Hitler - Rosenkopf Honourary Citizenship - July 1932
I read a news story recently that stated that the town of Bad Doberan, Germany was embarrassed during the G8 Summit in June, 2007, by their link to Adolf Hitler in which the town was the first to grant Hitler an honourary citizenship in August of 1932 after the Nazi Party won a majority in regional elections there.
Well, this is not true. They were not the first to do so, in fact, the town of Rosenkopf would now be the first (July 22nd, 1932), as I own the original citizenship document that the town presented to Hitler.
I purchased this framed document a few years ago from a seller in the United States who appeared to not realize what he had in his possession at the time.
Here is a bit of background about these documents that were presented to Hitler as he was rising to power in the 1930's:
From the BBC - More than 4,000 towns and cities awarded Hitler the title of honorary citizen during the Nazi period. Most revoked that honour after 1945.