Nazis in Yugoslavia; other nazis

Hitler's Typewriter. Hitler’s Typewriter

Hedwig Potthast (1912-1994), Secretary  of Heinrich Himmler

Alfred Kurzmeyer (?)

Heinrich Ulrich

During the war, Alfred Kurzmeyer, Director of Deutsche Bank and private bankers of SS-Obergruppenführer Oswald Pohl, benefited from the gold and foreign exchange transaction between Nazi Germany and the Switzerland. He has earned the title of “Banker of the Holocaust”.
Particularly hot the German bank was at the time on the investments of the Belgians in the Balkans, the Société Générale declined the third largest Romanian commercial bank Banca Commerciala Romana Kurzmeyer. It was the base of the German war economy in Romania. In addition to the banking business, Kurzmeyer in Romania worked on their own account. So he opened a gold depot at Suisse (today Credit Suisse) in Zurich, for example, for the Romanian company Carmen trustee. After the Red Army had driven the Nazis out of Romania, six kilos gold, 1689 piece Vreneli (Swiss 20-franc gold) and three Golden Zigarrenetuis camped there. Access allowed to Kurzmeyer but not: the lock was for the safe nazideutsches property in the Switzerland. With the claim on the company, there were no German interests, he demanded the lifting of the block in April 1946. The competent Swiss clearing house distrusted Kurzmeyer however and researched in Romania. Therefore a Harry Hamacher from Berlin had captured in 1940 the company their owners, the Jewish brothers of Mihailovici, for a sandwich.
The depot remained blocked, and became one of those “abandoned accounts and accounts”, which the Swiss finally should be banks downfall. It is on the list published in the last year of the Swiss Bankers Association. Investigation of this depot at Credit Suisse in Zurich so far but encountered granite. Swiss Bank archives are still hermetically sealed for independent analysts, bank secrecy was lifted only for the researchers of the official Swiss historian Professor Jean-François Bergier Commission. But it may be the Bergier report scientific history if the verifiability of its sources by third parties is not possible?

Deutsche Bank in the hotel room “As it was explosive in Berlin, Kurzmeyer relocated to Zurich and operates his businesses from here.” A Zurich police investigators wrote that in December 1944, observierte the Kurzmeyer on behalf of the Swiss authorities. The reason was a telegram from Berlin that had caught the Zurich telegram monitoring. Text: “An Kurzmeyer, RWM (Reich economic Ministry) jewellery sales agree.”

The zealous investigators determined that Kurzmeyer had transferred his residence in February 1944 from Berlin in the elegant Zurich hotel “Savoy” and in fact ran a branch of the German bank from there. An official representative of Deutsche Bank did not exist at the time, but three branches where Kurzmeyer General who were only a few dozen kilometres: in Konstanz, singing and Lörrach. As a dual citizen, Kurzmeyer could easily pass the Rheintalbahn. Further, the Zurich wrote investigators, Kurzmeyer have best relations with the Directorate of the Suisse and was active as the Director of the Deutsche Bank in the Balkans and Turkey. He make intended only large transactions. He had as Swiss possibilities that do not exist in the war Germany. In addition, Kurzmeyer was what you call in the vernacular as a pusher. And he drag around folder, or even case with jewellery and money and should thus flourishing trade. On August 30, 1945, the date which had official inventory of German Auslandsvermögens in the Switzerland managed Kurzmeyer for Deutsche Bank trust around 11 million francs worth of banknotes, securities and gold deposited in the Swiss Bank in Zurich. Of approximately 1.1 million Swiss francs and 300 kilograms of gold for the Istanbul Branch.

Victims of gold sales in Istanbul first 1995 sold the gold quantum well 300 kg – Deutsche Bank and conceded two months ago it could have been victims of gold. Unfortunately, the official Swiss historical Commission ignored this in its report published in may, 1998. Independent analysts fail again because of banking secrecy.

