Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

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Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby giselher » 24 Jun 2010 13:04

he was chief physician at Sachsenhausen, according to my knowledge approximately 2nd half of 1941/ early 1942. Just found his name mentioned in a letter from Oranienburg (not one of my grandfather's, but related) of March 3, 1942 in which it says: "Hattler is just off to the Leibstandarte to Kanganevk (?, not sure if I read the place name correctly)....".

Other info that I found on him:
Born Feb. 26, 1912 Thalhausen
KIA Jan. 8, 1944, Russia

Source for that: Booklet StA Cologne.

who can add anything? Was he married? Children?

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby freddiefro » 24 Jun 2010 14:42

According to French L. MacLean’s “The Camp Men,” Dr. Josef Hattler (SS Nr. 142 037) served as a Doctor at Flossenbürg in 1940 and Sachsenhausen in 1941. John Moore’s “Führerliste” has him still at Flossenbürg in Jan.1941 and as IVb,Flak-Abt.1 when he was KIA (08.01.1944 in Ratschki). His final rank was SS-Hauptsturmführer.

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby giselher » 24 Jun 2010 15:02

Hi Fred, thank you for posting the additional info! Tilman

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby drjohnjack » 08 Jul 2010 17:54

He might be to the Pathological Institute of the Municipal Hospital Munich in Schwabing Germany. Here is a document that named to him. I've seen it on the springer link website.

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http://resources.metapress.com/pdf-preview.axd?code=f652573q60g86p2g&size=smaller

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby RCVRCV » 02 Nov 2010 18:25

Hello,

i have some items of Josef Hattler - a hat, a facsimil of his wehrpass ( the original one is in a Great Britain collector ) - if you are interested in, give your email and i will send you some pictures.
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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby giselher » 02 Nov 2010 19:41

Hi RCVRCV,

thank you for your post. Sounds interesting. Maybe we can find out more about him.

I sent you a PM.

Tilman

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby Mikedc » 03 Nov 2010 17:52

Hello Tilman,
Hattler was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer(or to SS-Hauptsturmführer d.R. der Waffen-SS)on 30-1-1943.
And according to the following site he was already in Sachsenhausen for sure when Germany attacked the former Sovjet-Union: http://wapedia.mobi/de/Fritz_Suhren

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby giselher » 03 Nov 2010 19:50

Hi Mike,

thank you for your post. I also think that Hattler was in Sachsenhausen very much the whole 2nd half of 1941 at least. This one article about Suhren that you are mentioning does not really give a date for that meeting, it only says that the meeting took part sometimes after the attack on the Soviet Union, therefore it does not help too much, but nevertheless.

In the recent Loritz biography by Dirk Riedel, this officers' meeting preparing the murder of the Russian POWs is also mentioned, but the quotations there do not mention Hattler as participant. But I am quite sure he was there at that time and that he was part of that meeting. At one place in the Riedel book, the name Frowein is given but that must be a mistake because Frowein only came to Sachsenhausen around May 1942 if I remember correctly. Therefore Hattler indeed is the likely candidate....

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby giselher » 03 Nov 2010 20:40

Addition: Dirk Riedel in his Loritz book dates the meeting to coordinate the murder of the Russian POWs to have taken place end of July or beginning of August, 1941. (compare page 257 of the Riedel book). Tilman

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Re: Dr. Josef Hattler, Sachsenhausen, later troop physician

Postby giselher » 04 Nov 2010 19:30

Some interesting news:

Thanks to new forum member RCVRCV and the copies from Hattler's Wehrpass that he has, we now have better knowledge about Hattler's camp assignments. According to that Wehrpass they were:

Flossenbürg: Oct. 28, 1939 to May 1, 1941
Sachsenhausen: May 1, 1941 to Feb. 28, 1942

The Sachsenhausen end date in the Wehrpass corresponds perfectly to my March 3 date from a letter that I quoted in the first post of this thread.

Tilman


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