STURMBAHNFUHRER HANS HAUSER SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT, CO-SIGNED BY ARTIST J.G. KECK
Wonderful lithograph by artist J.G. Keck, published by the King’s Crown Gallery in 1989. Limited to 500 numbered and signed copies by both J.G. Keck and Hans Hauser. Measures appx: 19”x25”. After the printing of these lithographs, the printing plates were destroyed. As new condition.
Hans Hauser (1916-2001) joined the SS in 1934 at age 18. During the next few years, he went through several training courses to become a military leader and a police officer. In 1942 he was reassigned to the Wehrmacht as a Senior Lieutenant. He served in Sicily and then in Libya with the Afrika Corps. In late 1942 however he was reassigned once more to lead a Company in the SS Police Schützen Regiment 3. He fought on the northern part of the Eastern Front. In early 1944 he was severely wounded. He then became the Commander of the Recruit Depot “Kurland”. Hauser was awarded the Knight’s Cross on May 6, 1945 as SS-Sturmbannführer and Major of the Schutzpolizei (uniformed police), commanding the 1st Battalion of the SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 4 “Der Führer”, for his role in the suppression of the Prague Uprising one day earlier. This print is numbered 310 of 500.................$125.00