WW II German Elite SS – KARL SCHULZ CALLING CARD with ERNST KALTENBRUNNER SIGNATURE – VERY RARE!

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You are bidding on a 100% original WW2 German SS Calling Card, once belonging to Unterscharführer Karl Schulz!  The VERY interesting feature is that is bears the signature of Ernst Kaltenbrunner!
Unterscharfuhrer Karl Schulz was a politician and NCO in the Waffen and /Allgemeine SS.  From 1939 he worked full-time in the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle main office, from 1940 to 1944 operations leader and deputy head of the Litzmannstadt task force (Litzmannstadt Ghetto) of the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle main office.  In July 1941 he was called up to the SS cavalry replacement department as an SS rider of the Waffen SS , commanded to the main office of the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle.  On November 23, 1942, he was drafted into the Waffen-SS as an SS rifleman, appointed on December 1, 1942 as SS Unterscharführer of the Waffen-SS, December 10, 1942 platoon commander or company commander in the 2nd company of the SS Police Grenadier Regiment 2.  Until November 1943 he was assigned to the 7th regular company of the SS Panzer Grenadier Training and Replacement Battalion 4, after which he was transferred to the staff company of the Waffen SS at the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle main office.

Obergruppenführer Ernst Kaltenbrunner was a high-ranking Austrian SS official during the Nazi era and a major perpetrator of the Holocaust. After the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in 1942, and a brief period under Heinrich Himmler, Kaltenbrunner was the third Chief of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA), which included the offices of Gestapo, Kripo and SD, from January 1943 until the end of World War II in Europe.

Kaltenbrunner joined the Nazi Party in 1930 and the SS in 1931, and by 1935 he was considered a leader of the Austrian SS. In 1938, he assisted in the Anschluss and was given command of the SS and police force in Austria. In January 1943, Kaltenbrunner was appointed chief of the RSHA, succeeding Reinhard Heydrich, who was assassinated in May 1942.

A committed anti-Semite and fanatical Hitler loyalist, Kaltenbrunner oversaw a period in which the genocide of Jews intensified. He was the highest-ranking member of the SS to face trial (Himmler having committed suicide in May 1945) at the first Nuremberg trials, where he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kaltenbrunner was sentenced to death and executed by hanging in October 1946.

 

Made of card stock, this Calling Card is in EXCELLENT used condition!  Once belonging to Karl Schulz, it features the signature of Ernst Kaltenbrunner!  Some slight marks, wear, and stains, due to the age, but nothing that detracts.  Dated October 1, 1943, it is a FANTASTIC example!  PERFECT for any collection or display!

 

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