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Max de Crinis

Postby Georges JEROME on 01 Jan 2006 12:53

Max de Crinis
Pg 688 247
SS 276 171
29.5.89
oberstarzt der R
9.11.43 SS standartenführer
1944 RSHA

he was a leading member of the german psychatric medecine.
psychiatrist at the Un of Graz in Austria, he flew in 1933 after the Dollfuss putsch. Member of the NS party since 1931.
He joined SS in 1936.
Prior the war he work at the psychiatric clinic of Koln.
On 21 1939 he replaced Dr Bonhoeffer as psychiatric director of the Clinic "La charité" of Berlin.
He worked with RuSHA
on 1941 he became Med director of Amt W in Min. fur Erziehung und Wissenschaft

He was opponent to "psychotherapy" in the Psychiatry (Freund tendancies of the modern psychiatry).

but the odd part of his bio was he was involved in the Venlo incident with Schellenberg (a close friend) in 1939.
What were his connections with SD ?


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Postby Max Williams on 01 Jan 2006 13:01

de Crinis was not a close friend of Schellenberg, but he was a close friend of the Heydrichs with whom he frequently went riding in Berlin. No doubt he met Schellenberg through his personal connections with Heydrich. He masqueraded as one of the German army officers who met Best and Stevens prior to the Venlo incident.
His undoubted role in the Euthanasia Programme needs further investigation.
He committed suicide with his wife at the end of the war.
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Postby Dieter Zinke on 01 Jan 2006 14:22

Wonderful pic, cher Georges!

Max de Crinis
01.11.1938 - 02.05.1945 Ordinarius für Psychiatrie und Neurologie an der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin
00.10.1944 - 02.05.1945 als Oberstarzt d. R. Beratender Psychiater bei der Heeressanitätsinspektion (succeeding Oberstarzt Prof. Dr. Otto Wuth)

Hitler presented in occasion of a dinner in the Reichskanzlei after the Venlo-incident the EK I to Schellenberg, Max de Crinis and Bernhard Christensen.

See also:
Georg Berger: “Die Beratenden Psychiater des deutschen Heers 1939 bis 1945“.
Peter Lang GmbH Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main/Berlin/Bern/New York/Paris/Wien, 1998

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Postby Max Williams on 01 Jan 2006 15:39

Dieter Zinke wrote:Hitler presented in occasion of a dinner in the Reichskanzlei after the Venlo-incident the EK I to Schellenberg, Max de Crinis and Bernhard Christensen.
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I believe these were the first EK1 personal presentations by Hitler of the war.
See also "Reinhard Heydrich - The Biography" which covers this event and includes photos of de Crinis.
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Postby Georges JEROME on 01 Jan 2006 15:52

you will notice that the pic of Max de CRINIS from his personal files copyrighted US Berlin Document Center (now Bundearchiv Berlin).

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Postby Max Williams on 15 Jan 2006 17:42

Does anyone have more information about his suicide pact with his wife please?
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Postby jv on 15 Jan 2006 23:44

Max Williams wrote:Does anyone have more information about his suicide pact with his wife please?
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The internet provides the following information & links:

•1945 Im Auftrag von Walter Schellenberg Beurteilung des Gesundheitszustand Hitlers wegen Verdacht auf Morbus Parkinson auf Grundlage von Filmen. Beteiligung an Bestrebungen, Himmler als Nachfolger Hitlers einzusetzen und separate Friedensverhandlungen mit den Westmächten zu führen.
Suizid mit Zyankali gemeinsam mit seiner Ehefrau. Sterbeurkunde im Standesamt Stahnsdorf Nr. 179/1946 vom 28.05.1946.
Quellen:
http://www.langenacht-suedwestkirchhof.de/Vorschau 2004/de Crinis Beschreibung.htm
http://www.charite.de/neurologie/geschi ... rinis.html
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