him.  He signs it and then the stamp of Reichs security services (SS, Gestapo and SD) is made over the signature probably applied by Himmler himself.  An important document and quite rare it shows also an official stamp that certifies that is was received at the Bauhauseplatz 9 Sept 1943.About in the center is a penciled note that reads RFSS and this indicates that this would need the Reichsfuhrer’s personal attention.  Himmler was the complete dedicated bureaucrat and seldom did he leave even the most minute details of the important or semi important matters to his administrators alone.  Not even Reinhard Heydrich was able to avoid his scrutiny in all governmental matters.  So this is a good example of the SS Reichsfuhrers’ interventions in all official decisions.

PRICE: $1,500.00

 

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A Thankful Appreciation Card from Heinrich Himmler (Item HH 4-6; POL 2-18)

DESCRIPTION: In June of 1936 Adolf Hitler appointed Heinrich Himmler as Reichfuhrer SS and completed the centralization of the various criminal police departments in Germany into the Reich criminal police office (Reich Kriminalpolizeiamt) Himmler appointed in turn Reinhard Heydrich chief of the secondary police main office (Hauptamtsicherheitspolizei); this office includes both the Gestapo and criminal.office of the SD and this also centralized the uniformed police forces, known as the order police (Ordnungs Polizei) under SS General Kurt Daluege. The card that measures 6 x 4 is framed contained in the frame is a picture of Himmler, dressed in the  Allgemeine SS uniform that he would have wore in 1936. The picture is not original. Please ignore the bluish cast to the picture. The close-up of his face is the actual tone of the picture. This is an ultra important document, in that it is an appreciation message from the Reichsfuhrer to some person for sending a letter or telegram to him congratulation him on his appointment as head of all the German Police. Considering the nature of the subject. This is a very scarce and prodigiously important document

PRICE: $2,450. 00

 

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A Promotional Document for a Police Official Signed by RFSS Heinrich Himmler (Item HH 4-7)

DESCRIPTION: The document from Berlin in 1941. It is a prodigiously important document in that it went through the office of the Fuhrer and ReichKanzler (Hitler). It comes first from the Reichsminister of the interior who of course was Himmler and he signed it boldly in his usual green pencil. It is clearly marked with the stamp of the Chancellor and this being the Fuhrer through his offices and there is an official stamp. Proclaiming "in the name of the German people etc. etc.” and says clearly Fuhrer Hauptquartier  9th December 1941 authorized by Der Fuhrer and Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler. It is for the promotion of Oberstabsapotheker Der Polizei Walter Schmidtgall.  To Oberfeldapotheker Der Polizei. This officer was a dispensing chemist within the ranks of the Police.  An interesting and obviously important document that has survived the awful carnage of war. It has been carefully preserved and is framed with special non-glare glass with acid free mounting throughout including the matting. The frame measures 21- 1/2 x 20 the actual document measures 8 x 11. This one has it all!

PRICE: $2,400.00

 

Letter from Himmler
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Signed Letter Sent to Heinrich Himmler from Reinhard Heydrich (Item PER 4-5, SS 34-2, HH 4-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is absolutely incredible.  Probably the best document from Heydrich and Himmler ever found or offered.  It is addressed from ‘The chef der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD’ who of course is none other than Reinhard Heydrich with address in Berlin at the Prinz-Albrectstrasse. It is addressed to the Reichsfuhrer SS and Chef Der Deutschen Polizei.  Heinrich Himmler the body of it translates to:“Please see enclosed two copies of letters from SS Brigadefuhrer Dr. Best addressed to me. I conferred with Dr. Best in Paris only in official matters.  A personal discussion regarding (our) the Reichsfuhrer’s decisions have been postponed to a later date.” Signed… Heydrich with a “Heil Hitler.” One small thing that we find utterly fascinating concerns the official stamp. Either Heydrich himself or a secretary in the S.D. headquarters made the mistake of stamping it upside down. Now if it was done inadvertently by Heydrich, well, so be it!  But if done by a member of his staff I am sure there was “hell to pay” when it reached Himmler!!  In the received stamp at the top of the page is a notation with a 79 and the initials of Heinrich Himmler certifying that he received it; this is done in green pencil as this was invariably the way Himmler signed these documents “THEN NOTE:” - -if you look at the offending seal you will see that Himmler makes a notation with a large green check mark with the famous pencil, showing that he is aware of this grievous mistake. This makes for a most interesting document outside the norms of history. This is about as official as it can get also and is a communication between two of the most important persons of the Third Reich. They don’t come any better than this one! They really don’t! By far the best clear, concise and extremely important SS directive that we have ever had the pleasure of presenting. The document has been professionally framed with museum precision with non-glare glass and special acid free matting.  The beautiful frame measures 13 ½ x 17 ¼.  The actual document is 8 x 9 ½.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

