Now this is a truly historic… and evil item. This is an unused letterhead and envelope from one of Hitler’s most evil henchman – Hantz Muller, head of the elite Gestapo – the “Secret Police.”
Displayed in a wood and glass frame this is an incredibly unique and powerful item. Being Jewish, this hits especially close to home for me. I can “feel” the evil contained within the thin glass prison, and despite my love for historic antiques, want it out of my space.
Heinrich Müller (28 April 1900; date of death unknown, but evidence points to May 1945) was a German police official under both the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. He became chief of the Gestapo, the political secret state police of Nazi Germany, and was involved in the planning and execution of the Holocaust. He was known as “Gestapo Müller” to distinguish him from another SS general named Heinrich Müller.
When the first denunciations of the mass murder being carried-out by the Germans hit the Allied press during the autumn and winter of 1942, Himmler instructed Müller to ensure that “all the bodies were either buried or burned.”
After the assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944, Müller was placed in charge of the arrest and interrogation of all those suspected of involvement in the resistance. Over 5,000 people were arrested and about 200 executed,
He was last seen in the Führerbunker in Berlin on 1 May 1945 and remains the most senior figure of the Nazi regime who was never captured or confirmed to have died.