SS-Obersturmbannführer Walter Renken

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Re: SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Walter Renken

Post by Igor Karpov » 04 May 2021 13:33

Ludger wrote:
04 May 2021 12:09
Very interstesting infos on Renken.
But one question: I thought that Stapo Leitstellen only had three departments (Abt. I: Verwaltung; Abt. II: Innenpolitische Polizei; Abt. III: Abwehrpolizei).
What is the function of Abteilung IV?
The function is Abwehrangelegenheiten ("Espionage").

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Re: SS-Obersturmbannführer Walter Renken

Post by Ludger » 04 May 2021 14:14

Thanks Igor.

But that's a bit puzzling because Abt. III (Abwehrpolizei) already deals with counterintelligence
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Re: SS-Obersturmbannführer Walter Renken

Post by steve248 » 04 May 2021 15:59

Ludger

The Abteilungen I to III you mention are the original designation; in 1943 (I think) these Abteilungen were changed to those used in the RSHA Ämter. So Abteilung IV was Gestapo functions.

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Re: SS-Obersturmbannführer Walter Renken

Post by Ludger » 06 May 2021 10:57

Thanks a lot Steve.

Yes I know the formal organisation of the RSHA. But the riddle remains the same for me.

The departments II (Innenpolitische Polizei) and III (Abwehrpolizei) already were Gestapo functions. So what's the use of etsablishing another Gestapo-department within a Gestapoleitstelle?

Or had the first three departments been reorganized and got new tasks and names? If so could you help me on with the new names?

Thanks in advance.
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