Himmler's Camelot

 

Himmler's Camelot

 

Book: Heinrich Himmler’s Camelot
The Wewelsburg Ideological Center of the SS 1934-45
by Steven Cook and Stewart Russell
(Item HH 4-9 & AHN 4-8 & ENGBOOKS 1-2 & CASTLE 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a sensational book that should be a must for any serious SS collector. We felt that it was imperative that we handle it. It is the saga and history of the WewelsburgCastle (also known as “Himmler’s Castle”) from ancient times to the present day, and the roles of the SS, the Ahnenerbe, Heinrich Himmler, Karl Weistor and other personalities. It further explains the surrounding geographic area of Westphalia and its strategic importance to the National Socialist philosophy. Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler spearheaded a quest for Germany’s forgotten ancestral heritage and documents of its natural pagan culture. Heinrich Himmler’s Camelot also gives a rare insight as a high quality pictorial of the people, the architectural plans and castle rooms, including the north towers ‘Valhalla’ and “Hall of Pillars” with the “Black Sun” as well as the nearby Externsteine (rocks of the sun) and Hermann's monument (The Battle of Teutons vs. Roman Legions) plus much, much more material to thrill the hearts of true Germanophiles.

* Over 200 B & W photos, plus numerous illustrations and documents all available for the first time in an English language publication.
* Plus a 16 page color section with 31 photographs, including a rare never before seen, full page of Heinrich Himmler’s death mask.
* Contains a fold-out showing a unique design of the twelve Knights of the Round Table.
* A complete story of the Castle's history, architecture, renovation and décor, administration wartime fate, secrets, and the extraordinary fascination that appeals to thousands of visitors every year.
* Behold! The coming of a National Socialist Arthurian Court, the Sword Excalibur, Sir Lancelot and Merlin including an index, glossary, reference notes and informative appendices about the structure of the SS.
* 256 pages, hardbound with beautiful artistic dust jacket and an 8 ½" x 11" format.
* Read the facts about what really occurred at the Wewelsburg based on 20+ years of research by Stuart Russell, historian, author, filmmaker, and contributor to numerous topic related books. Now, with a deeper analysis in English with Stephen Cook, artist, historian, author and publisher.  Learn of Germany’s cultural re-awakening, Weltaschauung, the role of the Christian Church, academic studies, scientific evidence, and the personalities involved.
* A ‘must have’ for military historians, collectors, philosophers, theologians, artists and Germanophiles!

Second hand copies of this hard to find book are sometimes avaiable on the internet for prices of around $120.00 to $195.00 USD. Having been at this castle several times I can say it is a real experience and should not be missed by serious historians. Germania International has a special arrangement with Stephen Cook the author, so the book is available from Germania International, LLC for $108.50 and this price includes postage and insurance in the United States.

PRICE: $108.50 (includes postage and insurance when mailed in the U.S.)

 


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Upper Left: Young WWI pilot, Hans Baur
Below: The famed Condor aircraft converted for Hitler and flown by Baur

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The May Pole
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Hans Baur with The Fuhrer
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Early days
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With Lufthansa
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Baur after release from Russian captivity
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Baur interviewed by press after release

