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Object ID

2012.1.371

Object Name

Contract

Date

3-17-1933

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Description

White document titled "Dienstvertrag" (Service Contract). Includes printed and typewritten information. Signed in blue by "H. Himmler" on the right side.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) was Hitler's Chief of Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for construction and operation of extermination camps. This document a "Dienstvertrag" or "Service Contract" between SS and SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Bruno Gesche, valid until 1951, boldly signed by Himmler and twice by Gesche. The latter would advance to rank of Obersturmbannfuhrer and become member of Hitler's entourage. He served as head of HItler's bodyguard, despite Himmler's desperate attempts to have him removed. Eventually his alcoholism saw him shipped to the eastern front and sent to a punishment battalion.

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11 1/2 x 8 1/4"

Keywords

Chief of Gestapo, Dienstvertrag, Service Contract, Obersturmbannfuhrer, Bruno Gesche, Heinrich Himmler

Contract Signed by Heinrich Himmler

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