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Description: ADOLF HITLER
(1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. Important association, early T.L.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Munich, Aug. 13, 1927, in German in full: "Mr. Rudolf Hess has been employed to be my Private Secretary". Docketed at top. In 1923, Hess took part in the failed Beer Hall Putsch in which Hitler and the Nazis attempted to seize control of Germany. Hess was arrested and imprisoned along with Hitler at Landsberg prison. While in prison, Hess took dictation for Hitler's book, Mein Kampf, and also made some editorial suggestions regarding Lebensraum, the historical role of the British Empire, and the organization of the Nazi Party. Hess served for several years as Hitler's personal secretary in spite of having no official rank in the Nazi Party. Very lightly laminated in plastic wrap-thin semi-glossy laminate which is almost indistinguishable, else near fine condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

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