Reichskanzlei Thread

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Helly Angel » 04 Oct 2021 00:46

A Wehrmacht guards in service in the main entrance of VossStrasse 6, in the Neue Reichskanzlei. Original Postcard I received yesterday.
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Br. James » 04 Oct 2021 13:45

And, of course, a similar ceremonial guard situation existed at the building's entrance at VossStrasse 4. Thanks for sharing, Helly.

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Hans1906 » 04 Oct 2021 14:49

Thanks Helly, very nice scan.

Which unit did the two Wehrmacht guardsmen belong to, I can't see the emblem on the epaulette unfortunately ? :?

It was also interesting to see, that both guards stood on a raised wooden base, so that their feet would not cool too much in their boots.


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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Max » 05 Oct 2021 01:41

Hans1906 wrote:
04 Oct 2021 14:49


It was also interesting to see, that both guards stood on a raised wooden base, so that their feet would not cool too much in their boots.

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Not to make them look 170cm tall? 8-)
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Hans1906 » 06 Oct 2021 12:53

Max,

probably the two "Wachposten" belonged to the so called "Wach-Bataillon Berlin".
Unfortunately, I know little about this subject, but there is an interesting entry in the Lexikon der Wehrmacht:

Wach-Bataillon Berlin
Wach-Bataillon Großdeutschland
Wach-Regiment Großdeutschland


Link: https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gl ... Berlin.htm

The then so-called "Gardemaß" is likely to have reached both soldiers, and the wooden standing base served exclusively as protection against the cooling of the feet. :wink:

Gardemaß https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardemaß (Only av. in german language, sorry)


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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Helly Angel » 19 Oct 2021 19:31

Berlin, Im Garten der Reichskanzlei, original postcard.
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Br. James » 20 Oct 2021 16:18

The garden of the Reichschancellery must have indeed been a beautiful oasis in the heart of metropolitan Berlin!

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Hans1906 » 20 Oct 2021 16:55

A short search for "arno breker reichskanzlei pferd" shows some of the photos related the two horses:

arno breker reichskanzlei pferd https://www.google.com/search?q=arno+br ... era&hs=8bH


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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Ecam » 22 Oct 2021 03:50

Hallo Hans,
If I may, a small correction - the horses were by Josef Thorak. Arno Breker was responsible for the two sculptures, Die Macht and Die Partei that stood in the Ehrenhof.

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Hans1906 » 22 Oct 2021 11:18

Good morning Ecam,

my mistake, sorry, it was Thorak, who created the two horse sculptures.
"Two of Thorak's bronze horses graced the garden entrance to Hitler's Reichskanzlei in Berlin."
Source: http://www.thirdreichruins.com/kunsthaus5a.htm

Josef Thorak https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Thorak

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Fritztk » 26 Oct 2021 07:05

Hi fellow collectors
Would anyone know the value of a Reichs Kanzlei cloakroom tag please
I have been lucky enough to buy one yesterday from the son of a US Army Major who was stationed in Berlin at wars end for a few years so I'm happy with the provenance and it's exactly as the ones that are pictured on here somewhere
Not sure how to post images
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Post by Hans1906 » 27 Oct 2021 15:33

Not sure how to post images

@ Fraser,

here is your info: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=52739&p=472951&hil ... es#p472951

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Ecam » 10 Nov 2021 20:54

Helly Angel wrote:
19 Oct 2021 19:31
Berlin, Im Garten der Reichskanzlei, original postcard.
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Hello Helly,

I recently finished “Hitler’s Horses” by Arthur Brand. It’s an amazing story of the underground market for NS memorabilia. I see that in July the German government won their court case and were declared the owners of the horses. The government plans to display them but as yet I’ve heard nothing on this side of the Atlantic about that. Has anyone heard of such plans lately?

Also, the previous “owner” of the horses was also in possession of what were described in the press article as “two larger-than-life portrayals of muscular men by Arno Breker”. I believe these two statues to be (despite the poor description) of Breker’s Ehrenhof statues. Unfortunately, the government was unable to acquire these statues - a pity.

I can recommend Arthur Brand’s book. Never mind the horses - it’s a fascinating look into the shadowy world of NS art. The author even managed to meet Gudrun Himmler.
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Br. James » 11 Nov 2021 00:10

Thanks for this review of Arthur Brand's "Hitler's Horses" -- I've had this book in my library for a year or so but not gotten around to reading it yet. You've enticed me!

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Marina99 » 11 Nov 2021 12:05

palaisfan wrote:
07 Mar 2021 23:18

Another possibility. In your top photo above them and right a bit---that next building over is Goebbels's private residence that had a Hermann-Goering Strasse address. There is a chance they are associated with the new constructions Speer did for his dwelling? In your bottom one, notice also to the `above and leftward' of your left hand structure asking about. That's an emergency water tank, clearly an addition. You see another better example in the new RK next to the main reflecting pool on its eastern side. (I had noticed this one some time ago. This in fact seems to be where bodies were tossed en-masse, that the Soviets mention. Their sketches imply its that's rectangle, and not the main terrace reflecting pond and fountain. At least one account implies that is where Fegelein's body ended up, which might explain why not found.)

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Good afternoon (or good morning)

Your comment #2397 posted in march 2021, page 160 caught my attention (and my curiosity)
Can you, please, give me precisions about the location of the water storage you mentionned in this post from « You see another better exemple in the new RK next to the main reflecting pool » to  « where bodies were tossed en-masse » ? This storage is underground or in the garden, on the surface ? And where it was exactly located ?

Thank you beforehand, :)
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