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1941 Nazi death sentence proclamation
Nazi eagle and swastika, NS-Hoheitszeichen
Third Reich tape residue on Nazi poster
This original Nazi broadside poster is an enormously significant piece of German, Czech, Nazi, European, Reinhard Heydrich and world history. Almost eight months to the day later, SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated by parachutists dropped into Bohemia by the British SOE, and reprisals like none ever seen before began. The towns of Lidice and Lezaky were removed from the face of the earth, and thousands of Czechs were either shot or sent to concentration camps to be shot at a later date.

The 100% original Third Reich Nazi Bekanntmachung was once posted in the Protektorat,is remarkably well-preserved and is from the collection of Ray Cowdery, author of the heavily illustrated book Reinhard Heydrich: Assassination!

The photo below shows tape residue in the upper right corner of the backside of this poster (both upper corners have tape residue).  IT IS NOT residue from "scotch" tape, but from what used to be called "library tape" and as the type of tape used at the time to repair torn pages in books.

This poster is creased where it was folded three times by the person who originally took it down back in 1941.
This is an original 1941 Bekanntmachung or public proclamation printed on orange weather-resistant paper with a large eagle and swastika at the top and an important message in both German and Czech over the imprimatur of
Der Reichsprotektor in Böhmen und Mähren
Heydrich
SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei
It is dated
PRAG 28. September 1941
The 18-5/8 x 24-7/8 inch proclamation is written in German on the left and in Czech on the right, and was printed as his first action and specifically upon the instructions of the Acting Reichsprotector of Bohemia and Moravia for posting throughout the German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (a part of the former Czechoslovakia). The poster was printed by Böhmisch-Mährische Verlags- und Druckerei Gesellschaft m.b.H in Prag (Praha, Prague).
Heydrich was already a SS General, head of the Gestapo (German Secret Police), President of the International Criminal Police Commission (the organization that became INTERPOL at a later date), a veteran Luftwaffe combat pilot, etc., etc.  See reference photo, right.
The subject of this Bekanntmachung got the attention of absolutely everyone in the Protektorate. It says:
 

In compliance with the order of the Reichsprotector of Bohemia and Moravia the following persons have been sentenced to death for high treason: Army General Josef Bily and Division General Hugo Vojta.

In compliance with the order of the Reichsprotector of Bohemia and Moravia the following persons have been sentenced to death for sabotage: Alois Trnecka of Alt-Raussnitz and Rudolf Pospisil of Dirnowitz.

In compliance with the order of the Reichsprotector of Bohemia and Moravia the following persons have been sentenced to death for possession of weapons: Ladislaus Kumzak of Prague and Wenzel Franc of Prague.

The sentences were carried out and each of the guilty persons was shot today.

 
[end of translation]
Reinhard Heydrich

100% ORIGINAL FIRST PUBLIC PROCLAMATION OF
SS-OBERGRUPPENFÜHRER REINHARD HEYDRICH
DEATH SENTENCES - 28 SEPTEMBER 1941

Nazi eagle and swastika, NS-Hoheitszeichen

AN ABSOLUTELY AUTHENTIC 77 YEAR OLD BEKANNTMACHUNG OR PUBLIC PROCLAMATION OVER THE NAME OF REINHARD HEYDRICH, ACTING REICHSPROTECTOR OF BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA, SS-OBERGRUPPENFÜHRER AND GENERAL OF THE POLICE

Reinhard Heydrich: Assassination!, Ray Cowdery
Publishing this historic Bekanntmachung was Reinhard Heydrich's very first act upon his arrival in Prague as the replacement for ailing German career diplomat Konstantin Hermann Karl Freiherr von Neurath.
SS-Obergruppenfuehrer und General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich, Acting Reichsprotector of Bohemia and Moravia

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