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Summer 1940 he was in Munich Freimann with Ersatzbatallion SS-Deutschland, basic training course for medical staff.
Autumn 1940 he was stationed in Weimar Buchenwald as Battalion-Physician of 14th SS-Totenkopf-Standarte. There was no "official" connection with the Buchenwald concentration camp at that time. On the contrary, the letters suggest that he had difficulties finding out about what went on in the camp at that time.
One interesting thing that he mentions in one letter (Sept. 25, 1940) is that also in the area of the SS-Barracks private photography was not allowed because of the nearby concentration camp. People did it anyway, but got in trouble if they were caught.
December 1940 his unit was moved to the occupied Netherlands. At that time he was SS-Untersturmführer.
They had a son named Gernot Samek who was born around 1939.
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