Among our N.S.D.A.P. covers was this one, which had been causing several questions for quite a while. The hand-written crayon marks were difficult to discern, much less to translate. The return address was not on the envelope. The address to the Reichsgeschaftstelje of the Nazi business office made more sense than the red writing. So we decided to ask our friend, Eddie Krause to decipher the mystery. We thank him for his reply below.
In reply to your question about the NSDAP cover:
The top red line reads: Aufnahme-Abt(teilung), which I would translate as “Enrollment Department (for new Party members).” Re9rettably, the handwritten remark at the bottom is too illegible to decipher with certainty. It might be: M 0.60 Pf. Marken, translated “Marks: 0; Pfg: 60, stamps.” Anyway, it seems to me to be an internal qualification of the Consignees; i.e., some secretary dealing with the incoming post and distributing it to the various departments/”Fuehrers” of the Party. Noteworthy, this letter was written in March of 1932, before Hitler seized power in Germany.
- Eddie Krause
Danzig Report Vol. 1 - Nr. 71 - April - May - June - 1991, Page 15.
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