Signed Gift Book from Heinrich Himmler
to SS Oberfuhrer Hans Bauer, Hitler's Pilot
(Item HH 4-11 & AHN 4-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is wonderful! An SS Ahnenerbe book presented to the Fuhrer's personal pilot on Julfest 1939. The presentation wording is written in fine calligraphy probably by an Ahnenerbe artist and hand signed by the Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler himself. This is a virtual treasure to the SS collector and the collector of Deutsches Ahnenerbe material.  The inscription is SS Oberfuhrer Hans Baur zum Julfest 1937 Mit Den Besten Wünchen 22 12 1937 and the signature of the Reichsfuhrer SS to SS Oberfuhrer Hans Baur on Julfest (Christmas Week) 22nd Dec. 1937. An SS Oberfuhrer is equivalent to the Wehrmacht Oberstor (Lt. Colonel). Later, he was promoted to SS Standartenfuhrer (Full Colonel) and in 1944 he was elevated to SS Gruppenfuhrer (Major General). He was Adolf Hitler’s personal pilot and an author, plus SS Police official. He was a highly decorated WWI flyer and leading commercial aviator during the pioneer fledgling days of Lufthansa Airlines in the late twenties. Hitler became the first head of state to use air travel extensively. He personally selected Hans Baur to be the official pilot.  “Luftwaffe One” was a reliable four engine condor aircraft which was plushed up and called “Immelmann II” after Max Immelmann a famous WWI pilot who was the creator of the famous dog fighting maneuver used during early combat between planes. Hitler increasingly relied on Baur for advice about air war policy and technical developments. At war’s end, he was trapped in the bunker with his beloved Fuhrer. Prior to being captured by the Russians, he was shot and his injuries were so severe that one of his legs had to be amputated. The Russians were deeply interested in Hans Baur, thinking he had flown Hitler to safety before the fall of Berlin. He endured ten years of tortuous questioning at the hands of Russian agents who finally released him in 1955. He returned to Germany to write his memoirs entitled “Hitler at My Side.”  He died in Munich of strictly old age ailments and was interred in the family plot in the Westfridhof in Munich.  He was a loyal SS man and even under horrid interrogations by the Reds, he never apologized for his faith and admiration of the Fuhrer. I met him in 1990 and while talking with him I held his little dachshund, Waldi, in my lap. To hear his exploits and look through his albums is a memory I will always cherish. He was a Teutonic Nobleman of the type we have not seen since or is it likely we will ever see again. Now he belongs to the ages!

The book would be rare unto itself being one of the scarce books of the “Ahnenerbe” (the Foundation for the study of the Germanic past). You can read more about it in other Ahnenerbe entries on our pages. The book is named “Bauernbrauch Im Jahreslauf” (Customs of the Farmers over the Course of the Past). It is a 207 page text style book on this the occupation considered not only most worthy but particularly sacred by the NSDAP and especially the SS. In this monumental work by a researcher in the Ahnenerbe, Herr Hans Strobel, you will see the customs, and the traditions practiced down through the ages by the farmers covered in depth. Customs that seem strange to us today are shown and explained. Interesting ceremonies are detailed all having to do with pagan beliefs and ceremonies that would hopefully beget necessary good crops and animal harvest. Many of the reenactments seen in photographs were performed by SS Ahnenerbe functionaries. The typical houses in the book demonstrate writing and designs both Christian and Pagan. There are agriculturally inspired songs and poems and writings as well as explanations of the local customs of Bauern in all the German land – colorful maypoles, the flaming wheels, and the cultural importance of the pretzel and of oak trees is explained.  Ancient talismans are studied; the Christmas and Yuletide legends are delved into in detail.  Many ancient, important wood and stone carvings are illustrated in drawings. The Ahnenerbe researcher left no stone unturned while creating such a handbook dedicated to German agriculture and its honorable history. This aspect of the studies of the ancestry institute was the passion of Heinrich Himmler, SS Reichsfuhrer, and he personally indulged himself in it to a great degree. It seems quite natural in our estimation that he would choose copies of this book. For his personal choice of Julfest gifts to his closest friends and certainly Hans Baur would definitely be one of his very closest. The SS motto that was “Meine Ehre Heist Treue” (My Honor is Loyalty) was ever present in the mind of General der Luftwaffe and pilot extraordinaire, Hans Baur. The book measures 6 ½" x 9" and is a little over 1 inch thick. It has the original colorful dust cover and bears the personal stamp inside from Hans Baur Flugkapitan and Colonel of Police in Stefeld Oberbayern. On the forward leaf is a statement from Himmler that roughly translates to “A people will live so long in happiness in the present and in the future if they are conscious and aware of their past.” Very appropriate for this important volume I’d say! So, here we have a virtual 3rd Reich treasure and it’s not a field pack, nor a steel helmet, it is not a hand grenade or even a Knights Cross. No, it is my personal belief that this little book surpasses all the above in importance but perhaps I am prejudiced or just maybe historically knowledgeable and motivated in the way that I think. To me, this may be one of the most historically great relics we at Germania have ever offered.  

