Auction 101

Lot 232:

REICHSKOLONIALBUND MEMBERSHIP FORM

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REICHSKOLONIALBUND MEMBERSHIP FORM

Membership form for the Reichskolonialbund (Reich Colonial League), enrolling BDM girl Ellen Detels in Hamburg on 10. Oktober 1941. The front page features a portrait of Adolf Hitler next to his quote ‘I demand the German colonies back, our German property, stolen from us by these world plutocrats without benefit for their own people.’ The purpose of the Reichskolonialbund was to reclaim the overseas colonies that Germany had lost as a result of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. In 1943 Reichsleiter Martin Bormann pressed for the dissolution of the Reichskolonialbund on the grounds of ‘activity irrelevant to the war’. Hence the Reichskolonialbund was swiftly disbanded by a decree of the Fuhrer in 1943. Four pages, 5.75 x 8.25 inches.

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