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Two photos grave Albert Leo Schlageter Freikorps


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Two RARE photos 11×8.5cm of the grave of Albert Leo Schlageter. One with the original grave stone made in 1923, and one with the grave stone provided by the NSDAP after 1933 when he became one of the principal heroes of the Nazi regime.

Albert Leo Schlageter, born 12 August 1894 in Schoenau, died 26 May 1923 near Dusseldorf.
In WW1 he was a first lieutenant at the Western Front (Somme Ypres, Verdun) and was awarded with the Iron Cross 1st Class. After WW1 he became member of the Freikorps and took part in the Kapp Putsch (1920) and other battles between military and communist factions. In 1922 his Freikorps unit merged with the NSDAP. During the occupation of the Ruhr (1923) he led an illegal “combat patrol”, that tried to resist the French occupying forces. On the 7 April 1923 Schlageter was betrayed and was arrested by the French. On 7 May 1923 he was condemned to death and on 26 May executed on the Golzheimer heath near Dusseldorf. After 1933 he became one of the principal heroes of the Nazi regime.

Weight 0.01 kg


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