The Bormann decree, written by Hitler’s private secretary Martin Bormann, altered the look of the Nazi party by changing the official font from Fraktur (a traditional Gothic blackletter) to Antiqua (a standard serif).
National Socialist German Workers Party [Nazis]
Deputy to the Führer
Munich 33, on [date – empty space], Brown House [Nazi headquarters]
Stabsleiter (Chief of Staff)
currently in Obersalzberg, 3 January 1941
C i r c u l a r L e t t e r
(Not for publication)
For general notice I announce the following by order of the Führer:
This document is entitled “The Progression of Events of 20 July 1944”; it was auctioned on January 31st.
The six-page typed document contains the eyewitness account of General Adolf Heusinger describing the events of July 20th, 1944. Heusinger was in the Wolf’s Lair, standing next to Adolf Hitler when a bomb contained in a suitcase, planted by Claus von Stauffenberg, exploded, killing four men and injuring Hitler himself.
The overall plot to overthrow Hitler and take control of the German military was a modification of an official plan to continue government operations in the event of a breakdown in civil order. The plan was named “Unternehmen Walküre”, or “Operation Valkyrie”.