Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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(1904 - 1942) "The Hangman", Nazi head of the dreaded SS and architect of the "Final Solution", his assassination in Prague caused severe reprisal actions, including the destruction of Lidice and murder of many of its inhabitants. Good content early T.L.S. on "Bavarian Political Police" letterhead, 1p. 4to., Munich, Apr. 12, 1934 to Reichsfuhrer-SS HEINRICH HIMMLER. Heydrich discusses Munich judge DR. WALTHER STEPP (1898-1972), who would be transferred to the Bavarian Political Police eventually rise to the rank of SS-Brigadefuhrer. In part: "...Prosecutor Dr. Stepp...is designated as head of police direction at Ludwigshafen. Dr. Stepp has been a long time party member, a tried and tested National Socialist...Political police have earned such outstanding merit that this has made his promotion to Standartenfuhrer justified...[He] will hold a rank corresponding to the other party posts in the Palatinate..." The document also bears a one-line initialed docket by HEINRICH HIMMLER at top. File holes at left, receiving stamp at bottom, else fine.
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