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Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook

Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Special box made for it
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Inside cover
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hereditary Prince
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Princesses & Princes
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Actress Hansi Niese
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
More Princesses
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Harold Lloyd, movie star, &
other Americans
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
The play in 1934
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Special Hitler page
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Picture of Hitler at hotel
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hitler's signature
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Close up of the Führer
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Begleitung=Company of
the Führer
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Begleitung members
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
SS men
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
William R. Hearst & mistress
Marion Davies, plus William
E. Dodd
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Elizabeth Dilling
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Dr. Robert Ley
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Julius Streicher
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Viktor Lutze & wife
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Sister Pia
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Franz von Epp
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Leni Riefenstahl
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Princess of Wied
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Picture of Fuhrer's arrival
(original)
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Back of card
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Book of copies of pictures, etc.
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Newspaper with the story
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Story about the guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Framed copies of the important
pictures
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hitler with the Passion Play
players
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
History of town
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
With the actors
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Dodd & wife
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Color Passion Play book
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Book that explains signatures
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Rosenthal plate with Lang
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Various Passion Play booklets
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Signed card by Lang (Jesus)
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Various period cards
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Ida Wust signed card
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Luggage tag
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
1934 Play (great folder) Jubelie!
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
Hotel Wittlesbach Guestbook
 
Below this point we present a gallery of pictures of many of the most illustrious people who are counted in the 400
signatories to the Wittlesbach guest book:
Guestbook Signatories
William Randolph Hearst
Guestbook Signatories
William E. Dodd & wife
Guestbook Signatories
Marion Davies
Guestbook Signatories
Julius Streicher
Guestbook Signatories
Viktor Lutze
Guestbook Signatories
Martin Bormann
Guestbook Signatories
Ludwig Siebert
Guestbook Signatories
Harold Lloyd
Guestbook Signatories
Ramsay MacDonald
Guestbook Signatories
Dr. Robert Ley
Guestbook Signatories
Gertrud Scholtz Klink
Guestbook Signatories
Emil Maurice
Guestbook Signatories
Franz Ritter von Epp
Guestbook Signatories
Heinrich Hoffman
Guestbook Signatories
William Bruckner with Hilter
Guestbook Signatories
Otto Meissner (on right)
Guestbook Signatories
Leni Reifenstahl
Guestbook Signatories
Hans von Tschammer
und Osten
Guestbook Signatories
Dr. Karl Brandt at his weeding
Guestbook Signatories
Julius Schaub
Guestbook Signatories
Dr. Fritz Todt
Guestbook Signatories
Julius Dorpmuller (center)
Guestbook Signatories
Otto Dietrich (far right)
Guestbook Signatories
Elizabeth Dilling
Guestbook Signatories
Max Schmeling
Guestbook Signatories
Schmeling with Hitler
Guestbook Signatories
Karl Litzmann with Hitler
Guestbook Signatories
Adolf Wagner
Guestbook Signatories
Hermann Esser
Guestbook Signatories
Sister Pia with Hitler
Guestbook Signatories
Ida Wust
Guestbook Signatories
Prince George of Greece & Denmark
Guestbook Signatories
Harry F. Sinclair
Guestbook Signatories
Bruno Gesche
Guestbook Signatories
Prof. Adolf Ziegler (center) with Frau Troost,
Adolf Hiter & Dr. Goebbels
Guestbook Signatories
The Four Elements by Prof. Ziegler
Guestbook Signatories
Otto Telschow
SA & SS Obergruppe Fuhrers and other NS personages:
Guestbook Signatories
Otto Schramme
Guestbook Signatories
Kurt Lasch
Guestbook Signatories
Adolf Kob
Guestbook Signatories
Dietrich von Jagow
Guestbook Signatories
Herbert Fust
Guestbook Signatories
Hans Juttner
Guestbook Signatories
Theodor Osterkamp
Guestbook Signatories
Georg Mappes
Guestbook Signatories
Arthur Rakobrandt
Guestbook Signatories
Wilhelm Helfer
Guestbook Signatories
Heinz Guenther von Obernitz
Guestbook Signatories
Adolf Beckerle
Guestbook Signatories
Heinrich Bennecke
Guestbook Signatories
Otto Herzog
Guestbook Signatories
Prince Franz Josef of Turn & Taxis
Guestbook Signatories
General Wilhelm Heye

Fabulous Hitler Signed Guest Book
Adolf Hitler, The National Socialist Hierarchy, the SA & SS Leaders Attend the Passion Play at Oberammergau, Germany 1934
Along with Other Famous Personalities & Their Signatures
(Item AHSIG 1-1, AH 26-16, PERS 4-19)

DESCRIPTION: Oberammergau is a municipality in Bavaria, Germany, famous for its production of the great passion play which it has undertaken since 1634.It is considered a sacred duty and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague sweeping the region, they would perform a passion play every ten years. We have obtained a prodigiously important guest book from the Hotel Wittelsbach in Oberammergau dating from 1930 to 1940 which was reserved for the signatures of only its most important guests. The book did not just lie upon the hotel sign-in desk, it would be brought out especially when a genuine VIP would be a guest, and the blue leather-covered book has a gilt title in German: Unsere Gäste “Our Guests”, with gilt trimmed edges and contains 200 pages comprising the book. Of these pages, over 40 of them are signed by instantly recognizable personalities out of nearly 400 signatures, the majority of which include some of the most important political and military figures of the Third Reich. The signatures in the book are on pages that were penned by famous and interesting people from the year 1930 all the way to part of 1940, but after that the war was on and the signing would have ceased. It is not known if the hotel was closed after that. Many famous personalities came to the performances but all did not stay at the Wittlesbach Hotel.

The German Führer Adolf Hitler came to Oberamergau in 1930 but probably stayed in Linz, his hometown from earlier days as this was his most beloved city of his youth. Henry Ford came in 1930 and enjoyed a rousing welcome from both the townsfolk and also from all the international crowds of visitors gathered along a parade route of sorts. Stories are still told of eccentric King Ludwig of Bavaria who was so impressed with the play that he handed out silver spoons to all of the main actors -- except for the actor who played Judas who received a “tin spoon.” Although the full and grand performances are held every 10 years, shorter versions are held each year and this delights the folks who might not be able to attend the full performance. Performances are staged in the final year of each decade that is the year whose numeral ends with zero. However these regular performances at 10 year intervals have been punctuated with additional performances as those of 1922 and again an entire cycle of performances in 1934 (over and above the regular 1930 schedule to commemorate the 300th.annivesary of the original vow.) This was considered the greatest and most meaningful of all the plays in the 20th century and that was the reason for all the illustrious guests in 1934 and the fact that a certain ultra-popular world leader and personality would be in attendance made it all the more reason to be there in '34! The next full cast staging will take place in 2020 and the price of the various types of admission and seating would seem “astronomical” to many but I believe it is almost entirely sold out.

