PROBABLY THE LAST THIRD REICH N.S.D.A.P. BANNER THAT WAS

TAKEN DOWN IN BERCHTESGADEN IN EARLY MAY OF 1945

WITH PROPER DOCUMENTATION AND FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

item # FL - 329

Offered for sale is an

PROBABLY THE LAST THIRD REICH N.S.D.A.P. BANNER THAT WAS

TAKEN DOWN IN BERCHTESGADEN IN EARLY MAY OF 1945

WITH PROPER DOCUMENTATION AND FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

This banner is of special historic importance because it was the last Nazi banner that was still displayed among a sea of white sheets when the first US Army troops entered the town Berchtesgaden on the first days of May 1945. Berchtesgaden is at the foot of the Obersalzberg mountain where Adolf Hitler's mountain residence the Berghof (among other Nazi leader homes) was located. The banner is 56 x 105 inch and at least the bottom portion was replaced (of course before May of 1945). The banner comes with proper paperwork that tells the history of its 'liberation'.

Here is the letter from the nephew of the GI who ‘liberated’ this banner in May of 1945 (the original letter as well as the correspondence with the Department of Veterans Services will be sent together with the banner):

‘To whom it may concern: I, Doctor Marlin Troiano am the nephew of Samuel F. Intrieri, whom I believe was with the Third Infantry Division that reached Berchtesgaden in May (2-4) of 1945. I am unsure about his platoon but certain that he was with the first soldiers to reach Hitler’s Bavarian home in May of 1945 (either the 3rd Infantry or possibly the 7th Regiment – I have not heard from the Department of Military Records [request enclosed]). He told me that the village of Berchtesgaden was littered with white sheets and pillow cases hanging from every window of this ‘Fairy Tale Gingerbread village’ that was seemingly untouched by Allied bombing. Moving up the road to Obersalzberg, the buildings were mostly bombed but some were unscattered. From the last building we passed hung a large Nazi banner from a second story window. ‘I told my commander, I wanted that since I was not looting the other buildings as were my fellow soldiers. He ordered it to be ‘liberated’ and said it was mine’. Than they proceeded past Hitler’s home (Berghof) and later to the building on the peak of the mountain (later referred to as ‘The Eagles’s Nest’. After that we stationed ourselves at different areas around Hitler’s headquarters and met other divisions that arrived the following day (101st Airborne being the most notable). This banner was given to me by Samuel Intrieri in 1963. He also spoke of the liberation of Dachau and its horrors.

I swear this statement is true and the banner came from the last building ‘standing’ in May 1945 at Hitler’s ‘Eagles Nest’ complex.

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THIS THIRD REICH N.S.D.A.P. BANNER THAT WAS PROBABLY THE LAST ONE THAT WAS

TAKEN DOWN IN BERCHTESGADEN IN EARLY MAY OF 1945

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