David Irving and Erich
von B. offer for
sale an unusual collection of rare original Nazi documents
from the very highest level of the Reich
David Irving says:
"I personally guarantee that each and every one of
these documents is an authentic document of the Hitler
In the 1980s US citizen Erich von B purchased from
the family of a former US Army officer a footlocker (trunk)
of original documents which the officer had brought back
from Germany. He had been a staff officer in the evidence
analysis section of the US Counsel for the Prosecution of
Axis Criminality at Nuremberg, the war crimes trial
proceedings. Some of the documents have the easily
recognisable microfilm machine-pagination for microfilming,
others never even got that far.
the owner agreed with Mr Irving's view that the first offer
should be made to the German Federal Archives. Those talks
have now broken down, and the collection will be sold to
individuals. The total value of the collection is set at
fifty thousand dollars, but offers for parts will be
considered; if broken up, it will sell for considerably
include original papers of Adolf Hitler, Alfred
Rosenberg, Hans Frank, the Gestapo, and the
dossier on a collection of Nazi documents acquired by Erich
von B. (a US citizen in California)
correspondence with the owner
The documents [click each flag for fuller
Hess - Deputy Führer, who flew to Scotland
in May 1941 on a hopeless mission to end the war
Rosenberg - Chief Party theoretician and
ideologue; editor of Völkischer Beobachter; Minister
for occupied Eastern Territories, 1941-1944.
von Papen - Eminence grise; Hitler's Vice
Chancellor until 1934, then ambassador in Vienna and
Leonardo Conti Chief surgeon of the Reich; in
charge of euthanasia program
Roland Freisler and Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Nadler (concerning Reich officials of Jewish
Sauckel Gauleiter and head of manpower
Hjalmar Schacht Chief banker and financier of the
Daluege SS Police General; Chief of
Karl Brandt Hitler's personal surgeon
Rainer Gauleiter of Kärnten, Austria
Bormann Head of Nazi party; Hitler's
Wilhelm Scheidt deputy chief historian of the
War Crimes documents
Ernst Röhm and the SA
Reich Propaganda Ministry
groused the Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archives) in a
press release after he donated the Adolf
to them in January 1992 -- and the archives hinted darkly
that he had "contacts to the political right wing" to thank
for his good fortune in finding such
covering letter from the Chef der
Sicherheitspolizei und des SD, signed by
Gruppenführer Heinrich Müller to the SS
judge on Heinrich Himmler's staff enclosing
complete files on the four officers and men on Rudolf
Hess' personal staff (Lutz, Sorof, Lippert, and
Platzer) consisting of the interrogations,
biographies, and information provided by them regarding
Hess' flight to Scotland. Extensive content -- test
flight information, Hess' calls to the meteorological
office for weather forecasts, etc. There is a full note
for Himmler on the reverse of the letter in the
handwriting of SS Gruppenführer Karl Wolff
outlining the cases, noting that Bormann was involved in
the outcome, and that the SS members were to be sent to a
concentration camp. [Summary
of the file's contents]. Each file and document
is stamped 'Geheime Reichssache' (the highest secret
designation). See David Irving: Hess,
the Missing Years for more information about
these SS members.
- Cover letter to Adolf Hitler from Rosenberg re
the attached reports urging action against
Bolshevism-signed by Rosenberg
to Adolf Hitler for the creation of a world
Anti-bolshevik congress-reviews the reasons and support
of many countries, specific reaction in each country to
Jewish influence, Freemasonry, and Bolshevism. 3 large
pages, signed by Rosenberg
- Personal letter to Adolf Hitler-protocol re the
conversations with Major Dutton during the
Reichsparteitag at the recommendation of Adolf Hitler: 12
pages signed by Rosenberg (Dutton was the political
counselor in North Rhodesia and a friend of Neville
Chamberlain. Much content about the discussions
pertaining to British colonies, Winston Churchill,
Lord Lloyd, the dangers of Bolshevism, etc.)
- Five 1939 Aktennotizen (memoranda) from Rosenberg to
Hitler recording conversations with Baronet de Ropp of
the British Air Ministry (again trying to find a contact
for a treaty with England) at the urging of Hitler. Typed
on on the special large format 'Führer typewriter'.