The village of Oberammergau is set amidst the wild grandeur of the Bavarian Alps. Lake and forest enfold it on every side and over it towers the mighty peaks of the Ammergebirge. It is a serene peaceful place where the main occupation for the villagers is acting in the passion play and/or being engaged in woodcarving, the other great “passion” of these peasant folk. In 1939 most of the able bodied men folk of Oberammergau had to leave their quiet mountain valley to answer the call of Führer and Fatherland in World War II and many a mother lamented their sons who poured out their life’s blood on the thirsty sands of the desert, on the white wastes of Norway, and many a wife lamented her man who died in the streets of far off Stalingrad or perished in the horrible p.o.w camps maintained by the
victorious allies in the Rhine valley. The shadow of this tragic and terrible fratricidal war still hangs over Europe, but let us hope that the thunder of the guns of war never again break the serene peace of Oberammergau. In 1940 the play had to be cancelled due to the 1939 outbreak of the war, not to resume until 1950 but then only after having had to obtain permission from the American Occupation authorities.

DER  FUHRER KOMMT! On August 13, 1934, Adolf Hitler and his large entourage visited the town to attend the 300th anniversary of the Passion play and he signed and dated a page reserved and devoted to him and below his signature is an original photo of the Führer himself addressing a large crowd from the hotel’s balcony. This photograph was affixed to the page where Hitler’s signature is seen by the hotel staff at the time. There is also another original postcard photo of Hitler in his car in front of the hotel acknowledging the crowd offering him the “Deutschen Gruss’! (The National Socialist stiff armed salute). That card is separate from the book. Ironically six days later the book was signed by William Randolph Hearst, as well as his mistress, movie-star Marion Davies, and the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, William E. Dodd, as the trio were en route to Berlin to meet with Hitler to deliver American Jew's concerns about German policies toward their people. We do not know if such a meeting ever took place but it most likely did not happen in Oberammergau.

Concerning the Jews, there is a signature of Julius Streicher Gauleiter of Gau Franken and publisher of “Der Stürmer” a magazine that rather brusquely discusses the Jewish question.  He wrote this message on June 7th 1933 when a guest at the hotel: “Without a solution to the Jewish question, there can be no salvation for the German People!” In another visit on January 20th. 1935  Streicher places a second signed quote into the book: “Who knows the Jew knows the Devil”.

Others who have signed this guest book include:
* British Prime Minister Ramsey Macdonald, and his daughters Ishbel, Joan, and Sheila; they signed the book in 1930.
* Harold Lloyd, Very Famous American film actor and Hollywood star, actually the most popular and influential of the film comedians of the silent era  He signs the book in 1933 and beside his signature he sketches the spectacles (glasses) for which he was well known
* Freiherr von Hünefeld, writes “We remember our nice stay in Oberammergau and the friendly service in in the Wittlesbacher Hof hotel where everybody is most welcome, signed January 6, 1934
* Elizabeth Countess Fugger & Babenhausen, another royal personage whose family helped to develop many important trade relationships and treaties in Europe that last to this day
* Fredrick P. Small, President of American Express. He brought the company through the Great Depression. He stayed at the hotel and signed the guest book in July of 1930.
* Ludwig Siebert, Bavarian President, he was highly instrumental in the restoration of all the castles and historically important buildings in Germany. He visited and stayed in June of 1934 
* Martin Bormann, head of the party chancellery and private secretary to Hitler and by the war's end he became second only to Hitler in importance. He was Hitler’s “right hand man” during the war. He stayed loyal to the Führer right to the end! He visited Oberammagau and signed the guest book March 25th 1935
* Dr. Fritz Todt, the greatest German engineer, architect and senior N.S. figure, Minister of armaments and munitions, he was the Father of the Autobahn and he supervised the construction of the famed Siegfried wall. He visited the hotel along with Martin Bormann June 25th 1935 as part of the staff of the Fuhrer's deputy 
* Victor Lutze, Commander in Chief of the SA Storm Troops. His wife signed as well. Lutze succeeded Staff chief Ernst Roehm after the “Night of the Long Knives.“ He was a guest 1/26/35. Later he was a guest again when the SA Leadership conference was held there from the 14th to the 17th, 1935 and he signed the book again.
* Franz Ritter Von Epp, General and Reich’s protector of the N.S. party, he earlier headed the “Von Epp Free Corps” that fought valiantly against the Communists in the “Kampfzeit” (Time of Struggle). He was also the head of the German Colonial Society, an organization devoted to regaining Germanys lost colonies. He was a ranking member of the German Reichstag. He stayed at the hotel March 14th through the 17th 1935
* Dr. Robert Ley, head of the N.S. Labor corp. He was unswervingly loyal to Hitler. The creator of the KDF- the Strength Through Joy Program that gave very special vacation benefits to workers such as cruises on special ships sailing to foreign ports. The KDF was also the program under which the Volkswagen was produced. Ley said in 1938 “I believe on this earth in Adolf Hitler alone. I believe in one lord God who made me and guides me, and I believe this God has sent Adolf Hitler to us.“ He signed the book 13th September 1934
* Leni Riefenstahl, actress and master film maker. She produced the political masterpiece” Triumph of the Will “and the two- part documentary on the Olympic games of 1936 in Berlin. She was the unofficial documentary camerawoman of the Third Reich. She visited and signed the book in 1935 
* Frau Gertrud Scholtze-Klink,
Reichsfüherin Leader for all woman’s groups and organizations in the Reich  This was a lady in every sense of the word; She would appear an absolute horrible monster to the likes of Gertrude Stein and other such leftist goons. She believed the mission of a woman was to minister in the home and in her profession to the needs of life from the first to the last moment of man’s existence and to wear dresses and let the man wear the trousers. She was a hotel guest and signed the guest book February 24th.1940
* Otto Meissner, chief of the office of Reich president, his wife signed as well on May 21st 1934
* Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler’s official photographer. He took over 2.5 million photographs of Hitler. He was his constant companion. Hoffmann Introduced him to Eva Braun. He was there in August 34 in Oberammergau as part of the escort team and practically everywhere else where Hitler would visit. Ready with all his crew and photography equipment to picture the world’s most famous man at work or at leisure.
* Julius Schaub, Close friend of the Führer, later he replaced Bruckner as Hitler’s chief adjutant and was made an SS ObergrüppenFührer – 1944, Schaub went way back with Hitler and was hired in 1925 as the Führer's personal assistant. In July 1944 he received the 1944 wound badge since he was wounded in the plot of the Generals orchestrated with Colonel Klaus von Stauffenberg to assassinate Hitler July 20th 1944. He arrived along with Hitler at the Wittlesbach Hotel for the 300th performance of Passion play in August 1934. He was part of the team known as the Begleitung Des Führers (Escort)
* Emil Maurice, Hitler’s bodyguard and chauffeur and later the head of Hitler’s official bodyguard units and later he attained the rank of SS Brigadier General. A close personal friend of Adolf Hitler although he was partially Jewish. His friendship with Hitler dated  back to 1919. He arrived with the Führer August 13, 1934 as one of the very important members of the Begleitung Des Führers
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Bruno Gesche, SS Obersturmbannführer, one of the most important members of Hitler’s entourage and the commander of the Adolf Hitler personal bodyguard detachment, the SS Begleitkommando. He of course checked in on the 13th August 1934 with his chief.
Wilhelm Bruckner, Adolf Hitler’s chief adjutant, and participant in the November 9th 1923 Putsch. He arrived as the leader of the Führer of the Beliegtung team on August 13, 1934 and then in July 6, 1937 he returned to the hotel again for another visit and in the book besides his signature this time he also writes “Our sincere thanks for food and drinks, Heil Hitler July 6th 1936. In the war Brucknerserved as an army Colonel.
* Professor Adolf Ziegler, Famous German artist and close friend of Hitler. He was the most favored artist by the Führer who stated that Ziegler’s work was akin to that of perfection! He was tasked by the NSDAP to oversee the purging of degenerate art produced by many of the modern German “artists.” He arrived at the Whittlesbach along with the Hitler entourage on August 13th 1934
* Otto Dietrich, the National press chief, SS Obergrüppenfuhrer and close confidant of Hitler. He was also in the escort team arriving in August 1934 with Hitler
* Dr. Karl Brandt, Hitler’s personal physician. A brilliant young physician who was convicted and sentenced to death at Nuremberg for practicing and experimenting with the very same medical techniques that American doctors were doing for many years previous to this. He arrived with the rest of the Hitler escort team 13 August 1934 and he along with the others of the entourage signed the book.
* Hans von Tschammer und Osten, National sports director, SA Leader and member of the Reichstag, Secretary of State in the Reich’s ministry. He signed in the book on July 18th 1934 and probably stayed right on up to and all during the visit of his Führer. Later in 1940 he was drawn once more to visit Oberammergau and he signed the book again.
* Guntram Pflaum, SS Standartenfuhrer on the personal staff of Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler. He was the managing director of the Lebensborn program. He signed the guest book August 18th or 19th 1934. He might have been part of the security detachment for the Führer who was there on the 13th.
* Elisabeth Dilling, Famous American author, lecturer, and anti-Communist, she claimed that Marxism and Zionism were synonymous. She also thought that “Franklin and Eleanor” were disposed in that direction as well, and of course their great admiration for Good old Uncle Joe Stalin seemed to verify her claim.  She arrived in August 1934 probably hoping to meet the supreme German leader who she admired so adamantly.
* Sister Pia (Eleonore Bauer), Catholic sister and a very important historic personage who tended the wounded following the November 9th, 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. After that historic incident she became a close friend to Hitler and Himmler. She signed her name beneath her quote “For my Fuhrer, for my Fatherland.” She was the only woman recipient of the Order of the Blood (Blutorden ). Earlier she had been a member of the Freikorp Oberland). She was a honored guest at the hotel and she signed the book February 3rd 1935. Some of the liberals and moronic slanderers on certain web forums accuse her of all sorts of improprieties from theft to running a brothel, the true facts however point to a compassionate, God fearing, merciful lady who saw her duty and moved in the way she felt religiously compelled to act in consideration of her views of the prevailing turbulent circumstances of the times.
* Otto Telschow, Gauleiter of East Hannover and Hitler’s favorite politician. Telschow signed the guest book May 29th 1937 under his hand written message that reads –“The will of the Führer is God’s law!”
* Therese Esser, wife of Press Chief of the NSDAP, and Vice President of the Reichstag. A founding member of the NSDAP and an intimate friend of Hitler. He had N. S. Party number 20. She stayed at the hotel September 9th 1934. Therese, like her husband, was a firm believer in Hitler’s National Socialism
* Gauleiter Adolf Wagner, Old Fighter of the N.S. movement and Gauleiter of Gau München Oberbayern. Anna Wagner, his wife, signed as well. The Wagner’s were guests of the hotel July 9th 1933. Wagner was one of the “Alte kampfer .” He was one of the few people who could address Hitler by his first name. After he died in April 1944, he was posthumously awarded the German Order, the Highest and most important decoration of the NSDAP.
* Karl Litzmann The Great WW1 general and later a high NSDAP leader. Hitler deeply admired this elderly warrior and often personally honored him at Veterans Day gatherings and other public events. He arrived along with the leadership inspection group of SA personnel. We are not positive that it was the aged General himself that signed the book on March 14 1935 or possibly his son who was an SA leader
* Herbert Von Richtoffen, Ambassador to Bulgaria
Julius Dorpmuller, the General manager and president of the German railway system, and Reich’s transport minister. He was present August 18th & 19th 1934
* Max Schmeling, boxer and heavy weight champion of the world. He knocked out American champion boxer Joe Louis after a rematch that Louis won; the two became close friends for the rest of their lives. Schmeling served as an elite Paratrooper in the Luftwaffe during WW II and participated in the German paratrooper assault on the island of Crete. Max was a guest October 10 1931
* The 1936 German Olympic skating team and the 1934 champion ski team. The whole team signed in 1934.
* Harry F. Sinclair, the 1932 oil baron, self-made millionaire, sponsor of many various major sporting events in the U.S.
* Canadian Olympic team on December 31st 1932; the whole team signed their names to the book (over a dozen signatures)
* Prince George of Greece and Denmark, and a host of lesser European nobility. He signed it in June 1935

