A lawyer, Peter Bielenberg was a member of the Second World War resistance group which was brutally smashed in 1944 when the bomb plot against Hitler failed. Arrested and interrogated at length by the Gestapo, his life was saved by the daring and brave intervention of his Anglo-Irish wife Christabel. He was first sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp and then to a Gestapo punishment squad from which he escaped. His co-conspirators being tortured, hanged slowly by piano wire and filmed for Hitler to watch l After his escape the couple continued to aid German resistance against Hitler whilst in hiding.
The war over Peter & Christabel moved to Ireland & purchased Munny House , in Co. Carlow and took up farming. Christabel writing two books about the plot and Peters escape. One, ”The Past is Myself’ being dramatised in a BBC series 1n 1988.
Peter died in 2001 aged 89 and his desk then given to his friend and medical adviser by Chistabel.
Original letters and provenance will be given to the purchaser.
Please Note: The walnut desk chair shown in the photograph is not from the Bielenburg Estate .