- Mr. Ben-Tov was in Washington recently to discuss his book, ”Facing the Holocaust in Budapest: The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Jews in Hungary, 1943-1945.” His book is available through distribution centers of the Dunant Institute in Montreal, Geneva and Champlain, N.Y., as well as through the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in New York and the American Red Cross in Washington.
After being freed by the Russians and making his way to what was then Palestine in 1947, Mr. Ben-Tov persuaded the International Red Cross to open files that had been closed since the war, on condition that he limit his search to one country and that he show the organization his work before publication. He chose Hungary, he said, on a hunch.
Poring over documents, Mr. Ben-Tov found that Max Huber, the president of the International Red Cross, who lived in Geneva during the war, knew about Nazi plans to exterminate the 800,000 Jews in Hungary but ignored repeated warnings of the World Jewish Congress and his own delegates in Hungary to intervene, Mr. Ben-Tov said. The 24-member committee, made up of Swiss citizens, feared that if it spoke out vigorously against the Nazi persecution of Jews, the Nazis would prevent the organization from fulfilling its traditional role as a mediator between warring powers, Mr. Bischoff said.
Mr. Ben-Tov said his book may put to rest a recurring dream that has haunted him.
Otto Wilhelm Wandesleben: b. 1912- ?
In December 1942, Wandesleben took over the management of the Department IV B 3 (“other churches, Freemasonry”) in section IV B (“Weltanschauliche opponents”) of the Office Group IV (Gestapo) in the Reich Security main office. He was thus in addition to Adolf Eichmann (“Jewish Affairs, clearance issues”) and Eric Roth (“Political Catholicism” as well as “political Protestantism, sects”) one of three speakers of this Office group. The administrative supervision of the approach of the NAZI security apparatus against the Freemasons as well as parts of ecclesiastical resistance fell within its operational area.
In the SS (membership number 290.022) Wandesleben Obersturmbannführer.
In February 1944, Wandesleben, Stettin was transferred as a cultural consultant to the SD lead section.
Following Hitler’s takeover of the government in Germany in 1933, the National Socialist Party moved to control the Red Cross as well. Thus the Deutsche Rote Kreuz became a legally recognized organization of the NSDAP in December 1937. Finally, at the end of 1938 the German Red Cross officially came under the control of the Nazi Party under the Ministry of the Interior’s Social Welfare Organization, becoming de facto a Nazi entity.
After Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II, the Allied Military Government issued a special law outlawing the Nazi party and all of its branches. Known as “Law number five”, this Denazification decree disbanded the DRK, like all organizations linked to the Nazi Party. Social welfare organizations, including the German Red Cross, had to be established anew during the postwar reconstruction of both West Germany and the DDR.
The German Red Cross in the Federal Republic was recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross on 25 June 1952. In the German Democratic Republic the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz der DDR was established on the 23 October 1952.
a few more names of Drs.
Dr Cropp, Reich Committee on Hygiene
reich amt sanitaet
Hermann Eyer (Born 29 June 1906 in Mannheim; died 28 February 1997 in Munich) was a German physician and microbiologist .
4 men : Reichsgesundheitsminister bezeichnete das politische Amt folgender Personen: •
Gerhard Wagner (1888–1939), deutscher Arzt, „Reichsärzteführer“ (1934–1939) •
Hans Deuschl (1891−1953), deutscher Arzt, „stellvertretender Reichsärzteführer“ (1933−1939)
•Leonardo Conti (1900–1945), deutsch-schweizerischer Arzt, „Reichsärzteführer“ (1939–1945)
•Kurt Blome (1894–1969), deutscher Arzt, „stellvertretender Reichsärzteführer“ (1939-wahrscheinlich 1945)
Heinrich Mückter (Born June 14 , 1914 in Körrenzig– 1987) was a German pharmacologist and chemist. By the Polish judiciary, medical experiments on concentration campwere he accused used and forced laborers during the Nazi era. He withdrew an arrest by flight in the Western occupation zones.  Publicly he is best known in his role as Research Director at the Stolberger pharmaceutical company Grünenthal, where the sleeping and sedative Contergan was developed under his leadership.
