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“The Fuehrer has decided that the final solution of the Jewish question is to start immediately. I designate the Chief of the Security Police and SD and the Inspector of Concentration Camps as responsible for the execution of this order. The particulars of the program are to be agreed upon by the Chief of the Security Police and SD and the Inspector of Concentration Camps. I am to be informed currently as to the execution of this order”.
“I[ Dieter Wisliceny, SS man] was talking to Eichmann in his office in Berlin when he said that on written order of Himmler all Jews were to be exterminated. I requested to be shown the order. ” Wisliceny, affadavit
Reinhold Vorberg (d. 1983) and Hermann Schweninger, nazis associated with Euthanasia films ordered by Hitler. Attorney General Fritz Bauer could 1962 cause his extradition. 1967 began the trial of Vorberg and others. On December 20, 1968, the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main sentenced the accused Vorberg for aid to the murder in 70.237 cases to ten years imprisonment. In 1972, the Federal Supreme Court upheld the verdict. Since more than two thirds through extradition and remand in custody were the minimum, Vorberg had to be detained no longer.
Tried at Nuremberg; early release 1952. Dr Becker Freyseng had at the Collective Work “Deutsch Aviation Medicine in World War II”  of Heidelberg Medical Center, Aero worked. After his release he was invited by the United States Air Force in the United States. In 1960 he became ill with multiple sclerosis and died in 1961.
The Third Reich was defeated militarily, but powerful Nazi-era bankers, industrialists and civil servants, reborn as democrats, soon prospered in the new West Germany. There they worked for a new cause: European economic and political integration.
Woman claims to be SS Obergruppenfuehrer Hans Kammler’s grand-daughter!
**Doctors Schraeder, Otto Ambros, — Ruedriger, and Heinrich van der Linde, Richard Kuhn, d. 1967, all worked on poison gases.
Dr Hans Hinselmann (born August 6, 1884 in Neumünster, † 18 April 1959 in Hamburg-Othmarschen .
Dr Helmut Wirths: fate unknown, may have fled to Argentina.
The inventor of the colposcope, Dr. Hans Hinselmann, was without a doubt a brilliant scientist. But he was also an active supporter of National Socialism, and there is strong evidence tying Hinselmann and his colposcope to the inhumane medical experiments conducted on Jewish women in Auschwitz. Among those colleagues was one of Hinselmann’s fellow doctors at the Frauenklinik Altona in Hamburg, Dr. Helmut Wirths. Wirths’s brother, Eduard, was the chief doctor of Auschwitz.
Eduard Wirths, d. 1945, Chief Doctor.
Croatians tried to glorify Ustasche
Last week’s masses in honor of Ante Pavelić are a mockery of Christian values and an insult to all the victims of the Ustasha, their relatives, friends, and people of morality and conscience the world over. The time has come for effective protests from within Croatia, as well as from the European Union, the United States and Canada, Israel and the Jewish world. That is the minimum that we owe the victims of that notorious mass murderer.
Dr Wolfgang Wirth (* November 2, 1898 in Newport (England), † 12 June 1996 in Munich) was a German toxicologist.
Wirth in 1924 research associate at the Imperial Biological Institute in Berlin-Dahlem, from 1927 assistant at the Institute of Pharmacology and Würzburg in Würzburg from 1935 lecturer. He completed his habilitation on the inhalation of hydrogen cyanide. In 1936 he was Councillor at the Army Ordnance Department and in 1938 Chief Medical Officer, he was also a lecturer on toxicology at the University of Berlin. In 1940 his appointment was held to associate professor and senior medical officer, then in 1942 to ascend to the rank of colonel doctor. He was from mid 1942 to mid-1943, commander of the Military Medical Academy Research Institute, responsible for poison gas experiments with sarin and tabun.
He was several times until 1933 in Russia to try and poison gas in 1939 in Sachsenhausen concentration camp in human experiments with mustard gas (Lost) are present, which he himself has stated.
