Offered for sale is this rare
ORIGINAL 1940 ORDER, SIGNED BY THE CHIEF OF THE GESTAPO
SS-GRUPPENFÜHRER HEINRICH MÜLLER
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SS-Gruppenführer (Generalleutnant) Heinrich Müller aka Gestapo-Müller signed document. The DIN A4 size (about 8-1/4 x 11 inch) document is an official form of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt or RSHA as it was used in the Fernschreibstelle. The document is dated 13 April 1940 and was sent to the Gestapo offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Kiel, Stettin and Köslin via telegraph and signed by (at the time) SS-Oberführer (Colonel) Heinrich Müller. The order demands that the receiving Gestapo offices respond via Schnellbrief or Fernschreiben within 2 days and name all known political and economic enemies in Denmark and Norway, including their addresses and brief summary of why they made it on the list. A very interesting document about the work of the Gestapo to root out opposition in occupied countries, in this case Denmark and Norway.
The chief of the Gestapo was nicknamed ‘Gestapo-Müller’ to distinguish him from another SS general who also had the name Heinrich Müller. As chief of the Gestapo he reported directly to Heydrich (and after his assassination to Ernst Kaltenbrunner) and Himmler and worked closely with Adolf Eichmann. He is one of the key figures of the Holocaust, attended the Wannsee Conference and was always kept up to date about the work of the Einsatzgruppen. He was last seen in the Führerbunker in Berlin on 1 May 1945 and from there on there was no trace of him, making him the most senior figure in the Nazi regime who was never captured or confirmed to have died. Documents with his signature are very rare and it is only the second time we are offering a document signed by him.
The seller gives a full money back guarantee for the authenticity of the document and signature. This item ships from one of our affiliates in Germany. Includes shipping worldwide.