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SS-Oberführer Dr.jur. Horst Bender

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SS-Oberführer Dr.jur. Horst Bender

Postby David Thompson on 10 Jun 2003 17:38

Does anyone have any more information on SS-Oberführer Dr. jur. Horst Bender? I've already looked at Michael Miller's Axis Biographical Research site and run Google and WiseNut searches.

Bender, Dr. jur. Horst (24.2.1905-?) [SS-Oberführer] -- NSDAP-Nr.: 1261871; SS-Nr.: 122746; chief of staff, SS-District I (Stabsf. Abschn. I) (on 1 Jul 1934); SS-Judge (Dienstaltersliste der Schutzstaffel der NSDAP [1 Jul 1934]; Dienstaltersliste der Schutzstaffel der NSDAP [9 Nov 1944]) {survived war; still living and practicing law at Stuttgart 1973.}
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Postby chrish on 10 Jun 2003 18:51

Bender Horst

K.V.K I mit Schwertern, SS-Totenkopfring, SS-Ehrendegen, Länderauszeichnungen

Jura-Studium in Breslau u. Königsberg
Richter bei der SS-Division "Das Reich",
SS-Richterlicher Verbindungsführer im Pers. Stab RFSS,
Persönlicher Stab RFSS : SS-Richter beim RFSS ( Rechtsberater des RFSS ), Leiter der Hauptabteilung

NSDAP-Nr.: 1.261.870, seit 01.08.1932
SS-Nr.: 122.746 , seit 01.04.1933

geb. 24.02.1905 Lyck, Ostpreussen
gest. 08.11.1987

SS-Ustuf. 25.08.1934
SS-Ostuf. 20.04.1935
SS-Hstuf. 20.04.1936
SS-Stubaf. 09.11.1938
SS-Ostubaf. 30.01.1941
SS-Staf. 09.11.1943
SS-Oberf. 01.01.1945
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Postby David Thompson on 10 Jun 2003 19:11

Thanks, crish!
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Postby Phil Nix on 11 Jun 2003 10:17

Hi David
Horst Bender
Party 1.8.1932
SS 1.4.1933
with 6/61. Standarte 1.4.33 - 15.12.33
with 2/II/61 to 20.6.34
MWGB Stabsführer SS Ab I to 20.3.35
Gerichtsassessor SS Ab I to 12.6.35
Im Stab SS-Gericht to 27.9.35
Kdrt. Zentralkanzlei SS-HA to 10.10.1935
in Ganzamt Zentralkanzlei SS-HA to 1.1.1937
Untersuchungsführer SS-Ob Südwest to 9.1.37
beim Abt III in SS-HA und Kdrt. SS-Ob Ost to 24.2.37
Untersuchungsführer SS-VT to 15.8.39
Kdrt. Ganzamt in SS-VT to 1.10.39
Führer Ganzamt SS-Hauptamt Gericht t0 8.5.1945
Kdrt. SS-Division "Das Reich" 7.5.42 - 6.6.42
Leiter Hauptabteilung III (SS-Richter) in der Stabsführung des HA Persönlicher Stab des Reichsführers-SS
1.4.42 - 8.5.1945

RANKs
SS-Mann 1.10.1933
SS-Unterscharführer 15.12.33
SS-Oberscharführer 20.12.33
SS-Ustuf. 25.8.34
SS-Ostuf. 20.4.35
SS-Hstuf. 20.4.36
SS-Stubaf. 9.11.38
SS-Ostubaf. 30.1.41
SS-Ustuf. der W-SS 7.5.42
SS-Staf. and Staf. der W-SS 9.11.43
SS-Oberf. and Oberf. der W-SS 1.1.45

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Postby David Thompson on 11 Jun 2003 16:18

Thanks philmil!
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Re: Horst Bender

Postby BB-WA on 29 Jul 2011 08:04

Hi Phil
I was looking for info on Horst Bender and found this very old post down in the dungeon. As usual you supplied excellent info.

My question is you make several references to "Ganzamt" in your postings for Bender.

in Ganzamt Zentralkanzlei SSHA to 1.1.1937
Untersuchungsführer SS Ob Sudwest to 9.1.37
beim Abt III in SSHA und Kdrt SS Ob Ost to 24.2.37
Untersuchungsfuhrer SSVT to 15.8.39
Kdrt Ganzamt in SSVT to 1.10.39
Fuhrer Ganzamt SS Hauptamt Gericht t0 8.5.1945


I don't have such an office in my office structures or have ever come across the term before.

Was this a self standing Amt or located under one of the other Ämter in the SS-HA and Hauptamt SS-Gericht and what was its function??

I also found him as Ostubaf.d.W-SS. in the 1942 and 1943 DAL's not as Ustuf.d.W-SS.

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Re: SS-Oberführer Dr.jur. Horst Bender

Postby Polizei51 on 01 Aug 2011 16:37

Hi BB-WA,

Ganzamt is a typo mistake, it should be spellt Gnadenamt which means "Clemency Office".

