Hermine Hoffmann (1857 - 1945), Lindenallee 26 in Solln, Munich, was the widow of an Oberstudiendirektor (headmaster), to whom the Völkischer Beobachter newspaper referred as Frau Direktor Hoffmann. She was an early supporter of the NSDAP. By her own account, Hermine Hoffmann joined the DAP with the "old no. 10", which may well be the case, as, contrary to the widespread claim that only the numbers 501 and higher were assigned, lower numbers have also been documented. However, it is an undisputed fact that she was already a party member by the end of 1919. During World War I, she was assigned to raise the morale of Gefreiter Adolf Hitler by knitting socks and sending parcels to him in the field.
She placed her apartment at the party's disposal during the Beer Hall Putsch in November 1923. During Hitler's incarceration in Landsberg, there were five documented visits from Hermine Hoffmann. When the NSDAP was re-founded in the Bürgerbräukeller in February 1925, she was formally accepted into the party with a handshake from Hitler and assigned membership number 584. On 2 January 1934, according to the Bavarian State Archives, Hitler awarded her the Golden Party Badge. Cf. A. Joachimsthaler, Hitlers Liste, p. 133. In 1935, she was appointed honorary Gauleiter of the National Socialist Women's League.
Cf. Hermann Historica, auction 54, lots 7277ff from the estate of Hermine Hoffmann.
II - 5.000
Starting price: 197,931
Hermine Hoffmann (1857 - 1945) - Autographen, Dokumente, Bücher
Hermine Hoffmann (1857 - 1945), Lindenallee 26 in Solln, München, war eine Oberstudiendirektors-Witwe, die im Völkischen Beobachter als Frau Direktor Hoffmann tituliert wurde. Sie war eine frühe Parteigängerin der NSDAP, nach eigenen Angaben trat Hermine Hoffmann in die DAP mit der "alten Nr. 10" ein, was vermutlich sogar stimmt, denn entgegen der weitläufigen Meinung, es wären damals nur Nummern ab 501 vergeben worden, sind auch niedrigere Nummern nachweisbar. Unumstritten ist aber in jedem Falle, dass sie schon Ende 1919 Parteimitglied war. Während des Ersten Weltkrieges betreute sie den Gefreiten Adolf Hitler, für den sie z.B. Strümpfe strickte und dem sie Päckchen ins Feld schickte.
Beim Novemberputsch 1923 stellte sie ihre Wohnung der Partei zur Verfügung. Während seiner Festungshaft in Landsberg besuchte ihn Hermine Hoffmann nachgewiesenermaßen fünfmal, bei der Neugründung der NSDAP im Februar 1925 im Bürgerbräukeller wurde sie von Hitler mit Handschlag und Mitgliedsnummer 584 in die Partei aufgenommen. Am 2. Januar 1934 wurde ihr laut Bayerischem Staatsarchiv von Hitler das Goldene Parteiabzeichen verliehen. Vgl. A. Joachimsthaler, Hitlers Liste, S. 133. 1935 wurde sie Ehrengauleiterin der NS-Frauenschaft.
Vgl. Hermann Historica, Auktion 54, Lose 7277ff aus dem Besitz Hermine Hoffmanns.
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