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Germany: WW2 SA EARLY COMMEMORATIVE PHOTO ALBUM FOR SA MAN HELMUT OERTEL WHO DIED IN 1930. Photo album of 37 B/W photos, letters and newspaper cuttings. Brown leatherette album cover embossed in gilt lettering "In treuem Gedenken an unseren 27.5.1910 Helmut 1.11.1930 von deinen Eltern" (In memory of our faithful Helmut 27/5/1910 - 1/11/1930 from your parents). C/w the original cardboard outer addressed to a relative in Philadelphia USA in 1933. Oertel was only 20 years old when he died. From the partial translation of the newspaper cuttings etc, (much of the written matter is in Sutterlin old German script and very difficult to decipher), he was injured the previous year in a collision with a motorcycle and some trauma during a night march caused his death. Some fantastic images of Oertel in his SA uniform with comrades, shots of his funeral procession, family members, etc. Clear image of Oertel lying in state (in SA uniform) with a stern looking SA man to each side. B/W postcard of Adolf Hitler at the front of the album. Album pages are loose, but come with the original spider paper dividers. A unique item and an amazing piece of history, certainly worthy of further research. O/A Grade II-.
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