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Letter with Envelope





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Envelope: White with typewritten address. Includes two black hand stamps in upper right, and purple hand stamp in lower left.Letter: Off-white paper with a typewritten message. Includes Greiser's printed letterhead, "President of the Senate of the Free City of Danzig."

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 deportations and gassing of mental patients. He asked permission from Himmler to kill 100,000 Jews in his area. Utilizing 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.


envelope: 5 x 6 1/2"; letter: 6x8"


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



Arthur Greiser Correspondence

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