REGENT OF TIBET
LETTER TO HITLER 1939
REGENT OF TIBET ON HIS THRONE
THE IMPERIAL PALACE IN TIBET
A FRIENDLY GREETING TO BRUNO BEGER OF THE NAZI SS MISSION TO TIBET
FROM TIBET'S SUPREME RULER
To His Majesty Fuhrer Adolph Hitler, Berlin, Germany
From The Regent of Tibet
On the 18th day of the first month of Sand Hare Year. (January 18, 1939)
I am glad that you are well and your good deeds are successful. I too am well and devote myself diligently to the affairs of the Buddhist religion and the government. I have allowed Dr. Schäfer and his companions, who are now the first Germans to come to Tibet, to travel around Tibet without hindrance, and I have been a friendly helper to them in the truest sense of the word.
I also have the desire to continue and improve the friendly relations between our two nations. I believe that you, August King, Herr Hitler, agree with me in this matter, and believe that this is essential.
Best wishes for your future good health and don't hesitate to inform me of your wishes.
A PHOTO FROM SS MISSION
NAZIS SAW SIMILARITIES BETWEEN TIBET'S ANCIENT WARRIOR CULTURE
AND THE IDEAS OF THE SS
TIBETAN LEADERS DREAMED OF RESTORING TIBET TO ITS IMPERIAL GLORY OF THE PAST
THE AXIS OF GERMANY AND JAPAN
WAS SEEN AS A POTENTIAL WAY TO BREAK THE GRIP
OF BRITISH AND CHINESE IMPERIALISM