Offered for sale is a
VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1943 SIGNATURE OF THE LEGENDARY SS COMMANDER
SS-OBERSTURMBANNFÜHRER OTTO SKORZENY
WHO GAINED FAME IN 1943 FOR HIS DARING RESCUE OF BENITO MUSSOLINI
SELLER GIVES FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY
It was a common practice of Hitler Youth boys (and BDM girls) to keep a kind of scrapbook in which they collected signatures of Nazi celebrities. Offered here is a page of such scrapbook with a newspaper clipping depicting SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny and his ink signature underneath.
Otto Johann Anton Skorzeny (12 June 1908 – 5 July 1975) was an Austrian-born German SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. During the war, he was involved in a number of operations, including the removal from power of Hungarian Regent Miklós Horthy and the Gran Sasso raid which rescued Benito Mussolini from captivity. Skorzeny led Operation Greif in which German soldiers infiltrated Allied lines wearing their opponents’ uniforms. As a result, he was charged in 1947 at the Dachau Military Tribunal with breaching the 1907 Hague Convention but was acquitted. Skorzeny escaped from an internment camp in 1948, hiding out on a Bavarian farm as well as in Salzburg and Paris before eventually settling in Francoist Spain. In 1953, he served as a military advisor to Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. He was allegedly an advisor to Argentinian president Juan Perón. In 1963, Skorzeny was allegedly recruited by the Mossad and conducted operations for the agency. Skorzeny died of lung cancer on 5 July 1975 in Madrid at the age of 67. [source: Wikipedia]
Read his entire, extremely interesting story here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Skorzeny
This signed page ships from one of our affiliates in Germany. It comes from a private collection and has never been offered for sale before. It was purchased directly out of a German archive. The seller gives a full money back guarantee for the authenticity of the document and signature. Includes shipping worldwide.