This album deserves research by a very advanced Germanophile researcher in order to make out the many other unidentified signatures within. This is a very rare collection of Hitler’s hierarchy in the days following his ascendancy to power, and it would be next to utterly impossible to assemble this many important Third Reich signatures all in one grouping. This guest book stands alone in its immeasurable paramount historic importance. The guest book comes with quite a few other items that were accumulated by the former owner, Mr. Donald Boyle, who purchased it from the late well-known and respected Ben Swearingen, author and historian who specialized in the history of the Third Reich .

The inventory is as follows:
No. 1 the guest book itself
No. 2 A beautiful blue leatherette box that form fits and contains the guest book, it has the lettering on its top that says “UNSERE GÄST BUCH HOTEL WITTLESBACH OBERAMMERGAU 1930-1940"; this box was ordered constructed by Don Boyle while the book was in his possession.
No. 3 The above mentioned list of names and the ones further on in this narrative were researched by Mr. Donald Boyle and he did an excellent job of it. Then at another point we had Mr. Wilhelm Reinhard Gehlen one of our historical advisors and as I have often stated “a walking, talking encyclopedia of the Reichs! He is the author of several books including a recent one that documents his life as a member of the pre-Hitler youth boys, the “JUNGVOLK,” and that is the title of his fascinating book subtitled “The story of a boy defending Hitler’s Third Reich." Willi did even more comprehensive research and he came up with about 265 more names that he translated and many of them are highly prestigious personages from many different nations plus a preponderance of Germanic nobility and familiar names in finance, sports and politics names such as:
* Raphel, Prince of von Thurn and Taxis-1930
* Elizabeth, Princess of Von Thurn and Taxis also 1930 (The family of Von Thurn and Taxis was the princely house that was responsible for the postal system in Europe; they were very wealthy and highly regarded in Germany and Europe in genera;l they were the builders of numerous castles and monuments. On the first page from 1930 there are quite a few other royal personages princes, princesses.)
* Karl Erbprinz Leiningen, (Hereditary Prince) is the first signature in the Guest book. He was a guest in 1930
* Wilhelm Heye, General Oberst and Chief of Staff of the 1930 period army.
*
Freiherr Von Malsen-Ponickau, SS Brigadeführer who was later Police president in Posen. He stayed at the hotel from June 1st. He probably was there two months ahead of the Führer visit as part of a preparatory security team
* Baron Michiels van Verdupen, Royal Dutch ambassador to Vienna
* Hansi Niese, a well-known Viennese actress (one of the greatest). She visited and boldly signed on August 27, 1930
* Ida Wust, German actress said “Oberammergau is a nice place even in rainy weather!” She was the major female film star in the silent film era; she stared in literally hundreds of films from the silents to the talkies and on to the modern movies. She acted from1923 to 1956. Ida was known to have corresponded with Adolf Hitler throughout the war years. She was said to be one of the many feminine admirers that he seemed to gather. Ida visited and stayed at the hotel 15th July 1933 
* Brig. General L.W. Shannon, London, Ontario, Canada
* Gustav Albrecht Kühlmann, a famous German lawyer who signs and states that he has been a guest for one year in the hotel Wittelsbach; he makes this statement and signs his name on October 10, 1931
* Arthur Conrads, Glasgow, Scotland, writes “friendly reception, good food and service, makes departure from hotel Wittelsbach a sad occasion”
* Elizabeth Countess Fugger & Babenhausen, she was instrumental in establishing international trade for the Kaiser Reich
* Dekien Toung, Charge de Affairs for China in Vienna
* Henry III, Prince of Norway, he signs and says he is presently on vacation
* Ewald Kerth, Sports President of the D.D.A.C. the German automobile association similar to our American Automobile Association; guest in August of 1933
* The skiing championship team of the SA Brigade; 86 were guests at the hotel and 13 of them signed the guest book on  January 1, 1934
* Charlotte B. Howell, June 26, 1934, American Embassy, Paris, with her son and daughter
* Mr. & Mrs. Wilson, American Embassy, Berlin, July 30th 1934

