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Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by sixcrow » 02 Nov 2011 15:51

Does anyone have any information on Alex Bernhard Piorkowski ? He was a commandant at Dachau concentration camp is about all I know. Any information would be great.thank you.

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by coburg22 » 03 Nov 2011 01:32

I only found his name twice using the search engine so perhaps you can use Wikipedia.de for additional information but some basics below:

Alex Piokowski
SS-Obersturmbannführer
Born: Oct 11th 1904 in Bremen
Executed: Oct 22nd 1948
Partei Nr: 161437
SS Nr: 8737
KL Sachsenhausen 1937
KL Lichtenburg 1938
Kdt. of KL Dachau from January 1939 to January 1942

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Stuckes58 » 03 Nov 2011 01:59

http://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/ ... piorkowsi/

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/dachauscr ... owski.html

here are a couple of sites i have found doing some searching online. hope they help.

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski Dachau commandant

Post by sixcrow » 06 Feb 2012 23:29

Thank you for the information. I have found a bit more just browsing and searching the forum. I have found that there are some photos of Piorkowski in a book titled THE CAMP MEN. I went to my local library to see if they can get it for me and once the libarian seen the title she became verry snooty and said she would order it. Weeks later with no call that the book had arived I called and they could not find ant request from me for that book.She asked for the info again and said she would contact me later. She called a day later and said they can not order that book for me.I have found it for sale, but would like to look at it before I spent the money.I am wondering how many photos of Piorkowski there actually are? Is there anyone that would be willing to let me borrow their copy? I would treat it with upmost respect and pay for shipping to and from owner. I am just trying to put together some missing Family history. Thank you

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 04:52

Dachau, Germany, 20/01/1941, Himmler, Karl Wolff and other senior SS officers on a visit inside the camp.
1) SS Gruppenfuehrer Karl Wolff 2) SS Gruppenfuehrer Oswald Pohl 3) Alex Piorkowski, commander of the camp 4) U. Mussert, leader of the dutch NSB 5) Himmler 6) Seyss-Inquart 7) Egon Zill, commander of the internees camp.
Origin: Dachau Camp Museum
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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 04:54

Dachau, Germany, 20/01/1941, Himmler shakes the hand of Piorkowski, the camp commandant. Origin: Dachau Camp Museum
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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 04:59

Dachau, Germany, 20/01/1941, Himmler, Karl Wolff and other senior SS officers on a visit inside the camp.
1) Wolff 2) Himmler 3) Piorkowski 4) Seyss-Irquart.
Origin: Dachau Camp Museum
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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 05:02

Dachau, Germany, 20/01/1941, Himmler, Karl Wolff and other senior SS officers on a visit inside the camp.
1) Pohl, 2) Mussert, 3) Himmler, 4) Wolff, 5) Piorkowski.
Origin: Dachau Camp Museum
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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 14:01

Nazi Crimes on Trial
'Dachau Trials'
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

File Number: US306
Review Date: 470612
Case Number: 000-50-2-23 (US vs Alex Piorkowski et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Detmers, Heinz Georg Alfred - 15 Years
Piorkowski, Alex Bernhard - Death Sentence
Court: Intermediate Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470106-470117
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: KL Dachau
Crime Date: 420101-450429
Victim: Prisoners, POW's, Jews
Nationality: Soviet, Polish, French, Norwegian, Yugoslavian, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Dachau
Subject of the proceeding: Performing guard and supervisory duties in KL Dachau - as camp commander, resp. adjutant - , thereby participating in the subjection of POW's and civilian nationals of nations at war with Germany to cruelties and mistreatment. Selection of invalid transports ("approximately 1000 prisoners per month") for gassing, ordering of camp punishments, killing of tubercular prisoners by means of lethal injections, mass shootings of Soviet POW's, supervision of medical experiments on prisoners (cold water and high pressure experiments by Dr. Rascher and malaria experiments by Prof. Schilling), mass killings of Soviet POW's by means of lethal injections, performing of medical operations on priests by Piorkowskí's private nurse, etc.
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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 14:23

Dachau, Germany, Scharfe and his entourage tasting the prisoners' food.

The album was prepared following a visit by SS-Gruppenfuehrer Scharfe, Head of the Legal Division of the SS, in the camp. The visit included a review of the Penal Unit, apparently of detained SS men, and a meeting with prisoners in the Protective Custody Division. A group of judges from the SS, police officers, SS Strumbannfuehrer Piorkowski, the Camp Commandant, and SS Hauptsturmfuehrer Zill, Commander of the Protective Custody Division, accompanied Scharfe during his visit.

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 14:25

Dachau, Germany, Scharfe taking leave of camp commandant Piorkowski.

The album was prepared following a visit by SS-Gruppenfuehrer Scharfe, Head of the Legal Division of the SS, in the camp. The visit included a review of the Penal Unit, apparently of detained SS men, and a meeting with prisoners in the Protective Custody Division. A group of judges from the SS, police officers, SS Strumbannfuehrer Piorkowski, the Camp Commandant, and SS Hauptsturmfuehrer Zill, Commander of the Protective Custody Division, accompanied Scharfe during his visit.

Photo origin : Edgar A.Ansbacher
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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 14:30

Dachau, Germany, Scharfe meeting with the camp doctor.

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by Helge » 07 Feb 2012 14:48

Scharfe, Zill and Piorkowski

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by lazybather » 07 Feb 2012 18:11

Helge these photographs are from the Edgar A.Ansbacher collection, the copyright is held by the yad vashem.

Does anyone recognise the tubby officer wearing the leather coat, standing to Scharfe's right side?

stuart :)

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Re: Alex Bernhard Piorkowski, commandant Dachau

Post by sixcrow » 07 Feb 2012 18:22

Outstanding!! Helge. Thank you!

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