RARE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS LOT OF SS WEAPONS SPECIALIST

SS-ROTTENFÜHRER MATTHIAS BALSEN

THIS SS FILE COULD NOT BE MORE COMPLETE! IT CONTAINS 38 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW HIS ENTIRE CAREER IN THE SS!

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RARE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS LOT OF SS WEAPONS SPECIALIST

SS-ROTTENFÜHRER MATTHIAS BALSEN

THIS SS FILE COULD NOT BE MORE COMPLETE! IT CONTAINS 38 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW HIS ENTIRE CAREER!

Matthias Balsen from Duisburg volunteered for the service in the Wehrmacht and trans-fered to the Waffen-SS shortly after. He was first assigned to the 3.SS-Art.Res.A, was transfered to the SS-Pz.-Gren.Div. "Das Reich" in January of 1943, then served in the 4./SS-Pz.A.A. until he was transfered again in May of 1944 to the Schw.SS-Art.Abt.503. In October of 1944 he was transfered one more time, this time as a guard at Auschwitz 1 (Monowitz) concentration camp. The lot documents his entire career in the Waffen-SS! This is what is included:

- Balsens SS Wehrpass
- Personalbogen (sheet with personal information)
- SS-Ergänzungstelle West SS doctors certificate fit for service
- Balsen’s application to become a long serving volunteer of the SS
- Memo of the Wehr Office that all of his information is sent to the Waffen-SS
- Note that the SS Wehrstammbuch has been received
- Document that attests that Balsen has no inherited illnesses
- Document that he has been accepted as a SS volunteer and where he needs to report
- Waffen-SS Verpflichtungserklärung for 4-1/2 year  service with optional 12 year service
- Handwritten letter of Balsen to the SS-Ergänzungsamt
- Handwritten resume
- SS Einberufungsbefehl A (notification to report to SS barracks Ellwangen-Jagst
- Espionage and top secret document signed by Balsen and his superior in which he declares to keep secrets to himself and what punishment awaits him in case he deserts or ever breaks his SS vow
- Vereidigungsbescheinigung (sworn into SS document)
- Beförderungsvorschlag (recommendation to promotion to SS Weapon Master)
- SS-Stammkarten-Abschrift from 1941 when he joined the SS straight from the HJ
- Promotion certificate that he was promoted to SS-Sturmmann
- Dienstleistungszeugnis (testimonial that Balsen was in the Hitler Youth from 1935 to 1941 and joined the SS as a Weapon Master
- SS-Strafbuch Auszug (good conduct document SS 3rd personnel office)
- Auszug aus der SS Truppenstammrolle (document about secrecy and conformation as Weapon Master)
- List of documents of transfer and contents of file
- SS-Überwachungskarte (SS card with information about Balsens parents, education, address)
- Official SS confirmation that his file was transferred to the SS office in Prague
- Another file transfer memo after Balsen was transferred again
- SS-Stammkarte from 1941
- 1943 SS-Stammkarte of his unit and note that he was issued with a Pistol 08
- 1943 SS-Strafbuchauszug (no convictions in Balsens file)
- Wehrnummer card and transfer of Balsen as Weapon Master to KL Auschwitz-Monowitz by SS-Hauptsturmführer Trimborn
- SS record of Balsen with home address and Field Post Number (2 documents)
- SS-Überwachungskarte (units  Balsen served in prior to Jan 1944)
- Auszug aus der Truppenstammrolle SS Prag “Adolf Hitler Kaserne”
- SS-Stammkarten Abschrift (combat in Russia Jan 1943 to Oct 1943, then hospitalized in SS hospital)
- Promotion certificate, promoted to SS-Rottenführer 1 Feb 1944
- Report from Military Hospital (release form Oct 1943)
- SS-Obersturmführer signed document that Balsen has an excellent record
- Form with information about Balsen’s brief time in the WH before sworn into the SS
- SS-Stammkarte (red) documenting his transfers from SS unit to SS unit, being wounded and hospitalized, released from the hospital and transferred to KL Auschwitz Monowitz
- Waffen-SS Ergänzungsamt inquiry about previous convictions (response from SS office: no convictions)
- SS confirmation that Balsen is a trained Weapon Master

THE RARE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS LOT OF SS WEAPONS SPECIALIST

SS-ROTTENFÜHRER MATTHIAS BALSEN

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