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Object ID

2015.2.175

Object Name

Autograph

Date

9-8-1936

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Description

Tan paper with black signature.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Greiser was an SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and Reich Governor of the German-occupied territory of Wartheland. He was instrumental in organizing the Holocaust in Poland, ordering mass deportaitons and gassing of mental patients. He asked permission from Himmler to kill 100,000 Jews in his area. Utlizing gas vans, he established an extermination unit which killed more than 150,000 Jews. After the war he was tried by the Polish government for war crimes and sentenced to death. Here his signature appears on an album page along with his title, "President of the Senate of the Free City of Danzig." 1936. Letter of transmittal. 1936.

Dimensions

6 x 7 1/4"

Keywords

Stamp, Saale, Wartheland, SS-Obergruppenfuhrer, Reich Governor, Poland, Convicted, Danzig, Greiser

Arthur Greiser's Autograph

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