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You are bidding on a SUPERB and 100% original WW2 German Kriegsmarine letter featuring the signature of Hans Hermann Graf von Schweinitz!  This was written in 1947, when he was a POW in the United Kingdom.


 Hans Hermann Graf von Schweinitz (1883-1959) was a German Konteradmiral, Commandant of Sea Defenses in Ukraine and Crimea from 1941 to 1943.  He fought in both WW1 and WW2 in the German Navy, and held numerous commands throughout his service.  Captured in Norway, he became a British POW in 1945.


Made of paper, this hand-written letter is in EXCELLENT condition!  Written on September 15, 1947, it was sent to Major Fred Bieri of the International Red Cross, one month before his repatriation. Written in German, it come with a translation of the letter.  In part:

“…I was prepared for the denial of the application, so I took it as it is. I won’t deny the fact that it was hard to accept at first. I know you will understand this. There is now nothing else to do but wait and see what can be done later at home to reunite my family from which I have been separated since 1941….thank you also on behalf of my wife for your open hearted efforts in my case. My wife is especially grateful for the contact with the International Red Cross…I wish you continued good luck and success in your blessed work…”

Some marks, wear, and creases due to the age on the reverse, but nothing that detracts.  100% original, it would look EXCELLENT framed!  A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!


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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 


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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  


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