Collectors Showcase CS00646 Wilhelm Bruckner - One Figure (1:30 Scale)
"Meine Ehre heisst Treue (Honor is my Loyalty)."
- Motto of the 1.SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"
On November 9th, 1923, Wilhelm Bruckner took part in the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich, as a result of which he was sentenced to a year and a half in prison. He was, however, released only four and a half months later and once again took over his old SA regiment's leadership. Shortly thereafter, he worked until 1927 as the third general secretary at the Association for the German Community Abroad (Verein fur das Deutschtum im Ausland or VDA). Over the next few years he lived on his income as a sales representative, until 1929 when he found a steady job at the German Foreign Institute.
By the next year, however, Bruckner had become Adolf Hitler's adjutant and bodyguard, later rising to chief adjutant. He thereby counted among those who were in Hitler's innermost personal circle, playing as one of Hitler's closest confidants next to Joseph Goebbels and Sepp Dietrich in the propaganda film ">i>Hitler ber Deutschland" (1932).
On November 9th, 1934, Bruckner was appointed SA Obergruppenfuhrer by Hitler. It was through a car accident later that same year that Bruckner managed to procure for Hitler his personal doctor, Karl Brandt, who stayed with Hitler for years.
On January 15th, 1936, Bruckner became an honorary citizen of Detmold (he was however stripped of this honor by city council on November 9th, 1945). Bruckner, who was well liked by applicants and everyday visitors at the Reich Chancellery for his straightforwardness and affability, lost ever more importance with the war's outbreak. He found that he had to yield more and more ground to Wehrmacht and SS adjutants. On October 18th, 1940, he was suddenly fired for having an argument with Hitler's house manager Arthur Kannenberg. The string puller in all this was most likely Martin Bormann.
He was succeeded by Julius Schaub. Bruckner went into the Wehrmacht, becoming a colonel by war's end.
Pictured here is a 1:30 scale replica of Wilhelm Bruckner, Hitler's personal adjutant. Now in stock!
Height: 2-1/2 inches
Release Date: June 2012