Based in Nurnberg Germany, the Hotel Deutschcher Hof was a grand hotel that served as host to Adolf Hitler and thousands of people who attended the huge Nazi Party rallies, which often lasted a week at a time from 1933 to 1938.
While in Nurnberg, Adolf Hitler often stayed in a large room on the 2nd floor of this hotel where he could review the parades and columns of SA, SS, and Hitler Jugend as they marched by.
This piece,"liberated" by a U.S. serviceman as a souvenir, is a silver plated flatware fish knife that measures 8 1/4" and is marked on the reverse with the name of the maker "WELLNERSOEHNE 60" and in a rectangular boarder is the Art Deco style name of the hotel "HOTEL DEUTSCHER HOF NURNBERG" The obverse of the knife is rather plain with the exception of a simple raised pattern which runs partially around one side. There is slight damage to the tip of this piece, but with the exception of the tiny scratches and dings caused by the other silverware and handling over time, this piece is in good solid condition.
A reasonably priced piece of tableware from an iconic gathering place for the Third Reich.