Offered for sale is this rare original
PROMOTION DOCUMENTS SET TO SD/GESTAPO DETECTIVE, ONE OF THEM SIGNED BY
SS-OBERGRUPPENFÜHRER REINHARD HEYDRICH
FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY
Nice set of promotion documents belonging to a Gestapo detective named Josef Eggersdorfer. The most interesting piece in the set is the document dated 31 January 1938 from Reinhard Heydrich to Eggersdorfer which reads, “I have on behalf of the Führer and Reich Chancellor by the attached certificate of appointment in effect from January 1, 1938 onwards appoint you senior detective assistant and I give you a vacancy as a senior detective assistant at the State Police Headquarters from the date mentioned.” The document is signed at the bottom by Heydrich in black fountain pen ink. There are two other war-time promotion documents with this set as well as a post-war memo to Eggersdorfer regarding a job application he submitted in 1948 for work as a Bavarian State Border Policeman.
SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich was a principal architect of the Holocaust. He was chief of the Reich Security Main Office (including the Gestapo, Kripo, and SD). He was also Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor (Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia. He served as president of the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC, later known as Interpol) and chaired the January 1942 Wannsee Conference which formalized plans for the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”—the deportation and genocide of all Jews in German-occupied Europe.
Many historians regard Heydrich as the darkest figure within the Nazi regime; Adolf Hitler described him as “the man with the iron heart”. He was the founding head of the Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service, SD), an intelligence organization charged with seeking out and neutralizing resistance to the Nazi Party via arrests, deportations, and murders. He helped organize Kristallnacht, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938. The attacks were carried out by SA Stormtroopers and civilians and presaged the Holocaust. Upon his arrival in Prague, Heydrich sought to eliminate opposition to the Nazi occupation by suppressing Czech culture and deporting and executing members of the Czech resistance. He was directly responsible for the Einsatzgruppen, the special task forces that travelled in the wake of the German armies and murdered more than two million people by mass shooting and gassing, including 1.3 million Jews.
Heydrich was mortally wounded in Prague on 27 May 1942 as a result of Operation Anthropoid. He was ambushed by a team of Czech and Slovak soldiers who had been sent by the Czechoslovak government-in-exile to kill the Reich-Protector; the team was trained by the British Special Operations Executive. Heydrich died from his injuries a week later. Nazi intelligence falsely linked the Czech and Slovak soldiers and resistance partisans to the villages of Lidice and Ležáky. Both villages were razed; the men and boys age 14 and above were shot, and all but a handful of the women and children were deported and killed in Nazi concentration camps. [source: Wikipedia]
The seller gives a full money back guarantee for the authenticity of the document and signature. Includes shipping worldwide.