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A rare 1943 SS Sonderausweis (Special Permit) document signed by Nazi Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) Adolf Eichmann allowing a Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Germany Security Head Office) member to travel to the Stutthof concentration camp will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders on June 26. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.
This May 14, 1943 special permit (SS Sonderausweis) signed by Eichmann- a notorious perpetrator of the “Final Solution”- the quest to eliminate the Jews- allowed Paul Wellnitz, a member of the Dienstelle IVb to travel to the Stutthof concentration camp, where he was stationed for the conclusion of the war.
Stutthof was located in the former territory of the Free City of Danzig. It was the first concentration camp built by the Nazis outside the pre-Third Reich borders set in 1937 and was the final camp the Allies liberated on May 9, 1945. Over 110, 000 people were deported to Stuttholf where more than 85, 000 inmates perished there during the war. The Nuremberg Trials did not question personnel involved at Stuttholf, but Poland prosecuted former Stutthof guards and Kapos in a series of four trials charging them with war crimes. Wellnitz was convicted of crimes against humanity during the second trial and was executed on October 10, 1947.
Eichmann fled to Argentina after the war. Israeli Mossad agents captured Eichmann in 1960 and smuggled him back to Israel. He was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanities in a famous trial. Found guilty, Eichmann was hanged in 1962.
This is the first war-dated Eichmann document ever to be auctioned. Bidding for the document begins at $10, 000.
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