1945/46 he was in an American internment camp. From 1948 he worked in the paint factory Bayer in Elberfeld and in 1949 he became associate professor at the Medical Academy of Duesseldorf. 1975 the Great Cross of Merit was awarded to him. Wirth was a member of numerous honor societies and toxicological pharmatoxicologischer.
Nazis, unknown fate:
Dr Anton Wilhelm, Auschwitz
Unterstormfuhrer Johannes Otto:
“Only a few SS women were tried for their crimes compared to male SS. ”
Lieschen Rech was a female guard at several concentration camps from 1944 until April 1945.
Lieschen (Liesl) Anna Luise Rech was born in Oranienburg, Germany on January 10, 1923. In 1940 she married and received the name Lieschen Laskowski. In 1944 Lieschen was conscripted and sent to the Flossenburg concentration camp to be trained as a camp guard. Eventually the overseer served in various camps; Mittweida, Oranienburg Auer III, Ravensbruck, Gelsenkirchen, Buchenwald, and last in the Buchenwald subcamp at Benefeld, Germany. In April 1945 she fled the camp and was never apprehended. Lieschen has never been tried by any Allied Armies for war crimes.
*Rosalie Leimboeck* was a female Nazi guard at three concentration camps
from August 1944 until April 1945.
Leimboeck began her camp service in Ravensbrück concentration campwhere she trained under Dorothea
Binz . In September 1944 she was in a transport of women headed for the Augsburg Michelwerke subcamp of
the Dachau concentration camp. There she became a Blockführerin (Block Overseer).
In early April 1945, as the US advanced near Augsburg, Leimboeck oversaw a
transport of women to the Dachau concentration camp. She fled the camp in
April 1945, and was never tried for her war crimes.
Dr. involved in Zyklon B:
**Dr Ferdinand Flury, professor at Würzburg and at the same time teacher at the Military Medical Academy in Berlin, responsible for development of zyklon B. Died, 1947.
E “Toxikologie der Kampfstoffe, Tierversuche und Gewerbehygiene“. [Flury directed department ”E”, which developed war gases, pesticides and other toxic chemicals and their antidotes through studies of animals and humans]. Wesentliche Beiträge zur Entwicklung von chemischen Kampfstoffen, Untersuchungen zur Wirkung, zu Schädigungen und zu geeigneten und effektiven Schutzmaßnahmen. [important contributions for the development of chemical warfare agents, investigations according effects, damaging and effective protective actions]. Mittels Zyklonverfahren konnte Blausäure an Kieselgur gebunden und stabilisiert werden, “Zyklon B“ wurde zur Ungezieferbekämpfung (vor allem bei Läusen) eingesetzt. Traurige Berühmtheit erlangte “Zyklon B“ durch die Vergasung der Juden, insbesondere im KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau [using the cyclone-procedure they could adhere and stabilise prussic acid to diatomite. “Zyklon B“, initially used as pest control (for lice), it gained notoriety in Birkenau by thr gasification of the Jews]
1920 – 1945 ordentlicher Professor für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie an der Universität Würzburg
Er koordiniert die deutsche Kampfstoff-Forschung
Generalarzt der Reserve z.V. Prof. Dr. phil .Dr. med. Ferdinand Flury, professor in ordinary (pharmacology) Würzburg. Expert in toxicology and poison-gas; heavily engaged in developing cyclon B.
Knight’ s Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords 23.09.1944
F Flury was a German pharmacologist, toxicologist and Generalarzt.in 1920, Flury returned as a professor at the University of Würzburg. Between 1920 and 1945 he held the Chair of Pharmacology..
On the basis of an order of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht in the autumn of 1944, all documents relating to the development and production of chemical weapons have been destroyed systematically so that there are no secure information also on the role of the Würzburg Institute for pharmacology.
