Auction 102

Lot 161:

REINHARD HEYDRICH ANNOUNCES STATE OF EMERGENCY

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German broadside announcing a civilian state of emergency on 28. September 1941 by the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. In part: ‘In the last few days, certain elements who are paid by the enemy of Europe carried out a number of actions against the Reich. These elements have attempted to sway the population of Bohemia and Moravia against the interests of the Reich via propaganda associated with these actions. I expect from the population that … under no circumstances, will they allow being provoked by the enemies of the Reich …’. The poster is printed on red paper in two languages, German and Czech, approx. 35 x 24 inches. Signed in print by Reinhard Heydrich (1904 – 1942), Nazi Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia and the main architect of the Holocaust. Folds, some wear on the edges.

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