1981. unbound. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, a rare commemorative copy of a letter to Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler, originally dated December 15, 1943, with eagle and swastika, whereby he requests 40,000 Auschwitz prisoners for the armaments industry, in part: "%u2026Armaments inspector VIIIb in Katowice has notified me that 40,000 inmates at the Auschwitz concentration camp can be made available. Armaments inspector Colonel Hunter can install 10,000 men immediately in the factories at Blechhammer, Heyderbreck, and Auschwitz...I need not elaborate on what help 40,000 or, for now, just 10,000 workers can mean for the armaments industry." Boldly signed at the conclusion (in full) "Albert Speer 30 August 1981" just two days before his death. Provenance: Alexander Autographs, Sale A-41, inventory number 60909-6. Near fine condition. German architect and Minister of Armaments who was tried as a war criminal at the Nuremberg Trials at the conclusion of World War II. (Inventory #: 272514)
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