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Hermann Goering (1893-1946) – Personal Wallet Given to Goering’s Defence Lawyer at the International War Crimes Tribunal, Nuremberg – the red morocco leather wallet with gold Vienna maker’s mark to the interior, was given to Dr. Otto Stahmer and contains Stahmer’s International Military Tribunal Pass No.245 with signature and photograph. A 13x9cm photograph of Goering, his wife and child which all three have pen signed to the faces with a hand written inscription to the reverse reading ‘To my Defence Council Dr. Stahmer with sincere and heartfelt appreciation. Hermann Goering. Nuremberg Sept 1946’. Complete with US censor stamp. Also containing small note with pencil written note in Goering’s hand translated to ‘We have to hurry with our application otherwise Funk will be finished and the application will be made difficult’. Walter Funk was the president of Reichsbank and was sentenced to life in prison at Nuremberg. Dr. Otto Stahmer was head of the Naval Legal Department in Kiel and picked by Goering to ac as his Defence Lawyer at the International War Crimes Trial. Item comes complete with photocopied photographs taken from the Imperial War Museum of the Courtroom at Nuremberg identifying Dr. Otto Stahmer sitting in front with Goering behind him. This item previously belonged to Dr. Otto Stahmer’s son.