“Bouhler and Brack asked us, what methods of capture is the best to use.” This came to expression, it must work quickly, infallible, and painless. We explained then that we knew no such funds from the usual Pharmacology and made the proposal, pharmacologists, want to be interviewed. Without further ADO, I admit that I have installed ***Professor Flury, Professor in Würzburg and at the same time teaching at the Medical Academy in Berlin, for this proposal. It *two more pharmacologists to give an opinion have been addressed but except this. I don’t know whether these **two alive are and therefore will not mention their names. “All three pharmacologists came to the conclusion, it comes only a medium in question that these claims is enough, namely incessently.” said Dr. Wilhelm Neumann (1965 d)
During the Second World War was Flury in the medical service as a rank used and promoted in April 1943 to the Generalarzt.
Flury was dismissed as Chairman of the Pharmacology Department in 1945. After a transitional period, his successor was his former Assistant and later Professor Wilhelm Neumann in 1949. Ferdinand Flury, Würzburg has died on 6 April 1947.
ss unterscharfuhrer Otto Grell born 17/11/1917
more auschwitz personnel:
_____ Pollok, born 1908, SS-Unterscharführer (F), engineer, SS-Adjutant of the construction office Auschwitz in 1942, deputy of Bischoff, responsable for the section “construction police”. Becomes soon Untersturmführer (F). Is appointed by Bischoff on 29. January 1943 for “carrying out the special action”, meant the construcion of the extermination facilties.
Werner Jothan, born 1907 in Eldenburg, SS-Obersturmführer (F), joins the construction office Auschwitz in 1941 as Schütze, becomes SS-Strummann in March 1942. Is responsable for the construction of the Krupp factory. Becomes SS-Obersturmführer (F) in March 1943. Takes over the Zentralbauleitung in October 1943, when Bischoff left Auschwitz. Prepares the crematoria for the destruction of the Hungarian Jews in summer 1944.
______ Nestripke, SS-Sturmmann, typed the famous letter about the extermination capacity of Auschwitz.
Walter Urbanczyk, born in 1901 in Takczany (Hungary), SS-Obersturmbannführer (F), officer of the reserve of SS-Totenkopfstandarte 3 “Thüringen” (Buchenwald Weimar). Since October 1940 deputy of Schlachter. Supervises the construction of the Topf double muffel ovens in Auschwitz main camp and installation of the ventilation into the corpse cellar, which was used as gas-chamber later on. SS-Untersturmführer since 1941. Becomes SS-Obersturmführer and head of the material depot of the four construction offices Rußland-Mitte (end of 1943).
_____ Schlachter, SS Unterscharführer, head of the SS-Neubauabteilung KL Auschwitz/Oberschlesien (new SS construction office)
Rudolf Jahrling, a professional heating engineer (Heizungs-Techniker), was part of the technical section (Technische Abteilung) Zentralbauleitung.
for its specialization thermodynamics, took care of all the heating and combustion of the field, the largest of which was the central heating (Fernheizwerk), which provided for a daily consumption of coal. Rudolf Jahrling also took care of matters relating to thermotechnical ovens, for example, he was the author of the note for the acts (Aktenvermerk) of 17 March 1943 concerning the evaluation of coke consumption of the crematoria of Birkenau. In 1944, Jahrling was head of the technical section of the heating (Heiztechnische Abteilung) Zentralbauleitung. He was not in the SS, but only a civilian worker
1.Jahrling, Rudolf (heating engineer), a civil officer;
more: Archive/File: camps/auschwitz jahrling.may43
Contains a letter from SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Jahrling and is VERY IMPT evidence on the Holocaust.
7.Jothann, Werner (civil engineer), Obersturmfuhrer SS; *above
10.Bischoff, Karl (Head), Hauptsturmführer Sturmbannfuehrer or SS; dead
11. Dejaco, Walter (architect and designer), Untersturmfuhrer SS; dead
15.Gierisch (architect and designer), Private HS;
17.Ertl, Fritz (civil engineer), Untersturmfuhrer SS;
18.Kirschneck, Hans (engineer), Untersturmfuhrer SS; executed in Poland
19.Betzinger, Ewald (Accountant), Oberscharführer SS.
