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Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

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Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby Max Williams on 23 Apr 2007 11:35

Who was the chief of Sipo und SD in Slovakia in December 1944 please? I believe he held the rank of SS-Obersturmbannführer.
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Postby steve248 on 23 Apr 2007 17:04

Dr Josef Witiska
10 Sept 1944, appointed Chef, Einsatzgruppe H, Slowakei
27 Nov 1944, M.d.W.d.G. als BdS beim bevollmächtigen deutschen General in der Slowakei
30 Jan 1945, promoted to SS-Staf requested from this date
(source: SS-Officer file)
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Postby Max Williams on 23 Apr 2007 17:30

Thanks Steve.
Anyone have bio details and/or photo please?
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Postby George_W on 23 Apr 2007 17:52

Hello

Dr.Josef Witiska
born 5.07.1894 Iglau
KdS Lemberg 01.1943-1944
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Postby steve248 on 23 Apr 2007 20:21

Dr Josef Witiska
5 July 1894, born Iglau (present day Jihlava, CZ)
1914-1918, WW1; final rank Oberltn d.R.
1920, demobilized;
1922, returned to Gymnasium to take his Abitur; subsequently studied Rechtswissenschaft; promovierte Dr jur; employed by police as Verwaltungsjurist by Wien police and Pol.direktion Graz
1 Sept 1926, married
1 March 1938, SS No. 422296
(possibly same date joined NS with No. 6289103)
1939, Stapo Graz
Apr 1941, Vertreter of Leiter IV, KdS Untersteiermark (Marburg)
5 June 1941, "Sipo Einsatz...Böhmen-Mähren", until 19 Feb 1943
mid 1942, promoted ORR, with Stapo Prag
9 Nov 1942, SS-Ostubaf
20 Feb 1943, appointed KdS Lemberg (until 9 Sept 1944)
10 Sept 1944, Chef, Einsatzgruppe H in Slowakei, based at Pressburg
27 Nov 1944, M.d.W.d.G. als BdS beim bevollmächtigen deutschen General in der Slowakei
30 Jan 1945, requested promotion date to SS-Staf.
1946, suicide on extradition to CZ

decorations:
goldene, silberne und bronzen Tapferkeits-Medaille
Fliegerbeobachterabzeichnungen
EK II
KVK II
KVK I m.S. (1944)

I do not have a photo.
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Witiska

Postby Alex on 23 Apr 2007 20:30

1914-20 in the Austrian army, including 1915-18 at the front. Since May, 1920 in the Austrian police. Since March, 1938 in gestapo Graz. 5.6.41-19.2.43 gestapo Prague (deputy of the head ). 20.2.43-9.9.44 KdS Lvov.
Pg 20.4.42 (# 6289103), SS 1.3.38 (# 422296). 9.11.42 Ostubaf..

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Postby Mikedc on 23 Apr 2007 21:42

During WW-I he served apparently as a pilot.
He was head of SD-Amt IV in Bratislava.
He was a member of Abwehrgruppe 218 within the Sipo/SD.
He was employed within the SS-RSHA.
Received the 1939 EK II on 28-10-1944.

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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby Max Williams on 29 Aug 2011 17:34

I'll resurrect this thread. Anyone provide a photo of Dr. Witiska please?
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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby Minotauros on 30 Aug 2011 08:29

SS-Obersturmbannführer und Oberregierungsrat Dr. Josef WITISKA was Kommandeur der SIPO und des SD in Distrikt Galizien (Lemberg) between 20 II 1943 and 20 VII 1944, not until 9 IX 1944.
Lviv was reached by the troops of the Red Army on 23 VII 1944 and conquered after four days of street fights (mainly in the outskirts - the German troops evacuated the city) on 27 VII 1944.
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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby Max Williams on 30 Aug 2011 09:35

Thanks, but does anyone have a photo of this elusive character please?
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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby goofy on 30 Aug 2011 21:39

Max Williams wrote:Thanks, but does anyone have a photo of this elusive character please?
Max.


Hello Max,
I am sorry for the quality, but this is the only photo of Witiska what i have got.
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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby Michael Miller on 30 Aug 2011 23:40

You are a true Forumheld, Michal. Witiska at last. Well done.

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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby Max Williams on 31 Aug 2011 00:41

Excellent. Thank you.
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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby Andrey on 23 Jan 2014 20:22

Another two his photo in SS-uniform. Prag, 16.04.1942
Source: CTK.

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Re: Chef Sipo und SD Slovakia

Postby goofy on 23 Jan 2014 21:26

Andrey,
this is an amazing ID of Josef Witiska from you. Many thanks.
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