Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
WWII – Hitler Youth an important typescript with ms insertions and corrections prepared by Karl Bierwirth, a member of the Hitler Youth who lived in Moringen. The typescript chronicles an expedition which he and other members of his Hitler Youth Group undertook between July 22 and August 4 1939 – only a few weeks before the outbreak of WWII. The typescript is accompanied by approx 53 original photographs and 18 postcard photographs. The location of Moringen is significant in that there was a Youth Concentration Camp in the town which operated from 1940-45 and leaders of the Hitler Youth were involved in operating it. The Typescript also makes reference to ‘SS Manner’ – who had connections to Himmler, Dachau and Buchenwald.