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WWII German Burckel Funeral Sash -
Joseph Bürckel (March 30, 1895, Lingenfeld, Germersheim—September 28, 1944) was a German politician and a member of the German parliament (the Reichstag). He was an early member of the NSDAP party and was influential in the rise of the National Socialist movement.

An energetic organizer in National Socialist movement of the Saar-Palatinate since 1925, the former schoolmaster rose through the ranks to become Gauleiter, Nazi Party leader, for the region in 1934.

Following his role as Gauleiter, Bürckel headed up the civil administration in Lothringen and from 1941 was governor of the Gau Westmark, composed of the Bavarian Palatinate district and the Prussian Saar territory. From November 9, 1937 he also held a leading position (Gruppenführer) in the Schutzstaffel and the staff of the Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler.

He, along with his wife, died on 28 September 1944, apparently by their own hands, although there is some question as to whether Bürckel may have been killed as a result of power struggles that followed the attempt on Hitler's life at the Wolf's Lair. He was also blamed for the unauthorised evacuation of the party headquarters in Metz in 1944.

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This is a funeral sash sent to the deceased by Joseph Burckel. red color satin construction with fringes at the bottom. The political eagle followed by the name Burckel. Gauleiter are written in gold color ink.

Many German items are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of a german military collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other collectibles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Collectibles identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.


The value for WWII German military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Value $330.00 $330.00 $340.00 $340.00 $360.00 $380.00 $400.00 $400.00 $420.00 $430.00 $450.00 $450.00
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Mar 1st, 2017
Germans items that were used at the homefront during WWII have become collectibles. The item featured here is hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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