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Document and photo lot to Oberleutnant Günter Schulze, recipient of the Anerkennungsurkunde and the German Cross in Gold as well as two Tank Destruction Badges and a lot more awards. Schulze was a candidate to the Knights Cross. Schulze served as the Ordonanzoffizier of General Walter Nehring (the later famous Afrikakorps General) during the Eastern Campaign. Schulze and Nehring remained in good contact after the war.
Part of the lot are mainly photographs and IDs which belonged to Schulze. His medals and certificates are still held by the family according to information received. There are photocopies of the Anerkennungsurkunde and the certificate to the German Cross in Gold. Both these awards were received when he was Kompanie Commander of 7/Panzergrenadier Rgt.101 during the battle of Gusewka in July and August 1942.
Furthermore there is the original so called "Ehrenblatt" with his name inside. We have added some copies found in an archiv which proof that Schulze was a Knights Cross candidate.
The following IDs are part of the lot:
- Sport Leistungsbuch RJA
- Leistungsbuch SA Sports Badge with a photo of Schulze as a HJ boy.
- Small certificate card to SA Sports Badge with a HJ photo.
- Leistungsbuch DRL Sports Badge in bronze including the cloth version.
- DLRG ID with a photo of Schulze in RAD uniform.
- DLV flying book and DLV ID card with photographs.
- Der Stahlhelm ID book of Schulzes father Alfred Schulze and an imperial promotion certificate
- postwar Riders Badge booklet for silver and bronze
- several other documents and POW papers.
Quite a few photographs show Schulze with his German Cross in Gold as well with his first Tank Destruction Badge. According to the family, he received two. There are prewar photos as well as photos from the Poland Campaign showing Hitler in Warsaw and of course a lot of photos taken during the campaign in Russia. There are two Wehrmacht photo albums and one prewar album of Schulze traveling to the North Cape with a KDF ship. There is also one imperial photo album which must have belonged to his father. In total there are roughly 395 photographs excluding the imperial and the KDF photos (which should be at least another 100).
There are also a lot of school reports and period letters including in this lot.
Günter Schulze and General Walter Nehring
There is a handwritten note from General Nehring on a postcard from 1978 It says "Best regards from your very old General to my reliable Ordonanzoffizier from 1941, dear comrade Schulze."
Nehrings wife also wrote to Günther Schulze. There are actually quite a few postwar letters from Nehring or his wife and even his daughter to Schulze. They seem to have stayed in contact until Nehring died. Nehring wrote Schulze a long letter from prison in July 1946. He asked Schulze to help out in his defence. Schulze did help him out and these letters are part of the lot.
Also part of the lot are:
4 wartime written orders from Nehring which Schulze received to forward to his company. It includes the one in which Nehring got relocated to Africa.
Finally there are a few Bundeswehr photos and quite a few postwar books and papers. Schulze left his address stickers on many documents
which really is proof that everything belonged to him.
A very large lot of a well decorated Wehrmacht officer. His medals and the rest of his documents might turn up sooner or later. There is a plenty of room for more research.
Oberleutnant Günter Schulze died a few years ago in Regensburg.
Please see pictures for more details.
A nice and rare grouping to a highly decorated officer.
Price: 1550 Euro
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