Said to be a SS-Stubaf with RSHA VI Wi and "Chef der Falschgeldvertriebsorganisation".
Fritz/Friedrich Schwend/Schwendt alias Dr Wendig and others. Said to have birthdate of
6 Nov 1906.
In 1950s said to have lived in Peru/Chile
“Nazi on trial
Hitler’s master forger, Friedrich Schwendt, will go on trial in Munich tomorrow charged with a wartime manslaughter. Schwendt, now 72, was the key figure in ‘Operation Bernhard,’ the Nazi plot to undermine the British economy by swamping the world with forged sterling notes in the last year of the war.
“Schwend, alias Dr Wendig, held the rank of SS colonel and was in charge of the distribution apparatus at Castle Labers, near Merano in northern Italy. He later told his American captors that the counterfeit money amounted to nearly £15 million.
“In August 1944, one of his collaborators, Teofilio Kamber, was arrested while trying to run off with a bag of forged notes. He was shot dead on the way to court-martial, apparently on the orders of Reich security chief Ernst Kaltenbrunner. The West German prosecutors allege that Schwend shot the man after telling him to run away.”
source: The Daily Telegraph (London), 29 April 1979
I have no information on the outcome of the trial.