This document is a certificate of appointment by Adolf Hitler of Dr. Walther Heess to the rank of Civil Service and Police
Director in Nazi Germany’s Reichskriminalpolizeiamt (RKPA). The document, dated December 11, 1942, is signed by Adolf Hitler
and by Heinrich Himmler.
Dr. Walther Heess was born December 30, 1901 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. He studied chemistry at the Technical University in
Stuttgart and in May 1925 graduated as a Doctor of Engineering. In May 1933 he joined the NSDAP – Adolf Hitler’s National
Socialist (Nazi) party.
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