(Also another report on the conversations with the
Baronet on standard size paper.)
- August 1935 typed report to Adolf Hitler re
activities and inspections in Austria, pro-German
Austrian attititude. Hand-carried by courier to Adolf
Hitler, signed by von Papen.
- April 1936 political report to Adolf Hitler re
Austrian visit by German military delegation, King of
Spain's approval of new Germany and his desire to meet
with Adolf Hitler, comments about Dr. Kurt
Schuschnigg, conversation notes with Sir Austen
Chamberlain re English/French concessions in the
occupied Rheinland. Hand carried by courier to Adolf
Hitler, signed by von Papen.
- January 1935 confidential letter to Adolf Hitler on
behalf of von Papen's former aide von Tschirschky,
under arrest by the Gestapo since the "Night of the Long
Knives," June 30, 1934. Asks that he be tried fairly in a
public court, notes that Reinhard Heydrich has
issued special orders pertaining to von Tschirschky,
requests that the latter's Berlin indiscretions be
overlooked. Signed by von Papen.
Note: This item is mentioned in von Papen's
memoirs -- he was shown the letter at the Nuremberg trials
and observed that he had not seen it since 1935.
- von Tschirschky's original report of the occurrences
on and around June 30, 1934, signed by von
- Onion-skin file copy of von Tschirschky's letter to
von Papen, requesting his help in this matter.
- Original Nuremberg trial photocopy of letter from von
Tschirschky to Adolf Hitler -- cover letter for "original
- Nuremberg trial photocopy of letter from von Papen to
Adolf Hitler which accompanied above item.
- Pencil written report by Count Zedlitz for the
trial, extolling von Papen's virtues
- Original letter to Dr. med. L. Conti requesting the
decision about the possibility of allowing abortions in
the case of inherited disease or 'racial
- Onionskin file copy of response to above from Dr.
Conti, dated January 8, 1945, stamped 'Dr. med. L.
Roland Freisler and Ernst
File in original Reichsjustizministerium folder -- 'Graf
von Galen'. Galen was the Archbishop of Münster, a
thorn in the flesh of the Nazis, being investigated by the
- Sicherheitsdienst (SD) files of 'treasonous' sermons
by Bishop von Galen of May 30, 1937, signed by SS
Untersturmführer D. Dietrich
- Report to Justice Ministry re his sentence and
discusses the wording of it. Signed and notated by Dr.
Roland Freisler, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and
several unidentified individuals.
- Original mimeographed circular letter addressing the
issue of Government officials found to be partly Jewish,
dated December 18, 1936, from Dr. Nadler -- several sets
of initials indicate that it was reviewed.
- Report signed by Reinhold Grabow, director of
the Bata AG, against Gauleiter Saukel to Justice
Robert H Jackson dated August 30, 1945. Concerns
the 'Zentralhandelgesellschaft Ost' and slave labor
conditions in the east. Includes Nuremberg trial English
- Monograph-observations about Germany's leading
industrialists, signed and dated 24. July 1945
- Monograph-personal experiences with National
- Original Nuremberg trial photocopy of Schacht's
report on top NSDAP officials
- Letter to Daluege from Minister-Counsel of the
Interior Ministry Dr. Metzner, signed by him and
initialed by Daluege and with miscellaneous stampings
from his office.
- Onionskin file copy of Daluege's response, initialed
- Monograph, The Women in Hitler's life -- 18 pages,
- Report about Martin Bormann -- 7 pages, signed
- Report about Hitler's staff -- 3 pages, signed
- Report about Hitler's influence on the German
population -- signed
- Report about Hitler's military leadership
capabilities -- signed
Rainer -(Gauleiter of
- Onionskin file copy of letter to Rainer from Bishop
Andreas Rohracher on the proposed resettlement and
- Letter from Rainer to the Bishop countering the
Bishop's points and complaints, signed by Rainer
- Reichskommisar of the Occupied Netherlands: One
letter to an unidentified Reichsminister
[Seyss-Inquardt?], with instructions if the
Allies land in the Netherlands, signed by Wimmer
(formerly on Himmler's staff)
- Führerhauptquartier, memorandum dated January
29, 1944 -- "Securing the future of the German People" --
compiled by Bormann, notes that in discussion with Hitler
many points were brought up in this regard, e.g.
encouraging single women to have children, new protocol
terminology to treat unmarried mothers as married.