Shortly before the war’s end, Kurzmeyer made them subservient in at least one case of the SS. To escape the gas chamber, the Hungarian Jew, August Wild had his assets the SS economic – and administrative main office overwritten in July 1944 – including a credit balance of 239 000 Swiss francs in an account of the Suisse in Zurich. The transfer of the Swiss ransom tranche not flipped the SS front in Zurich, a certain Hunsicker, made trouble. To his friend Alfred Kurzmeyer turned a SS-Obergruppenführer and Oswald Pohl of General of Waffen-SS. For a fat fee Kurzmeyer and his associates from the Bank transferred the money from August Wild in February 1945 to the SS to Berlin.

There the Francs were served in the post-war period to Hedwig Potthast, the lover of Heinrich Himmler. August Wild, however, was shot dead on the orders of Oswald Pohl.
Kurzmeyer decided his career in the service of the Deutsche Bank in the Switzerland only in the 1950s.
Leader involved in the aryanization were Hermann Josef ABS, Heinrich Ulrich and Alfred Kurzmeyer, the a few months earlier by the firm of Mendelssohn & co. was changed to Deutsche Bank AG .

The report said Deutsche Bank channeled gold transactions with the Reichsbank through branches in occupied Austria and Turkey, then a self-avowed neutral power. Of purchases totaling 4,446 kilograms of gold, the report concluded, 744 kilograms were dental gold taken from Jews’ teeth, wedding bands and personal jewelry amassed in Berlin by an SS officer named Bruno Melmer.

A key issue for the class-action suit, however, is whether there is proof that Deutsche Bank’s Nazi-era officials — particularly the director, Alfred Kurzmeyer, a Swiss citizen, and a board member, Hermann Abs, a leading financier in the Nazi war effort — had direct knowledge of the gold’s origins.

Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank base their rejection of the New York class-action suit on the assertion that their wartime officials had no knowledge of the origin of the gold, an assertion that leaders of German Jewish groups reject.

Max Moritz

Dr. Albert Prinzing

photo of Himmler with other nazis

Eduard Bachl, Riga
US interregated this ‘deaf’ SS man, and no further record of him. Born 1899.
May-31 Aug 1940, Chief of Administration with Befehlshaber der W-SS in Oslo 1 Sept 1940-22 Jan 1942, Chief of Administration with SS-OA West  (Düsseldorf) and HSSPF West (Düsseldorf) 9 Nov 1940, SS-Ostubaf d.R. (W-SS) 23 Jan-17 Feb 1942, Chief of Administration, HSSPF Ostland und Russland Nord  in Riga 18 Feb-31 Aug 1942, Indendant, Kampfgruppe “Jeckeln” in  Krasnoje-Selo near Leningrad attached to 50 AK/XVIII Armee/HGr Nord 1 Sept  1942-2 Nov 1944, SS-Wirtschafter der Waffen-SS Ostland in Riga 9 Nov 1943,  SS-Staf d.R. (W-SS) 21 June 1944, SS-Obf.d.R. (W-SS) 3 Nov 1944-17 Jan  1945, Leiter Auffangsstelle for SS und Polizei Ostland in Danzig 18 Jan-12  Feb 1945, Korps Gruppe “Jeckeln”/Wehrmachtsverband in Beeskow near Berlin  “without employment” 13 Feb-22 March 1945, had no appointment and was  attached to SS Geb Korps V in Beeskow 23 March-3 Apr 1945, en route to  Norway to take up appointment and until 7 May 1945, SS-Wirtschafter der  Waffen-SS Norwegen
Bernhard Fischer-Schweder (* 12. Januar 1904 in Spandau; † 28. November 1960) war ein deutscher Kriminalbeamter und SA- bzw. SS-Führer, zuletzt im Rang eines SS-Oberführers. Er wurde vor allem bekannt als Kommandeur des Einsatzkommandos Tilsit, das im Sommer 1941 in Memel (Klaipėda) mehreren tausend Juden in Litauen ermordete. [Lithuania]
Arved Theuermann
Wilhelm Dittjen
-?- Herbst
Karl-Heinz BÜRGER
Nazis in Caucausus, USSR
Friedrich Maria Ludwig aka Fritz Valjavec (* 26. Mai 1909 in Wien; † 10. Februar 1960 in Prien am Chiemsee) war ein ungarndeutscher Historiker mit österreichisch-ungarischer bzw. jugoslawischer und schließlich deutscher Staatsbürgerschaft. Er war die bestimmende Persönlichkeit der deutschen Südostforschung im 20. Jahrhundert. In jüngerer Zeit begann die Aufarbeitung seiner Rolle in der nationalsozialistischen „Gegnerforschung“ und seiner unmittelbaren Beteiligung am nationalsozialistischen Vernichtungskrieg.

