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
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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.