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Post by Ian Sayer » 16 Jan 2008 15:59

Not having much luck on these. Never mind here are some more
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Post by Grisu » 22 Jan 2008 16:40

An uneducated guess: "Welzl" might be the head of Public Prosecution Service (Staatsanwaltschaft) at the court in Linz in the 1940s, Oberstaatsanwalt Oskar Welzl. I do not know a picture of him, though, so I cannot be sure.

He is mentioned in Winfried R. Garscha's and Franz Scharf's Justiz in Oberdonau (Linz 2007).

I also checked the online finding aids of the federal archive in Upper Austria, which holds his CV under: Lreg. Akten, Sch. 4, MF 516, 52 Leitung der Oberstaatsanwaltschaft Welzl, Stronske, Lebenslauf. But as I said, I know too little about this to be certain.

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Post by Ian Sayer » 22 Jan 2008 18:23

Thanks Grisu. I will try and check your suggestion. Thanks for the help.
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Post by Ian Sayer » 31 Jan 2008 11:44

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Post by Grisu » 31 Jan 2008 18:03

Ian,

Could it be Professor Wilhelm Wirth? He had some associations to the NSLB and did some Wehrmacht psychology projects.

If you need to cross-check, here are some references I found:
Norber Kapferer Die Nazifizierung der Philosophie an der Universität Breslau, 1933-1945 (LIT 2001).
Ulfried Geuter The Professionalization of Psychology in Nazi Germany (CUP 1992).
Joachim F. Wohlwill "German psychological journals under national socialism: A history of contrasting paths" in Journal of the History of the Behavioural Sciences 23/2 (2006), 169-185. (Abstract here: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi- ... 1&SRETRY=0)


The article on him in en.wikipedia is a stub, the one in de.wikipedia offers some information including a reference.

A private homepage contains this picture of Wirth -- in my view some resemblances to the one you posted.
See here: http://www.planet-franken-online.de/weit3.html

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Post by Ludger » 02 Feb 2008 18:24

WINKLER, MAX

Father: Teacher.
Since 1891 employed with the Reichspost.
Since 1914 city councillor [Stadtrat] in the city of Graudenz.
Since 1918 mayor for the city of Graudenz.
1919 member, Preußischer Landtag for the German People's Party [Deutsche Volkspartei].
1920 - 1933 Reich Trustee for the seperated german areas.
1937 member, NSDAP.
1937 Reich Representative for the German Movie Industry [Reichsbeauftragter für die deutsche Filindustrie].
1939 - 1945 head, Main Trustee Office East [Haupttreuhandstelle Ost (HTO)] with the Plenipotentiary General for the four Year Plan.
1945 in an internment camp.
11.09.1948 acquitted by the Main Denazification Court [Hauptspruchkammer] in Lüneburg.
Afterwards employed with a movie firm and charged with the denazification of the Universe Film AG (Ufa).

Source: Klee, Ernst: das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich and http://www.wikipedia.de

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Post by Ian Sayer » 02 Feb 2008 18:51

Hi Grisu & Ludger.
Many thanks for your suggestions. The only thing which worries me is that Wirth and Winkler would have to be at least 70 and 71 respectively (possibly even 71/2 and 72/73) if they are identiafiable with the individuals you have suggested. I'm not sure either of them look those ages. What do you think.

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Post by Phil Nix » 03 Feb 2008 11:47

I have two Max Winkler'sc but one born 28.11.1886 is too old. The other born 17.3.1913 No Party Nr SS Nr 38134 Usf 20.4.38 Beim 63 Standarte
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Post by Ludger » 03 Feb 2008 15:44

Ian Sayer wrote:Hi Grisu & Ludger.
Many thanks for your suggestions. The only thing which worries me is that Wirth and Winkler would have to be at least 70 and 71 respectively (possibly even 71/2 and 72/73) if they are identiafiable with the individuals you have suggested. I'm not sure either of them look those ages. What do you think.

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Yes, of course Ian, I think you're right. The Winkler I suggested was born 07.09.1875 (Karresch/Western Prussia) and died 12.10.1961 (Düsseldorf). I think my suggestion is rather unlikely. He definitely doesn't look as old.

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Post by Ian Sayer » 04 Feb 2008 13:09

Hi Phil,
I think the 1913 Winkler is too young but the 1886 guy might just fit. If the photo was taken between 46 and 48 he'd be about 60-62. The chap in the picture looks tom as if he's in his 50s so he just might fit the bill. What do youy think?
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Post by Ian Sayer » 05 Feb 2008 11:40

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Post by Grisu » 05 Feb 2008 12:04

Of course there's the well-known theologian Ernst Wolf, who was opposed to NS and who was indeed American POW after the war, but this man was born in 1902 (died in 1971), which is why he is probably too 'young' for you, isn't he?

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Post by Ian Sayer » 05 Feb 2008 13:16

Well I guess he might be the right age say 44 to 46 although he could be early 50s but I can't seem to find a picture of theologian Wolf on the Net.

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Wagner, R.

Post by Ludger » 06 Feb 2008 20:13

Just a guess: Could Wagner, R. on page 11 probably be SS-Brif. Richard Wagner, Leiter der Gruppe Ernährung beim Militärverwaltungschef Belgien-Nordfrankreich?

He was born on 02.12.1902 (Colmar) and died 14.07.1973 (Darmstadt).

What do you think??

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