Twenty Piece Der Deutsche Hof Hotel Flatware
Twenty Piece "Der Deutsche Hof" Hotel Flatware - Silver, each marked with a wreathed swastika at the base of the handle on the obverse, seventeen marked "Der Deutsche Hof", three of the sporks without the hotel's name and all maker marked "BSF" (Bremer Silberwarenfabrik) on the reverse of the handle. Includes two oval soup spoons (marked "BSF 100" and "Platura" on the reverse of the handles, 213 mm in length); two oval spoons (one marked "BSF 90", the other marked "BSF 100" on the reverse of the handle, 190 mm in length); ten dessert forks (marked "BSF 90" on the reverse of the handles, 139 mm in length); four sporks (marked "BSF 100" on the reverse of the handles, 137 mm in length) and two butter knives (marked "BSF 100" on the reverse of the handles, 217 mm in length). Light contact from active use, very fine. Footnote: The Deutsche Hof was Hitler's favourite hotel and was located in the center of Nuremberg. In the early days of the Nazi Party the fanciest hotels in Nuremburg turned Hitler and the Nazis away when they came to the city for their Reichsparteitage or Reichs Party Days. Among the best hotels, the one that welcomed the Nazis and Hitler specifically, was Der Deutsche Hof. The Fuhrer always stayed there when he visited this medieval city and it became his headquarters during the Party rallies held each September. The hotel was so grateful for Hitler’s endorsement and consistent presence that it had various flatware and serving pieces produced with the NSDAP symbols and swastikas.