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SS-Oberführer Friedrich Panzinger

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SS-Oberführer Friedrich Panzinger

Postby Phil Nix on 06 Sep 2005 13:37

Panzinger led the Gruppe IVA in RHSA 8.1940 - 4.9.1943, who succeeded him?
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Postby Ludger on 06 Sep 2005 15:36

Hi Phil,

according to Nuremburg Document ND 219-L: Geschäftsverteilungsplan des Reichssicherheitshauptamtes (Stand: 01.10.1943) Panzinger was still leader of group II-A

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Postby Phil Nix on 06 Sep 2005 16:48

Ludger wrote:Hi Phil,

according to Nuremburg Document ND 219-L: Geschäftsverteilungsplan des Reichssicherheitshauptamtes (Stand: 01.10.1943) Panzinger was still leader of group II-A

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So he held on to his post in RHSA whilst he was in Charge of EG A and was BdS Ostland However who succeeded him when he took over as Chef Amtsgruppe V RHSA Sept 1944
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Gruppenleiter, RSHA IV A

Postby steve248 on 07 Sep 2005 07:56

One note I have suggests that in 1945 this post was filled
by Walter Huppenkothen.
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Postby Phil Nix on 07 Sep 2005 10:19

Thanks
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Postby Peter J. Hertel on 08 Sep 2005 16:19

Hi,

From an offical roster for RSHA AMT IV, dated the 10 february 1945, Friedrich Panzinger is listed as head of Referat IV A 1 - Opposition and Walter Huppenkothen as head of Referat IV A 3 - Abwehr, from 2 February 1945, succeeding SS-Ostubaf. Quetting.

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Postby Phil Nix on 09 Sep 2005 10:22

Peter J. Hertel wrote:Hi,

From an offical roster for RSHA AMT IV, dated the 10 february 1945, Friedrich Panzinger is listed as head of Referat IV A 1 - Opposition and Walter Huppenkothen as head of Referat IV A 3 - Abwehr, from 2 February 1945, succeeding SS-Ostubaf. Quetting.

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Postby Phil Nix on 09 Sep 2005 12:39

Here is a copy of page 2 of a sheet from RHSA dated 21.11.1944 showing Quetting taking over from Huppenkothen
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RSHA IV A

Postby steve248 on 13 Sep 2005 16:37

SS-Stubaf KD Dr jur Karl Schaefer, RSHA IV A3a, was captured by US forces at Frankfurt/Main on 27 July 1945. When he was interrogated on 12 Sept 1945 he gave the organization of RSHA IV A as of February 1945 -

Gruppenleiter IV A - RD Walter Huppenkothen

Leiter IV A1 - ORR Litzenberg
Leiter IV A2 - KD Horst Kopkow
Leiter IV A3 - RR Quetting
Leiter IV A4 - not quoted (wonder why? - it was Eichmann)
Leiter IV A5 - KR Sanders
Leiter IV A6 - ORR Dr Berndorff

and IV B for interest:

Gruppenleiter IV B - ORR Lischka
Leiter IV B1 - ORR Dr Hoehner
Leiter IV B2 - RR Wolff
Leiter IV B3 - KR Ahrens
Leiter IV B4 - MR Krause

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Postby Tordenskiold on 17 Sep 2005 08:53

Hi, everybody

Unfortunately, I don’t have Mark Yerger’s "German Cross in Silver Holders of the SS and Police.", so I did an Axis Biographical and forum search on Panzinger and this is what I found. Can anybody fill in the blanks or correct any mistakes.

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Panzinger, Dr. jur. Friedrich

Born: ?
Died: 31.08.1959 in his apartment in München of a stroke after attempting suicide, when the German police tried to arrest him for war crimes.
NSDAP-Nr.: ?
SS-Nr.: 322 118

Regierungsrat, ?

20.04.1939 SS-Hauptsturmführer
09.11.1939 SS-Sturmbannführer
01.01.1941 SS-Obersturmbannführer
05.07.1943 SS-Standartenführer (mit Wirkung vom 20.04.1943)
24.09.1943 SS-Oberführer
14.10.1944 Oberst der Polizei

1933 – 1938 SA service
?? Sonderbeauftragter der Sipo in Sofia
08.1940 – 04.09.1943 Chef Amt IV A in RHSA
04.09.1943 - 06.05.1944 Kommandeur Einsatzgruppe A
18.09.1943 - 20.05.1944 BdS/SD Ostland/Ukraine
? – 07.1944 Deputy Chief of the Gestapo, - July 1944
0.9.1944 - ? Chef Amt V in RHSA

Taken prisoner by Soviet troops; held after May 1950 as a war criminal and released from Soviet captivity in 1955.

08.05.1944 EKII
30.01.1942 War Merit Cross 2nd Class
01.12.1942 War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords
30.01.1943 War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords
24.11.1944 German Cross in silver
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Postby Phil Nix on 18 Sep 2005 11:38

Panzinger born 1.2.1903 Munich Party Nr 5017341 Sonderbeauftragter in Sofia 29.6.40 - 8.40, Stellver chef Amt IV 20.5.1944 - 9.1944 Chef Amt V 9.1944 - 1945. Awarded the Commanders Cross of the Bulgarian civil Service Order 23.9.41
also awarded the SA Sports Badge in bronze, the Deutsche reitersport Badge in bronze and the Reichs Sports Badge in Silver
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Postby Tordenskiold on 18 Sep 2005 12:50

Great, thanks Phil!

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Re: Oberführer Friedrich Panzinger

Postby Minotauros on 31 Aug 2010 20:18

SS-Oberführer und Oberst der Polizei Dr. jur. Friedrich PANZINGER
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Re: Oberführer Friedrich Panzinger

Postby wolfguy on 28 Jan 2011 10:29

Where was Panzinger captured when the war ended?

Anyone know?

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Re: SS-Oberführer Friedrich Panzinger

Postby stcamp on 13 Feb 2012 00:56

Some more on Panzinger
source: http://www.archives.gov/iwg/declassifie ... eport.html

Friedrich Panzinger: The name file on Friedrich Panzinger covers mostly events between 1956, when the former SS colonel and high Gestapo official was released from Soviet prison and came to West Germany, and 1959, when he committed suicide.

Born on February 1, 1903, Panzinger became a specialist on Communist espionage-he was for a time Kopkow's superior (see Kopkow listing above). He also served as commander of the Security Police and SD in the Baltic states in 1943, a time when inmates of concentration camps there were liquidated. At the end of the war he went into hiding, but was arrested in Linz, Austria, in 1946, and imprisoned by the Soviet Union. The Soviets released Panzinger in 1956, giving him a secret mission to penetrate the BND, where some of his former colleagues were employed. Panzinger immediately reported this mission to the West German authorities, who then used him as a double agent. Apart from trying to keep both sides satisfied, Panzinger had another difficulty-the possibility that the Bavarian government would try him for war crimes. Panzinger's intelligence superiors quietly interceded with the Bavarian Justice Ministry so that he would not be arrested, but the single officer at the Ministry who had been informed on the matter was on leave when the order for Panzinger's arrest came. He committed suicide in his cell. His motives for this act remained unclear-perhaps he was depressed by the prospect of another term in prison. But the file indicates that in the reviews of the case afterwards West German intelligence authorities could not determine with any confidence whether Panzinger had ever been loyal to the West.
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