SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Richard Wendler

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SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Richard Wendler

Post by vogelbird » 06 Feb 2003 19:36

Hello,
Does anyone out there know anything about SS Brigadefuhrer(dr) Richard Wendler? He was Stadt-Kommissar for Kielce in Poland and established the Jewish ghetto there in 1941.I know he was an early party member as I have quite a lot of his correspondence from 1931 onwards.My German does not stand up to deciphering his handwriting but it would make interesting reading if I can ever get round to it.This is the reason for my wanting to find out more about this guy.I would be intrested to hear from anyone who might be able to shed more light on him.Cheers!

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Wendler

Post by Michael Miller » 07 Feb 2003 11:18

Hi Fellow Brummie
Dr Richard Wendler born Oberdorf in Allgau 22.1.1898 Joined the army 2.10.1916
Beim Nachrichten-Ersatz-Abt Munchen to 3.4.1917 Beim A-Fernsprechung in Nach Abt 121 to 4.1919Awarded a Doctorate in law Jan 1922. Joined party 1.7.28 Joined the SA 1.7.28. Transferred to the SS as Strumbannführer 1.4.1933.Beim SD to 1945. Oberburgermeister von Hof-an-der-Saale 1933 - 24.1.42 (He wrote to Gauleiter fritz wachtler resigning this post as he was on duty with the Security police). Stadtkommissar von Kielce 14.9.39 - 6.6.40
Stadhauptmann in Distrikt Radom to 4.8.41
SSPF Stanislau-Rostow und SS Standortkommandant to 27.1.42
SSPF Rostow-Awdejewka to 27.5.42 (This was the previous post re-named as the germans moved further east).
i.V Gouverneur von Lublin 15.2.42 - 27.2.41
MWGB Gouverneur Krakau to 25.5.43
Gouverneur Lublin 26.5.43 - 22.7.44
No more appointments moved back to Hof 18.1.45
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SS Sturmbannfuhrer 1.4.33
OBSBF 20.4.34
SF 20.4.35
OF 1.8.41
BF 27.9.41
GF 21.6.43
Gen Maj der Polizei 27.9.41
mdud Gen Lt der Polizei 21.6.43
Died Prien Bavaria 24.8.72
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Re: SS BRIGADEFUHRER WENDLER

Post by Packard1807 » 20 May 2008 05:29

Why wasn't he prosecuted? Was he a member of the Gehlen organization?

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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by WolfgangNordsee » 27 May 2008 09:11

As german author Klee (a Who is who in III.Reich) says: He was a brother-in-law of Himmler, was sentenced in 1949 to 3 years working camp, from 1955 he worked as a lawyer in Munich.

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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Max Williams » 27 May 2008 09:42

WolfgangNordsee wrote:As german author Klee (a Who is who in III.Reich) says: He was a brother-in-law of Himmler, was sentenced in 1949 to 3 years working camp, from 1955 he worked as a lawyer in Munich.
Wendler was no relative of Heinrich Himmler. Gebhard Himmler was married to Wendler's sister, Hilde.
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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 27 May 2008 09:58

We call this "Schwippschwager" :D :D

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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Max Williams » 27 May 2008 11:46

Jan-Hendrik wrote:We call this "Schwippschwager"

Jan-Hendrik
There is no relationship in law between Heinrich Himmler and Richard Wendler.
"BROTHER-IN-LAW, domestic relat. The brother of a wife, or the husband of a sister. There is no relationship, in the former case, between the husband and the brother-in-law, nor in the latter, between the brother and the husband of the sister; there is only affinity between them. See Vaughan's Rep. 302, 329."
We also have terms for similar distant "relationships" but the fact remains that the two men were not related.
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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Phil Nix » 27 May 2008 14:00

I suppose under English law the relationship could be by law but not by blood
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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Max Williams » 27 May 2008 14:12

Phil Nix wrote:I suppose under English law the relationship could be by law but not by blood
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No Phil; there is no relationship between Heinrich Himmler and Richard Wendler in law or by blood, it is purely by association.
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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 27 May 2008 15:13

My dear gentlemen from the Isle, Schwager of a Schwager is what we call "Schwippschwager" :wink:

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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Max Williams » 27 May 2008 16:49

Jan-Hendrik wrote:My dear gentlemen from the Isle, Schwager of a Schwager is what we call "Schwippschwager" :wink:

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:roll: Thanks, but we know that. The point in discussion is whether or not a Schwippschwager of Heinrich Himmler is related to him. A family relative is only related to Heinrich Himmler by blood or the law. A Schwippschwager is neither and he certainly couldn't be considered as a brother-in-law. A brother-in-law can only be the husband of your sister or the brother of your wife.
To return to the original point...Wendler's sister was married to Heinrich Himmler's brother, Gebhard. So he was Gebhard's brother-in-law. Wendler's relationship to Gebhard Himmler's brothers was therefore by association, not by blood or the law.
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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 27 May 2008 16:59

I have never mentioned a "real" relationship in law, dear Max, just explained a german idiom to explain this case :wink:

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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 19 Feb 2009 17:15

Does anybody know in which Freikorps Dr.Wendler served?

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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Dieter Zinke » 19 Feb 2009 17:21

Helau und Alaaf, lieber Jan-Hendrik !

1919 Freikorps Epp
1920 im Zeitfreiwilligenbataillon “von Krauss“ (Einsatz im Ruhrgebiet)

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Re: SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Wendler

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 19 Feb 2009 17:29

That's what I call a quick answer 8O

At the moment my better half and myself try to gather which generals of Waffen-SS und Polizei were active Freikorps members, and to which ones they had belonged.

Na denn Helau :D :D

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