Gentlemen, thank you for your encouraging comments.
If anyone is interested to see detailed photos of any specific item(s) please say.
As HPL2008 says, 'Blut und Boden' is not an especially 'glamorous' theme, despite the Reichsnährstand having an especially close connection to the SS.
This is shown particularly in the leadership, personnel and activities of the SS Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt (Race and Settlement office). Himmler had a Diploma in Agriculture from Munich Technical University and for a couple of years up to 1930 was - besides being RFSS - the NSDAP's agricultural expert, a function that was then taken up by Dr. Walther Darré. For several years Darré and Himmler were friends and close collaborators in the SS, and even when the two men fell out and Darré lost influence and eventually his position of Minister of Agriculture (etc.), his replacement, Herbert Backe, was also an SS Obergruppenführer. The well known (and very creepy) SS wedding photo featuring Darré and Himmler either side of the bride is illustrative.
03-28-2016 08:46 AM
Very interesting. I've never seen some of that stuff before. Thanks for showing and teaching.