N0. 4 An official NSDAP visit occurred from the 14th to the 17th of March; this was the Fuhrer Appell (muster of  leaders) and our translator Herr Wilhelm Gehlen has translated several signatures of these men. Of very great importance are the more than fifty signatures of high-raking S.A. and future SS officers who accompanied many of the members of the N.S. hierarchy during their 1935 stay at the Wittelsbacher Hof. Just a few among them are:
* Victor Lutze, supreme staff chief of the SA Strurm Abteilung; he was visiting for the second time
* Franz Ritter von Epp, who we have mentioned earlier. He was a very important leader and hero of the anti-Communist Freikorps activities in the turbulent 20’s.
* Herbert Fust, who was a high leader in the Hamburg SA group
* Hans Ludin, SA Obergruppenführer-Ambassador to the Slovak Republic in 1941
* Dietrich Von Jagow, Ambassador to Croatia, holder of the Golden Party badge (Alte Kampfer) Old Fighter
* Walter Dohle, German consul to Jerusalem
* Siegfried Kashe, SA Obergruppenführer-Gruppe Ostmark and Hansa
* Adolf Kob, SA Obergruppenführer and Member of the Reichsstag SA Gruppe Mitte
*
Kurt Lasch, also a high SA leaderand important German politician
* Otto Schramme, SA Gruppenführer and Police president of Dortmund; died in 1941 in the battle of Crete
* Adolf Beckerle, the German minister to Sofia, a man with an almost impossible task among the undependable Bulgarians
* Otto Herzog, SA Obergruppenführer (General) from February 1942; he was the inspector and leader in the Mountain SA ( SA Hochland Div.)
* Heinrich Bennecke  SA Obergruppenführer, Blood Order recipient; he was the official historian of the NSDAP.
* Siegfried Kasche, who was an SA Obergruppenführer and ambassador to Croatia.
* Heinz-Guenther Von Obernitz, Major SA official and later Luftwaffe officer
* Max Juettner, SA Obergruppenführer Deputy chief of staff of the SA, Chief of the Mounted SA
* Wilhelm Helfer, SA Führer and political leader, prominent chief in The RZM, the dispensing and approval office of the NSDAP; all official NS articles of wear had to be approved by this office.
* Arthur Rakobrandt, High NS political leader and former officer in the Werewolf Freikorps fighting against the Sparticists and other Communist revolutionaries in the 1920’s
Heinrich Boemker, SA Leader
* SA Obergruppenfuhrer Hess, SA leader not related to the more famous Rudolf Hess, Stellivertreter des Führers  (Deputy Führer)
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There are many others and some of them with the surnames Mappes. One of them probably was Georg Mappes a holder of the Golden Party badge of the NSDAP. A loyal SA leader
* SS Sturmbannfuhrer G. Pfannon, on August 18th signs the book. He was a representative of the 1st SS Standarte, later he was on the personal staff of Heinrich Himmler.
* SA Standartenführer Steinhof, January 4, 1935; this man’s son was the famed pilot in WW II and after the war he was the commander in chief of the Bundes Luftwaffe.
* Osterkamp (“Theo”), he was a WWI and WWII fighter ace -- this could be him?

There is a page entry that says”From Fields to the sea,.HEIL UND SIEG!” signed SA Gruppenführer in Pomerania and then there are 13 more signatures of these Generals of the Sturmabteilung ( SA Stormtroops) this includes:
* Obergruppenführer Hans Jüttner, who was later with Himmler’s SS Fuhrerhauptamt  staff
* Gerhard Maurer, who became the head of the SS-WVHA, the SS economic department
* Manfred Baeuerle, on March 23, 1936; Stabsführer der HJ who was adjutant to Balder von Schirach, National Jugendführer, signed the book.

It would be great to have good and rather concise biographies of all of these SA and political leaders, and let’s hope that sometime it will be done. On January 2, 1939 three skating champions signed it -- Lydia Wahl Roller skating Champion 1937 -38, Horst Faber Ice figure skating champion for 1939 and Ursula (?) an Ice skating Star -- she says we will return! Princess Victoria of Weid from Neuweid castle signed in Easter of 1939, Six German business directors sign the book in February 1936, Dr. Heinrich Crementz signs it October 1940; he states that he is General Secretary to someone (unfortunately not clear?), H. Glereis signed it -- he was the State president in Munich, A. Dieren and his wife, who was council advisor in Garmish-Partenkirchen, both signed the book. All the above researched names and many more names are provided on separate included papers with indications as to what pages they are on.

