Offered for sale is a
VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1944 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY THE
COMMANDER OF THE VI. SS-FREIWILLIGEN ARMEEKORPS
SS-OBERGRUPPENFÜHRER KARL PFEFFER-WILDENBRUCH
The DIN A4 size document (roughly 8 x 11 inch) was the cover sheet of the May 1944 list of recommendations for the Iron Cross 1st class, signed by the commander of the VI. SS Volunteer Army Corps, SS-Obergruppenführer Karl Pfeffer-Wildenbruch, who also was General of the Waffen-SS and Police. He was with the 4. SS Polizei Division during the Western Campaign, then returned to the staff of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. From 1941 to 1943 he was head of the Polizei-Kolonialamt in the Reich Ministry of Interior and from October 1943 on he commanded the VI. ( lett.) SS-Freiwilligen Armeekorps. In December of 1944 he was appointed commanding general of the IX. SS-Gebirgskorps in Hungary and Budapest. In the battle of Budapest in February of 1945 he performed so well that he was awarded not only the Knights Cross but shortly after also with the Oak Leaves. After the battle he was captured by the Russians and was a POW until 1955.
This item 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.