Historical Militaria & Autographs

Lot 98:

RICHARD-WALTHER DARRE

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Start price: $140

Estimated price: $300 - $400

Auction house commission: 25%

(1895-1953) SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and Reichsleiter of World War II. Reich Minister of Food and Agriculture 1933-42 and one of the leading ‘blood and soil’ (Blut und Boden) ideologists. Signed and inscribed book ‘Die Letzten Reiter’ (The last Riders), Eugen Diederichs Verlag, Jena 1935, 5.5 x 8 in., cloth bound, by SS-Obersturmfuhrer Edwin Erich Dwinger (1898-1981), presented to his friend HARTWIG VON RHEDEN (1885-1957) SA-Leader and agricultural advisor of the NSDAP, ‘Hartwig von Rheden zum 17.12.1936’ above the inscription a hand written quote reads ‘But where we Germans have offered our superior culture to the lower peoples in Eastern Europe and have spared their ethnic peculiarities to the point of self-denial, we have only reaped ingratitude.’

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