(In the words of former prisoner 9307 Stanislaw Serafini, recorded April 6, 1961 at the Museum of Auschwitz).
Professor Jan Sehn had prepared the Kraków Trial of 1947 as examining magistrate. He ordered Dr. Münch with the medical treatment of another inmate. He also sent the whole stock of files of the Hygiene Institute of the Waffen-SS in Raisko into his cell for “arranging”. Then the files were kept by the Kraków journalist *Mieczysław Kieta, who later on engaged himself with the most efforts for the exculpation of Dr. Münch. Kieta worked within the command range of the SS-Hygienics Institute as a laboratory assistant under the supervision of Münch
Arthur Kannenberg (* 23. Februar 1896 in Berlin-Charlottenburg; † 26. Januar 1963 in Düsseldorf) war Hausintendant . Hitler’s house attendant. It’s not exactly a crime, but..
Gerhard Ruhenstroth-Bauer (* 2. Juni 1913 in Troppau/Sudetenland; † 2. August 2004 in München) Biochemiker und Mediziner.
In the Third Reich led Ruhenstroth-Bauer by *Adolf Butenandt (listed on another page) as an assistant at the Berlin Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biochemistry tests on epileptic children from a psychiatric nursing home country of Brandenburg. Here on behalf of the German air force should be investigated in a vacuum chamber, the effects of oxygen deficiency.  
In 1980 he was appointed a full member of the Natural Science category of the Sudeten German Academy of Sciences and Arts in Munich.
William Albert Ernst Neumann (born February 11, 1898 in Berlin † 15 April 1965 in Würzburg) was a German physician and toxicologist
CV  1916 Neumann had the merchant’s son to finish school and then worked with Notabitur soldier until 1919. He then studied at the Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Berlin chemistry and graduated with a PhD. off. In 1924 he went as a private assistant to Dr* Ferdinand Flury at the Pharmacological Institute of the University of Würzburg, where he should stay connected for life. Besides the work he did research on cardiac glycosides in the field of toxicology and chemical weapons. In parallel, he pursued a degree in human medicine, which he graduated in 1934 with the attainment of the doctorate. This point Neumann became curator and professor in 1942.
1933, when the former soldier Neumann steel helmet, and the following year he became a member of the SA and other organizations of the Nazi party, whose member he was, however, until 1937.In 1937 he qualified as a university lecturer and then as an assistant professor
In the same year he became a military doctor and spent the reserve of the Second World War as a consulting physician Wehrmacht. As a “fellow travelers” he was removed after the war from the civil service, but came back in 1948 at the Würzburg University, where he was appointed professor in 1949 ordained at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 1954/55 he was dean of the University, from 1955 to 1965 he sat in front of a Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of poisons. Starting in 1960, Neumann was chairman of the German Pharmacological Society.
Work [ Neumann warfare agent research is to be understood above all in the context of his former assistant’s position at the Institute. His work on animal toxins have on the whole a much more significant part of his research and then later also assumed teaching. Another focus of creativity Neumann was the risk assessment for chemical agents. After the war he was an important protagonist of the development limits of hazardous chemicals.
At the Institute of Pharmacology of Würzburg University, Neumann first investigated into the chemistry and pharmacology of glycosids. In this field he succeeded in the pure preparation of a new active substance, which in 1935 was put on the market by Schering Firm as the cardiac insufficiency therapeutics “Folinerin”. It is in the field of toxicology that he had co-operated with **Ferdinand Flury from 1925 to 1945, dealing with projects of occupational toxicology and with chemical research of chemical warfare agents. As a professor Wilhelm Neumann then applied himself to the promotion of toxicology as a subject area, besides his own toxicological works. At the beginning of the 1950es he dealt with animal poisons and researched into the toxicology of irritant gases and of air pollution. From 1955 to 1965 Wilhelm Neumann was the chairman of the “DFG-Kommission zur Prüfung gesundheitsschädlicher Arbeitsstoffe“.
