Vet-acquired grouping, comprising two books and one road atlas.
The first book, called Farbiger Alltag (‘Everyday Life in Color’) was removed from Hitler’s Berghof, and the veteran annotated the outer cover accordingly:
The ink inscription reads: “From: Berchtesgaden. Hitler’s mountain home, 16 May 1945”
The second, smaller, book was taken by the same veteran from the famous Rehse archive in Munich. Again, the handwritten inscription reads: “Hitler’s beer cellar in Munich, Ger, 14 May 1945.” [with his initials?]
Rehse also stamped the inside of the book “22 Mail 1925”. Various other stamps are also present, confirming its origins in the archive.
Clearly, the veteran visited Munich on May 14, followed by Berchtesgaden two days later…and probably used the road atlas to get there.
Some background to the Rehse archive:
Friedrich Rehse began collating a private archive in the early 1920s, gathering books, newspaper clippings, correspondence and pretty much anything to do with National Socialism. He was friends with Hitler, and as his collection grew (and his financial luck nosedived), he persuaded the Party to buy the archive from him. During the war, it was broken up and hid all over Munich – including the Bürgerbräukeller, site of the Beer Hall putsch. Liberating forces pilfered bits of the collection, while the rest was taken and stored by the US archives. I think some of it was given back to Germany in the 1960s.