PRICE: SOLD

 

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The animal heads
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Underneath
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The presentation plaque
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The hunter
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Dr. Robert Ley, the presenter
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Dr. Ley with Italian and German
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Dr. Ley at right
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Dr. Ley and Himmler pictured at
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The sportsman
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Hunting Lodge, 1938

Stag Decorated Tobacco Box Presented to Heinrich Himmler (Stupendous!) (Item HH 4-12)

DESCRIPTION: Are you ready for this? Germania International continues to hunt down and present the finest, the most spectacular and historically important relics of bygone turbulent eras. We have never in the past had any serious competition in this dedicated endeavor.  We are just not motivated in acquiring the jack boots, fur covered back packs, or even such mundane items such as bayonets and field canteens. We have long had the reputation of being the site where the unique and ascetically important collectable items are continually found. “We love the quest for the Grail.” It has highly motivated us and the thrill of acquiring treasures such as this box is prodigiously exhilarating. We are proud that Germania remains always the place where the ultra-discriminating collectors go to repeatedly. Germania is also known throughout the entire educated Militaria collecting world...so, now having said this we will now go on to the presentment of one of the most awe inspiring items that we have acquired yet!  A magnificent memento from the era of the Third Reich in the form of a Volkksunst Hunters case that is in a word, “Tremendous”! This is a beautiful box that is designed in the rustic woodland form but is also an artistic masterpiece in its own right. To the collectors of Black Forest carved and antler furniture; this will be a thrill to behold and they will instantly recognize the wonderful Germanic art form and also appreciate at the same time the rarity of such utilitarian items that were so professionally and artistically produced. To collectors of Black Forest art this would be indeed a treasure but to the collector of Third Reich important memorabilia, it is probably something that could only be descripted as a paramount discovery and an unsurpassed object of supreme concernment.  

This was a gift to Heinrich Himmler as Reichsfuhrer SS who had a passion for hunting similar to that particular avocation of Reichsmarshal Hermann Goring.  It was presented to Himmler by Dr. Robert Ley the head of the DAF (Deutsches Arbeitsfront (Labor Service) from 1933 to 1945.  Dr. Ley was one of the principal players who had a major role in bringing Germany out of the horrid predicament of rampant unemployment and privation caused by the cruel and abominable Versailles Treaty fostered on the helpless Fatherland after the First World War Like Goring, he was a dedicated “workhorse” who was busy day and night striving to make Germany solvent once more and of course we know that this miraculous enterprise was indeed successfully accomplished. There is much recorded documentation that chronicles the accomplishments and achievements of Dr. Ley and the DAF that he created. This was indeed an economic miracle. Dr. Ley also created the “Strength through Joy” program that was designed to provide a range of wonderful benefits and amenities to the German working class and their families. These included subsidized holidays both at resorts across Germany and in countries abroad (particularly Italy). The program KDF “Kraft Durch Freude” also had specially built cruise liners built to take worker members and their families on Mediterranean cruises. Two of the largest of these cruise ships were the Wilhelm Gustloff and the “Robert Ley” but the most ambitious program of the DAF and KDF was ‘The Peoples Car’ the Volkswagen.  Dr. Ley and his programs are still wonderment to the western Capitalist system today. The German worker was treated better by far and respected on a higher plane that any western or Communist system ever!  We could write many pages here about the effective and superb workers system as implanted within the National Socialist reality and agenda. Enough to say that regardless of all the victor's propaganda spread about Dr. Ley, it is obvious that deeds speak louder and more true than words. 

