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Lot 8107: World Congress for Leisure and Recreation - Hamburg 23 - 30 July 1936

German Historical Collectibles from 1919 to the Present

by Hermann Historica GmbH

November 4, 2016

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Description: A photograph and autograph album presented to Rudolf Heß, patron of the Congress that started only one week before the Olympic Games in Berlin. The flyleaf with hand-written dedication by Gustavus Town Kirby, former President of the Olympic Committee of the USA "With my compliments and recognition of the inspiring leadership of the Führer and his Stellvertreter Hess - Gustavus Town Kirby - August 14th 1936", also a four-line dedication by Dr. Robert Ley, who was in charge of the organisation of the Congress together with the KdF. The album contains contributions from Bulgaria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France (11 different regions), Greece, Holland (3 regions), Ireland, Italy, Norway (3 times), Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, German groups from Romania and Yugoslavia, Carinthia and Luxembourg. Handmade paper, the national colours hand-painted, numerous dedications and signatures. Red bibliophile leather binding with gold embossing, designed by Paul Sabban, Hamburg. Dimensions 32 x 24 x 3 cm. The Congress Committee of Honour consisted of Kirby, Ley, Goebbels, Count de Baillet-Latour, Frick, Frank, Göring, Darré, von Ribbentrop, Seldte, Rust, Bohle, Bürckel, Mutschmann, Sauckel, von Schirach. The festivities were reportedly attended by up to 1.5 million people, among them 800,000 from abroad. The costs amounted to more than two million Reichsmarks, an immense sum. The event was a major international publicity campaign for national socialist Germany. Family of Wolf Rüdiger Heß, along with confirmation of provenance of the family.

Condition Report: I - II

Notes: Drittes Reich Zeitgeschichte
PLEASE NOTE: Solange Kataloginhaber, Auktionsteilnehmer und Bieter sich nicht gegenteilig äußern, versichern sie, dass sie den Katalog und die darin abgebildeten Gegenstände aus der Zeit des Dritten Reiches nur zu Zwecken der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung, der Abwehr verfassungswidriger Bestrebungen, der Kunst oder der Wissenschaft, der Forschung oder der Lehre, der Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens oder der Geschichte oder ähnlichen Zwecken erwerben (§§ 86a, 86 Strafgesetzbuch). Die Hermann Historica oHG, ihre Versteigerer und Einlieferer bieten und geben diese Gegenstände nur unter diesen Voraussetzungen an bzw. ab.
As long as catalogue owner, auction participants and bidders do not state otherwise, they agree to the condition that the catalogue and the items displayed in the catalogue that refer to the Third Reich are used exclusively for the purpose of civic education, the purpose of defense against actions that defy the constitutional rights, the purpose of art or science, the purpose of academic research and education, coverage regarding contemporary/historic developments or for purposes similar to the ones stated above (§ 86a , 86 penal code). Hermann Historica oHG, its auctioneers and suppliers will only yield ownership of the corresponding items according to these conditions.

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