Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Heinrich Himmler – Book with a Signed Dedication to the Nazi Offices in Sarona, 1937

Opening: $1,500
Berge, Buddhas und Bären, Forschung und Jagd in Geheimnisvollem Tibet [Mountains, Buddhas and Bears, Research and Hunting in Mysterious Tibet] by Ernst Schäfer, Paul Parey publishing, Berlin, 1933. German.
A short dedication (German) addressed to the members of the Nazi branch in Sarona (Ortsgruppe Sarona) is written on the page preceding the title page, signed by the head of the S.S, Heinrich Himmler. Dated: Berlin, November 9th 1937.
Sarona is the fourth colony established by the Templers in Eretz Israel during the second half of nineteenth century. After the Nazis have come to power, the first Nazi party branch was established in Eretz Israel. Sarona was also where the first headquarters of the Hitlerjugend in Eretz Israel was established.
When WWII began many residence of the colony of Sarona enlisted to the German fighting-units (serving in the Wehrmacht and the S.S); the Templers in Eretz Israel were declared citizens of an enemy state, and the colony became a British detention-camp.
316, [4] pages + illustration-plates, 22 cm. fair-good condition. A slightly detached and faulty cover. Spotting. Two German ink stamps from Sarona : "D.A.F Bucherei Sarona" and "Deutscher Leseverein Sarona Bei Jaffa"[German reading club, Sarona, Jaffa].
• enclosed: an invitation on behalf of the Freimaurer Loge Mueffalmann zur Treue (the Free-Masons bureau in Tel Aviv), for two events planned to take place in the chambers: "a Club-party with brother Hermann as the lecturer on the subject of 'meditations on the policy of free masonry' and a lecture on the subject of 'The Jews as a race and as the people of vulture in the past and present'." Typed on a type-machine on paper (Hebrew and German). Tel Aviv, February 17th, 1942. German and Hebrew.
Page of 26 cm. Folding marks. Foxing at the center of the page.
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