Auction 101

Lot 235:

WAFFEN-SS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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WAFFEN-SS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Waffen-SS volunteer application form sent to a potential recruit in 1942 ‘Fact sheet (Merkblatt) for entry as a volunteer into the Waffen-SS, Police, and Allgemeine SS’ The two-page document explains what the Waffe-SS is, organization of the Waffen-SS, who can join, employment conditions, enlistment, on the bottom is a registration form, where the volunteer can select the unit he wishes to join. The second page explains the promotions and benefits provided. With the mailing envelope from the Waffen-SS Reinforcements Department in Wiesbaden, SS-Felspost stamp, canceled 18.2.1942. Mailing folds, two-inch split at the fold, loss at top of the leaflet.

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