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J. Duncan wrote:This photo almost looks like a photo still from a modern film. Thanks for posting the link - I have never seen a picture of Scherner before.
Here is another photo of Scherner....posted before on this forum ...with Karl Hermann Frank and Otto von Oelhafen.
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At his final trial on 16 October, 1944, disgraced former SSPF Krakau SS-Oberführer Julian Scherner was pronounced guilty of the various charges by the SS-Gericht, verurteilt und degradiert (sentenced and demoted) to SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve and – although still nominally attached to the SS-Personalhauptamt (and retained his Allgemeine-SS rank) – posted as a Reserveführer to SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger, that very day detraining at Diviaky railway station to quell the Slovak Revolt. When Dirlewanger’s infamous command was nominally upgraded to ‘Division’ in February 1945, the corpulent and bespectacled Scherner served as IIa (Divisional Adjudant).
SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve Julian Scherner was reported killed on 28th April, 1944, near Märkisch Buchholz during 9.Armee’s desperate attempt to break out of the rapidly-collapsing 'Kessel von Spreewald' (‘Halbe Pocket’). But other (more recent?) accounts maintain that his body was found on that date in Puszcza Niepołomnicka (Niepołomice Forest) in southern Poland.
- Niepołomice is well to the east of Krakau/Kraków, and
- by 28.4.45 the nearest German front was over 100 kms to the southwest near Mährisch-Ostrau/Ostrava in northeastern Moravia
- 36. Waffen-Grenadier-Division was bleeding to death in the 'Kessel von Spreewald' some 500 kms to the west, and
- had never served within 200 kms of the Krakau/Kraków area.
So, what the Geschämenwordenbradentorte was Scherner doing in the Niepołomice Forest that his body was found there ...???
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