Summer 2022 Militaria Auction
One of the most historically significant pieces we have offered. Huge Adolf Hitler Plaque by Arno Breker from Reich Chancellery. Massive 40 pound, 24 inch plaque of AH was found in the ruins of the Reich Chancellery at the end of 1945. The plaque was made by famous 3Reich artist Arno Breker, who was named the official state sculptor by AH and was exempted from military service. Itâ€™s thought to be one of a couple made this large and specifically for the walls of the Chancellery upon its completion in 1939. The plaque was found by Americans Dana Durand and Peter Sichel at the end of 1945 / start of 1946 during their visit to the bombed out RK and Fuhrerbunker. Two different copies of a letter that come with it states that they dug it out of the snow and rubble and brought it home. The plaque is battle damaged with a couple of bullet holes which tells part of its history.