NSDAP member Pius Speth (Munich, 17.10.1910 - 5.3.2005) was the youngest member of the "Deutschnationaler Jugendbund" in München in 1922 and was given his membership badge by Erich Ludendorff, an honorary member of the association. He served as cashier of NSDAP Ortsgruppe München-Giesing in the late 1920s. With 21 years of age, he was promoted an SA leader by Adolf Hitler.
Until 10.5.1941, when Rudolf Hess flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, Pius Speth worked with the staff of Rudolf Hess at the "brown house", the headquarter of the NSDAP based in Munich.
After May 10th, Martin Bormann gave an order to remove all Hess related items from the brown house. Pius Speth was involved in removing memorabilia and took a large portrait photo of Rudolf Hess and a letter weight showing Adolf Hitler. He kept it personally other than destroying.
Späth kept on working at the brown house and was promoted a "Reichshauptstellenleiter und Abschnittsleiter" on 8.4.1945. Späth tried to escape in May 1945 volunteering to the German Red Cross at Kloster Ettal. He achieved a 5.5.1945 issued permission to return to his family. Part of this grouping are photocopies of the original DRK documents.
Our consignor's father and Pius Speth got to know each other from their time at the brown house and became very close friends after meeting again in 1990. Pius Späth became like a father for our consignor who was given many Third Reich memorabilia in the 1990s.
Our consignor wrote and signed this information in June 2020.
Original 8.4.1945 issued document with letterhead "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - Partei-Kanzlei". "II P 1a - Br - ". Adressed to "Abschnittsleiter Pius Speth München".
"Der Führer hat Sie am 30.1.1945 zum Reichshauptstellenleiter und Abschnittsleiter ernannt.
Sie sind zum Tragen der Entsprechenden Dienststellungs- und Dienstangabzechen berichtigt."
Original ink sigtnature of Reichshauptamtsleiter Heinrich Walkenhorst who served at the "Brown house" in Munich as Pius Speth did.
DIN A4. Folded twice.
Photocopy of a 1931 dated NSDAP promotion promoting Piuth Speth an "S.A. Führer". It was originally signed by Adolf Hitler.
Original photograph showing Rudolf Hess along with Gerhard Winkler, Leitgen, Schmid, Rudolf Lippert, Kurt Seyfahrt and Pius Speth with his wife Emi at "Schloß Nymphenburg" on 6.8.1938. Notes to the reverse explaining the persons shown. Size 24cm x 18,5cm.
Various photocopies of period time documents allowing additional research on Pius Speth.
Enameled DNJ (Deutschnationaler Jugendbund) mempership lapel pin was given by General Erich Ludendorff to Pius Speth as the youngest member of Ortsgruppe München in 1922. Erich Ludendorff was an honorary member. Stated and signed by Pius Septh in January 1994.