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NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.

NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.
NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.
NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.
NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.
NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.
NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.
NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.
NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.

NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch | Museum Interest.

The NSDAP Bremen Ehren Buch

Found in the Mayor of Bremen's safe by a US Army Officer in 1945

 

The US Army, along with the British Army took control of Bremen, and Bremershaven in 1945 (calling it the Bremen Enclave). One US Army Officer, Bill Harriman, found this unique NSDAP Honour Book (Ehren Buch), in the safe of the Mayor of Bremen's building. Stating in a letter to his wife, dated 11th November 1945, Harriman mentions, "this book, in my opinion, is just about the finest souvenir of Nazi Germany that I've ever seen." The book weas handed over to Counter-Intelligence, where it became a valuable source of information. After Counter-Intelligence had finished with it, the book was returned to Harriman.

 

The unique large format book with fine calf leather hand-made binding. Inset to upper front cover, a large fine grained leather black swastika on white roundel on red field. Below, the title, deeply impressed into the calf leather under heat, 

'Ehren-Buch Der Ortsgruppe Osten der NSDAP Kreis Bremen'

The inside title page with hand drawn eagle over rising swastika in gold. The following pages with had-written ink dedications and signatures. Single page dedications from Gauleiter Carl Rover, and Gauleiter Paul Wegener and others. Further pages of ink signatures from the Party faithful, literally hundreds in total, including details of financial contributions they have made.

Found together with the book, a section of a document headed with the eagle & swastika, and dated Bremen March 1934. A blank citiation that would have been given to those making contributions to the war effort, and an ink written letter from Bill Harriman to his wife. Additionally there is a full typed translation of the book, entitled the Bremen Nazi Log'. 

Condition report: The book in excellent overall condition with just light handling evident. Some light aging to the covers. The black, white and red swastika panel fresh. The spine in good order. Inside generally clean and free from damage. Slight age related yellowing to the paper.

Provenance: Found in the Mayor of Bremen's safe by US Army Officer, Bill Harriman. Sold in the 1980s, and in one collection since.

Notes: Edward 'Bill' Harriman became the Control Officer for Bremen in 1945.


Price:

3,750.00

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