Now as to the magnificent humidor...Dr. Ley was deeply involved with serious strides toward integration with many of the N.S. leaders where he hoped that his labor front would be coordinated with the efforts of other official departments responsible for the maintenance of the famed four year plan and of other projects that were striving to bring about a Greater Germany once more. Through labor, architecture, and agriculture. Now since the Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler was also one of the prime movers in this ambitious agenda Dr. Ley not only considered him a close friend but also a man with identical outlook and motivation. In 1935 Ley had made a present of a magnificent chest for Goring’s hunting falcon gear by KPM. We at Germania once owned this magnificent piece.  Robert Ley was an avid hunter as was Goring and Himmler.  So gifts from the DAF-KDF director reflected their mutual interest. The Sport of the Adventuresome (The Hunt) and that is why this beautiful humidor was given to Heinrich Himmler in 1938.

The box itself measures about 11 ¼ inches by 7 ½ inches across the top and is about 7 inches deep. The wood that it is constructed from has the look of cherry in its natural unfinished form with a rustic woodlands look. All over the body of the case are stag horn tips and pieces all securely fastened to the surface and everywhere that nails or screws were used they are professionally covered so they do not show at all. There are stag horn roundels each with the effigy and countenance of bear’s heads at the ends of the chest; these serve as handles. The front panel has another stag piece that encircles a key hole. However the key is missing. The four legs that are found on the bottom are stout pieces of antler.  Now the crowning appurtenance that is in the center of the lid is another stag roundel obviously taken from a trophy stag (huge!)  4 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches and in the center of this is a silver plaque with gold plated trim that bears the National eagle emblem of the Third Reich with the letters H.H. for Heinrich Himmler flanking each side of it. This plaque measures 3 ¼ by 2 ½ inches all around. There is a beautiful hand engraved oak leaf border or bezel. This plaque will be stunning to collectors who will see it for the first time. Then we lift the lid and inside is another plaque in thin metal that looks like gold; this is 4 ½ by 2 ½ inches that has the legend. “Unserem Reichsfuhrer SS. Meinem Parteigenossen Heinrich Himmler in Herzlicher Verbundenheit – Dr Robert Ley 7 Oct 1938. Translated: Our Reichsfuhrer SS and my Dear Party Comrade Heinrich Himmler in heartfelt Solidarity Dr. Robert Ley Oct 7th 1938. This legend has been said in the beautiful words that can only be comprehended in the German language, words of respect and admiration between comrades of the Bewegung (Movement). Inside the case are two deep compartments or wells lined with lead that are covered with soft lead covers with stag horn lifting devises. The covers are so soft and pliable that they bend at the softest touch. Lead is the only metal material that is used within fine humidors for cigar aficionados.  Himmler considered himself just such an expert and he knew all there was to know about the choicest in the finest smokes preferring the type of Cuban cigars Goring imported to his estate Carinhalle, and Himmler’s chalet was at Gmund on Lake Tegernsee. So here we have another Germania offering that is prodigiously important and obviously very beautiful. A treasure of Teutonic art without any doubt! The buyer of this one will have purchased a precious relic that could be construed and viewed as something akin to the ‘Grail” of Third Reich art.

PRICE: $17,500.00 -- Instead of the $100,000 that it is probably really worth.

 

Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Hitler's forward
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
The Reichsfuhrer SS
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book
Himmler Signed Book

Book Hand Signed and Dedicated by Heinrich Himmler in 1935 (Item HH 4-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is the book in German entitled “Der Glaube and Deutschland” 1935 by Hans Zoberlein and printed in the central offices of the NSDAP in Munich. The subtitle is “Ein Kriegsleben von Verdun Bis Zum Umsturtz." Trans: The Belief in Germany, The war life experiences from Verdun to the Umsturz.

Herr Zuberlein was a famed director in the 20’s and 30’s.  The film Strosstrupp 1917 that was a smash hit was based on director Zoberlein’s own war memories. There was a film that was based on this book “Der Glaube an Deutschland”and it was financed by the National Socialist Government due to the influence of Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler who loved the works of Zobelein. Adolf Hitler himself wrote the forward. The movie featured Wehrmacht and SA troops in its cast. The film was directed by the author of Der Glaube of course. The film was devastating. Realistic and thousands attended its premier showing. The book has 392 pages and has a blue linen cover that is not in the best of shape. The gold lettering of the title on the spine and the oak leaf motif that supports a WWI helmet is very faded but the book is holding well and is firm and tight. It is on the inside where we find the Himmler signature and a short presentation to an unknown ‘Sergeant”.  It reads:  “Dem Unterfeldwebel Harck Zugeeignet” (‘presented to Sgt. Haack”).  We do not now who this Unterfeldwebel Haack was but in all probability he was a member of the Waffen SS.  At first this terminology was used before the transition from Verfugungstruppe to Waffen SS and then the term became SS-Obersharfuhrer. There must have been some connection between the Reichsfuhrer and this Unknown Soldier (family?) (Family friend?). In any case the signature and presentation is absolutely genuine.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

The book, Maske und Gesicht by Hans Johst is dedicated to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
Book, Maske und Gesicht, is dedicated to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
In True Friendship

The book, Maske und Gesicht is by Hans Johst.

