29th Contemporary History Auction

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Owm. Zinser- Legion Condor letter opener & pocket knife

Owm. Zinser- Legion Condor letter opener & pocket knife

Owm. Zinser- Legion Condor letter opener & pocket knife

LOT 37-1213
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Auction ended        2nd June 2019  |  06:30 pm CEST
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LOT 37-1213
EAN 2000000389899
LOT 37-1213
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COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000389899
MATERIAL
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COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 37-1213
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EAN 2000000389899
Owm. Zinser- Legion Condor letter opener & pocket knife

Description

Excellent quality "Toledo" Spanish letter opener and a small pocket knife. Both were bought as a souvenir by Legion Condor Flak Unteroffizier Paul Zensier.

Length: 21cm.

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Paul Zinser was a highly decorated Luftwaffe Legion Condor soldier and served with Polizei-Batallion 315 later in war. Polizei-Bataillon 315 was responsible for several war crimes and involved in the killing of 18000 Jews in November 1941 near Rowno. It was later involved in anti Partisan combat together with Infanterie-Regiment 102 South of Bobruisk (Unternehmen Bamberg). "Unternehmen Bamberg" started in February 1942 and ended in 1942. Over 3500 people were killed. Paul Zinser was killed during this campaign.


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