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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 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.

Dimensions

6 x 7 1/4"

Keywords

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

Subcollection

1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program

Arthur Greiser's Autograph

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