Military History | 28 March 2013
An Allach Style Figure Fechter / Fencer of post 1945 reproduction, The small...
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An Allach Style Figure Fechter / Fencer of post 1945 reproduction,
The small porcelain factory situated at Allach was originally concern which was founded in 1935, two years after Hitler's accession to power. In 1936 it was taken over by the Personal Staff Department of the Reichsfuhrer S.S. Heinrich Himmler, and was connected with that department of the Personal Staff headed by S.S. Obersturmbannfuhrer Prof. Diebitsch, which dealt with 'all artistic and architectural questions which interested the Reichsfuhrer'. Fully established as an S.S. economic concern, it was incorporated into the Hauptamt Verwaltung Und Wirtschaft (Main Department for Administration and Economics) in 1939
Between 1936 and 1939 it was connected with the firm 'Bohemia Ceramic Works', and also held more than half the shares in 'Porcelain Radiators GmbH'. The factory was one of Himmler's favourite concerns, as by the production of beautiful and decorative art pieces, he felt he could influence and better German taste. This would also be achieved through the products of the household crockery and utensil section of the factory. Himmler was particularly fond of the Allach project, and his opinions were shared by his friends in the 'Freundkreis Der R.F.S.S'. In a letter to S.S. Hauptamtchef Pohl, Himmler declared that Allach was, to him, 'one of the few things which are positive' and which gave him pleasure.
Thursday 28 March 2013, 10.00am
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