SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by Andrey » 17 Mar 2011 11:06

giselher wrote:Hi Andrey, without being able to add anything substantial: that must be him. Look at his very characteristic ear. I think there is no doubt.

I can also add, that the quarry photo can be found in the book Benito Bermejo: Francisco Boix, der Fotograf von Mauthausen (book also comes in other languages as far as I know) and in a little bit better (but noch much) resolution in the book: Das sichtbare unfassbare / the visible part - photographs of Mauthausen Concentration Camp. ( page 63). The latter is the catalogue of an exhibition, no author given.

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Hi Tilman!
Thanks for clarifying the source of this photo. I found both books in online stores.
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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by giselher » 17 Mar 2011 12:00

welcome.

Both these books are highly recommended to people looking for photos of Mauthausen.

Tilman

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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by JoeW » 21 Mar 2011 16:30

Very interesting photo Andrey. I concur that it would be Dobek, wearing his adjustant cords in the accompany of BdO PolGen Retzlaff.

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Re: Dobek

Post by JoeW » 04 May 2012 15:30

JoeW wrote:All those photo post cards. He was a photo ham, wasn't he. The last one was during his service with the Pol Geb Rgt. Of course, there is the connection of his II Btl. of the Pol Rgt Bozen to the Ardeatine Caves Massacre. That might be Menschik shaking hands with him in the photo in this link. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 8&start=15
Max, I find out now that I was mistaken. Thanks to the detective work of membe Roberto Fontana, we can identify Dobek as being in the present Luigi Cadorna Casere in Bozen. So evidently, this photo was taken after his transfer from Pol Geb Jag Rgt 18 to III/Pol Rgt Bozen in Sept 1943. Here is a photo comparison of the barracks today with the photo of Dobek.
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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by Orpoman » 27 Jan 2013 16:25

Hello

Here a another photo from Hans Dobek.

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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by JoeW » 27 Jan 2013 17:37

Very nice Daniel. As he was only a Leutnant in this photo, I would surmise it was taken after his graduation from the Officer's School. But is he wearing Adjutant Cords or a Dress cords?

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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by Orpoman » 27 Jan 2013 18:51

Hello Joe

This is a photo from Stab BdO Wien.

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1342/78496470.jpg

You can see Dobek in the second line.
In the middle is BdO Carl von Retzlaff.

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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by Andrey » 28 Jan 2013 06:07

Orpoman wrote:Hello Joe

This is a photo from Stab BdO Wien.

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1342/78496470.jpg

You can see Dobek in the second line.
In the middle is BdO Carl von Retzlaff.

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Hello Daniel!
I think the man who is sitting to the right of the Carl von Retzlaff is Walter Griphan (future SS-Brif. und Generalmajor der Polizei) as Chef des Stabes des Kommandos der Schutzpolizei Wien.
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Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by Orpoman » 28 Jan 2013 17:54

Hello Andrey

Yes, you're right.

best wishes & many thanks
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Re:SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dobek

Post by JoeW » 29 Aug 2017 18:40

JoeW wrote:The information that I have located indicates that Dobek was appointed Btl. Kdr. of III/Pol Rgt. Bozen on 15.9.43. He evidently relieved Dobbrick if the information in the book "Death in Rome" is to be believed. So Dobek was commander at the time of the Via Rassalla attack the following Spring and the subsequent massacre in the Ardeatine Caves. He was reported missing in July 1944.
I thought I would bring up this thread again to see if someone can help me in sorting out some historical contradictions. This thread was used by Wikipedia to provide info on Dobek in this link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Dobek . The problem arises in their statements that Dobek was directly involved in the discussion in Rome regarding the proposed retribution for the Via Rasella attack on the 11th Company of Pol Rgt Bozen. Wikipedia's listing for Pol Rgt Bozen lists the commander of the third batallion as Hellmuth Dobbrick. But clicking on that name brings up the Dobek Wikipedia article that lists Dobbrick as Dobek's "aka". Now I am confused. One of the sources for info on the massacre and participants is Robert Katz's book "Death in Rome". He lists the commnander as Dobbrick. And there was Schupo Hauptmann Hellmuth Dobbrick. But in a work in the 2002 quarterly of the Institute für Zeitgeschichte, http://www.ifz-muenchen.de/heftarchiv/2 ... rauser.pdf, the author Steffen Prauser identified the batallion commander as Dobek. Does anyone has an opinion on whose is correct?

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