Louise Weiss

Louise Weiss
Weiss’s calling card which is also inscribed and initialed by her.

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LOUISE WEISS (1893 – 1983)

French Author, Activist and Politician

Weiss was a part of the European women’s suffrage movement during the 1930s, and later active in the French Resistance during the Second World War. She was elected as a member of the European Parliament in 1979, and the main building of the Parliament is named after her.

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Kurt Waldheim

Kurt Waldheim
Waldheim’s calling card from his time in the Foreign Ministry during the 1960s.

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KURT WALDHEIM (1918 – 2007)

Austrian Politician

Waldheim was the Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1972-1981. After this he was elected President of Austria between 1986-1992.

Edward Teller

Edward Teller
Teller’s business card from when he worked at the Hoover Institution, after 1975. It is also signed by him.

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EDWARD TELLER (1908 – 2003)

Hungarian-American Physicist

Teller is known for his work in developing both the atomic and hydrogen bombs. He was part of the Manhattan Project during World War II, working with Oppenheimer to create the Atomic bomb. Afterwards, he was one of the main contributors to the development of the Hydrogen bomb in early 1950s. This earned him the title of ‘Father of the Hydrogen Bomb’.

Albert Speer

Albert Speer
Speer’s personal business card, likely from the 1970s. It is also signed and inscribed by him.

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ALBERT SPEER (1905 – 1981)

German Architect

Speer was chief architect of the Nazi Party and part of Hitler’s inner circle during World War II. He designed the Reich Chancellery and made the plans for re-designing Berlin on a grand scale. He was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremburg trials and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

Achille Starace

Achille Starace
Starace’s calling card as Chief of Staff of the Blackshirts military group. He held this position between 1939 – 1941.

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ACHILLE STARACE (1889 – 1945)

Italian Politician and Fascist Leader

Starace was one of Mussolini’s right-hand men. He was Secretary of Mussolini’s National Fascist Party during the 1930s. He was executed in 1945 and his body was strung up in public in the Milan town square along with Mussolini’s body.