Sonderkommando 10b

Werner Fromm (* 9. April 1905 in Husum; † 10. Mai 1981 in Bielefeld) war ein deutscher SS-Oberführer und Oberst der Polizei sowie SS- und Polizeiführer (SSPF). trans from Deutsche wikipedia, google.
From the 1930s he commanded SS guide including the 60th SS-Standarte based in insterburg, hauptamtlicher. After he was employed at a Nachrichteneinheit from late 1939 until November 1940 he was employed on the staff of HSSPF “Ostland” from September, 1941 to December 1941. There, he was assigned in Latvia the Einsatzkommando 2. Then he joined the staff of HSSPF “Russia-South” until January 1942. From mid-January 1942 to January 1943 he was SSPF “Bialystok” and then until the end of April 1944 police area leader of “Sarajevo”. End of the war, he was transferred to the Waffen-SS and served in the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division “Reichsführer SS”.

After the war, he worked as a merchant. An investigation begun by the Hamburg Prosecutor’s Office was discontinued in 1974. Fromm died in 1981.
Franz Sommer of longtime head of the criminal police station in Cologne, Germany was in November 1940. Sommer for therapy was on leave to Davos [6] because of lung disease. There, he organized documentation on a false name and only moved several years later in the Federal Republic of Germany.[7] Sommer lived incognito until his death in 1980 Düsseldorf. Investigations against Sommer were not included because he was not logged in Düsseldorf.[8]* 30. November 1897; † 1980 in Düsseldorf) was a German Gestapo man, SS-Führer und Leiter des Einsatzkommandos 1 der Einsatzgruppe VI in Polen.
Recent months, meanwhile, have seen something of a public rehabilitation of controversial figures, most notably of Miklos Horthy, Hungary’s dictator from 1920 until falling out with his erstwhile ally Adolf Hitler in 1944.

In May, a square in a park in the town of Gyomro was renamed in his honour, a life-size statue has been erected in a village and in the city of Debrecen a marble plaque honouring him was restored at his old school.

Anti-Semitic writers like Albert Wass and Jozsef Nyiro, a keen supporter of the brutal Arrow Cross regime installed in power by the Nazis in 1944, have also been reintroduced into the curriculum for schools, meanwhile.

French Holocaust Records Exhibited for 1st Time

      THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press
PARIS July 17, 2012 (AP)

They are among France’s darkest days: Police dragged over 13,000 Jews from their homes, confined them in a Paris cycling stadium with little food or water, and then deported them to their deaths in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. But even in France, one of the most brazen collaborations between authorities and the Nazis during World War II is unknown to many in the younger generation.

Police are hoping to change that, opening up their archives on France’s biggest single deportation of French Jews for the first time to the public on Thursday.

The often chilling records are being exhibited in the Paris Jewish district’s city hall to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the two-day “Vel d’Hiv” roundup, named for the Velodrome d’Hiver, or Winter Velodrome. Many thousands were rounded up on July 16 and 17, 1942, then holed up in miserable conditions in the stadium, just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, before being bused to the French camp at Drancy and then taken by train to Auschwitz.