Reich Health Leader In charge of Divisions III (Veterinary Matters) and IV (Health Matters and Social Hygiene). Sub-division B:
Division IV (Health Matters and Social Hygiene) Chief: Dr. Cropp, Ministerial Director Sub-division IV A (Organization, Administration and Budget Matters ) Sub-division IV B (Personnel Matters) Sub-division IV C (Heredity and Racial Welfare) Sub-division IV W (Social Welfare) Sub-division IV J (Youth Welfare)
Chief of Office Group III: Dr. Wenzel, General Surgeon of the Police, SS Brigadier General.
Technical SS and Police Academy Commander:
Prof. Dr. Gerloff, Brigadier General of the Police, SS Brigadier General.
7. Reich Health Office. President: Dr. Reiter, Prof. [ on blog]
8. Commissary of Voluntary Nursing. Commissar: Karl Eduard, Duke of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha. [on the blog]
9. Robert-Koch-Institute, Reich Institute for the Fight Against Communicable Diseases. President Dr. Gildemeister, Prof. [below]
Ernst Zipfel (* 23. März 1891 in Dresden; † 17. April 1966 in Bad Pyrmont) war Generaldirektor der Preußischen Archive und von 1936 bis 1945 Direktor des Reichsarchivs in Potsdam.joined the Nazi party in 1932. From 1938 he was a member of the Advisory Board of the Jewish question in the German Institute for history of the new Germany Research Department. On July 23, 1943, he was appointed the Commissioner for the protection of the archive by Decree of the Reich Interior Ministry. zipfel special staff was archive in the application bar Reich leader Rosenberg and is responsible for the sacking of numerous archives in the occupied territories.After the war, lived in Bad Pyrmont.
Albert Demnitz the IG’s Behringwerke , Marburg / Lahn .was decided to examine, among other ingredients to a newly developed vaccine Behringwerke its suitability.
Bruno Santa Maria Weber (* 21 May 1915 in Trier , † 23 September 1956 in Homburg ) was a German physician and bacteriologist and SS-Hauptsturmführer (1944), in Auschwitz , the branch of the Hygiene Institute of the Waffen SS initiated .
12. Reich Plenipotentiary for Sanitariums and Nursing Homes. Reich Plenipotentiary:
Dr. Herbert Linden, Ministerial Dirigent in the Reich Ministry of the Interior. d. 1945.
Public Health Division IV of the Reich Ministry of the Interior had authority over the psychiatric institutions and supported the institution killings organizationally.
Head of the Hygiene Institute of the Waffen SS, the SS-Standartenführer Dr Mrugowsky. (hanged)
Eugene Gildemeister (* 28 October 1878 in Bydgoszcz , † 8 May 1945 in Berlin ) was a German bacteriologist and president of the Robert Koch Institute . . Gildemeister was at the Buchenwald concentration camp performed typhus experiments involving prisoners.
The post held by Georgii did not become Reichsarzt SS it became Sanitätsamt der SS in Munich 30.01.1935 to 20.04. 45
Dr Sigfried Georgii he was certainly the senior medical officer on Himmlers staff from 1933 to 1934.
Dr. Hans Deuschl, appointed Abschnittsarzt of SS-Abschnitt. [elsewhere on the blog]
Dr Friedrich Karl Dermietzel (* 7. Februar 1899 in Lunow; † 7. Juli 1981) war SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS und Arzt.
Generalinspekteur des Sanitätswesens der SA und SS.: – 01.11.1933. – 31.01.1934. – SA-Sanitäts-Obergruppenführer.
Prof. Dr. med. Paul Hocheisen – Generalinspekteur für das gesamte Sanitätswesens der SA (bis 1934 auch der SS) – zug. 01.12.1933. – 31.12.1936, 1. Stellvertretender Präsident des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes – Trans. as Stellvertreter des Kommissars für die Freiwillige Krankenpflege (Volunteer Nursing) im Reichsministerium des Innern
To compensate for the loss of his office Hocheisen on the 18th Dezember 1936 in einer von Hitler unterschriebenen Urkunde zum Ehrenpräsidenten des DRK ernannt.  Appointed in December 1936, in a document signed by Hitler as honorary president of the Red Cross.