No.5 We have an actual edition of the Sunday Times, a newspaper from Northeast Pennsylvania dated August 16, 2009. In the section for local news there is a very informative and interesting article about Mr. Donald Boyle’s acquisition of the guest book. The article was written by staff writer Sharon Sanger. The article is written in a very objective manner and style without the usual hype and fervor that accompanies the writings of other more vehement journalists whenever they write anything concerning Adolf Hitler or any of his cabinet. Generally it is nothing but a bombastic bit of yellow rag assault as if the man had no redeeming virtues at all. The title that Sharon Sanger gave to the article is “Guest Book a Snapshot of history.” In the article, Boyle is quoted as saying “To me it isn’t history unless I bring it to life“ he said, “And I have brought it to life.” Frank Homer, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of history at the University of Scranton couldn’t resist a few adverse jibes at the Führer after he was shown the book. He says of Hitler “He was not without a certain level of popularity.” What an understatement! Adolf Hitler was to the Germans and millions of European people, practically the Archangel Michael, he appeared before adoring crowds of multiple thousands, he received more public support than any other historical national leaders ever has, and even when the war was nearly at its tragic end the cry still went up “Heil Unsere Führer!" Like this historical fact or not, Adolf Hitler never lost the support and adoration of the greater part of the German Population. (MY opinion.) Mr. Boyle said in the end of the article “We are keepers of history. We have to preserve it or it won’t be around for future generations!"
No. 6 Mr. Boyle assembled a little book of photographs that he took of all the pages of the Guest book with the pictures of the photos of Hitler arriving at the hotel 13 August 1934 and the picture of Der Führer as he was seen on the balcony of the hotel returning the salute of the excited crowd that had assembled below. This compressive group of pictures also includes enlarged images of the signatures of the most important personalities plus some earlier views of the Hotel and a few pictures of the advertisements for the passion play and pictures of scenes from the actual play.
No 7 There is a 144 page booklet that measures 5 x 7 inches that is an explanation of all that the play is about. It is printed in the German language. This is the Jubiäums text book 1634-1934.
No.8 Another booklet 142 pages long in explanation of the play in 1930 plus another one that is from 1939
No. 9 the two actual period photo cards with the early view of the Wittlsbach and the 1934 picture of Hitler’s arrival.
No. 10 another book but this time the scenes from the play are in rich full color the book measures 9 1/2" by 6" and has 32 beautiful pictures in an advanced German photographic mastery even in 1930; the short text is in German and English
No. 11 A beautiful travel brochure from Germany with its main feature an explanation of the Oberammergau Passionsspiel” (Passion play); it measures 9x4 when folded and 18" x 19" when fully open, it contains many very fine images of the grounds and the performance
No. 12 A suitcase label that thankfully was never used or abused. It measures 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" in size it is quite colorful and is from “The Hotel Wittlesbach, world famous place of the passion play.“
No 13  The official prospectus brochure for the Jubilee performance celebrating the 300th year of the play in Oberrammergau in 1934; this is of course the year of Hitler’s visit with his entourage; the brochure is all enveloping with many pictures of the actors, wood carvings etc. that commemorate this special 1934 performance
No.14 There is a 3 ring binder of various pictures and letters assembled by Mr. Boyle that are connected to the saga of the guest book. In it is a picture of Hitler as he entered the playhouse, this was sent to Boyle by a lady by the name of Margarette Bigalke who was there in 1934 and saw the Führer and briefly talked with him. Her reply to a letter from Don concerning the guest book is both informative and charming. There is also a six page explanation procured through the internet most likely that gives a great history of the play and the actors. In the article it amazingly mentions the attempt on the part by various Jewish groups to pressure the town to temper or omit what they see as a decidedly anti-Semitic message, but the passion play is to many people not just a stage production but a faithful depiction drawn from holy religious text. To many, especially in Oberammergau, it is “Sacrosanct” thus the council that oversees the production has historically been resistant to any change and after all they reason that in the end the story is the same. It is a historical fact that the Jews could have set Jesus free but they chose to let him die an agonizing death on the cross.

When Adolf Hitler came to Oberammergau in 1934, his passion for the play was stirred up and he simply intensified and vocalized ideas already established for some time among large segments of Germans and most of the world’s Christians. Hitler was a decided fan of Pontius Pilate who he exalted by commenting: “It is vital that the passion play be continued at Oberammergau; for never has the menace of Jewry been so convincingly portrayed as in this presentation of what happened in the times of the Romans. There one sees in Pontius Pilate a Roman racially and intellectually so superior that he stands out like a firm, clean rock in the middle of the whole muck and mire of Jewry.” The biggest complaint that Jewish people have against the play and of the New Testament itself is what has come to be called the “blood curse” -- “His blood be upon us and upon our children.” This obviously is a direct biblical condemnation of the Jews of that time as the killers of Christ and their descendants are accused of being just as guilty of the sins of their forefathers. Those who defend the play see it simply as a re-inactment of a great pivotal event in Christendom, it is a story and like most stories there are villains, sometimes Persian, sometimes Roman or Egyptian. In history many different groups have played the villain. They insist the intent of the passion play is not to vilify any group but to glorify Jesus Christ and his labors on behalf of the people he called his sheep!

Also in this binder there are several letters that are correspondence of  Mr. Boyle and Mr. Ben Swearingen dating as far back as 1984. These are the actual letters that were passed  between Ben Swearingen for instance with Julius Streibel the owner of the hotel. Ben was looking for confirmation and any other information that could be helpful to his research. There is also the original of a 2009 letter to Don Boyle from Frau Stefane Terrnes who evidently now owns the Hotel inheriting it through the family. She is the daughter of Julius Streibel. In both letters they appealed for the guest book to be returned but after it was bought each time by each collector the price went up so considerably that it made it impossible for any of the owners to be able to make it a donation although this would be a great thing to do if someone were to have the funds necessary to effectuate such a charitable act. Also in this binder there are several scholarly reviews and histories of the passion play then and now, all in order. There is an information package from internet sources on Ramsay Macdonald, the British Prime minister who along with his wife and family signed the book, as well as some information and a picture of William E. Dodd and his wife. It is truly ironic that the signature of this ambassador to Germany who was a virulent anti-Nazi Germanophobe would lend his autograph to the same guest book as Adolf Hitler signed.

No. 15  One of the most famous actors that played the part of the savior was Anton Lang the most famous of all the men who played Jesus in the passion play. He was first chosen to play the Christus in the year 1900 and then he performed the part in 1910 and 1922.  He was not well thought of by the National Socialist Hierarchy; they considered him a rather leftist liberal. He for sure was a pacifist and was rather sympathetic to the Jewish demands even back then to remove the “Blood curse” from the play. None the less Lang was accused of anti-Semitic activity by the yellow rag journalist Billy Wilder in the New York Times. Wilder said that Lang was a hard core Fascist and he was supposed to have done all sorts of terrible racist deeds but later it was revealed that the silly leftist Wilder mixed up Anton Lang with Alois Lang who was given to supporting the NSDAP and Hitler. Alios Lang played the part of the Christ in 1930 and the Jubilee performance in 1934 and at this performance Adolf Hitler personally thanked him for his brilliant portrayal of Christ. Along with the Group there is an original photograph of Anton Lang, post card size that bears his actual signature. There is also a hand signed picture postcard size of Anny Rutz who played the Virgin Mary in the presentation of the 300th year of its presentation 1934 and earlier in 1930, when she also stared in that role. There is also a picture of her (unsigned) that is an actual postcard sent from Nuremberg with cancelled stamp from 1930. Also there are two more postcards with photographs of two of the famed actors who were in the 1930 play. One of them is Judas. These two cards have the canceled stamps and the veiled cross logo of the Passion play association.
No. 16 There is another 3 ring binder put together by Mr. Boyle that has short biographies of many of the National Socialist notables that signed the guest book. This is mostly copies from Charles Hamilton’s two volume set of books entitled  “Leaders and Personalities of the Third Reich; Ttheir Biographies and Autographs.”
No. 17 There are five finely framed images of some of the pictures of the events already mentioned. The black frames are 9" x 11" in size, all matching; the pictures inside are 6 1/2" by 5". They are very professionally done as framing is the vocation and business of Don Boyle. Each of them contain crystal clear images and each has a really nice and professionally executed black plastic label explaining what the picture is about. A nice touch to a practically profound historical grouping.
No. 18 This is something the present owner found in Germany many years ago and he recently decided that it should be added to the group -- it is a commemorative plate by the famed German porcelain company Rosenthal that is in Serb Bavaria. The plate was produced in 1922 and depicts Anton Lang as he played Jesus. The plate is original to the exact period and a valuable and important addition to the fabulous grouping. The diameter of the plate is 8 1/2 inches and has a beautiful background of soft blue.
No. 19 Ida Wüst, postcard size picture of the famous UFA German screen actress who was very much a Hitler admirer (see our description earlier in this narrative.)