Book Dedicated to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler

Maske und Gesicht by Hans Johst, a Book
Hans Johst in the uniform of SS Oberfuhrer

Maske und Gesicht is dedicated to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
Alfred Rosenberg presenting the Gothe culture award to Hans Johst, Nuremberg 1935

The book, Maske und Gesicht by Hans Johst is dedicated to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
Next 5 pics of Himmler are not included in the book

Maske und Gesich, a book by Hans Johst, is dedicated to Heinrich Himmler

Himmler Signed Book by Hans Johst

The book, Maske und Gesicht by Hans Johst is dedicated to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler

Himmler Signed Book collectible
The Reichsfuhrer SS

Book – Maske und Gesicht (Mask and Face). Dedicated to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
(Item HH 4-14, RAREBOOK 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: The subtitle suggests that the author Hans Johst traveled throughout Germany chronicling the information about spying, deceit, and murder by secret society's and organized groups based upon racial solidarity. Hans Johst was a German playwright and N.S. poet laureate. As a juvenile he planned to become a missionary and when he was 17 years old he worked as an auxiliary in a Bethel Institution. He studied art, medicine and philosophy. He served in the army from 1914-1918. His early works were influenced by expressionism. He wrote many famous plays including "Der an Front" and "Der König" (The King) and later turned to naturalist philosophy in plays such as "The money changers and traders" 1923 and "Thomas Paine" (the American Colonial patriot). In 1928, Johst joined Alfred Rosenberg’s "Kampfbund for Deutscher Kultur" which was a militant league formed to preserve German culture and to combat Jewish influence in German culture. In 1932 he joined the NSDAP explaining his agreement with Hitler's ideology in the essay Standpunkt und Fortschritt (Stand and Progress -1933). The greatest of his plays was Schlageter! It was a heroic biography of the patriotic hero and martyr Albert Leo Schlageter and was first performed on Hitler's 48th birthday on April 20th, 1933, to commemorate his political victory. It was a beautiful play that brought out the heroism of patriotic young men in the desperate years and graphically illustrated the utter barbarity of the French tyrannical occupation of the German Nation.

In 1933 Johst signed the Gelobnis Freuester Gefolgschaft, a declaration of Loyalty to Adolf Hitler that was expressed officially by pro N.S. writers; He became president of the German Writers Union and of the poetry academy. Johst achieved many other powerful positions of importance within the N.S. state. He was named in the ‘Gottbegnadeten’ list of September 1944 as one of the Reich’s most important artists. During the war he held various important positions within the SS and he was a very close friend and admirer of Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler to whom he dedicated the book Maske und Gesicht. After the war Johst was interned by the Allies and in 1949 he was tried for his activities ("writing plays"). He served 3 ½ years in prison sentenced by the nations that claimed to protect and love free speech and freedom of expression. The hypocrisy of the Americans is especially noted because they reserved 1st amendment rights to their citizens (Some Citizens!) But denied those rights to a playwright and author named Hans Johst. Another writer, whose claim to fame was writing, was Julius Streicher and he was sent to the gallows where he slowly strangled to death for over 20 minutes after being condemned for his writings (no more, no less!) Hooray for Justice no matter how criminal it might be.

The book is in very fine condition and has a very nice linen cover. In the opening page it says 'Für Heinrich Himmler in treuer Freundschaft.' (for Heinrich Himmler in true friendship). Johst must have been a very highly thought of friend of Himmler because he dedicated the book using only Himmler’s name and does not write out his title as Chief of the SS. This was always done by other writers dedicating books to the Reichsfuhrer. The book is very rare and is a true collectors find in this immaculate condition.

PRICE: $225.00

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