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Albert Frey died...

Post by Timo » 10 Sep 2003 20:35

Eichenlaubträger Albert Frey and his wife Lotte died in the morning of 01.09.2003

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Post by Drew Maynard » 11 Sep 2003 01:28

Timo:

thanks for the information, do you have any more informational detail on their passing?

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Vinland

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Post by Cammin1 » 11 Sep 2003 02:16

They both died?

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Post by Emerson Begolly » 12 Sep 2003 20:21

How did they die? How old was he?

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Post by Timo » 12 Sep 2003 20:31

I don't have further details. He was 90 years old.

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Albert Frey

Post by Ken McCanliss » 07 Nov 2003 01:43

Frey's wife was very ill. He shot her, then himself.

Another Eichenlaubträger has passed away. Luftwaffe Oberstleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs died on 26 Oct 2003.

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Post by heinz kling » 07 Nov 2003 05:15

Kameraden bis zum Ende!

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Yet another Eichenlaubträger passing ...

Post by Ken McCanliss » 30 Nov 2003 07:14

Another Eichenlaubträger passing: Lt. Josef Jakwert on 21 Oct 2003

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Walter Prüß

Post by Ken McCanliss » 20 Dec 2003 23:45

.... and another: Hauptmann Walter Prüß on 13 Nov 2003

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Post by Ludger » 22 Dec 2003 18:51

Was Albert Frey indicted in the 4. Frankfurter Auschwitz-Prozess 18.12.1973 – 03.02.1976 ?

Does anyone has a bio and a pic of him?

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SS-Staf.d.W-SS Albert Frey, RK m. EL/DKiG

Post by Michael Miller » 22 Dec 2003 19:22

Here is a brief biographical sketch (partially translated into English) of Albert Frey (thanks to Andreas Schulz for much of the information here).

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~ Mike Miller / ABR



Albert Frey
SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS


Born: 16.02.1913 in Heidelberg/Neckar.
Suicide: 1.09.2003 (he shot his severely ill wife, then himself).

NSDAP-Nr.: 4 137 086
(Joined 1.05.1937)
SS-Nr.: 111 913
(Joined 15.06.1933)

Promotions:
SS-Mann: 15.06.1933
SS-Sturmmann: 6.01.1935
SS-Rottenführer: 20.04.1935
SS-Unterscharführer: 10.05.1936
SS-Scharführer: 20.12.1936
SS-Standartenjunker: 1.10.1937
SS-Standarten-Oberjunker: 1.03.1938
(mit Wirkung vom 26.02.1938)
SS-Untersturmführer: 19.03.1938
(mit Wirkung vom 12.03.1938)
SS-Obersturmführer: 20.04.1939
SS-Hauptsturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS: 8.11.1940
(mit Wirkung vom 09.11.1940)
SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS: 20.04.1942
(mit RDA vom 01.04.1942),
SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS: 5.07.1943
(granted RDA vom 21.06.1943 on 29.07.1943)
SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS: 6.08.1944
(mit Wirkung vom 01.08.1944)

Career:
Attended Volksschule in Heidelberg: 1919 – 1927.

Kaufmännische Lehre in der Weinhandlung Streckenbach Heidelberg (infolge des Ablebens des Vaters abgebrochen), danach als Hilfskraft in verschiedenen Heidelberger Firmen beschäftigt, zugleich Weiterbildung im kaufmännischen Beruf durch Besuch von Abendkursen und Selbststudium, dann 1 Jahr Volontär im Assekuranzbüro Freiherr von Petersdorff in Heidelberg, anschließend Angestellter in der Korrespondenzabteilung der Bezirksdirektion der Nürnberger Lebensversicherungsbank in Mannheim: 1927 -.

Joined the SS: 15.06.1933.

Full-time service as Gruppenführer with the Politische Bereitschaft Württemberg (the later SS-Standarte „Deutschland“of the SS-Verfügungstruppe): 12.1933 -.

Attended the 4. Friedens-Junker-Lehrgang at SS-Junkerschule Braunschweig: 1.04.1937 – 1.03.1938.

Joined the NSDAP: 1.05.1937.

Assigned to SS-Junkerschule Braunschweig (with effect from 12.03.1938): 19.03.1938 – 1.04.1938.

Assigned to Sturmbann III / Leibstandarte-SS ”Adolf Hitler”: 1.04.1938 -.

Führer of 11.Kompanie / Leibstandarte-SS ”Adolf Hitler“: 1.08.1940 – 16.10.1941.

Führer of III. Bataillon / SS-Infanterie-Regiment 1 / SS-Division ”LSSAH”: 16.10.1941 – 30.04.1942.

Kommandeur of I.Bataillon / SS-Infanterie-Regiment 1 / SS-Division ”LSSAH”: 30.04.1942 – 13.05.1943.

Kommandeur of SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 / SS-Panzer-Division ”LSSAH”: 13.05.1943 – 20.07.1944.

Wounded in action near Garcelles (grenade splinter in Unterkiefer): 20.07.1944.

Hospitalized in Reservelazarett Bad Ems: ca. 07.1944 -.

In Führerreserve der Waffen-SS / SS-Führungshauptamt : 18.09.1944 – 8.05.1945 (?).

Published Work:
Ich wollte die Freiheit. Erinnerungen des Kommandeurs des 1. Panzergrenadierregiments der ehemaligen Waffen-SS (1990)

Decorations & Awards: ~ Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes: 3.03.1943 as SS-Sturmbannführer and Kommandeur I.Bataillon / 1.SS-Panzer-
Grenadier-Regiment / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler” / Heeresgruppe Süd, Eastern Front
~ Eichenlaub (359.): 20.12.1943 as SS-Obersturmbannführer and Kommandeur 1.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment /
SS-Panzer-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler”, Eastern Front
~ Deutsches Kreuz in Gold: 17.11.1941
Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse: 30.06.1940 (or 2.07.1940 according to another source)
Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse: 25.09.1939
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Bronze: 3.10.1940
Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939
Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
Spange “Prager Burg”: 12.06.1940
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938: 1.10.1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938: 2.03.1939
Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze
SA-Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Ehrendegen der SS
Totenkopfring der SS: 12.11.1941
SS-Zivilabzeichen Nr. 46 902)
Kgl. Bulgarischer Tapferkeitsorden IV. Klasse 1. Stufe: 6.07.1942
Krone mit Schwertern am Band des Ordens für militärische Tugend (Romania): 3.09.1942

Notes:
* Son of the master baker Heinrich Frey and his wife Therese.
* Married on 16.07.1940 to Liselotte „Lotte“ Hermann (born 8.05.1920 in Heilbronn / shot by her husband in an apparent suicide pact, 1.09.2003).

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Post by Timo » 22 Dec 2003 19:51

Somebody here who has a copy of his book?

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Post by Helly Angel » 22 Dec 2003 23:23

Image

Albert Frey

Rest in Peace.
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Best,

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Post by Reader3000 » 22 Dec 2003 23:39

i still can't believe how finished one must be to shoot ones ill wife at first and then oneself. (I apologize for the bad english in that sentence but I don't know how to say it in other words.)

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Post by Michael Miller » 22 Dec 2003 23:45

I can't imagine doing it myself, but I think it would be an act of extraordinary will and strength. Not that I approve, but it's certainly not up to me to approve or disapprove.

A tragic story.

A photo of the just-wed Albert and Lotte Frey may be found in Marc Rikmenspoel's Soldiers of the Waffen-SS- Many Nations, One Motto (J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, 1999). Seeing the photo of this happy couple, taken 63 years ago, made it all the more tragic.

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