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KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by Georges JEROME » 18 Jul 2010 23:39

KL Natzweiller was the unique KL set up in a former french territory.

Abt I Kommandantur
Hans Huttig
Egon Zill
Josef Kramer
Fritz Harjenstein
Heinrich Schwarz

Adjudant
Ustuf Horst Volkmar 1941 - end 1943
Ostuf Heinrich Ganninger 1944
Ostuf Walter Schmiedetzki 1945



Abt III Schutzhaf and Arbeiteinsatz
Schutzhaftlagerführer :
Josef Kramer 1941 - oct 1942
Ostuf Hermann Campe oct 42 - april 43
Haupscharführer Wolfgang Seuss

11 Wach kp

Abt II Politische Abteilung
Kriminalsekretar Magnus Wochner

Abteilung IV Verwaltung
Ostuf (later Hstuf) Karl Faschinbauer mai 1941 - 14 feb 1943
Ostuf Herbert Dillmann feb 1943 - feb 1945
Ostuf Walter Schmiedetzki (also adjudant last Cdt Schwarz)

Abteilung V Standortarzt
Dr Graefe
Dr Kurt Eisele
Dr Max Blancke
Dr Franz von Bodmann
Dr Gerhard Schiedlauski
Dr Karl Babor
Dr Georg Meyer
Dr Richard Krieger
Dr Heinrich Plaza
Dr Rhode

(source : Strutthof Robert Steegmann)

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by giselher » 19 Jul 2010 08:17

Hello Georges,

in addition to your post one can add that the book by Steegmann is also available in German, just came out I think. Just got it. As far as I know the most comprehensive and the only academic history of Natzweiler that has been published. 580 pages, 25 Euro. I think it is a must for people who want to know about Natzweiler.

Only little negative point especially for us here on this forum: Except for the camp commanders as mentioned above by Georges, not too many names of SS-personnel are mentioned in the book. That was not the intention obviously....

But again: perfect book on Natzweiler! Tilman

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by radevich » 19 Jul 2010 09:26

Hüttig, Hans (5.4.1894-?) [SS-Sturmbannführer] -- SS: 127673; service, concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Lichtenburg 1936; service, KL Sachsenburg 1937; service, KL Buchenwald 1938; service, KL Flossenbuerg (Flossenbürg) 1939-1942; commandant, KL Natzweiler 1942; commandant, KL Herzogenbosch 1943-1944 {put on trial by a French military court at Metz Jun 1954 on charges of brutality and murder in connection with the administration (as commandant) of KL Struthof in Alsace; convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in solitary confinement 2 Jul 1954; released from French custody 1956}

Seuss, Wolfgang / SS- ? (c. 1907-?) – guard, concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Struthof, service, KL Dachau {put on trial 1954 by a French military tribunal at Metz for the mass murder of deportees; convicted and sentenced to death; trial annulled on procedural grounds; put on trial for a second time by a French military tribunal at Metz May 1955; convicted and sentenced to death; pardoned; arrested by West German authorities for the murder of a Jewish prisoner by putting him in a concrete mixer and for the mistreatment of prisoners at KL Dachau; convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor 22 Jun 1960}

Rohde, Dr. Werner -CAMP DOCTOR DEATH BY HANGING

and other:
Bickenbach, Dr. Otto / SS-? / service, concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Struthof-Natzweiler {put on trial for war crimes – medical experiments on human beings -- by a French military court at Metz 16 Dec 1952; convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor 23 Dec 1952}
Ehrmanntraut, Franz / SS- ? (c. 1911-?) – guard, concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Struthof {put on trial 1954 by a French military tribunal at Metz for the mass murder of deportees; convicted and sentenced to death; trial annulled on procedural grounds; put on trial for a second time by a French military tribunal at Metz May 1955; convicted and sentenced to death; subsequent fate unknown.}
Fuchs, Albert / SS- ? (c. 1895-?) – guard, concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Struthof {put on trial 1954 by a French military tribunal at Metz for the mass murder of deportees; convicted and sentenced to death; trial annulled on procedural grounds; put on trial for a second time by a French military tribunal at Metz May 1955; convicted and sentenced to death (NYT 18 May 1955:15:8); subsequent fate unknown.}
Haagen, Dr. med. Eugen – service, concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Struthof-Natzweiler {put on trial by a French military court at Metz for war crimes – medical experiments on human beings -- 16 Dec 1952; convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor 23 Dec 1952}
Nitsch, Robert / SS- ? (c. 1900-?) – guard, concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Struthof {put on trial 1954 by a French military tribunal at Metz for the mass murder of deportees; convicted and sentenced to death; trial annulled on procedural grounds; put on trial for a second time by a French military tribunal at Metz May 1955; convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment}
Oehler, Herbert / SS- ? (c. 1906-?) – guard concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Struthof {put on trial 1954 by a French military tribunal at Metz for the mass murder of deportees; convicted and sentenced to death; trial annulled on procedural grounds; put on trial for a second time by a French military tribunal at Metz May 1955; convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor}

Natzweiler Trial (09.04.1946-05.05.1946) British Court Wuppertal
Berg, Franz born 1903/ SS- ? / death / 11.10.1946 executed
kapo Natzweiler
Geigling, Kurt born 1901 / SS-Hauptscharfuhrer / sentenced to death British court,handed over to French who sentenced him to 10 years.
Hartjenstein, Fritz / SS- ? / death / commutted to life
CAMP COMMANDENT
Muth, Josef / SS- ? / 15 years
deputy in Haslach-Vulcan security camp
Straub, Peter born 1907 / SS- ? / death / 11.10.1946 executed
was a infantryman before becoming ss Hauptscharfuhrer.Served in Auschwitz before Natzweiler.In charge crematorium.
Wochner, Magnus / SS- ? / 10 years
political department Natzweiler

