LOT 50-1281 PERIOD
1918 — 1945
EAN 2000000500096 MATERIAL DIMENSIONS
1918 — 1945
MATERIAL DIMENSIONS EAN 2000000500096
Germany 1918 - 1945 Speth, Pius (NSDAP Braunes Haus) - 1920s board game "Das Wettrennen" of Hitlerputsch member Berthold Fischer
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. At 21 years of age, he was promoted to 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.
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.
1920s board game "Das Wettrennen". Luxury edition. Originally presented to the Hitlerputsch member Berthold Fischer.
Size 51,5cm x 32,5cm. Used condition.
The firm "Obleiter" (München, Karlsplatz) gave the board game "Das Wett-Rennen" (Prachtausgabe = luxury edition) to all "Hitlerputsch" related inmates as a present. Fischer has kept the board game and gave it to Pius Späth as a present after being released. Pius Speth gave it to our consignor in 1995.
Third Reich period time book "Mit dem Führer unterwegs!" by Herbert Seehofer. 1934´
Page 210 mentions the photographer Berthold Fischer who was arrested in Landsberg in 1923 with Adolf Hitler. Fischer was a "Stoßtrupp Adolf Hitler" member and part of the "Hitlerputsch" in 1923.
The game comes with a note signed in July 1970 by Pius Speth confirming this facts.