Kripo Officers - Łódź Ghetto Koscielny Square

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Kripo Officers - Łódź Ghetto Koscielny Square

Post by sylvieK4 » 06 Dec 2004 21:00

I am looking for information about any Kripo officers who worked inside the Koscielny Square station inside the Łódź (Litzmannstadt) Ghetto.

I understand that Walter Zirpins was the Criminal Police leader in Litzmannstadt during 190/41, but have not been able to locate any names, ranks or other information about Kripo officers who worked in the so-called "Red House" Kripo station in the Ghetto. Any information will be welcome.

Thank you.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 06 Dec 2004 22:29

Here's a photo of the Kripo building as it appears today, and the caption included on the site of origin. Again, any information about the German Kripo officers who ran this station - or who worked there in any capacity -will be appreciated.

From: http://cyberfair.pg24.w.interia.pl/
Photo:In the building of Criminal Police (Kripo) at 8 Kościelna Street, nowadays there is a presbytery of the Ascension of Mary, the Holy Mother of God church. Here the Jews were interrogated.
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Post by sylvieK4 » 07 Dec 2004 17:29

A quote about the Kripo in the Łódź Ghetto from the Ghetto Fighter's House: http://www.gfh.org.il/
The Lodz branch of the Kripo was located in the priests' offices in the Holy Virgin Church within the ghetto boundaries. They created an environment of terror among the inhabitants of the ghetto and dealt mainly with confiscating Jewish property.
Any clues about the officers who worked here? Names, ranks, positions? Where were they housed when not on duty?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide in answering these or any of the other questions I posted earlier.

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Kripo Litzmannstadt

Post by steve248 » 10 Dec 2004 08:53

Here is a partial list of Kripo officials stationed in Litzmannstadt:

Ehrlich, Camilla (Kripoleiter from end 1941)
Kroemer, Dr. ---- (Vertreter, 1940, then Kripoleiter 1941)
Karl Boettcher (died 1943)
----- Bracken (1944)
----- Buschmann (1943)
----- Dahmen (from 1940)
Karl Döring (1943)
Fritz Herrmann (from 1939, still there 1943)
----- Hochheim (from 1941, still there 1943)
Eugen Hotze (1939-1940)
Willi Klause (died 1943)
Hans Lipfert (to 1944)

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Post by sylvieK4 » 10 Dec 2004 14:28

Thank you, Steve, for your reply!

Did all of these men work at the station inside the Ghetto (i.e. not in the German part of Litzmannstadt)? Any further information about the officers listed above, or any others who operated out of the "Red House" is welcome.

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Kripo Litzmannstadt

Post by steve248 » 11 Dec 2004 14:01

My listing consists of Kripo officials who were posted on a professional or career basis to the Kripostelle Litzmannstadt. The Kripoleiter, and/or possibly the Admin Officer, would have the allocated the men to individual police station such as the one controlling the ghetto.

Survivor testimonies will name individial officials. The only ways of finding such rosters to the Ghetto police station will be from surviving official German documents.

Litzmannstadt Gestapo and Kripo officers were tried postwar by West German courts who will probably have interviewed every possible man who was posted there. In you have access to "Justiz und NS-Verbrechen" publ. by Amsterdam University Press (in German) 26 or so volumes -
Case No. 328 - Heinrich Schwind - tried 1952, Berlin - transports into
the Litzmannstadt ghetto, murder etc
Case No. 557 - Otto Bradfisch and Günter Fuchs, tried 1963, Hannover -
Bradfisch was Stapoleiter and Fuchs Leiter Referat IIB - transfer of
Jews to Chelmno and other crimes at Litzmannstadt
Case No. 892 - Helmut Georg Krizons, tried 1985, Bochum - deportations
from the ghetto to Chelmno and other crimes

Full access to these documents in person at the Bundesarchiv - Zwischenarchiv Ludwigsburg. Otherwise it's off to Poland and seek out in their archives.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 11 Dec 2004 17:54

Thank you, once again, Steve, for your information.

In connection with Günther Fuchs, I found the following picture online. If this is in fact Fuchs, I imagine it is an early photograph, as he seems to be wearing a Scharführer rank. While some sources list his last rank as Sturmbannüfuhrer, others say it was Obersturmführer. Does anyone on thr forum know for certain what Fuchs last rank was? Thanks.

From: http://www.gfh.org.il/
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Günter Fuchs

Post by steve248 » 12 Dec 2004 13:43

Fuchs was promoted SS-Hauptsturmführer on 30 January 1944
(SS No. 459844).

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Post by sylvieK4 » 12 Dec 2004 15:29

Thanks, Steve.

Again, any information on the Kripo posted to the Litzmannstadt Ghetto is welcome.

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Post by Mikedc » 01 Jul 2007 16:42

And what about Krizons, was he an SS-officer as well or just an SS-NCO?????

If someone has more info on him that would be gratefull.
I only know what's written here in this thread and that he was around 68 years old when he was convicted for his crimes.


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Post by sylvieK4 » 02 Jul 2007 20:40

A photo of Helmut Krizons:
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(source: http://www.gfh.org.il/ )

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Re: Kripo Officers - Łódź Ghetto Koscielny Square

Post by radevich » 05 Feb 2012 15:26

Lipfert, Hans SS-Nr.367 155 Ustuf.: 30.01.1944 IdSuSD Posen

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Re: Kripo Officers - Łódź Ghetto Koscielny Square

Post by spottedcow » 02 Oct 2015 02:37

I have a copy of a letter from the judge in the Helmut Krizons trial to a witness in the case. The letter includes the date of birth of Krizons as 11.03.1916. I have also seen his dob as 11.03.1910. Which is correct?

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Re: Kripo Litzmannstadt

Post by radevich » 19 Dec 2015 18:06

steve248 wrote: Eugen Hotze (1939-1940)
In 1942 Leiter Kripo-Stelle Chemnitz

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Re: Kripo Officers - Łódź Ghetto Koscielny Square

Post by Puck » 11 Oct 2020 09:31

Has anybody an idea about the identy of KR Dr. Kroemer?
He can't be KK Leo Kroemer ...
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