Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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(1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. Fine content and association T.L.S. on his official gold “Adolf Hitler” formal letterhead, 2pp. large 4to., “Headquarters”, Oct. 27, 1944 to FRITZ SAUCKEL (1894-1946), Nazi chief of slave labor recruitment who seized over five million workers and kept them under the vilest condition. Tried, convicted and hanged at Nuremberg. Hitler praises Sauckel on the latter’s fiftieth birthday, offering his best wishes. He goes on to warmly praise Sauckel, in part: “…I commend your long, loyal and tireless cooperation with our National Socialist movement, and especially your commitment in Thuringia, for which you alone are responsible for the development of this model district. The ‘fighting days’ I spent and later in Weimar with you, are among my most beautiful memories. Since then, you have had to be assigned new major tasks that the Reich must overcome in the war and whose solution required all your labor. The merit you have earned in all these areas, but especially in the field of labor, is one of a kind…” Fine condition. With a 4” x 6” period profile postcard photograph of Sauckel. Of course, at this time Sauckel was occupied diverting slave labor to German industry – a task which would lead him to the gallows.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,875.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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