3rd Reich Urkunde mit Orginalunterschrift von DFB Präsident und SS-Standartenführer Felix Linneman
In an excellent condition a DRL German Soccer award document signed by SS-Standartenführer Felix Linnemann
The document is made out to Theodor Windhuis in honor of his membership in the soccer team of the Catholic School Vogelheim II who won the championship during the 1935/36 season
From 1933, Felix Linnemann was full-time director of the Criminal Institute in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In this position he was replaced in 1937 by Otto Hellwig. From here he became head of the Szczecin Police School and joined the NSDAP in 1937 (membership number 4,652,107). In 1939, Linnemann was transferred to Hannover as head of the criminal investigation headquarters, where he was promoted to government and criminal director. As head of the department, he was also responsible for the deportation of the Sinti and Roma living in the Hanover region to the concentration camps (Porajmos).
In 1940 he joined the SS (SS-Nr. 353.496) and there he rose to SS-Obersturmbannführer and after his transfer to the Reich Security Headquarters in Berlin on 30 January 1945 he rose to SS-Standartenführer.
In 1925 Linnemann replaced Gottfried Hinze as chairman of the Deutscher Fussball Bund. At Linnemann's instigation, Otto Nerz was appointed in 1926 as the first full-time Reichscoach for the national football team. Until the dissolution of the German Reich Committee for Exercise (DRL) in 1933, Linnemann was the 4rd chairman.
On April 27, 1940, the DFB was formally dissolved and Linnemann was appointed one of three liquidators.