Onionskin file copy, the word 'Geheim' handwritten by
Bormann, typed, "sgd. Bormann".
- Monograph compiled for Hitler by his chief historian,
a 68-page report on "The Destiny of Coalition."
War Crimes documents
- Onion-skin copy, proclamation written by
Sonderführer Kuining of the German Press Commission
about the investigation of 'Nazi War Crimes' in POW camps
and occupied countries. Documents specific war crimes
committed by the SS, as witnessed by Army personnel.
Numerous other miscellaneous papers, original photocopies
from the trials, reports, graphs, tables, etc. for use by
the trial document analysts.
Ernst Röhm and the SA
- This is a file of correspondence from Nazi to
SA-Gruppenführer Hanns Ludin. (For more on
Ludin, see Ernst von Salomon, Fragebogen). Ludin
was known to Hitler from pre 1933; at Ludin's trial as an
Army cadet, accused of dispensing NS propaganda, Hitler
appeared as a witness for him. The best pieces
- The original historic telegram summoning all SA high
leaders to meet for Ernst Röhm's fateful
conference at Bad Wiessee on June 30, 1934 at the Pension
- A long letter of explanation and defence from Ludin
to SS Brigadeführer Dr Stahlecker, of the SD
political police, outlining the events of June 30 to July
1, 1934 and explaining why he had not detained an SA
Führer who was being sought by the SD.
- Several items signed personally by Hans Frank,
notorious governor of the Generalgouvernement,
A packet of circulars from the Reichspropaganda
- A packet dated July 2, 1941 regarding the
Propagandaaktion 'Führer befiehl, wir folgen!" -- a
huge amount of detail about how to explain the Russian
campaign to the public, including what information to
disseminate by word of mouth, newspaper, radio, what
films should be shown, etc.
- A follow up from the Reichspropagandaleiter endorsed
'Persönlich, Streng Vertraulich" to the Reichsleiter
and Gauleiter der NSDAP, dated August 24, 1941 and
receipt-stamped by the Kanzlei Rosenberg is signed below
(as a circular) by Kaltenbrunner and Hans Frank.
Also by Rüdiger (possibly Hans Rüdiger,
Ministerialrat?), and Dr. Stellrecht.
There are also a few other documents that were placed in
folders behind other pieces, so there are several more
pieces. For example,
- SS circulars (mimeographed) about SS marriages,
relationship with native females of the occupied
- An open letter (mimeographed) from Rudolf Hess
to the men of the SS.
- A letter to Ministerialrat A. Bäumcker of
the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Air Ministry) from Prof.
Dr. Ing. Hans Thoma marked 'Geheime Kommandosache'
with attachments (prior letters) pertaining to a visit to
the Technische Hochschule for research, pertaining to
engines, electrical systems, wind tunnels, etc. Signature
on the cover letter is by Thoma.
- An official letter to Rosenberg (in the capacity of
'Beauftragen des Führers für die
Überwachung der gesamten geistigen u.
weltanschaulichen Erziehung der NSDAP' (try fitting that
on a business card) dated April 8, 1941 from Hilgenfeldt
(Winterhilfswerk) about the 'Einnahmen und Leistungen des
Winterhilfswerkes und der NS. Volkswohlfahrt.'
- A letter dated Februar 12, 1936 from Gauleiter
Grohé (Köln-Aachen) to Göring with
the notes of a conversation between Dr. Erdmann (the
foreign political editor of his Westdeutschen
Beobachter) and the French Generalkonsul in
Köln. Grohé feels that Göring will find
them interesting; Göring has written 'Sofort an
Führer' on the page. The notes outline the
French feelings about the neutral zone (Rheinland),
German military building plans, potential embargoes, etc.
8 pages in all, with handwritten Nürnberg trial