So that is the whole inventory at this point. Never has a more important group of such prodigiously great signatures of NS leaders along with the signatures of some of the world’s most famous personalities been offered all in one volume, at least that we are aware of. This is undoubtedly the ultimate collection of the above mentioned, but perhaps its importance is also found in the fact that our presentation of the book and its signers represent a certain divergence from the so called facts that Court Historians seem to cling to. Often they are speaking from inside the proverbial box! This guest book must be preserved.

Regardless of whether one is a Hitlerophile or a Hitlerophobe, it is a fact that it was Adolf Hitler who said in 1937 in Munich at the opening of the House of German Art: Kein Volk LebtLänger als die Dokumente Seiner Kultur." No people live longer than the documentation of their Culture! Never has there been such a cumulative signature collection (from so many diverse cultures, historic epochs, and conflicting opinions) like this one being offered. It is without a doubt the absolute epiphany of prodigiously important autograph collectables. Regardless of what might be your opinion or outlook on some of the persons and signatories assembled within, one prodigiously important fact emerges and that is this -- All had come to beautiful and historic Oberammergau to watch and feel the passion of Jesus Christ the redeemer as acted out for centuries by these devout towns folk who lived up to their covenant with a almighty and merciful God that was made in 1634. Now 300 years later they came as if on a pilgrimage. Was it with genuine piety aforethought? Or, was it for propaganda value? Was it a mixture of both? In any case after talking with people fortunate enough to have attended a performance in years gone by I feel that the play itself when viewed must have a spiritual feeling that transcends politics and wars or rumors of wars. Here was and is a sacred place where many people came and still come to celebrate the life and death of the Christ who they revered as the great son of God, The Messiah!  They left behind their signatures so future generations will know they were there in Oberammergau 300 years after that first great performance in the gorgeous and peaceful Bavarian mountains.

We now present the guest book from the Hotel Wittlesbach in the hopes that it will find a place where it can be safely and securely displayed. It is truly a historical treasure and its profound importance cannot be minimized.

PRICE: SOLD, and our heartiest congratulations to the buyer. This was possibly the most important item we have ever offered. But we have and continue to acquire the finest and rarest historical items ever offered on the web.

 

Letter of Appreciation

Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation

Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
The book
Letter of Appreciation
The book plate
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
The stamps
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Owned by A. Hilter
Letter of Appreciation
Main library collection
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
N.S. Headquarters - now book
depository
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Hitler about 1927 - the picture of
him does not go with the book
Letter of Appreciation
Letter of Appreciation
Appreciation Letter for a Gift to Adolf Hitler in 1927 Hand Signed by the Fuhrer (Item AHSIG 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: If you are looking for an Adolf Hitler signed letter from the time that history knows as “Der Kampfzeit” (The Struggle for Power), this is practically the ultimate! In May of 1927, an academically gifted author sent a copy of his book “Das Vereinigte Europa” to Hitler at the Party headquarters in Munich’s Schellingstrasse. This was the NSDAP headquarters from July 1925 and Hitler wrote him an appreciation letter thanking him for the gift on May 17th, 1927. The book was deposited in the Party book collection in the earlier headquarters in No or Tal 54 (The Sterneckerbrau). Although the main headquarters had moved to the Schellingstrasse location, the Sterneckerbrau building was retained as a storage place for the archival collection (a library of sorts). This book, Das Vereinigte Europa (The United Europe), would have been of special interest to the young aspiring Hitler at that time of course. The letter is written on the stationary heading from the NSDAP at the Schellingstr. 50/1R in Munich and dated 17 May 1927 and addressed to Herrn Theodor Weicher in Leipzig – C.L. Inselstrasse 10 and translated it reads – “Dear respected Herr Weicher for your friendly sending of the book Das “Vereinigte Europa”” I thank you very much. I will read it and then possibly try to advertise it by the publishing house for the Volkischen Beobachter”  The Volkischen Beobachter of course was the official NSDAP newspaper. He then signed it “With German Greetings Adolf Hitler." 

Now for the incredible part, we not only have the prodigious historically important letter but we also have the actual book with the official book plate of Adolf Hitler in the front inside cover. Inside the first 1935 copyright page there is a small hand stamp that says “Nachlass Adolf Hitler”. Practically all the books that were owned by Hitler would have this stamp applied by the party Librarian in Residence. The stamp indicated that that book was considered the property of the Fuhrer. On the page facing this one is the stamp of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) and this has the Sterneckerbrau address where this and thousands of other books were kept. There was a special section for the personal books of the Fuhrer.  At the top of the same page is another stamp that says Hauptbucherei. This translates as the master book collection and certainly this book would be considered a treasure to the Party thus it was placed in this special section. 

The book is in great condition measuring 6" x 9" and contains 200 pages but with no pictures or illustrations. Certainly the greatest Kampfzeit archival treasure that we have ever had or heard of. We are proud to say that as usual only at Germania International, LLC, LLC could an item of this importance be found. This treasure of history must be preserved. It is not only rare but one of the best Hitler items found in Germany in many years of intensive searching.

PRICE: $12,000.00

 

AH Signed Picture

AH Signed Picture
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AH Signed Picture
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AH Signed Picture
The Christmas card
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Close up of signature on card
AH Signed Picture
AH Signed Picture
The embossed Hitler eagle
AH Signed Picture
The silver frame
AH Signed Picture
Back of frame

Signed Photo of Hitler to an Actress in the Year of His “Machtergreifung” (1933) and a Christmas Card to the Same Person (Item AHSIG 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is possibly the most interesting and historically important Hitler signature items that we have ever seen in the many years that we have actively sought such treasures. Yes, we have had very important documents signed by the Fuhrer and a few wonderful personal letters and even signed pictures but none so intimately personal as this particular grouping, yes it is a grouping comprised of the picture in its original frame and a picture of the actress he dedicated his picture to, and a Christmas card sent to her in 1937.  Hitler was the ultimate aficionado of the dramatic arts such as opera and film. Coupled with his ardent admiration of the female embodiment. He was continually meeting with actresses from all over Europe. He was infatuated with women as they obviously were with him. He was most impressed and in fact extremely infatuated with the actresses that he envisioned in roles that reflected the heroines that he saw as the portrayal of the ultimate feminine goddesses doing what a woman in his estimation should do and that was to passionately love and serve the man in all his needs obviously he didn’t see Marlene Dietrich in that role in fact he saw her as the ‘classic Bitch’ diametrically opposed to his concept as the connatural Role of woman.  He would take the time even as busy as he was to send letters of congratulation to various actresses all over Europe in appreciation for their stellar performances on numerous films that he immensely enjoyed. We know he was an avid film fancier.  He loved ‘Lives of a Bengal Lancer” and was enthralled with the portrayal of a handful of Brits who held a continent captivated and in subservience. His favorite actresses were Pola Negri and Lina Basovetto.  He loved Walt Disney movies especially Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is recorded that when he was in attendance at the Berghof his Alps retreat, he would watch a different film each and every night before retiring to bed.  He also loved American westerns in the tradition of Karl May whose adventures he adored from early childhood in Branau and Linz. Yes, he was the ultimate movie fancier and 2nd only to Wagnerian opera he was enthralled by the celluloid arts. 

