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Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document

Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document

Signed Picture of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Josef (Sepp) Dietrich (Item WAF 11-4 & SS 34-7)

DESCRIPTION: There is so much on the internet about this Soldier's Soldier that we will not bother to do a biography here. He was an efficient officer, ever successful and a true comrade always to his men of the SS Leibstandarte. They were even allowed to address him as Sepp. We will only at this point describe this picture and stamp the picture is one sequence from a Mapp) “portfolio.” Dealing with the Waffen SS it was produced during the war and contained several pictures of the Waffen SS LAH in combat in several theatres of the war. The Leibstandarte found themselves in a hard fought struggle in the Grecian campaign to take the hills of Kidi and Kissura, battling the tough Greek army. This was a battle that resulted from the Wehrmacht invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece. The LAH was part of the XL Corps Tenth Army. In this battle the unit suffered several murderous air attacks from the R.A.F.  The 1st battalion LAH troops attacked the Kidi Pass defenses manned by the 6th Australian division and Greeks. They captured Hill 997 near the Kidi Pass; they then finally secured the actual Kidi Pass, creating an open route of advance, a major strategic victory for the Leibstandarte. Then they were relieved by the 9th Panzer Division. At this point, the LAH reconnaissance battalion was involved in heavy combat in the Kissura Pass against he Greek 90th Division. On Aril 15th, the LAH takes Kastoria. Also on April 15th, they advance to war in Grevana and on April 20th (the Führers Birthday) the unit captures Jannina. Sepp Dietrich accepts the surrender of 16 Greek Divisions, (practically the entire Greek army. The surrender is given by Greek General Toslakoglous; Dietrich offers generous surrender terms and dispatches his adjutant Max Wunche to fly to Larrissa and pass the word along to the OKW and to Hitler who would say that this is the best “birthday present” he could ever expect to be given to him and by his own LAH named for him. Mussolini was enraged! With wounded pride, actually it was due to him that the German troops had to go in there and pull his chestnuts out of the fire. He demands that the Greek General surrender again to him with harsher terms in a ceremony that includes the Italians. After the Greek campaign Hitler says to Dietrich (tongue in cheek) “You are a good, brave soldier, but no diplomat, and still less a politician!” On May 5th, the LAH participated in a Gala victory parade in Athens. 

The signed picture whose title is The capitulation of the Greek army received by SS Obergruppenfuhrer Dietrich.is in an appropriate frame. Over the middle of these words is a stamp that bears the national eagle and swastika and the legend Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Just above this stamp Dietrich signed the picture with his full name.This picture was bought from the family of a deceased LAH officer who had actually put it before “Sepp” to be signed. The picture in the frame measures 12 ½" x 18". The picture by itself measures 11 ½" x 9".  This is a great remembrance of epic battle and a real Germanic warrior, certainly of Teutonic stock but here he was like Leonia’s at the battle of Thermopylae and the Brits and Aussies were the like the Persian’s under the tyrant Xerxes. Actually in a way the old brute Churchill looked a lot like Xerxes. The picture is in fine condition and is a historical treasure.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring

Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Dr. Hamann
Hamann Honor Ring
Note: Mark is from old paper clip
Hamann Honor Ring
The Dienstaltsliste
Hamann Honor Ring
The Hamann file
Hamann Honor Ring
The listing of officers who
received the ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Erika Hamann, wife
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Racial questionnaire
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann's signature
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Personal File
Hamann Honor Ring
His assignment to medical
section (SS)
Hamann Honor Ring
His life story (handwritten)
Hamann Honor Ring
An order
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Order to join Dr. Conti
Hamann Honor Ring
From Heydrich
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Questionnaire
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
An ancestry document
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Regarding his wife
Hamann Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Shows ring received
Hamann Honor Ring
The ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Shows Hamann as winner of
Iron Cross 1st Class and
Honor Ring
Hamann Honor Ring
Shows Hamann was assigned to Himmler's personal staff
Hamann Honor Ring
Birth date
SS Runes Totenkopf Heinrich Himmler Honor Ring (WAF 11-7 & SS 35-1)

DESCRIPTION: Still the absolute “Holy Grail’” of the SS collectors, the Honor Ring of the SS stands as the ultimate collectible and for some it has even deeper meaning than that! It took on a mythos of its own! At least two books have been produced, chronicling facts and pictures that pertain to these rings. To the SS of old and to the collector of today, the rings have great significance and are even more important than the daggers or the swords. The ring emerges as the singularly most coveted and prized of all the SS trappings and awards then and now! The formal award of the ring was only under approval of the Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler and in this capacity he practically had to know every applicant to be issued one. By the way, this was the only truly issued ring of the N.S. apparatus; all other rings of the Party, Wehrmacht and SS were purchased by the wearer. The only exception being the Victory rings produced by Herr Franz Schnell of Halle am Salle, but as far as we know, those rings were to be issued but never actually reached that point due to the unfortunate outcome of the war.   Once again, Germania International has located and now presents another fine Honor ring. 100% original with authentication document issued by Mr. Don Boyle, the author of the first and best book on the subject, “SS Totenkopf H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945." We show a picture of this Boyle certification in our images. Also there is an incredible accumulation of papers copied out of official U.S. Archives concerning this SS officer. The former owner was SS Standartenfuhrer Dr. Ehrhardt Hamann whose SS number was 351 382.  Among this stack of official documents are at least 3 pictures of Doctor Hamann and three of his wife, Erika Richter Hamann. Also included is the questionnaire from the Race and Resettlement Office (Rasse und Siedlungsampt Fragebogen) and a complete Lebenslauf (his and her personal histories handwritten). The SS Ahenentafel completed is also all there giving every detail of his and her existence and ancestry. There is a letter from the office of the Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler with approval.

