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Himmler, Heß and Wolff - Visit to Dachau May 1936

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    An interesting image taken on May 8th 1936, showing Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler (centre, with back to camera), with Stellvertreter des Führers (the Führer's Deputy) Rudolf Heß (right, back to camera) and Himmler's chief adjutant Karl Wolff - visible to the left, standing by a signpost erected near to KZ-Dachau.

    Of note is the detail of the signpost - look closely and one can see the wording Konzentrationslager (concentration camp) but also the finely detailed sculpture work depicting several prisoners being herded by camp staff - there also appears to be a guard dog visible to the right hand side of the structure as shown.

    I took this image from an information point at the Topographie des Terrors (Topography of Terror) exhibition located at Prinz-Albrecht-Straße (today, Niederkirchnerstraße) and Wilhelmstraße in Berlin last year. See links below for more details:

    Topographie des Terrors

    Topology of Terror - The Historical Site

    Carl
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    Further images from this visit, i.e. May 8th 1936, can be seen within this thread kindly posted by F-B a few years ago:

    May 1936 visit of Hess & Himmler to M-Freimann & Dachau and....
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    Cheers for sharing Carl, i too have visited the Topographie des Terrors and it is a very interesting place!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Thanks Gunny. Yes, it certainly is well worth a visit if in Berlin. I intend to post a thread related to the site when time permits...
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    Here are two better views of the signpost.

    I had saved these images for reference from a thread on one of the forums (WAF if I recall correctly); the pictures were from the album of a member of the Oberbayern regiment:


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    A fine amendment, thank you HPL. I had seen these much clearer images elsewhere but could not find them for this thread - and patently, the figure toward the right of the initial posted image is not a guard dog but another prisoner.

    Carl
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    A quick question... Does this signpost still stand today or was it destroyed.. ??
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    A very interesting image gents, I guess the graphic style of the sign post was intended to be a "deterrent" of sorts to anyone in the general population who may have considered not following the Reich's "programme"! Leon.
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    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    A very interesting image gents, I guess the graphic style of the sign post was intended to be a "deterrent" of sorts to anyone in the general population who may have considered not following the Reich's "programme"! Leon.
    The site was indeed well known by this time. Indeed, a new phrase began to spread throughout the land - if somebody "went missing" or was known to be held in one form of prison or another, they were "off to Dachau"...
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

    www.concentrationcamptours.com

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    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wíyópeya oki hi sni"

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