The info below was taken from this forum, posted by Steve from St. Albans, I believe?

Amt III: Gnadenamt.
This department (i) commented on the carrying out of punishments inflicted by SS-Gerichts; (ii) to keep an eye on prisoners in SS prison camps; and (iii) to submit to HIMMLER suggestions for reduction of sentences. Members of SS or police who received sentences of severe imprisonment ("Zuchthaus") were sent to a punishment camp at DACHAU. Men with ordinary prison sentences ("Gefängnis") were sent to a punishment camp at DANZIG-MATZKAU.

Hope this helps you out.

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Re: SS-Oberführer Dr.jur. Horst Bender

Postby BB-WA on 02 Aug 2011 05:59

Hi Peter
Thanks Peter the typo threw me and I've now found it in my SS-Gericht files. I also had Steve's notations but thanks for mentioning them.

But now have another problem, Bender is not listed as Gruppenleiter on my file instead I have Kegel and Burmeister as Gruppenleiters. So were Kegel and Burmeister (i.V.) to Bender, although I find no indication this was so, while most of Bender's time was spent in his other post in the Hauptamt Persönlicher Stab RFSS?? Can anyone help me on this.

Amtsgruppe III - Gnadenwesen Strafvollzug.: - Pardons and the Execution of Sentences -
Gruppenleiter -
00.00.1943. - 00.00.1945. - SS-Obersturmbannführer. u. Obersturmbannführer.d.W-SS. Günther Burmeister SS# 220 455 - (not in 1937 DAL, Stubaf 00.00.00, Ostubaf.u.Ostubaf d.W-SS. 09.11.42, [Staf.u.Staf.d.W-SS. 30.01.45]) -
00.00.1941. - 00.00.1943. - SS-Hauptsturmführer. Bruno Kegel SS# 24 504 - (Ustuf 01.06.35, Ostuf 20.04.36, Hstuf 20.04.37, [Stubaf 00.00.45]) -
00.00.0000. - 00.00.1941. - ?????????

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Re: SS-Oberführer Dr.jur. Horst Bender

Postby Helge on 02 Aug 2011 09:33

Two SS enlistment or service contracts signed by Himmler. A) SS-Hauptsturmführer Horst Bender, February 24th 1937, signed by Himmler and Bender and stamped "63185" in upper right corner. B) SS Untersturmführer Alois Steinkogler, November 12th 1937. Hand signed by Heinrich Himmler and Steinkogler.

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Re: SS-Oberführer Dr.jur. Horst Bender

Postby BB-WA on 29 Aug 2011 07:13

One more try before it gets lost in the sands of time again. Can anyone help with info for an answer to my query above.

According to his Bio by Phil above, Bender was
Amtsgruppe III - Gnadenwesen Strafvollzug.: - Pardons and the Execution of Sentences -
Gruppenleiter -
01.10.1939. - 08.05.1945. - Horst Bender SS# 122 746 - zug. 01.04.1942. - 08.05.1945, Leiter, Hauptabteilung III (SS-Richter) in der Stabsführung des Hauptamt Persönlicher Stab des Reichsführers-SS

In my SS-Gericht file I have instead.

Amtsgruppe III - Gnadenwesen Strafvollzug.: - Pardons and the Execution of Sentences -
Gruppenleiter -
00.00.1943. - 00.00.1945. - SS-Obersturmbannführer. u. Obersturmbannführer.d.W-SS. Günther Burmeister SS# 220 455 - (first officer rank Stubaf.u.Stubaf.d.W-SS. 15.08.39, Ostubaf.u.Ostubaf d.W-SS. 09.11.42, [Staf.u.Staf.d.W-SS. 30.01.45]) -
00.00.1941. - 00.00.1943. - SS-Hauptsturmführer. Bruno Kegel SS# 24 504 - (Ustuf 01.06.35, Ostuf 20.04.36, Hstuf 20.04.37, [Stubaf 00.00.45]) -
(01.10.1939. - 00.00.1941.) - Could this where Bender fits that is missing on my file????????? and Kegel was possibly (i.V.) to Bender for a time, until becoming Gruppenleiter, while Bender took up full time duty as Leiter, Hauptabteilung III (SS-Richter) in der Stabsführung des Hauptamt Persönlicher Stab des Reichsführers-SS??

I have nothing else on Kegel as he only made Stubaf in 1945

In the 01.10.1942 DAL Burmeister is listed as HA SS-Gericht.
In the 01.10.1943 DAL Burmeister is listed as HA SS-Gericht.
In the 01.10.1944 DAL Burmeister is listed as HA SS-Gericht, Chef Amt III.

In the 01.10.1942 DAL Bender is listed as Pers. Stab RFSS.
In the 30.01.1944 DAL Bender is listed as Pers. Stab RFSS.

Any help on this would be much appreciated and put me out of my misery.
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