The picture, Christmas card, and photo of the actress that we offer is a good example of his passion for the films and the starlets who played in them. I would certainly think watching these films it was a typical favored pastime for him to indulge himself in and he was known to do it often. He obviously admired the exacting talents of this actress that is discussed here but her lovely countenance did not escape his scrutiny.  You can see in the picture that she was the very personification of Alpine beauty. Yes, he loved blonde, blue eyes Teutonic females but being an Alpine type himself he had a vast enchantment for the ladies of this racial background as well and certainly this veritable Goddess would have delighted him to become a pen pal at least.  The short dedication on the picture in his own hand says either Frau or possibly Fraulein Yolanthe La Moin Berum Oslo Zur Erinnerung 12 April 1933.  This would translate to Fr. Yolanthe La Moin Berum Osla (Norway) in remembrance.  The words ‘in remembrance’ would raise the question remembrance of what occasion? Did he meet her after some performance?  Was she one of the many females who frequented Hitler’s favorite restaurant, the Osteria Bavaria with the hopes of possibly meeting him and joining him at his “Vorgebrachtsitzplatze”- (‘preferred seating’). Many famous ladies went there for that express purpose. For instance, Unity Mitford the British beauty that Hitler referred to as ‘The perfect Walkurie’ made a point of constantly frequenting this restaurant hoping he would notice her as he did but that’s another story - - The other possibility is that he met Yolanthe at the stage door of the theatre where she performed. He was always arranging meetings like that with the help of the (man about town) Ernst ‘Putzi’ Hanfstangel who knew and had influence with practically Munich’s entire entire arts crowd.

However, they met, the fact is they must have actually met at some point in time and the friendship lasted for years. The signed picture was sent to her in the year of Adolf’s “Machtergreifung” (The assentation to power) and then in 1937 he sends her a Christmas and New Year’s Greeting card that says (Frau or Fraulein Lola Berum). Then the card is the standard Hitler greeting form with printed greeting words and to the bottom it says (translated “Sent with devotion. Yours Adolf Hitler”). Sent with devotion is not the usual Hitler message on these cards usually he wrote respectfully yours!  Devotion to us would indicate deeper heartfelt intendment but then we may never know and again Fr. can mean Frau or Fraulein.   In any case, this is ‘a riddle wrapped in an enigma surrounded by mystery” Perhaps we are making the proverbial “mountain out of a molehill” but after studying the ways of the German leader for many years we feel that some of the words and style of his writing could indicate more than a passing fancy with this particular actress or was she an actress? We were told she was by the German collector who we obtained it from but he knew no more unfortunately. but we know it is 100% genuine and obviously very rare and a prodigiously important archival treasure.  So, the grouping consists of the picture in its original frame hand signed the picture of the lady and the Christmas card are hand signed as well.  Both the Hitler portrait and the card have inspiring dedication that should send historians wild with speculation.  We really can’t imagine a more spectacular Hitler relic.

PRICE: $10,950.00

 

AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers

AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers

AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
The back cover
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers
AH Signed Pic w/2 brothers

Signed Picture of Adolf Hitler with Two Brothers with School Graduation Certificate (Item AHSIG 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is absolutely outstanding as far as Hitler signatures go.  It is 100% guaranteed to be authentic. The certificate is for Schulentlaffung Ostern 1939 (school dismissal) and it was to a boy whose name was Gerhard Pertzsch. The writing inside the cover of the graduation certificate translates out to this – Everyone must serve the Volk (Folk), everyone must make himself ready for his duty to the Volk. To get in physical shape. You must train your conscience and be steadfast.  – Adolf Hitler. Then there is the printed greetings to G. Pertzsch for his admission to the labor service of the German Volk. Auto-penned signed by the Mayor, the District Leader and the District School Director.  The title on the front of the document (the cover) has the large National Eagle in gold coloration and underneath are the words Zur Schulentlassung 1939.  This means graduation and dismissal of the schooling. Earlier this boy was evidently a star performer in some public display of youth proficiency staged in the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden. We are told that Gerhard and his brother met Adolf Hitler at that time in 1935 and we are told that it was at that time that the picture was taken. 

Hitler posed with several of the winners of an important sports event.  Later the picture was signed and sent to Gerhard. He is the shorter of the two boys in the photo.  The inscription is as follows:  The brave young man Gerhard Pertzsch Sonnenwende 1935 Adolf Hitter signature, Dem Braven Jungmann Gehard Pertzsch Sonennwende 1935 (Adolf Hitler). Sonnenwende meaning the Solstice. The picture including the cardboard it is mounted on measures 6 ½ x 9 ½.  The edges of the cardboard backing is about ¼ inch wide all around.  The school certificate measures at 16 ½ x 12 inches when fully open.  On the page that opposes the words of commencement is a 6" x 9" picture of Hitler with Gauleiter Fritz Wachtler who was also the head of the National Socialist Teachers Association (Leiter des Lehrerbundes). This is a prodigiously important Hitler signed article and a testament of the German Fuhrer's agenda concerning the youth of the Fatherland. The Hitler Youth was a logical extension of Hitler’s belief that the future of N.S. Germany was its children.  He said quote: "The word must be chiseled this way -- I want young men and women who can suffer pain. A young German must be as swift as a greyhound, as tough as leather and as hard as Krupps Steel.”

