Thought I'd share this pic from my Dad's war souvenir collection. Background is he was one of the first soldiers to enter Hamburg and said in his memoirs,
"Just across the road, but at 9 o’clock from our billets, there was another large property in perfect condition, and it extended for about forty yards down to a large lake.
The building had been the home of the Gauleiter of Hamburg and he certainly seemed to like comfort. The place was fully furnished and untouched by the war. I went into the house and found several things of interest for souvenirs; a seven-inch dagger, decorated with a swastika and tassel."
I'd be interested to learn if anyone knows more about this item - eg is it a real dagger or a letter opener? I suspect the latter. It is a beautiful object if you can describe such items like that!
PS If you want to see more of it go to: Grim Determination - D-Day