Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
WWII – Heinrich Himmler typewritten letter signed to the well known landscape architect Wilhelm Hubotter, giving him legal powers to negotiate the building of the ‘Sachsenhein’ with German National Railways and the Saxon Peasantry, 1p A5, dated December 3rd 1934. A letter of considerable interest in Germany mythology – as subject which was particularly an obsession of Himmler himself, who believed that he was the reincarnation of one of the German heroes of ancient times. The Sachsenhein monument – meaning ‘The Grove of the German Saxons’ consisted of 4,500 stones and became a symbolic rallying point for Himmler’s SS. The monument commemorated the massacre of 4,500 captive Saxon rebels by Karl the Great, during Charlemagne’s campaign to Christianise them in 782.