Autographed photo of Ernst Leitz II. The owner and manager of Leitz company known for the world-famous Leica camera. He led the company from 1920-1956 (through the 12 years of Nazi-era).
Leitz was an in relatively active opposition to the regime saving people from his local town of Wetzlar from Nazi prosecution . He hired them into his company, then helped emigrate and settle into the USA.
At the age of 71, in 1942 he joined the NSDAP in order to save his company from the takover by the state (happened to resisting airplane manufacturer Hugo Junkers).
Reproduction of autographed picture. On photo paper, dimensions: 4x6" (10x15cm).
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