Yet more, on the nazis, Jan. 2013. Pt 1

http://www.nybooks.com/books/authors/vasily-grossman/

Vasily Grossman, wrote the first book on the Holocaust, called “The Hell of Treblinka.”

https://paolosilv.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/yet-more-on-the-nazis-pt-2/

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_Rauff

Walter Rauff, trans from de.wikipedia.org: Probably before the end of 1941, 30 trucks of more gas in order were given, which should be built on the basis of larger trucks. Until June 23, 1942, 20 of which were delivered. Rauff was responsible here not only for technical questions, but co-ordinated use of the vehicles in the Einsatzgruppen and was informed about the associated problems with the gas vans.[9] Upon request by Harald Turner, Chief of the management staff, military commander in Serbia, was a gas truck between April and June, 1942 in Serbia in use. According to a note from June 5, 1942, made subordinate to Rauff Unit II D 3a of the RSHA were murdered 97,000 people since December 1941 alone with three examples listed gas cars.[10]

Wahrscheinlich noch vor Jahresende 1941 wurden 30 weitere Gaswagen in Auftrag gegeben, die auf der Basis größerer Lastwagen gebaut werden sollten. Bis zum 23. Juni 1942 waren 20 davon ausgeliefert. Rauff war hierbei nicht allein für technische Fragen zuständig, sondern koordinierte den Einsatz der Fahrzeuge bei den Einsatzgruppen und wurde über die dabei auftretenden Probleme mit den Gaswagen informiert.[9] Auf Anforderung von Harald Turner, Chef des Verwaltungsstabes beim Militärbefehlshaber in Serbien, war ein Gaswagen zwischen April und Juni 1942 in Serbien im Einsatz. Nach einem Vermerk vom 5. Juni 1942, gefertigt im Rauff unterstehenden Referat II D 3a des RSHA, wurden seit Dezember 1941 allein mit drei beispielhaft angeführten Gaswagen 97.000 Menschen ermordet.[10] The nazis called it a ‘special wagon.’

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Hans Fischer (born August 21, 1906, Rottenbach (Thuringia) – (whereabouts after the war unknown)) was a German lawyer, policeman and SS leader. Fischer rose in the Nazi SS-Oberführer and Colonel of police and exercised with the following functions: head of the State police stations of Münster, Königsberg, Breslau and Reval, leader of Einsatzgruppe III in German-occupied Poland and Inspector of the security police and the SD in Stuttgart and Berlin.

As head of the State Police Office in Breslau and in the meantime SS-Standartenführer, Fischer finally took the lead of the Einsatzgruppe III of the “Einsatzgruppen der Sicherheitspolizei” in the war against Poland until its dissolution on November 20, 1939. The task force consisted of the following two task forces:Einsatzkommando 1/III: Dr. Wilhelm ScharpwinkelEinsatzkommando 2/III: Dr. Fritz LamoreeIn the wake of the eighth army under General Johannes Blaskowitz, the Einsatzgruppe III of Wrocław Kempen and Kalisz on September 10, 1939 went to Lodz. In the “special statement No. 16″ of the army upper command 8 out of the 9 September 1939, the task of the Einsatzgruppe was described as follows:”Fight all reichs-and deutschfeindlichen elements backwards the fencing squad.” In particular, counterintelligence, arrest of politically unreliable people, seizure of weapons, ensuring of Defense police key records, etc., support the Ortskdtrn. at the entry of refugees and conscripts.”The instructions of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler to the Einsatzgruppen went far beyond these tasks and had as a result the comprehensive destruction of Polish intelligence aims.Inspector of the security police []Fischer was used late 1939 as Inspector of the security police and the SD (IdS) in Vienna until February 24, 1940. On 9 November 1941 to SS-Oberführer promoted, he was employed as IdS in Stuttgart. At the same time, he was also the Commander of the security police and the SD for Strasbourg Alsace. He became IdS in Berlin and Inspector of schools of the security police to 12 April 1944 to November 9, 1944.

Hans-Joachim (Jochen) Fischer (* 20. Juli 1904 in Varel; † 16. September 2000 in Oldenburg) war ein Jurist, nationalsozialistischer Politiker und Senator in Bremen.Fischer was responsible as interior and labour Senator a decisive factor for the use of concentration camp prisoners.

By Gauleiter Paul Wegener he became President of the Regierungsbezirk of Osnabrück and Reich defence Commissar in July 1944 by the Gau Weser-EMS. Together with the Acting Mayor of Bremen Richard Duckwitz he advocated while a capitulation by Bremen, Gauleiter Wegener and the combat Commander General Fritz Becker prevailed but the unconditional and tragic struggle for the city on April 21, 1945.[2]Fischer was in an internment camp by the allies in 1945. After a long process of Denazification, he was established as a lawyer and notary in a law firm in Oldenburg. *source, de. wikipedia

Hans Werner Haltermann (* 20. April 1898 in Berlin; † 17. Juni 1981 in Paderborn) war ein deutscher Ingenieur, nationalsozialistischer Politiker, Senator in Bremen, SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei. Engineer, SS Grupenfuehrer

