SS ID Quiz

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Re: SS ID Quiz

Post by Max Williams » 30 Jun 2020 11:42

Clue 1: Fanatical anti-Semite.

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Post by steve248 » 30 Jun 2020 12:46

Is this an early photo Julius Streicher?

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Post by Max Williams » 30 Jun 2020 13:10

No, Steve. Streicher was never in the SS.
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Post by Max Williams » 30 Jun 2020 18:02

Clue 2: cigars.

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Post by Max Williams » 01 Jul 2020 00:21

Clue 3: retired from the SS before the end of the war.

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Post by Max Williams » 01 Jul 2020 16:54

Clue 4: a major figure in Jewish resettlement programme.

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Re: SS ID Quiz

Post by Max Williams » 02 Jul 2020 16:31

Clue 5: For a short time, commanded a Jewish labour camp in Lemberg.

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Post by Max Williams » 02 Jul 2020 17:13

Clue 6: Another bit of help...On the staff of Fritz Katzmann.

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Re: SS ID Quiz

Post by Max Williams » 03 Jul 2020 01:24

This one has apparently proved too difficult for everyone. It is SS-Obersturmführer Robert Geschwendtner, Referent of SSPF Galicia, Fritz Katzmann, and administrative leader of forced labour camps. Heavily implicated in the evacuation of Galician Jews and personally responsible for the murder of numerous Jews, his only post-war conviction was for his brutal participation in the Dogger armament project for BMW. He was sentenced to 1 year 4 months in prison, but was deemed unfit for trial in the greater crime of the murder of thousands of Galician Jews.
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Re: SS ID Quiz

Post by Max Williams » 03 Jul 2020 01:50

This one is a bit easier. Who is this?
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Re: SS ID Quiz

Post by goofy » 03 Jul 2020 09:58

It is Walter Opländer.
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Re: SS ID Quiz

Post by Max Williams » 03 Jul 2020 16:42

Correct.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 03 Jul 2020 17:00

Max Williams wrote:
03 Jul 2020 01:24
This one has apparently proved too difficult for everyone. It is SS-Obersturmführer Robert Geschwendtner, Referent of SSPF Galicia, Fritz Katzmann, and administrative leader of forced labour camps. Heavily implicated in the evacuation of Galician Jews and personally responsible for the murder of numerous Jews, his only post-war conviction was for his brutal participation in the Dogger armament project for BMW. He was sentenced to 1 year 4 months in prison, but was deemed unfit for trial in the greater crime of the murder of thousands of Galician Jews.
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Thanks very much for the info, first time I hear about this individual.

Cheers,
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Re: SS ID Quiz

Post by Max Williams » 03 Jul 2020 18:38

No problem Ivan. Geschwendtner owned a cigar shop. He joined the NSDAP in 1931 and the SS in 1933. He was responsible for the labour camps along the central supply route for Heeresgruppe Süd between Breslau and the Caucasus. For a while he commanded a Jewish camp on Czwartaków Street in Lemberg. His colleagues were Rudolf Röder and Hans Hildebrand. He was unusually released from the SS in late 1942 at the relatively young age of 50. Geschwendtner is quoted as saying at his trial in 1950, "...we simply let them spend a few nights in tents at the mountain. I'm sure that way the little kids will be frozen to death, and we'll use the old ones as work animals".
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Sorry Michal...over to you.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 03 Jul 2020 20:04

Thanks for the additional info, Max. (Damn, what a douche... And all he got was 16 months in prison! Sadly, he was not the only one who got away with more than a light punishment.)

OK, over to Michal :)

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