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SS-Obersturmführer Heinrich Bergmann

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SS-Obersturmführer Heinrich Bergmann

Postby Ryan81 on 30 Sep 2007 20:21

He was head of the Kripo in Estonia during the genocide of Jews there in 1941.
Does anyone know what his post-war fate was? I can't seem to find any info on him anywhere, other than he was a member of the Kripo & Sonderkommando 1a.

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Postby Mikedc on 01 Oct 2007 22:24

Sorry Ryan,

Don't have him in my files.

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Postby Ryan81 on 02 Oct 2007 08:00

Mikedc wrote:Sorry Ryan,

Don't have him in my files.

Greetings,
Mike


That's ok, Mikedc. I assume if there's no info on AHF already, no one's probably even heard of him.

It mentions him in Raul Hilberg's third volume of "Destruction of the European Jews" as a footnote. It was in a communique between an Estonian war criminal, Jaan Viik (who was executed in Estonia in 1961/2) and himself, concerning the murder of Gypsies in Harku.

I assume if he was in Estonia, there's a good chance the Soviets caught up with him and executed him but who knows.....
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Postby Mikedc on 02 Oct 2007 09:37

Hey Ryan,

You're right, we can't have it all.
But at least I also did find his name in the following article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_ ... et_Estonia


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Postby Peter J. Hertel on 02 Oct 2007 16:17

Bergmann, Heinrich SS-Hstuf. 23 June 1943.
SS-Nr. 372 279
Head of Abteilung I/II of the KdS in Reval from 29 January 1943.
Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from summer 1942 to February 1943.
Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from May 1943 to 26 June 1943.
Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from 18 March 1944 until retreating from the Russian attacks.

Head of Abteilung V of the KdS in Reval turn of the year 1941/42 to spring 1942.
Head of Abteilung V of the KdS in Reval from July 1942 to 1944.
In 1955 became a member of the BKA Bundeskriminalamt and pensioned off in 1962.
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Postby Ryan81 on 02 Oct 2007 22:49

Thanks for that, Peter. Obviously one of those who escaped justice.
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Bergmann

Postby Alex on 04 Oct 2007 08:29

Peter,

Bergmann was Leiter IV with KdS Tallinn, not with KdS Riga.

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Postby Peter J. Hertel on 04 Oct 2007 16:34

Thanks Alex,

I meant to put Reval instead of Riga. It is now been corrected.

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Postby Mikedc on 04 Oct 2007 19:25

Hey guys,

Confusing stuff. Peter never wrote KdS Riga, he wrote KdS Reval the whole time.

So tell me when I'm correct.
Head of Abteilung I/II of the KdS in Reval from 29 January 1943. This was Reval??

Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from summer 1942 to Februaruy 1943. This had to be Tallinn??

Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from May 1943 to 26 June 1943. This had to be Tallinn??

Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from 18 March 1944 until retreating from the Russian attacks. This had to be Tallinn??

Head of Abteilung V of the KdS in Reval turn of the year 1941/42 to spring 1942. This was Reval??

Head of Abteilung V of the KdS in Reval from July 1942 to 1944. This was Reval??


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Postby Fennicus on 04 Oct 2007 19:37

Mikedc wrote:Hey guys,

Confusing stuff. Peter never wrote KdS Riga, he wrote KdS Reval the whole time.

So tell me when I'm correct.
Head of Abteilung I/II of the KdS in Reval from 29 January 1943. This was Reval??

Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from summer 1942 to Februaruy 1943. This had to be Tallinn??

Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from May 1943 to 26 June 1943. This had to be Tallinn??

Substitute Head of Abteilung IV of the KdS in Reval from 18 March 1944 until retreating from the Russian attacks. This had to be Tallinn??

Head of Abteilung V of the KdS in Reval turn of the year 1941/42 to spring 1942. This was Reval??

Head of Abteilung V of the KdS in Reval from July 1942 to 1944. This was Reval??


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Hello Mikedc,

Reval is the German (and also Swedish) name for Tallinn.

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Postby Mikedc on 04 Oct 2007 20:14

Sorry Markus, didn't know that, my mistake(could have looked it up).

But this means Peter didn't made any mistakes at all??? All he wrote down here is totally correct???


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Re: Obersturmführer Heinrich Bergmann

Postby paolosilv on 29 Jan 2011 10:18

Bergmann, Heinrich
born 10 April 1900
:welcome: † 1 March 1984
Gestapo, Estonia July 1942 to 1944.
In 1955 became a member of the BKA Bundeskriminalamt and pensioned off in 1962.

source: wikipedia.deutsch, under
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kreis_Unna_(1930 1974)
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Postby history1 on 16 Feb 2011 19:01

Fennicus wrote:[...]Hello Mikedc,
Reval is the German (and also Swedish) name for Tallinn.
Regards
Markus

You should better say "was":
The previously used official German name Reval (Russian: Ревель) was replaced after Estonia became independent in 1918–1920
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallinn
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