HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 

Presidents, Vice Presidents &
First Families (3673)

U.S. Politicians (14226)

U.S. Cabinet Members (2863)

All Cabinet Members (2863)

Secretary of State (742)

Treasury (491)

Defense / War (599)

Attorney General (460)

Interior (185)

Agriculture (100)

Commerce (258)

Labor (87)

Health (74)

Housing (36)

Transportation (25)

Energy (18)

Education (75)

Veterans affairs (6)

Postmaster General (296)

U.S. Supreme Court (1332)

Foreign Politicians (2373)

Royalty (1049)

Civil War (2596)

All Civil War (2596)

Union (1861)

Confederate (466)

Other Civil War (82)

World War I (2245)

World War II (7980)

Other Wars (4134)

All Other Wars (4134)

U.S. Revolution (419)

French Revolution (81)

War of 1812 (230)

Mexican War (489)

Spanish American (455)

Korean War (1197)

Vietnam (936)

Foreign Wars (532)

Gulf Wars (76)

Miscellaneous (704)

Cuban Liberation Army (116)

Other Military (1691)

Aviation (4544)

Space Exploration (1450)

All Space Exploration (1450)

Astronauts / NASA (1310)

Astronauts / ESA (27)

Astronauts / CSA (23)

Astronauts / JAXA (3)

Cosmonauts (109)

Explorers & Western Americana (1363)

All Explorers / Americana (1363)

American Indian (179)

Scientists, Inventors & Medicine (4706)

Nobel Prize Winners (1934)

All Winners (1934)

Physics (350)

Chemisty (280)

Medicine (343)

Economics (126)

Literature (209)

Peace (662)

Black Americana (2357)

Famous Women (5351)

Religion (2506)

Humanitarians & Philanthropists (4713)

Business & Finance (13785)

Notorious (4899)

Judicial and Law Enforcement (5270)

Baseball (9523)

All Baseball (9523)

Hall of Fame (2749)

Football (2489)

All Football (2489)

Hall of Fame (915)

Basketball (843)

All Basketball (843)

Hall of Fame (385)

Hockey (3742)

All Hockey (3742)

Hall of Fame (447)

Golf (1544)

Tennis (352)

Boxing (1582)

Car & Motorcycle (410)

Horse Racing (183)

Wrestling (163)

Other Sports (1711)

Actors & Actresses (72778)

All Actors & Actresses (72778)

Movie Casts (3520)

TV Casts (864)

Play Casts (643)

Western Actors (11665)

Music (41802)

All Music (41802)

Big Band (2444)

Classical (3139)

Country & Western (2528)

Folk (1108)

Jazz (1331)

Opera (2950)

Pop (8570)

R & B / Soul (793)

Rock & Roll (2400)

Rap (42)

Other Genres (778)

Art & Architecture (6281)

Authors (23264)

Pulitzer Prize Winners (1627)

Ephemera (1382)

Unsigned Photos, Engravings & Misc. (3159)

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here


World War II German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz wrote this letter on his personalized stationery in 1975, saying that he didn't have any documents to send the recipient due to his imprisonment after the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Autograph letter signed "Dönitz". 1 page, 8¼x5¾, on Dönitz's personalized stationery. May 17, 1975. Written in German, translated: "Dear Mr. Granat! I thank you for your letter of May 4th. Due to my imprisonment until October 1956 I don't have any documents. I suggest the following: please read my three books which I have written since 1958. Many of your questions will then be answered. Very truly yours". Lightly toned and creased. Signature and body of letter are lightly smeared but legible. Folded in quarters and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Unsigned envelope. 6¼x4½. Postmarked May 19, 1975. Addressed to Mr. Gerard L. Granat. Inwood, New York. Three West German stamps and air mail label affixed. Envelope is open and empty. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Normal postal stamps, which touch address. Address has bled lightly in places but is legible. Paper loss and adhesive residue under flap and on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition. During World War II, German Admiral Dönitz (1891-1980, born in Grünau-bei-Berlin, Germany) developed the idea of fighting in wolf packs. In January of 1943, Hitler named Dönitz to replace Erich Raeder as Commander in Chief of the German Navy. In that capacity, Dönitz gave permission for a radically improved U-boat to be built in 1944. Working closely with Albert Speer, the Minister of Armaments, Germany was producing 42 of these all-electric boats a month by 1945, but it was too late to make an impact on the outcome of the war. As the war was coming to a close, Hitler selected Dönitz to succeed him as Führer. After forming a new government, Führer Dönitz negotiated Germany's surrender on May 5, 1945. At the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, Dönitz was found guilty of war crimes and was sentenced to ten years in prison. He was 79 when he died on Christmas Eve in 1980.

For more documents by these signers click the names below:


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
Our Black Friday Sale is Here!!!
Huge Discounts on all documents site wide!!!
6% OFF All ORDERS UNDER $500!*
12% OFF All ORDERS OF $1000 OR MORE!*
16% OFF All ORDERS OF $2500 OR MORE!*
20% OFF All ORDERS OF $5000 OR MORE!*
We combine all items purchased to achieve the maximum discount for each order. We also combine items to achieve the lowest possible shipping cost.
PLUS   With the purchase of any document you can get our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $9.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume is your guidebook to becoming an informed collector who can be a great steward of history! Click Here for more information
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 12/1/2015!
* Total order must be equal to or exceed discount qualifier prior to any tax or shipping charges
  $2,499.00 (USD)
Limited-Time-Only Price:   $2,199.12 (USD)
Add to cart to see final price for this document.

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document

All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.

This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.

Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

Born: September 16, 1891 in Berlin, Germany
Died: December 22, 1980 in Ausmuhle, West Germany

<< Previous Page

The unauthorized use of images found on this website is prohibited and subject to criminal prosecution.

[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.