The Nuremberg Tribunal had excluded the Reiter-SS, or SS Cavalry, from its list of criminal organizations, as Hannah Arendt noted. However, Kurt Becher was a member of it, and he was an unprosecuted nazi. [After the war, Kurt Becher became a prosperous businessman[1] in Bremen. He was the president of many corporations, including the Cologne-Handel Gesellschaft, which did extensive business with the Israeli government.[12] By 1960 he was one of the wealthiest men in West Germany,[12] with estimated assets of US$30 million.[13] He came to public attention once again in 1961 when he served as a witness for the prosecution during the trial in Jerusalem of SS officer Adolf Eichmann.[14] He provided his testimony from his home in Germany, because he was unwilling to travel to Israel.He died a wealthy man.[15] A medium-sized trading company in Bremen, Germany still bears his name.[16]Dead, 1995.
religion in Germany

“In 1935 Hans Kerrl scored some initial successes in reconciling the differing parties in the Church Struggle. However, by the second half of 1936, his position was clearly undermined by NSDAP hostility, and by the refusal of the churches to work with a government body which they regarded as a captive or stooge of the Nazi Party. Hitler gradually adopted a more uncompromising and intolerant stance, probably under the growing influence of ideologues such as Bormann, Rosenberg and Himmler, who were loath to entertain any idea of the new Germany having a Christian foundation even in a token form.” (Munro, Gregory: “The Reich Church Ministry in Nazi Germany 1935-1938”, paper given at the Australian Conference of European Historians, July 1997). Increasingly marginalized by Hitler, who did not even grant him a personal conversation, Kerrl became desperate and embittered. A completely powerless minister, he died in office on 12 December 1941. Hitler did not appoint a successor. see also:

[More Nazis. Rosenberg. Royalty. Reichsbank. Hungary. Frauen. Eichmann’s]

The really serious and truly analytic book on this subject is  Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke’s book “The Occult Roots of Nazism” (1985 –  Aquarian Press – ISBN 0-85030-402-4). Very thorough research ranging from the  German and Austrian Aryosophists of 1890 to the Nazis up to 1935
Wilhelm Voss (* 1. Juni 1896 in Rostock; † 1978) war promovierter Wirtschaftsmanager; des Weiteren SS-Standartenführer sowie Wehrwirtschaftsführer und Mitglied im Freundeskreis Reichsführer-SS.
German Chief Adviser in the Egyptian Ministry of war.[2] He took up a position as Director of the Egyptian ballistic missile program and worked with a large staff of specialists, whom he had met in his manifold duties. During his mission in Egypt, he had been involved in diplomatic initiatives as head of the unofficial German military mission in Cairo.[1]
Voss lost power after Naguib was deposed by Nasser in February 1954. He returned in the summer of 1956, in the Federal Republic. More details about his life are not known.

Rolf Engel (* 10. August 1912 in Menz; † 23. November 1993 in München) war ein deutscher Raketentechniker, Flugzeugbauer und Mitarbeiter des SD. Engineer

Johannes Karl Hähle (Born 15 February 1906 in Chemnitz; † June 10 La bi Jewish, Normandy 1944 ) was a German military photographer (reporter) in the Second World War.

After the war, the Americans seized several trucks with material of the German Propagandakompanien. in 1962 they handed over the material the Koblenz-based Federal Archives, including 108 films created by Hähle. His widow sold the three films held back by Hähle, especially the color material, 1954 to the Berlin journalist Hans Georg Schulz. Black and white copies of the images served as evidence of the Frankfurt Prosecutor’s Office in 1961 and then disappeared in an archive. The color appeared only again in 2000, when Schulz’s widow sold it to the Hamburg Institute for social research , which could then add the imagesto its Wehrmachts-exhibition .

