Lot 401WWII – the SS large ledger bearing the...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



WWII – the SS large ledger bearing the title on a pasted down sheet to front cover ‘Auptamt SS – Bericht Amstelle –Rechnungs-Kontr.’ [Main Office Official Report Book – Accounting Control]. The ledger measures approx 17x13 ins and contains approx 460pp – some have been torn out (obviously deliberately to remove the evidence) and some pages have slight water staining, but otherwise the volume is legible throughout. Original boards are worn. A remarkable survivor which will doubtless provide considerable new information on the operation of the SS. It is not clear which SS operation this related to, but an early entry mentions a garage business in Berlin so it is logical to assume that this related to the German capital. Each page is arranged in columns with entry numbers, and then sections dealing with ‘Department or Company’ ‘Purpose of the Cash’ ‘Amount’ ‘Paid by [ie authorisations] and the Document the transaction relates to. Each section is arranged alphabetically, and the ledger provides considerable transaction on many hundreds of transactions involving suppliers, individuals and Nazi department. An intriguing aspect of the ledger is the number of pages which have clearly been deliberately removed at some time in the past- notably entries beginning with the initial letter ‘E’. Of those names that remain, there are many individuals and companies and some with dark and sinister connections. A remarkable document which doubtless will yield considerable new information on the SS and its workings

Guide Price: £800.00 - £1000.00

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