Camp Pharmacy, Auschwitz.
SS-Sturmbannführer Dr. Viktor Capesius (head)
SS-Obersturmführer Gerhard Gerber (assistant to Head Pharmacist)
SS-Sturmbannführer Adolf Kroemer (head)died, 1944.
SS-Hauptsturmführer Henry Storch (head)
This site contains actual photo of 20 Nazis Engineers and staff at Auschwitz birkenau.
Josef Oberhauser was commander of the concentration camp of San Sabba Risiera until its dissolution at the end of April 1945. Then he sat down with his unit from Austria, where he was taken in May 1945 in Bad Gastein in British captivity. Received 8 years. Then received another 2 1/4 years
Oberhauser died on 20 November 1979 in Munich.
Baur received only 8 months, although she was implicated as an asst to dr Rascher ,who was executed…..
Eleonore Baur, born Mayr (* September 7 1885 in the village church at Bad Aibling , † May 18 1981 in Oberhaching ), called sister Pia, was a fanatical German National Socialist, the first hour and a personal friend of Adolf Hitler . Dachau kz
Heinrich Unverhau, born 1911. It says he may be dead.
he was arrested mid March 1949 due to his participation in the action T4 in Grafeneck and Hadamar. Unverhau was released from pre-trial detention in the summer of 1950 without that resulted in a conviction. In 1952, he was appointed as a nurse in the city hospital of Königslutter active.
In the Belzec process . “Acquitted!”
Unverhau testified voluntarily on its participation in the “Aktion Reinhardt”. Nothing is known of his further life.
Could it be that, as one German historian suggests, the Holocaust amounted to “a European project that cannot be explained solely by the special circumstances of German history”? [Spiegel]
Eine ähnliche Einladung zur letzten Vergasung im Dezember 1940 richtete Baumhard auch an *Dr. Martha Fauser, die Leiterin der als Zwischenanstalt genutzten Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Zwiefalten.
Dr Stahle, also carrier of Golden Parteiabzeichens was arrested by the Allied and repeatedly interrogated, after World War II. He died in 1948 as Untersuchungshäftling in the General Hospital of Münsingen.
Otto Gutekunst, named.
Rudolf Siebeck, Dr mentioned
*Frederick Hall destroyed the records of the Berlin Charity Medical Hospital in 1945. [Friedrich Hall?]
Ernst Rodenwaldt (* August 5, 1878 in Berlin † 4 June 1965 in Ruhpolding) was a German physician and eugenicist. 1934 he became professor of hygiene in Kiel, in 1935 he was appointed to the chair of Hygiene in Heidelberg. In 1940 he became director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Tropical Hygiene, Military Medical Academy Advisory and tropical medicine at the head of the Medical Department of the Army. He was involved in the scientific evaluation of the “human experimentation of the Wehrmacht”. In 1943 he was appointed surgeon general. Rodenwaldt assignments took him to France, where he was at Bordeaux under a colonial medical special hospital in the Netherlands and Belgium, to Italy, the Balkans and North Africa.
In 1948 he received a teaching appointment at the University of Heidelberg. In 1951 he became head of the Geomedicine Research Centre of the Academy of Sciences. This interested the next Geomedicine racial hygiene and hybrid problems, especially relationships between geomorphology and malaria. Particular attention was the 1943/44 malaria-infested regions of Monte Cassino given. At 31 October 1945 was dismissed for Nazi Rodenwaldt load as Professor of Hygiene.
Dr. med. Heinrich Zeiss, professor in ordinary (hygiene, eugenics, tropic diseases) Charité Berlin..
Ferdinand Sauerbruch, d. 1951
In 1942 he was appointed surgeon general of the army, and granted in this position in the same year, funds for mustard gas experiments on prisoners in concentration camp Natzweiler.
nazi Psychiatrists and medical orderlies, named by Lehmann, a writer who exposes these crimes.