Standartenfuhrer Walter Potzelt, deputy Commander of the Security Police and SD in Riga.1940/1941 potzelt, d. 1955  enlisted in the Waffen-SS. In October 1941, he was claimed by the Reich main Security Office (RSHA) as indispensable. In April 1942 he was appointed as Deputy to Walter Stahlecker the Deputy Commander of the security police and the SD (BdS) Ostland in Riga. He was thus ranked second highest officer of so called Einsatzgruppe A, which carried out in the area of Eastern mass executions of Jews and other “unwanted people” or ideological opponents.[2]Potzelt died in 1955 shortly before the initiation of legal proceedings against him

Karl Josef Gross, Dr. at Mauthausen. also known as Karl I. Gross, an S.S. officer and specialist in tropical diseases, who had conducted lethal experiments on 1,700 prisoners at the Mauthausen concentration camp.

Rudolf Wilhelm Buchholz , and Richard Stolten. Adjutants at Monowitz

http://www.wollheim-memorial.de/en/organisationsstruktur_und_kommandantur_en

Drs at Monowitz: Dr. Bruno Kitt; from December 1942 to January 1943 or March 1943, SS-Hauptsturmführer Dr. Hellmuth Vetter; from March 1943 to October 20, 1943, SS-Obersturmführer Dr. Friedrich Entress. From October 1943 to  November 1943, there followed SS-Obersturmführer Dr. Werner Rohde; from November 1943 to September 1944, SS-Hauptsturmführer Dr. Horst Fischer; and finally, from September 1944 to January 1945, SS-Obersturmführer Dr. Hans Wilhelm König.

Bernhard Rakers, * Born in Sögel, Emsland, in 1905, apprenticed as a baker, joined NSDAP and SA in March 1933, guard in concentration camps in Emsland in Feb. 1934, head cook in kitchen of Sachsenhausen concentration camp, 1936–42, SS-Hauptscharführer as of 1940,  Kommandoführer in 1943, then roll-call leader in Buna/Monowitz concentration camp, sentenced to life in prison in 1953 for murder of prisoners, pardoned in 1971, died in 1980.

Alois Kurz (born July 14, 1917 in Saalfelden, date of death unknown) was an Austrian Nazi criminal, SS Untersturmführer, crew member of the German concentration camp Majdanek, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Mittelbau-Dora.An engineer by profession. In the years 1933-1934 he belonged to the Austrian Hitler youth. In February 1938, he joined the SA, and 1 April to SS (ID 382378). From the years 1940 to 21 April 1941 he served in the SS Regiment Westland, then assigned him to a construction battalion SS training ground Heidelager (Debica). 15 April 1942 he became Commander of security at the camp at Majdanek. He led the third and fourth companies among others here and company training. In April 1944 Kurz was an officer in the camp. 22 June 1944 he was transferred to the main Auschwitz camp, where he was Arbeitseinsatzführer (work leader). Finally, from November 1, 1944 was in turn Deputy Arbeitseinsatzführer in Mittelbau-Dora (Nordhausen).After the end of the war he was called  by the Vienna Public Prosecutor’s Office, but eventually after a deep investigation, he was not in the indictment.

Hitler’s architect Hermann Giesler, d. 1987 ” Giesler was joined in 1941 for the Organisation Todt (OT): as head of the “Assembly for the Baltic States Giesler”, as head of the Einsatzgruppe Russia North of the OT (1942-1944), and as Director of the OT-Einsatzgruppe VI (Bavaria and Danube gaue). As such, he had the be responsible supervision for those of concentration camp prisoners built armor factory (1944-1945).” souce: de.wikipedia.org.

Karl Nicolussi-Leck (14 March 1917 – 31 August 2008) was a Hauptsturmführer (Captain) in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.When War was declared Nicolussi-Leck volunteered to join the Waffen SS (SS number 423.876) on April 10, 1940. He was posted to the SS Standarte Deutschland in the SS-VT and after completing basic training was promoted to Rottenführer (Corporal).

SS-Standartenführer (Colonel) Hans Wilhelm Kempin (7 June 1913 – 30 November 1992) was a German Waffen-SS combat and training officer who served in the SS-Standarte Deutschland, SS-Regiment Der Führer and later commanded the 547. Volksgrenadier-Division, 38. SS-Grenadierdivision Nibelungen (the name Nibelungen comes from German mythology, which was the name of a lineage of dwarves, who were defeated by Siegfried), 32.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division 30.January ), and the Waffen-SS Unterführerschule in Laibach (Ljubljana). After the war he worked in agriculture and owned one of the most technically advanced farms in Germany. Hans Kempin died on 30 November 1992 at the age of 79.