After the war, *Philip Grimm was arrested and charged with 30 other defendants during the Dachau trials in the Buchenwald main process. Grimm was accused of having mistreated Allied prisoners and also created a list of names of disabled prisoners for the purpose of killing. On August 14, 1947, Grimm was sentenced to death by hanging. The judgment was later converted into life imprisonment. Grimm from Landsberg was released from the prison on February 12, 1954 and died after an uneventful life in April 1984 in Bayreuth.

Walter Bruno Hugo Albath (Born 7 December 1904 in Strasburg in West Prussia; died 1990) was a German SS officer and officer of the Gestapo. Free after 1955.

Pieter Nicolaas Menten (May 26, 1899 – November 14, 1987) was a World War II war criminal, businessman, and art collector.In 1980 Menten was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was fined 100,000 guilders for war crimes, including being accessory to the murder of 20 Jewish villagers in 1941 Poland. Dead in Netherlands
Mikhail Skorodumov (Russian: Михаил Федорович Скородумов; 1892 – 15 November, 1963, Los Angeles) was a Russian general who participated in World War I, the White movement, and founded the Nazi-allied Russian Corps in Serbia during World War II.
Frictions had also developed between the Russian Corps and the Croatian Home Guard, with which the Corps was in a de jure alliance. This occurred after the Corps’ soldiers had intervened several times by force to stop atrocities against Serbian civilians committed by Croatian soldiers.
Nazi Colonel Kevish
Tanasije Dinić, Col, Serbian collaborators
Hermann Worthoff from Lublin Gestapo survived the war. In 1975 he was  sentenced in Wiesbaden to 12 years in prison.??
SDK Regiments 1 and 5 remained assigned to Globočnik, who had meanwhile transferred his headquarters from Trieste to Udine, across the Isonzo River in Italy. The SDK was therefore split into two groups, one in central Slovenia under Rösener and moving toward the Austrian border, while the other was in the extreme western part of Slovenia under Globočnik moving toward Italy.On 29 April, as Tito’s forces were closing on the Trieste area, General Damjanović issued orders to the 1st and 5th Regiments to cross into Italy, where on 5 May in the town of Palmanova(50 km northwest of Trieste) between ***2,400 and 2,800 SDK men surrendered to the British.The men belonging to the other three regiments experienced a less agreeable fate. They moved north from the Ljubljana area into Austria and surrendered to the British at Unterbergen on the Drava River on 12 May 1945. 20 days later these 2,418 men were turned over to Tito’s Partisans. Some were executed almost immediately in the Kočevski Rog massacre, while the others were carted off along with 10,000 Slovenian Domobranci to the infamous Šentvid camp, near Ljubljana. Subsequently, after a period of brutalization, these too were executed.The group that surrendered in Italy was eventually transported to a camp at Münster, Germany, where they were released in July, 1947. These men made their way to various countries around the world, including the United States.*General Mušicki was arrested by the Allied authorities, returned to Yugoslavia, and executed in 1946 as a result of sentences passed at the same war crimes trial that pronounced the death sentence on Draža Mihailovićand a number of others.

14th_Ukrainian_SS_Division Galizien

The strength of the Division was in December 1943 12,634 man, in June 1944 already 15,299 men and in December 1944 22,000 men. She was used in the Balkans (June 1943 – March 1944), on the Eastern Front (1943 – March 1944 – July 1944), Poland and Czechoslovakia (July 1944 – May 1945).
In April 1945, the Division 1 was newly formed Division of the Ukrainian national army and subordinate to the Ukrainian National Committee led by Pavlo Schandruk. It was at that time in Austria and was sworn on the Ukraine now. On May 8, 1945 the Division at Tamsweg and Judenburg, surrendered to *British troops. Due to their former name “Galician” was delivered as a “Polish unit” not to the Soviet Union, but interned in *Rimini.
 After their release, many emigrated to Canada, the United States and Australia.
[Could Ivan Marchenko have been with them?]

