Miklós Horthy’s Prisoner Information Card from Camp Ashcan. (Prisoner of War Preliminary Record.). Miklós Horthy, Nagybánya de.
Miklós Horthy’s Prisoner Information Card from Camp Ashcan. (Prisoner of War Preliminary Record.)
Horthy’s Signed Prisoner of War Information Card

Miklós Horthy’s Prisoner Information Card from Camp Ashcan. (Prisoner of War Preliminary Record.)

[Camp Ashcan, Luxembourg]: [1945]. Original, filled and signed information form and fingerprint card from Camp Ashcan POW camp (annotated CC PWE #32). Size: ca. 200 × 200 mm. In fine condition.

Miklós Horthy’s signed prisoner of war preliminary record from Camp Ashcan.

The former Regent of the Axis country Hungary, Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya (1968–1957), arrived at Ashcan on May 21, 1945, together with a group of politicians including Hitler’s Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen and Richard Walther Darré the Reich Minister of Food and Agriculture, and became one of the eighty-six inmates of the Allied prisoner-of-war camp. Later on, Horthy was moved through a variety of detention locations in Germany, before getting interrogated in Nuremberg in late September 1945. Eventually, he got released in December 1945, and only returned to Nuremberg to testify as a witness at the war-crimes trials in 1948.

Camp Ashcan was the code-name of an Allied POW camp, the Central Continental Prisoner of War Enclosure No. 32 (CC PWE #32). The camp, located in the Palace Hotel of Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, was established immediately after the German surrender and served as a processing station and interrogation center for the most prominent surviving Nazi leaders before their trials in Nuremberg, between May and August 1945.

This important historical document was filled by typewriter and besides Miklós Horthy’s name, place of birth, next of kin, date, and place of capture, physical description, date of arrival, his occupation (Regent of Hungary), and army rank (Former Admiral), also bears the signature of the politician as a prisoner of war.

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Price: €50,000.00

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