Exceedingly Rare German Document Signed (Autographed) By Hitler, And Blomberg Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History And 3rd Party Certification. This RARE document appoints German Army Officer Karl Heinrich Georg Ferdinand Kreipe who was abducted by British and Greek agents during WWII. You wanted the best, we give you the best! Mega Rare! Investment quality. Original signatures of Adolf Hitler, and Werner von Blomberg on a certificate of appointment with very nice ink signatures by “Adolf Hitler” and “v.Blomberg” as countersigner. The sheet is unfolded, in very good condition. As commander of Infantry Regiment 909 of the 58th Infantry Division, Kreipe participated in the Battle of France and the drive towards Leningrad and fighting in Kuban during Operation Barbarossa. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 October 1941. Kreipe remained on the Leningrad front until May 1942, when he was transferred back to Germany, where he took up administrative and teaching positions. In June–October 1943, he was returned to the Eastern Front, where he led the 79th Infantry Division. On 1 March 1944, Kreipe was appointed Commander of the 22nd Air Landing Infantry Division, operating on Crete, replacing General Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller, who had been made the German commander of Crete in Chania. In the spring of 1944 the Allies hatched a plan to kidnap General Müller, whose harsh repressive measures had earned him the nickname “the Butcher of Crete”. Major Patrick Leigh Fermor led the planned operation, assisted by Captain Bill Stanley Moss, Greek SOE agents and Cretan resistance fighters. However General Müller left the island before the plan could be executed. Major Leigh Fermor decided to abduct Kreipe instead. On the night of 26 April 1944 General Kreipe left headquarters in Archanes. The car headed without escort to a well-guarded residence, “Villa Ariadni”, about 5 km outside Heraklion. Major Leigh Fermor and Captain Moss, dressed as German military policemen, waited for him 1 km before his residence. When he arrived, they asked the driver to stop and asked for their papers. As soon as the car stopped, Leigh Fermor opened Kreipe’s door, jumped in, and threatened him with his pistol, while Moss took the driver’s seat. (The abduction is now commemorated near Archanes.) Moss drove the kidnappers and the General for an hour and a half through 22 controlled road-blocks in Heraklion, before leaving Leigh Fermor to drive on and abandon the car, with material being planted that suggested their escape from the island had been made by submarine. Moss set off with the General on a cross-country march, supported by the Greek resistance, soon rejoined by Leigh Fermor. Hunted by German patrols, the kidnappers crossed the mountains to reach the southern side of the island, where a British Motor Launch (ML 842 commanded by Brian Coleman) was waiting to rendez-vous. Eventually, on 14 May 1944, they were picked up from Peristeres beach near Rhodakino and ferried to Egypt.Kreipe was interrogated, then sent to a POW camp in Canada. Later transferred to a special camp in Wales,Kreipe was finally released from British captivity in 1947. General Kreipe met his kidnappers one more time in 1972 on a Greek television programme.He died at Northeim on 14 June 1976. A document from a very famous German officer. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Original period double signed documents are rare, most were destroyed at the end of WWII. in excellent condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Also includes a third party COA. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE! Don’t miss this one! EXCELLENT HITLER BOLD DARK SIGNATURE! .