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by Georges JEROME » 19 Jul 2010 09:37

Tilman est juste , chapitre qui traite avec le personnel SS est limité .
Par conséquent, voici une liste des commandants des compagnies de gardes (1944) displyed dans différents kommandos de KL .
1.kp Ostuf Meier Emil
2.kp Ustuf Brendler Arnold
3.kp Waldmann Hscha
4.kp Hoffmann Franz Hstuf
5.kp Streit Hstuf
6.kp Lautenschlager Hstuf
7.kp Schaack Hstuf
8.kp Schnellenbach Hstuf
9.kp Wurth Eugen Ustuf
10.kp Wicker Ustuf
11.kp Schaaf Ustuf

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by Georges JEROME » 19 Jul 2010 09:38

read "Uscha" for Arnold Brendler.

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by Georges JEROME » 19 Jul 2010 10:28

A list of various SS members serving in KL, Kdo or projects

Hstuf Dr Elimar Precht SS-Zahnarzt
Hschaf Peter Straub (Krematorium)
Viktor Hermann (Pol abteilung)
Oscha Eugen Büttner (Kdo Kochendorf)
Hschaf Emil Büttner (Kdo Thil)
Hstuf Fritsch + Ostuf Losacker (Sainte Marie aux Mines)
Hstuf Josef Janisch (Projekt A 10)
Ustuf Arno Brendler (kdo Urbès-Wesserling then Leonberg)
Hstuf Gerrit Oldeboershuis (Sonderinspektion III)
Ostuf W. Scheffe (kdo Kochem)
Ustuf Karl Heinz Burkhardt (Projekt A 7)
Hschaf August Karl Willing (kdo Hessental)
Uscha Loehs (Kdo Frankfurt Walldorf)
Hscha Seuss (Kdo Calw)
Uscha Holter (Kdo Mannheim Sandhofen)
Oscha René Roman (Kdo Peltre)
Oscha Nikolaus Busch (Kdo Obernai)
J. Seuss (Kdo Obernai then Kdo Schömberg)
Hermann Stiefel (kdo Obernai)
Ostuf Herbert Dillmann (chief accountant)
Oscha Josef Dreher (Verwaltungsführer)
Uscha Albert Fuchs (kdo Iffezheim)
Uscha Franz Ehrmanntraut Kdo führer KLNA

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by danyb » 19 Jul 2010 12:32

salut georges !!

you have a more list of ss guards in kl natzweiler in the book of henri allainmat " auschwitz en france".

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by Georges JEROME » 22 Jul 2010 00:07

salut Danyb,

I agree with you but the "excellent and easy to read" book of Henri Allainmat cover essentially the life and death in main camp.
Steegmann cover widely the life and death and too the economic aspects of the KL Struthof Natzweiller : the thousands of inmates which provided slave labour to numerous german companies and alsacian one (under german control). Also a number of bio datas on cited SS members.
Allainmat forget to cite the last commander of the KL
Heinrich SCHWARZ
born on 16 june 1906 at Munchen
SS 19691 PN 786 871
1938 work for Hauptamt Haushalt und Bauten
1940 Arbeitdienstführer in KL Auschwitz
1941 october Schutzhaftlagerführer E
1942 april Arbeitsdienstführer KL Auschwitz then appointed to Monowitz (Auschwitz III) in november 1943
succeded to Hartjenstein when KL A was evacuated. S. arrived at Natzweiler on 18/02/1945. His main purpose was evacuation of Natzweiler and organisation of "death marschs)
Sentenced to death in 1947 at the trial of Rastatt and executed 20/03/1947

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by danyb » 20 Sep 2019 06:22

what is the fate of Arnold Brendler after the war ??
his name is often quoted on the Léonberg Trial in Rastatt.

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by Puck » 20 Sep 2019 10:00

Hi Danyb,

according to http://urbes-alsace.fr/wp-content/uploa ... ndler..pdf must have been alive at least until 1962, when his case was closed in Stuttgart.

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Edit: Brendler died 2006 in Visselhövede https://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inha ... d49a4.html

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Post by Georg_S » 25 Sep 2019 17:51

I have recently got the Veränderungsblatt Der Kommandantur KL Natzweiler von 1942 bis 1944 in My possession, it's over 400 pages.
Are you looking for Name rank and birthdate let me know.

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Post by Georges JEROME » 25 Sep 2019 18:58

which info do you have on René Roman (Kdo Pelters) thanks
Best regards

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Post by Georg_S » 25 Sep 2019 19:02

Hello Georges

I will check and get back to you

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Post by danyb » 26 Sep 2019 09:02

Georges JEROME wrote:
25 Sep 2019 18:58
which info do you have on René Roman (Kdo Pelters) thanks
ROMAN René Théobald
born.08.03.1909. in Mûlhausen (Mulhouse)
married 3 childs , living in Neustadt
SS.Unterscharführer
sentenced to 2 years imprisonment in Rastatt (Geislingen trial)
jailed in France until 27.02.1952
tried in absentia and sentenced to 10 years H.L (Metz.02.07.1954)
NSDAP since 1937
Waffen SS since 1940

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Re: KL Natzweiler-Struthof in occupied Alsace

Post by Researcher » 26 Sep 2019 12:35

Hello Georg_S,

I am missing JUST places of birth for men who served at KL Natzweiler and or subcamps.
I have all other details. Can you help with the following? :
Magnus Wochner
Michael Beer
Josef Binder
Franz Drews
Karl Gandolfer
Peter Gaubatz
Franz Gorzynski
Simon Günesch

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