Ludwig Liebl (* 13. November 1874 in Waldkirchen ; † 11. Februar 1940 in Ingolstadt) . Headed Nazi association for Drs between 1929 to 1933.
Friedrich Robert Mauz (* 1. Mai 1900 in Esslingen; † 7. Juli 1979 in Münster) war ein deutscher Psychiater und Neurologe, zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus T4-Gutachter sowie Professor für Psychiatrie und Neurologie an mehreren Universitäten.
Max de Crinis, the organiser of the T4-mass murder. Dead.
Felix von Mikulicz-Radecki, d. 1966 , an exposed mass-steriliser under Hitler, and his colleague Hippius has had a similarly exposed trainer (after 1945), Helmut Selbach who under the national socialists’ dictatorship was assistant medical director under Max de Crinis, the organiser of the T4-mass murder. Selbach and Hippius have been chiefs of Berlin University’s psychiatric institute (Eschenallee). Helmchen is its current leader. Many of the texts which I had to read for this article are in the library of this psychiatric Institution and for decades have been used as educational aids for the rising generation of psychiatrists. A current calendar of the J. F. Lehmann’s Medical Booksellers is decorating the wall.
Julius Friedrich Lehmann (28 November 1864, Zurich — 24 March 1935, Munich) was a publisher of medical literature and right-wing tracts in Munich. Lehmann’s brother was involved in nazi activities, which raise our suspicions even higher
Rudolf Otto Neumann and
Karl Bernhard Lehmann (September 27, 1858 — January 30, 1940) was a German hygienist and bacteriologist born in Zurich.
He is remembered for pioneer toxicological research he performed with Ferdinand Flury (1877-1947), of which the exposure limits of various substances encountered in the workplace were tested and defined. **Flury was involved in Hitler’s order for Euthanasia.
Erwin Baur (1875, Ichenheim, Grand Duchy of Baden – 1933) was a German geneticist and botanist. Baur worked primarily on plant genetics. He was director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Breeding Research (since 1938 Erwin Baur-Institute). Baur is considered to be the father of plant virology. He discovered the inheritance of plastids. 1921 and 1932 Baur co-authored with Fritz Lenz and Eugen Fischer two volumes that became the book Human Heredity, which was a major influence on the racial theories of Adolf Hitler. The work served a chief inspiration for biological support in Hitler’s “Mein Kampf“.
. Adolf Wahlmann, d. 1956
DR. VICTOR RATKA *27.11.1895 Ober-Lazisk – + 05.04.1966 Heitersheim).
Ernst Baumhard, d 1943
Günther Hennecke, d 1943
Dr Friedrich Berner, d. 1945
Dr Curt Schmalenbach, d. 1944
Eugen Kahn, d. 1973, mentioned.
Eugen Bleuler, d. 1939.
Klaus Endruweit (Born 6 December 1913 in Tilsit; d. September 3 1994 in Hildesheim, Germany) was in the Nazi Germany in the context of Nazi “euthanasia” program as a doctor in the NS-Tötungsanstalt Sonnenstein in Pirna .As of 29 January 1986, Frankfurt/Main against Endruweit, Bunke and Ullrich was negotiated again before the District Court. Right on the first day of the hearing Endruweit had illness from participating excuse. in 1990 the case against him was canceled permanently due to permanent incapacity for negotiation.
Otto Friedrich Bernotat, Bernotat Fritz, known as (born April 10 1890 in Central Jodupp, East Prussia; died March 4 , 1951 in Neuhof (near Fulda)) was involved in the Nazi Germany as a SS-Standartenführer and National Council and Member responsible for facility management of the Nassau District Association in the organisation and implementation of the National Socialist “euthanasia” program within its area of effect.
