This little enamel sign, manufactured to be placed next to a doorway, was intended to remind people to use Heil Hitler as their daily greeting. There was strong pressure after the Nazi takeover to push Heil Hitler as the common greeting and after the July 1944 bomb attempt it became mandatory over military as well as civilians. This one says, for the sake of the search engines, Der Deutsche grüßt heil Hitler!
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After 1933 there was a rush to rename streets after prominent figures in the Nazi mythology. Herman Goering, Horst Wessel and of course the Führer himself. In 1945 there was an equally earnest rush to pull these street signs down and pretend that one was on holiday between 1933 and 1945 and therefore knew nothing about “ze war!”.
These signs are heavily faked but in this case it’s the real deal. The correct font and form, raised enamel on the letters, thick coating on the rear and appropriate marks for having been ground off the side of a building.
This group of SA figures was made by the Lineol company sometime between 1933 and 1945. Interestingly these are not made out of plastic but rather from a combination of wood waste and resin. You can identify Lineol brand vs their competitor Hauser by looking for rectangular bases on the figures. In this case I was lucky enough to find a set with their original boxes. Wonderful, now I just need to find a little über-brat who wants to recreate Kristallnacht.
This is a local Nazi Party noticeboard. It would have hung in local meeting halls and listed out the meeting times for the sub-organisations of the Party. Hier Spricht die NSDAP. Here speaks the Nazi Party. This one has a couple of small dings on the side where it has crimped at one point as well as grind marks on the corners where it was removed from a wall. The previous owner bolted it to a piece of plywood.