Hans Fleischhacker (10 March 1912 in Töttleben, Erfurt – 1992) was a German anthropologist with the Ahnenerbe and a Schutzstaffel Obersturmführer.After studying at the University of Jena and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Fleischhacker went to work at the Institute of Racial Research in Tübingen in 1937, joining the SS at the same time.[1] In 1940 he also joined both the Nazi Party and the Waffen-SS.[2]The following year he worked again with Beger, this time at Auschwitz concentration camp where again his duty was to measure physical features of the inmates in order to determine to which race they belonged.[6]Ultimately the case against him was dismissed the following year as there was insufficient evidence to prove that he knew he was involved in extermination and only Beger was convicted.[8]

Bruno Beger (27 April 1911, Frankfurt am Main – 12 October 2009 Königstein im Taunus) was a German Racial anthropologist who worked for the Ahnenerbe. In that role he participated in Ernst Schäfer‘s 1938 journey to Tibet, helped the Race and Settlement Office of the SS identify Jews and helped locate subjects needed for a skeleton collection to help educate on the identification of Jewish peoples.Beger worked together with August Hirt at the Reichsuniversität Straßburg. His duty, which he carried out, was to provide the Nazi physician with detainees of diverse ethnic types from various concentration camps in order to serve Hirt’s lethal racial experiments. In these endeavours he was assisted by doctors Hans Endres, Hans FleishhackerIn 1974 he was convicted by a German court as an accessory to 86 murders for his part in procuring and preparing the victims of the Jewish skeleton collection at Auschwitz concentration camp. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, the minimum sentence, but did not serve any time in prison.
Freiherr Freidrich Karl von Eberstein (14 January 1894 in Halle – 10 February 1979 in Tegernsee) was a member of the German nobility, early member of the Nazi party, the SA, the SS, Reichstag delegate, an HSSPF and SS-Oberabschnitt Führer, head of the Munich Police in World War II, introduced Reinhard Heydrich to Heinrich Himmler, and was a witness at the Nuremberg Trials.On March 12, 1938, Eberstein was appointed Higher SS and Police Leader (HSSPF) for military district VII in Munich. In addition, on December 17, 1942 he was appointed HSSPF for the military district XIII in Nuremberg. Dachau concentration camp fell under Eberstein’s authority as HSSPF.[13]The Denazification of Germany included the classification of ex-Nazis into one of 5 categories. On 15 November 1948 Eberstein was classified by a German Denazification court as a (class III) Nazi and ordered to forfeit of 30% of his wealth. No additional jail time was ordered, because he was given credit for the three and half-years internment under the Allies. After some additional legal procedures, Eberstein was temporarily placed into a more serious category of former Nazi (class II). However on February 19, 1953, he was finally classified in the less-serious category IV of Mitläufer, which can be roughly translated as “follower and sympathizer”. Other criminal investigations of Eberstein were without consequences, including preliminary investigations in 1950 and 1961 by prosecuting authorities in Munich of charges that Eberstein had ordered or participated in the murders of prisoners of war.[31]
Gustav Jonak 1960s, interviewed many times by West German police re war crimes Dec 1985,  died Nürtingen Willi Wolter (Born November 14 , 1907 , Cleve; – may 1969) was in the Nazi Germany SS-Hauptsturmführer, to the Gestapo in Cologne, in the Office Group D (criminal cases) of Imperial security hauptamtes, Commander of the security police and the SD in Metz and leader of Einsatzkommando 15 of Einsatzgruppe D in Croatia I.
Willy Friedrich executed
General Paul Bader, dead 1970’s.
Serbian State Guard. The Serbian administrator was Svetozar Vujković d 1949, a pre-war policeman, while his deputy was Đorđe Kosmajac,
Svetozar Vujković executed by Yugos
Herbert Andorfer (* 3. März 1911 in Linz; † 2007/2008 Österreich) war ein österreichischer SS-Obersturmführer, Lagerkommandant im Konzentrationslager Sajmište und Kommandant einer sogenannten Bandenbekämpfungseinheit in Norditalien.Andorfer located in a Swiss hospital in 1945, appeared in 1946, in Venezuela with false papers, which were called “Hans Mayer”, and became a citizen of Venezuela as a result. As “Hans Mayer”, he later returned to Austria and later worked as a Secretary of the hotel. On January 30, 1969, Andorfer was sentenced to 30 months in prison before the Landgericht Dortmund. Object of the process was the killing of approximately 6000 Jewish prisoners of KL Sajmište in gas vans.Andorfer lived until his death in late 2007 or early 2008 in Austria.Forty thousand Jews and Serbs were killed in camp Sajmiste.
The camp commandant since January 1942 was SS Untersturmführer Herbert Andorfer. The camp’s exterior was guarded by 25 men of German Reserve Police Battalion 64.[12]

