Three different cigarette boxes of SS units in Nazi Germany, Berlin and Dresden 1930s. The boxes are sealed with original adhesive paper, and have never been opened. Rare.
Trommler - 8 CIGARETTES - The musical instrument unit of the SS in Nazi Germany. Box containing 8 cigarettes which was never opened, made by Greiling A.G. Dresden. On the lid a picture of an SS soldier blowing a trumpet, and the unit symbol. On the sticker sealing the box another swastika illustration. The Trommler box is among the rarest Nazi cigarette boxes.
8 CIGARETTES - MATROSE SS unit of sailors . Box containing 8 cigarettes which was never opened, Dresden. On the lid a picture of a German sailor, in the background a ship and a Nazi flag with swastika. On the sticker sealing the box another swastika illustration.
Das Reich - 8 CIGARETTES - Motorcycle unit of the Wehrmacht in Nazi Germany. Box containing 8 cigarettes which was never opened. Swastika at top right. On the sticker sealing the box another swastika illustration.
In the Nazi party there were voices calling for tobacco distribution to be stopped and speaking out against smoking cigarettes. It is known that Adolf Hitler himself, who was a heavy smoker in his youth, gave up this habit in adulthood, and even tried to prevent smoking among the German army. He expressed resentment that soldiers were allowed to smoke without restriction and wrote on March 2, 1942 that this "was a mistake stemming from the army leadership at the time of the beginning of the war". However, there was an official regulation prohibiting smoking only within Nazi party offices, and Heinrich Himmler prohibited officers and policemen in the SS from smoking on duty. An attempt was also made by the Tobacco Research Institute which at that time first succeeded in developing nicotine-free cigarettes. However, cigarette boxes were common among SS soldiers, and the Nazi propaganda machine made sure to also use them to spread the party's ideology.
3 full boxes with the original sealing sticker. Very good condition.