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Third Reich Hitler Youth Death Notice & Award Salvers – Item 93354

Poignant¬† Third Reich Grouping to a young HJ Member Siegfried Lau, who died 8.12.1942. Born in Altona Hamburg on 3.7.1931 and joined the Hitler Youth and trained with the NPEA in Schulpforte in 1941. On 7 December 1942 he and other lads of his age group were operating a small hand hauled ferry across the River Saale. Young Siegfried was hauling the ferry when he fell hitting his head and dropped overboard. He died the following morning aged 11 years 5 months. The grouping consists of his original death notice from the town of Hamburg, photographs of his grave stone and two photos of him in HJ uniform. Also a large presentation salver with DJ rune to base and motto around edge “Mehr sein als scheinen” (Be more than you appear to be in English). Also a wooden salver presented to his parents¬† from the officials at the NPEA Schulpforte sent as a token of their sympathy for Siegfried’s death. This has the NPEA motto around the edge. With this grouping comes a large photo copy giving details of the funeral and the tributes that were read for Siegfried. Comes with pages of research and original German documentation regarding the history of this item. Provenance Philip Baker, Author of the famous book on the Hitler Youth “Youth Led by Youth”.

Price: £695

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