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The SS Totenkopf Ring: An Illustrated History from Munich to Nuremberg

The SS Totenkopf Ring: An Illustrated History from Munich to Nuremberg

Craig Gottlieb

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Using modern tools not available to previous authors on this subject, Craig Gottlieb paints a comprehensive picture of the Totenkopf Ring and the man who was behind it – Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Gottlieb draws on a body of over 200 examples to document currently believed notions about the ring. He offers never before seen photos and documents, and even develops many new well-reasoned theories about the Totenkopf (Death Head) ring. The book also covers the pre-history of the Totenkopf ring, placing its appearance onto the “SS Scene” in historical context. Also covered are design background, construction techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the physical characteristics of rings. Gottlieb also includes sections on award documents and frames, ring shipping boxes, and provides many never-before-seen photographs of rings in wear. Finally, he brings rings to life with an extensive “personality profile” chapter in which he illustrates several famous rings.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | over 200 color/bw images | 169 pp
ISBN13: 9780764330940 | Binding: hard cover

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