Richard Schulze (2 October 1914 in Berlin-Spandau – 3 July 1988 in Düsseldorf) was a Waffen-SS officer during World War II who reached the rank of SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel). During World War II, Schulze commanded the 38. SS-Grenadierdivision Nibelungen, SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz and served as a Waffen-SS adjutant to Reichsaussenminister Joachim von Ribbentrop. He was also awarded with the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold and the prestigious Finnish Vapaudenristin ritarikunta.In 1937, Richard Schulze was reassigned to the 3.SS-Totenkopf-Standarte “Thüringen” where he served as an adjutant to Theodor Eicke. Later on he worked in the same role at the SS-Hauptamt for August Heißmeyer and the Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop before rejoining the Leibstandarte in February 1940. He is pictured standing with Molotov, Ribbentrop, Stalin, and Soviet Chief of Staff Shaposnikov at the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of August 23, 1939.3 years, internment

In February 1940, Schulze to the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler was transferred and entrusted with the command of the 2nd company of the force in April. After being wounded in June 1940 during the Western campaign he was employed again until August, the staff of Ribbentrop, then again from August 1940 until August 1941 to convert his SS command. in 1941 he took part in the Balkans campaign and in the German attack on the Soviet Union, after being wounded (bullet in the left arm, shrapnel in the right forearm) to move to October 1941 as Ordonnanzoffizier (SS Adjutant) on the staff of Adolf Hitler, in which he under different local (inter alia by October 1941 until October 1942 as Ordonanzoffizier, from October 1942 to October 1943 as “personal Adjutant”) remained until December 1944. His whereabouts during these years was Hitler’s headquarters in East Prussia, the so-called Wolf’s lair. In this context, he participated as a representative of the SS from August 1942 in almost all briefings in the Führer at the Wolf’s Lair and accepted Hitler’s commands, affecting the Waffen-SS, to redirect to Himmler.At the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt, Schulze-Kossens belonged to the 14 people who were present during the assassination of explosives by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg on Hitler in the briefing barrack of the English Wolf’s Lair, in the Stauffenberg ignited his bomb.[3] In the late summer of 1944 was Schulze-Kossens to Obersturmbannführer promoted and appointed the Commander of the SS Junkerschule in bad Tölz in Bavaria, a training ground for the future “Guide elite” of the SS, which he ran from January until March 1945. After he already battalion of the SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 25 of the 12th SS-Panzer Division “Hitler Youth” in the Ardennes offensive had run II from December 1944 to January 1945, Schulze was appointed “Nibelungen” in March 1945 the Commander of 38th SS grenadier Division, which he led until March and that was the last SS unit set up before the war ended.Schulze-Kossens after the war spent three years in 13 American detention centers. In addition, he changed his name to Schulze-Kossens.

In 1948 he appeared as a witness on behalf of the American military judicial process against II Secretary of State Ernst von Weizsäcker.[4] in 1951 was Schulze-Kossens – next to Otto Kumm, Felix Steiner and Paul Hausser – one of the four founders of the help on reciprocity of the soldiers of the former Waffen-SS (HIAG). in 1985, Schulze-Kossens was on the Advisory Board of the HIAG Federal Executive.After the founding of the Federal Republic, Schulze-Kossens worked as a businessman and writer. In the 1970s he became known a wider audience through his collaborations on several documentaries about the era of national socialism, to the British production inside the Third Reich. His literary work – which essentially revolved around the story of the Waffen-SS and especially the Junkerschule derived from him in bad tölz, Germany – were mostly considered “classic apologetic history bends” by critics.

“One must naturally come to the conclusion that he knew about it – I can’t believe I knew after all, Himmler that he [a measure of this magnitude] would have done it on their own.”

Karl Adolf Ullrich (1 December 1910–8 May 1996) was an Oberführer (Senior Colonel) in the Waffen-SS, who was awarded the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves during World War II.

SS Engineer Battalion of the SS-VT 1934.  Das Reich

Dr. Hans Fischer, *same as above -listed??

Romanian Army worked closely with Einsatzgruppe D toward the massacre of Ukrainian Jews; the Romanian Army killed around 26,000 Jews in the Odessa massacre.(wiki, Holocaust in Ukraine)

Haberer points out that the ratio of German Order Police to Schutzmannschaft (Schuma) was 1:10 in both the Reichskommissariat Ukraine and Generalkommissariat Belorussia.[94] In rural areas of Belorussia and Ukraine, the ratio of Order Policeman to Schuma was 1:20, which meant that most Ukrainian and Belorussian Jews were killed by fellow Ukrainians and Belorussians commanded by German officers, rather than Germans themselves.[94]

Gebietskommissar , rulers

Gerhard Josef Arnold Erren (born March 4, 1901 in Mittenbrück; date of death unknown) was a German Nazi, who was used during the second world war as the area Commissioner in the Belarusian Slonim, where he was responsible for the murder of thousands of Jews. (15 to 25,000)

Only on 25 June 1974 Erren convicted Hamburg of to life imprisonment by the District Court.[1], The Court had found his ‘guilt in the death of 15,000 Jews’.[8] It had been a while “with dog and whip through Slonim, went and began publicly to Jews”.The prison had not compete but [3] Abdullahi, as conceded the ruling on September 16, 1975 by the Federal Supreme Court for formal reasons, and rejected the process at the District Court of Hamburg.[7] The renewed negotiations in 1976 came no longer hearing incapacity

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