Einsatzkommando Sarajewo Leiter: SS Stubaf Hintze Vertreter und  SD-Referent:

SS-Stubaf Dr Alfred Heinrich

In September 1941 Rudolf Korndorfer became Commander of Einsatzkommando der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD in Metz. In October 1942, he worked at the Gestapoleitstelle in Berlin.From May 15 to September 9 1943 he led the Einsatzkommando 11a of Einsatzgruppe D (Croatia) in Sarajevo , and from 9 September 1943 as Commander the Einsatzkommando Zagreb. Korndorfer (b. 1906) was appointed the Oberregierungsrat in November 1944 and the following month of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler class with swords awarded the war merit cross I. He was also the bearers of the SS death’s head ring. Presumed dead.

Sprinz , Franz,  Cologne.

was arrested and put on trial by a West German court at Köln on charges of  complicity in the deportation of 11,500 Jews from Köln to ghettos at Lodz,  Lublin, Minsk, Riga, Theresienstadt, Yugoslavia and to concentration camp (Konzentrationslager – KL) Auschwitz between  Oct 1941 and Nov 1943; convicted and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment 9 Jul  1954

Alexander Freiherr von Dörnberg zu Hausen (* 17. März 1901 in Darmstadt; † 7. August 1983 in Oberaula-Hausen, Hessen war ein deutscher Jurist, Diplomat und SS-Führer. Bekannt wurde er als Leiter der Protokollabteilung vom Auswärtigen Amt von 1938 bis 1945. Not accused nor punished.

Fritz Störtz, Ahnenerbe, born 1912, presumably dead.


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is delighted that its most wanted suspect, former police chief Laszlo Csatary, accused of involvement in the murder of 15,700 Jews, has been found in Budapest.
from der Spiegel:
Maass: At that time, the courts tended to pursue the principle that the last links in the chain of command were not to be charged. We have more comprehensive information today, such as data from Eastern European archives. Accounting for East German injustices has also given us greater insight into how much leeway existed in a dictatorship.
There is no such thing in German law as a special offense for Nazi mass crimes. We prosecute people for murder or aiding and abetting. We criminal prosecutors have sometimes felt like road workers who are handed a screwdriver instead of a jackhammer.
And now, 66 years after the end of the war, we have 12 active cases in Dortmund alone.
“Hitler’s Willing Executioners,” though a controversial book title, hits the nail on the head. It was a large group of people who were prepared to do anything.
German officials have raided the homes of six former SS soldiers suspected of taking part in the massacre of 642 French civilians in 1944, prosecutors said this week. But the investigation may not get far. Little evidence was found, and the suspects were either unfit for interrogation or denied the allegations.The suspects, all between 85 and 86 years old, are known to have been members of the unit in question, and At the time of the massacre, the men would have been 18 or 19, and low-ranking,
Sturmbannführer Adolf Diekmann
The unfathomable atrocities of the Holocaust required countless willing helpers who were also guilty of committing crimes. Instead of putting these hundreds of thousands of individuals behind bars, it was perhaps decided merely to forget them — just as so many other things were forgotten. All that has come to an end now.

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