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Auschwitz Wilhelm Boger

Post by Max Williams » 31 Mar 2004 14:22

I came across this post-war photo of Boger.
Here is what David Thompson posted about him.
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Boger, Friedrich Wilhelm (1906-3.4.1977) [SS-Hauptscharführer] -- staff, political section of concentration camp (Konzentrationslager - KL) Auschwitz {arrested after the war by American troops and held for extradition to Poland; escaped during extradition to Poland; arrested 1958 by West German authorities on charges of murder and torture at KL Auschwitz; put on trial 20 Dec 1963 by a West German court at Frankfurt-am-Main (NYT 21 Dec 1963:1:1; NYT 11 Jan 1964:2:2; NYT 7 Mar 1964:2:7; NYT 14 Mar 1964:4:6; NYT 17 Mar 1964:16:6; NYT 20 Mar 1964:10:3; NYT 21 Mar 1964:5:1; NYT 27 Mar 1964:2:5; NYT 14 Apr 1964:7:5; NYT 21 Apr 1964:2:6; NYT 24 Apr 1964:6:3; NYT 30 May 1964:2:2); convicted of 144 murders, committing 10 other murders jointly with others and complicity in the death of 1,000 persons arising out of activities as an Auschwitz staff member; sentenced to life imprisonment plus 15 years imprisonment 19 Aug 1965 (NYT 20 Aug 1965:1:6; JuNSV Verfahren Lfd.Nr.595; LG Frankfurt/M. 650819; BGH 690220; Veröffentlicht in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Band XXI); died 3 Apr 1977 at Bietingheim-Bissingen (Snyder Ency p. 99; Encyclopedia of the Third Reich p. 95; Auschwitz Chronicles p. 808).}
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Post by thomas » 31 Mar 2004 15:47

Dear Max History

Nice photo. But does anybody knows if he died in prison. I am not sure but i think Bietingheim-Bissingen is not a prison.

Thanks for an information

Greetings

thomas

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Post by chrish » 31 Mar 2004 17:15

Boger was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer 12.9.1937 but next (probably in 1939,) he was demotioned.

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Post by Ludger » 01 Apr 2004 10:05

I'm a bit confused about the name:
Robert Kempner spelled the name "Bogner" in his book "SS im Kreuzverhör" (p. 149) the photo obviously shows the same man as Max's photo.

Which spelling is correct?

Greetings from

Ludger
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Post by Max Williams » 01 Apr 2004 10:56

Ludger wrote:I'm a bit confused about the name:
Robert Kempner spelled the name "Bogner" in his book "SS im Kreuzverhör" (p. 149) the photo obviously shows the same man as Max's photo.

Which spelling is correct?

Greetings from

Ludger



Ludger,
It's BOGER.
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Post by Georg_S » 01 Apr 2004 11:06

Here is a wartime photo of him.

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Georg

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Post by Max Williams » 01 Apr 2004 11:12

In Ludger's photo he looks like a judge at an ice skating event!!
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Post by Ludger » 01 Apr 2004 14:03

Max wrote
In Ludger's photo he looks like a judge at an ice skating event!!


Nice comparison Max and thanks for clearing up!

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Post by sylvieK4 » 01 Apr 2004 14:23

A few more photos of Boger: one wartime photo and the others taken somewhat later. The two drawings are so-called "testimonial pictures" on display at the Auschwitz Museum. Both are inmate impressions of Boger and his behavior in the camp. (All images from: http://www.gfh.org.il/ )

Wilhelm Boger:
A larger version of the one above.
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This is reportedly Boger, although the rank is considerably higher (maybe it is a misidentified photo. Source alleges it is Boger.)
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Testimonial pictures:
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Post by sylvieK4 » 01 Apr 2004 14:32

Boger, Viktor Capesius and Oswald Kaduk:

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Post by Max Williams » 01 Apr 2004 15:29

This is reportedly Boger, although the rank is considerably higher (maybe it is a misidentified photo. Source alleges it is Boger.)
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Your photo of the SS-Haupsturmführer is a very rare picture of Boger in that rank. Can anyone assist with the reason he was demoted?
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Post by Ryan81 » 14 Oct 2007 12:48

thomas wrote:Dear Max History

Nice photo. But does anybody knows if he died in prison. I am not sure but i think Bietingheim-Bissingen is not a prison.

Thanks for an information

Greetings

thomas


Yes, he died in prison, Thomas.

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