VERY RARE Photo Album for Member of (SS-Totenkopfverbände-Standarte 1 “Oberbayern”)



Here we have another amazing SS photo album that came out of a world renowned collection we have been helping liquidate. This is a fantastic and incredibly rare photo album to an early member of the 1st SS-Totenkopfverband “Oberbayern.” This album has some incredible shots of the early training days at Dachau, as well as some shots from the early soldiers in camouflage. There are several popular SS related postcards as well as some anti Jewish examples which I have never seen, one of the photos is a Hoffman printed portrait of Himmler. Some other great images of all the TK regiments and their standarte flags, photos of Hitler watching the Division march by, as well as some incredibly rare images of Theodore Eicke, the “father” of the Totenkopf Division. There are some fantastic portriats as well as large images of troops in their black and grey uniforms. Overall this album has tons of rare images This album is placed in the rare SS black photo album cover with the  “Erinnerungen an Meine Dienstzeit which translates to (Memories of My Service) with the silver runes. These album covers alone are incredibly rare and very displayable in their own merits, they would have been purchased at camp stores where stationed.

The 1st TK-Standarte ‘Oberbayern’. Formed 1937 at Dachau. During the Polish invasion conducted so-called “security operations” behind the lines. Which, in reality were operations of terrorizing and murdering the Polish civilian population as part of the Einsatzgruppen (death squads.) Redesigned 1st. SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment, and assigned to the Totenkopf Division. It was used for “police duties” during the invasion of Poland behind the lines of the 10th Army between Upper Silesia and the Vistula river. These duties consisted of hunting down the remaining polish soldiers, terrorizing the civilians and murdering political leaders, priests, intellectuals and Jews.

This album is filled with 112 photos and SS post cards. Totenkopf related images like this are extremely hard to come by, especially to an early member of the Totenkopf Division.