Dr Konrad Lorenz, Nobel Prize winner, joined the Nazi Party in 1938 and accepted a university chair under the Nazi regime. In his application for membership to the Nazi-party NSDAP he wrote in 1938: “I’m able to say that my whole scientific work is devoted to the ideas of the National Socialists.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Lorenz. Nobel Prize, 1973
Dr Robert Müller,14.01. 1886 – 02.06.1945 in Königslutter, Arzt Anstalt Königslutter …
Dr. Hans Bodo Gorgass (* 19. Juni 1909 in Leipzig; † 10. Oktober 1993 in Bielefeld) Nazi Dr„Euthanasie“-Programms als Vergasungsarzt in der NS-Tötungsanstalt Hadamar.
The nurse Käthe Gorgass, his wife, assisted him.
His asst Mathilde Weber for the times of his absence took over the medical management.
Dr. Gerhard Wischer, head of the Waldheim institution in Saxony; d. 1950
Dr. Theodor Steinmeyer. d 1945.
Otto Hebold (Born January 24 1896 in Berlin; † January 4 , 1975 in Bautzen) was a German psychiatrist and involved in euthanasia crimes at the Nazi T4 reviewer .Due to these crimes, Hebold was sentenced to lifelong imprisonment on 12 July 1965.  Hebold was detained in prison in Bautzen , where he died in early January 1975 in the prison hospital.
Franz Karl Theodor Moraller (* July 14 1903 in Karlsruhe , † January 18 1986 ) was a journalist and official of the Nazi Party in the era of National Socialism . He was group leader of the SA and from 1934 to 1939 CEO of the Reich Chamber of Culture .
* 1883, Berlin † 1965, Seeheim/Bergstraße
He was determined responsible for the continued existence of the th. Goldschmidt AG during the great depression 1930/32 as well as in the and after the second world war. In addition, also the economic boom in the 1950s went back to him.
1930 beteiligte sich die I.G. Farben mit 30 % an der Degesch. 1936 änderte sich das Gesellschafterverhältnis erneut. Nun gehörte die Degesch zu 42,5 % der I.G. Farben, zu 42,5 % der Degussa und zu 15 % der ***Th. Goldschmidt. Bis 1930 stieg der Bedarf an Zyklon B auf 100.000 kg monatlich.
In the IG-Farben trial had is the Managing Director of Degesch, Dr. Gerhard Friedrich Peters, as a witness even indirectly impacted. He had been informed by Kurt Gerstein about the killing of people with Zyklon B and requested delivery of the gas without the usual blending of warning and irritant.
Hermann Schlosser , testified. 1889, Gießen † 1979, Kronberg
Appointment as Chairman of the Management Board
in October 1939 Schlosser was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Degussa. In the ensuing period he dedicated himself primarily to the work begun by his late predecessor Ernst Busemann in reorganizing the Group. This included continuing to align the business segments to the economic policy of National Socialism.
In 1933 Schlosser applied for membership of the NSDAP, but was rejected owing to his membership of the freemasons. As Chairman of the Management Board of Degussa he was accepted into the party “through an amnesty of the Fuhrer” in 1939. At the urging of the chemicals industry Schlosser took over as Head of the Chemicals Economic Group at the beginning of 1943, and thereupon its reorganization as well.
In September 1945 the American military government ruled that Schlosser should be dismissed from his post, despite the objections of the central works council, because of this activity and because of his party membership. The denazification court proceedings in 1947 classified him as a so-called Minderbelasteter (“of lesser guilt”) with a two-year probation period; this sentence was later revised in Schlosser’s favor. In 1949 he was again elected to the Management Board, becoming Chairman one year later, a position he held until he stepped down in 1959. Hermann Schlosser invested a great deal of effort into the reconstruction, modernization and expansion of Degussa. He was equally active in helping to put the Chemical Industry Association back on its feet, whose work he wholeheartedly supported. Hermann Schlosser was among the ranks of those entrepreneurs who successfully promoted the case abroad for restoring faith in the German economy.
For his work on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany he was awarded the “Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern” (the German Federal Merit Cross). His hometown of Giessen gave him the freedom of the city 1965. As Supervisory Board Chairman from 1959 to 1965, and from 1965 as Honorary Chairman, he remained a part of Degussa AG until his death.
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