A very nice condition Quedlinburg badge depicting King Heinrich I ‘Henry the Fowler’ 919-936 against the backdrop of Quedlinburg Cathedral.
Originals of this badge are made of a sandwich metal which collectors often call ‘cupal’, with this badge its three layers of metal, cu/al/cu.
A booklet was also produced by the publisher Nordland Verlag in Berlin, Germany in 1936 (see Fig.1) entitled ,,Rede des Reichsführer-SS im Dom zu Quedlinburg’’ or “The Speech of the Reichsführer of the SS in the Cathedral of Quedlinburg.” Additionally (Fig. 1.1) a booklet was produced, again of the Himmler speech with an embossed rune cover and later reprinted in full in the SS Weekly ,,Das Schwarze Korps’’, July 1936.
Fig. 1 A badge and booklet that reside in the museum at Wewelsburg Castle.
Fig 1.1 Heinrich Himmler Speech Booklet. Image courtesy www.huesken.com Copyright 2011 Andre Huesken
Figure 2. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and his entourage on their way up to the ceremony at the grave of King Heinrich I ‘Henry the Fowler’. Image Source: Picture 183-S16571 Bundesarchiv.
Figure 3. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler at the grave of King Heinrich I ‘Henry the Fowler’. Image Bundesarchiv.
Figure 4. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and entourage at Quedlinburg.Image Bundesarchiv.
Figure 5. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler at the King Heinrich I ‘Henry the Fowler’ torchlight ceremony.Image Bundesarchiv.