Membership in the Hitler Youth was seen as being as important to a child as school was in the early years of the N.S movement.  Seldom is there found any better Hitler signed picture as this. It has the personal touch instead of being the standard promotion or congratulatory picture.  Those for the most part were standard necessary documents but here we have a unique (one of a kind portrait, signature and dedication one would be hard put to find a better grouping as this one most definitely is). The dedication is rather hard to photograph due to the fact that the Fuhrer signed it in a dark shaded area of the picture but on close examination it stands out boldly

PRICE: $6,985.00

 

Ultimate Hitler document
Ultimate Hitler document

Ultimate Hitler document
All three signatures
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Adolf Hitler
Ultimate Hitler document
Ultimate Hitler document
Ultimate Hitler document
Hitler's official title
Ultimate Hitler document
Ultimate Hitler document
The Reichs War Ministry
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Signed, Adolf Hitler
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Original period photo
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Dr. Goebbels
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Der Fuhrer
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Frick and Blomberg
Ultimate Hitler document
Dr. Robert Ley and v. Fritsch
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The framing
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V. Blomberg and v. Fritsch
with Goring
Ultimate Hitler document
V. Blomberg with Hitler
& v. Papen
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V. Blomberg & v. Fritsch with Goring
and Admiral Raeder
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The generals with the Fuhrer
Ultimate Hitler document
V. Blomberg & v. Fritsch with
Admiral Raeder
The Ultimate Hitler Document (Item AHSIG 1-5 & WEHR 27-6 )

DESCRIPTION: Why do we call it that?  Because it definitely would be hard to beat! This document not only has the hand written signature of Adolf Hitler in the second year of his ascension to power (1934) but it is also signed by the Commander in Chief of the German armed forces, Werner Von Blomberg (Sept 2nd 1878 – March 14 1946). He was Minister of Defense of the German Reich. The other signature is of Werner Freiherr (Baron) Von Fritsch (Aug 4 1880 – Sept 22 1939). Both Blomberg and V. Fritsch were the first major leaders of the re-armed German Army under Adolf Hitler. In 1933, Blomberg rose to national prominence when he was appointed as Minister of Defense by Hitler. He became one of Hitler’s most devoted followers. He worked feverishly to expand the size and power of the army. It was he who encouraged Hitler to crack down on SA leader Ernst Rohm and his followers in 1934. It was also Blomberg who ordered all the solders in theWehrmacht to use the Pledge of Allegiance Oath to the Fuhrer -- the Reichswehreid instead of just to Volk und Fatherland. But unfortunately, there arose a scandal over his wife and Blomberg had to resign all of his posts in Jan of 1938. Later Von Fritsch was also forced to resign as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The bottom line seemed to be that Hermann Goring and Heinrich Himmler wanted to oust all the old school Prussian General Staff and replace them with younger men deemed more loyal and steeped in National Socialist ideology and marshal fervor. The resignation of these two commanders within a short time of each other came to be known as the Blomberg, Fritsch Affair. Werner v. Fritsch was a prominent Wehrmacht officer, a member of the German high Command, and the first German General to die in World War Two. In 1934, he was among the officers at the Hossback conference in 1937, when Adolf Hitler made his intentions known as to Germany’s agenda concerning lost territories that should be regained.

The Fuhrer replaced several other high ranking generals and ministers with people that he considered more loyal to him and friendlier with the NSDAP agenda.  Just before the outbreak of WWII in 1939 Fritsch was recalled to active service but in an inspection tour of the front in Poland he was mortally wounded (this was a very unusual activity for someone of his rank). As to the document we offer here it is truly incredible! To have all three of these most important and famous personalities on one document is nothing short of fantastic! Now as far as the purpose of this archival treasure is concerned, it is a demotion and a promotion for two different Wehrmacht officers. We have recounted here earlier that there was a ‘shake up’ in replacements under the suggestions and orders of the German Fuhrer. Herein a Col. Mueller is to be dismissed as inspector of the Western Wall but the order permits him to continue to wear his uniform.  Additionally, the document appoints Col. Kitzinger as the new inspector of the Western Wall.  Hitler, Blomburg and Fritsch hand signed the order in Berlin on Oct 26 1934.

With the document is a vintage photograph showing Hitler with Goebbels, Frick, Blomberg, Robert Ley and Von Frisch at the 1936 Olympic Games. Blomberg is the tall General in the center while Von. Fritsch is at the far right. So “Meine Damen und Herren” you see before you possibly the greatest Hitler signed document offered on the World Wide Web.  It is also ultra-important to the history of the German army as well. The document is framed nicely in a fine gilt presentation with special conservation museum handling with non-glare glass and 100% cotton-fiber material as to the matting, the document is not glued down, rather it is professionally mounted with acid-free water soluble material mountings. The glass is UV-filtering glass; in other words the effect is great, but more importantly this precious document is sealed and presented with all the professional care it deserves. We are talking about an ultra important historical document here, the size of the frame is 25 x 16. The size of the actual document is 8 x 11 inches. The period photo measures about 9 x 7. This fantastic, outstanding acquisition is one of Germania’s paramount discoveries. We are most extraordinarily proud to offer it to the museum or collector who is serious enough to recognize its prodigiously important significance. This archival treasure can definitely be called the ultimate Hitler document because of its wide range of great historical importance. We offer this great and prodigiously salient document at the very reasonable price of - - - 

PRICE: SOLD

 

Hitler Signatures

Hitler Signatures

Hitler Signatures

Hitler Signatures

Hitler Signatures
Distressed a bit, here

Hitler Signatures
Translated: "The leader and father of the people."

Hitler Signatures
"Men of the era."

Hitler Signatures
The dimensions of the card and something about copyright

Hitler Signatures
The Führer signs the Munich Agreement

Hitler Signatures
Hitler’s early signing: items important and trivial

Hitler Signatures
Adolf Hitler signing various items political and for an admiring public

Postcard Signed by Adolf Hitler (Item AHSIG 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: Before 1935 or so, Adolf Hitler signed his name on thousands of documents, postcards, autographs, books, etc. After 1935, he seldom signed anything except for extremely important documents such as Knight’s Cross awards and high promotions. Hitler’s signatures on common documents were either autopenned, or printed along with the rest of the document. We have often seen Hitler’s signature in blue print (looking like ink) while the rest of the document is printed in black print—these are often taken as being authentic signatures. While these documents are certainly authentic, the Führer did not sign these by his own hand. To find an authentic signature of Hitler’s is seldom accomplished, indeed. In our opinion, this postcard is clearly one of those rare finds. We have relied mainly upon the book Leaders & Personalities of the Third Reich: Their Biographies, Portraits, and Autographs by the late Charles Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton makes several relevant points in determining whether a purported signature of Hitler’s is authentic. One of the important factors he mentions is that it’s vastly important to observe in the “Hitler” part of “A. Hitler” that the lines of writing cross each other at the “f” in “A . . . f,” and the bar crossing of the capital “H.” The first part of the Hitler signature is a squiggle that no one today can read or fathom, but we suspect that it is the “A” followed by the “f” as in the word “Adolf.” This signature—notwithstanding what we have said about Hitler’s not signing much in the way of souvenir signatures after 1935—seems to be typical of his signature style as seen in 1936 and beyond. However, we know if some highly respected dignitary came to his office in the Chancellery with a daughter who was seeking an autograph, it’s unlikely the Führer would not condescend to grant such a special favor. This card is printed on the usual and typical paper stock of cream-colored postcard material that is rather porous in its makeup. Because of this, some areas of the signature have some slight, minute, white markings within the ink that has seeped through the paper from natural ink absorption. The card depicts the Führer in his usual demeanor and countenance that is typical for the period from 1934 through 1936. The card measures 6 x 4 ¼ inches and on the back it says (translated): “Men of the period Nr. 1-The leader and father of the people.” There’s also a lot of information about the manufacturer and promoter of the series. The card is in fair shape with a crease here and there at the corners and some more serious crinkling at the left corner section. Someone at least preserved it, but not in the manner of a museum-trained, professional researcher. As a longtime collector/dealer in such things, I certify that this is an original-period postcard from the era, and an authentic signature of Adolf Hitler.

PRICE: $2,400.00

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