The papers show that Hamann was born Jan 13, 1900 in Halle-Salle. There are also official papers concerning Erika Richter, the name of his wife before their marriage, with her “Lebenlauf” and Ahnentafel; it shows her as being in the HJ Madelshaft in 1940. There is also another SS approval from the Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler. The Rasse und Siedlungsampt papers are complete and approved. All of the separate groupings of papers have the stamp stating copy from the National Archives and records administration. There is an official letter among the documents from the “Mutterdienst” (Mother's service) to Frau Hamann. Also seen is a letter to the Rasse und Siedlungsampt from Dr. Hamann on official N.S Party stationary. He signs it Dr. Hamann Gauarztefuhrer and SS Standartenfuhrer. Gauarztefuhrer is a term meaning Medical Director for the Gau (district), so we know he was a high official in the medical arts. We also find a note by Dr. Ehardt Hamann to the effect that someone committed suicide (Selbmord). At some point the report was dated January 23, 1943. There are other official letters from Doctor of Medicine, E. Hammon. Many, many letters between the Doctor and the Race and Resettlement Office concerning certifications, etc. Many such letters and correspondence. Signifying that he worked closely with that official office. There is an SS officer file that shows his awards, religion, family history, assignments. And other sections of the NS administrative apparatus, dates of service and honors received. And here is what every collector likes to see—in one block it shows that he received the “Totenkopf ring” and that his Beruf (Specialty) was as Doctor of Medicine. It also shows he won the Social Service Medal, the Sudetenland Medal and Service Medal of the NSDAP in bronze and an Alte-kampfer "Old fighters" abzeichen. There is an order from the personal staff of the Reichsfuhrer ordering him to Norway to assist the famous Brigadefuhrer Dr. Conti and there is a letter from Dr. L. Conti confirming this. A letter is also here promoting him to SS Standartenfuhrer on 11 March 1940 and a congratulatory letter from the Oberabschnittes Elbe. One of the letters is from Reinhard Heydrich, the Chief of the Reichsicherheitspolizei, and it makes mention that Hamann was a Party Member since 1929 and has been a leader in the fervent work and struggle in German Health practice. Letters from the Oberabschnitt Elbe and from the Police President and the Gauleiter in Halle. Much too numerous for complete listing -- 103 pages from the archives and then a professionally assembled bound supplemental documentation booklet prepared by Ross J. Kelbaugh of the historical graphic research service in Baltimore, MD.

This grouping has explanations of the records of the National Archives. Here also is the SS Dienstaltersliste Der Schutzstaffel Der NSDAP Berlin 1942. Here listed are the names of the SS officiers -- Obergruppenfuhrer to SS Standartenfuhrer up to 1942. This gives the name, SS section, Party number ,birth date and rank plus the times and places where he was promoted. Two copies are included showing Dr. Hamann’s records before he received the ring and another where it shows he received it and also the Iron Cross 1st Class and that he was assigned to the staff  HQ XVIII and was promoted to SS Standartenfuhrer January 30, 1940. Enclosed here are the pictures of Dr. Hamann and his wife Erika. So here is provenance far beyond what is normally associated with any of these rings when rarely found. It is one of the best? (We think) What do you think? Along with it, as we have stated, is the positive certification of Mr. Don Boyle.

The ring is unusually huge, measuring a 16 inch size. We have never seen one this big. It is quite worn as so many of them were due to everyday wear -- to some collectors this is part of the fascination. They see something that we may not in a well worn ring (deep significance?). The skull is quite worn down but it is still there. The date inside the ring is the issue date of 30/7/36. Exactly four years later, 30/7/40, to the day he was promoted to SS Standartenfuhrer (significance?) Does anyone have any idea as to why? The sig runes to each side of the skull are also worn as are the oak leaves that emit from them to the sides of the skull but they are readily discernable. Right after that we see very heavy wear to the double runes and arrow looking rune and the swastika rune although the swastika rune is fully discernible. The Hagel rune is also there but very, very, worn. The inscription inside is clear but the center seam under the skull is almost impossible to perceive. However, Don Boyle very kindly taught us a trick or two. During manufacture the tolerances were so very tight on these rings that now and then one comes along that it seems impossible to see the seam. We have had two like this in the last two years. Don showed us that if you hold the ring in the flat of the palm of your hand you will be positively amazed to see the seam appear!  This was great to see and learn from the “Ring King Don Boyle.” He certainly knows his stuff! The seam on this ring is unmistakably visible with this process, we have here not only the genuine article, but a ring once owned and worn by a famed and important Doctor and highly regarded SS officer of high rank. I can’t imagine anyone doing better than to invest in this very significant historically important item. It is priced very reasonably as well.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Combat Book Knife

Combat Book Knife
Combat Book Knife
Combat Book Knife
Combat Book Knife
German Combat Soldier's Boot Knife (Item WAF 11-10 & WEHR 31-3)

DESCRIPTION: Originally designed to clip over the edge at boot top.  This was a knife designed to lightly clip onto any part of the uniform (very handy) This particular style was used extensively by the Waffen SS but also the Army and some pilots of the Luftwaffe favored them as well.The blade has some old stains???/ But the entire knife is in very good condition and the clip is still very tight.  This one could probably tell some tales. regarding the stains ???

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

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