SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by trespasser07 » 01 Feb 2013 23:36

Thanks for the correction Max. Will Prützmann feature in one of your future books, I am intrested in the man but he seems something of an enigma.

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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by Minotauros » 06 Feb 2013 23:07

The unique picture of SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Dr. med. Max THOMAS [BdS Ukraine] and of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Hans-Adolf PRÜUTZMANN [Kyiv, 1942].
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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by Max Williams » 06 Feb 2013 23:16

It's not a unique photo. It's quite well known and has been published in a few books.
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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by Minotauros » 07 Feb 2013 14:52

Max, it's unique because it's the only known photo showing THOMAS and PRÜTZMANN together.

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Post by Max Williams » 07 Feb 2013 16:16

Minotauros wrote:Max, it's unique because it's the only known photo showing THOMAS and PRÜTZMANN together.
Sorry, but no it's not.
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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by trespasser07 » 08 Feb 2013 11:00

Has anyone any other images of Prützmann, maybe after he was captured?

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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by Peter » 08 Feb 2013 14:29

Now that would be interesting, the period between his capture and suicide seem to lack documentation/photography. It seems there is virtually nothing in the London National Archives or Imperial War Museum. Records concerning his suicide seem to elude even the most patient researchers.

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 09 Feb 2013 15:50

He has a rather lengthy illustrated biography in the recently released below along with the other 10 independent higher ranking GC holders (Wolff, Jeckeln, von dem Bach, Rösener, Harster, etc)
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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by trespasser07 » 13 Feb 2013 13:49

Hi Mark, I have had a look on Bender-Publishing and I could not see this new edition advertised, is it to be released in the near future? I look forward to reading your biographies on Prutzmann and Jeckeln.

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Post by Mark Costa » 13 Feb 2013 19:29

Trepasser:

Go back to Bender's site main page and click on "ORDER". You will see Mark's new book there for ordering. The site does not yet have the announcement but you are able to buy it already. I purchased mine the other day.

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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by trespasser07 » 13 Feb 2013 23:06

Thank you Mark :)

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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by goofy » 20 Feb 2013 21:51

Here is not bad photo of Prützmann with Lorenz in the back seat of the car. Who is the SS officer next to them? Anyone famous?
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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by trespasser07 » 02 May 2014 20:09

Himmler, Prützmann and Heydrich before the war (scroll down on page);

http://www.lucavalente.it/modules.php?n ... le&sid=112

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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by von thoma » 23 Mar 2017 02:10

Was Hans-Adolf Prützmann SS-Oberstgruppenführer only by appointment, or was his effective rank ?
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Re: SS-Obergruppenführer Hans-Adolf Prützmann

Post by Mark Costa » 23 Mar 2017 03:16

The promotion to SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer has never been confirmed. This came about from an interview that both Karl Wolff and Julius Schaub gave in the 1950's. Wolff always claimed that he and Prützmann were promoted to the rank effective April 20, 1945. At first glance this would seem correct as many SS promotions were announced on Hitler's birthday --ie April 20th. In the 1950's Julius Schaub gave an interview where he recalled an April 1945 meeting between Wolff and Hitler. Schaub stated that upon greeting Wolff, Hitler "congratulated Wolff upon his recent promotion". This seems to give credence to Wolff's claims. But without any other documentation neither promotion for Wolff or Prützmann is nothing more than speculation.

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