Paul Weickert, who was Reichsgeldverwalter SS since August 1929, is mentioned in original documents as Leiter Abteilung IV Geldverwaltung by March 1930 and December 1930. And by February 1931 Hans Aumeier, Reichsgeschäftsführer SS since August 1929 too, is mentioned as Leiter Abteilung II, while in the same month
Dr Konrad Häfner is mentioned as Reichsstaffelführer SS and Leiter Abteilung Ib. So, an Abteilung III in March 1930 for the Reichsarzt SS, from an original document,
•Karl Gebhardt, oberster Kliniker beim Reichsarzt-SS, Leibarzt Himmlers •Joachim Mrugowsky, oberster Hygieniker beim Reichsarzt-SS •Helmut Poppendick, Chef des persönlichen Büros im Stabe des Reichsarztes-SS. •
SS-Hauptsturmführer **** Ferdinand Berning, Adjutant des Reichsarztes-SS [on the blog •http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=130331
die SS im Gesamten zu einer verbrecherischen Organisation erklärt und verurteilt. •
Margarethe Hübsch, Dr., Am Spiegelgrund •
Mathilde Weber Leitete die Kinderfachabteilung am Kalmenhof, drei Jahre, sechs Monate Haft. Nach etwa zwei Drittel der Zeit begnadigt. Lebte bis zu ihrem Tod in der Nähe des Kalmenhofs in Idstein. •
Herta Oberheuser, Dr., Fachärztin für Dermatologie, KZ Ravensbrück, KZ Sachsenhausen, angeklagt im Nürnberger Ärzteprozess, zu 20 Jahren Haft verurteilt, davon 5 Jahre in Haft, Entlassung 1952. Danach Arbeit als praktische Ärztin in Neumünster. 1958 Entzug ihrer Approbation. 1978 verstorben. •
Marianne Türk, Dr., Am Spiegelgrund •Gerda Weyand, Gynäkologin, KZ Ravensbrück, wurde nicht angeklagt
18 High SS leaders were of the 29 members of the leadership of the entire Deutsches Rote Kreuz. Thus, an ancillary activity as a “Chief Representative for any property of the DRC” found next to the Reich physician SS Ernst-Robert Grawitz of the then Chief SS, Oswald Pohl, which were subject to the concentration camps in 1942. In this capacity, Pohl could grant loans in millions for the SS: DRK money that flowed through the “SS-saving community e. V.” including the establishment of economic enterprises to the SS.
- SS-Sanitätsabteilung <Medical personnel-
- SS-Führungsstab (1932)
- SS-Verbindungsdienst (1933)
- Amt SS-Sicherheitsdienst
Ernst Adolf Girzick (born October 17, 1911 in Vienna; date of death unknown) was a SS-Obersturmführer (1945) and staff in the Eichmann section of the Reich Security main office (RSHA). Girzick was responsible for the deportation of Jews to the concentration and extermination camps in its functions and was sentenced for this in Vienna after the war to 15 years.
Hans Hefelmann (born October 4, 1906 in Dresden; † April 12, 1986 in Munich) was in Nazi Germany as head of commanding IIb of the Kanzlei des Führers, one of the main responsible persons for the Organization and execution of Nazi “euthanasia” program (action T4).
So to the murder, given patients were Hartheim in the killing centers specially converted Bernburg, Brandenburg, Grafeneck, Hadamar, and gassed with carbon monoxide Sonnenstein. In the period between January 1940 and August 1941 to about 70,000 people died. Heyde took part in a “trial gasification” in Brandenburg in January 1940. The decision to use carbon monoxide, was taken with the participation of Heydes: he had to do this with the Würzburg pharmacologist he consulted, Ferdinand Flury.
Felix Wittlich: d. 1950 KTI