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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Georges JEROME » 01 Nov 2009 10:25

the proof :

the austrian SS Hermann Höfle from staff Globocnik born at Salzburg
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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by J. Duncan » 01 Nov 2009 17:20

Thanks for posting photo of Globocnik's "Höfle"...this man is somewhat of a shadow without a book /written biography. I've read snippets that he and "Globus" (as Himmler affectionately called Odilo Globocnik) were quite close, getting drunk together between "operations"...another of Globocnik's colleagues and drinking buddies was Ernst (?) Lerch, who apparently survived the war....he was another murky figure from "Operation Reinhard".

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by J. Duncan » 01 Nov 2009 17:28

Rudolf Höss in his memoirs mentions in his appendix on Globocnik that he (Globocnik) and his staff were notorious for their consumption of large quantities of alcohol. Several books mention Globocnik as an "alcoholic" and even a "drunken lout"....I'm sometimes curious if alcoholism was a by-product of the Final Solution or if it even propelled it further, making many of these men callous and indifferent to what they were doing. A book could actually be written on the subject since many Nazi big-wigs were heavy drinkers or outright alcoholics (Dr. Robert Ley and Paul Blobel come to mind) but I digress here.

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Georges JEROME » 01 Nov 2009 17:59

heavy drinkers can be found in others branches of SS less exposed to final solution or Einsatzgruppen, also in Wehrmacht and ...any army at all levels.
there is in files of seniors SS-leaders in peace time a number of admonition for drinking excess.
Alcool is an addiction.
therefore the executionners of mass killing in Russia sometimes drink during action. That was in this case not addiction but necessity to sustain moral.

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by itaiv40 » 01 Nov 2009 21:03

[quote="J. Duncan"]...this man is somewhat of a shadow without a book /written biography. [/quote]

Not accurate. See (in french): Ajenstat, Charles et al [i]Hermann Höfle : l'autrichien artisan de la Shoah en Pologne[/i] (2006).

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by J. Duncan » 01 Nov 2009 22:36

accurate: "this man is somewhat of a shadow without a book / written biography...in english."

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by anderscaro » 16 Nov 2010 10:24

I think that it is possible that the two Hermann Höfles may have been confused in the historical accounts. On this site there are photographs of Hermann Höfle who reportedly committed suicide in 1962, which are said to be photographs of the Hermann Höfle who was executed in 1947. If you read the book, 'Strawberries with the Führer', by Helga Tiscenko, who is the daughter of Hermann Höfle who was executed in 1947, you will see the photograph of her father.

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by nobodyofnote » 01 Aug 2011 06:39

anderscaro wrote:I think that it is possible that the two Hermann Höfles may have been confused in the historical accounts. On this site there are photographs of Hermann Höfle who reportedly committed suicide in 1962, which are said to be photographs of the Hermann Höfle who was executed in 1947. If you read the book, 'Strawberries with the Führer', by Helga Tiscenko, who is the daughter of Hermann Höfle who was executed in 1947, you will see the photograph of her father.
The book has just been made into a film:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/cu ... utary-tale

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SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS und der Polizei Hermann Höfle

Post by Thegame86 » 25 Aug 2015 08:02

Hello

I am new to this forum. I am a collector Military. I came across dagger which probably belonged to Hermann Höfle . Is the name and date of August 1934 Munich. Then he was the leader of NSKK. Looking for more information about him I found his daughter Helga Tiscenko and a book she wrote Strawberries with the Führer. Very interesting story . I put pictures of dagger, please opinion.

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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS und der Polizei Hermann Höfle

Post by Georges JEROME » 25 Aug 2015 10:57

not the same .
your Hermann Höfle born on 12.09.1898 was a former SA-Standartenführer who join NSKK on 1.10.34 and finally join SS on 1.7.1943
final rank SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS und der Polizei

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