Legion-Sturmbannführer van Diermen

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Legion-Sturmbannführer van Diermen

Post by Mikedc » 12 Mar 2006 10:31

I hope somebody can help me with some more info about the following officer.

Legion-Sturmbannführer Dr. van Diermen
From 21-12-41 till ?? he was IVc withing the Staff from the SS-Bataillon at SS-Truppenübungsplatz
der Waffen-SS 'Debica'.



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Mike

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Post by Mikedc » 20 Mar 2006 21:15

Nobody with some info about this person???


Mike

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Post by VJK » 28 Mar 2006 14:31

Hi Mike!

This is all I have:

Stubaf. Frederik van Diermann, born 1. June 1888 in Ngawi in the Dutch East Indies; SS-Vet.Ers.Abt. in January 1944

Source: Führerliste der Waffen SS; John P. Moore

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Post by Mikedc » 28 Mar 2006 15:25

Hello VJK,

Thanks, this is great. Of course more info is nicer when you're making a bio or so around a
person but having the basic info is already very nice.
So now I've this guys full name, his DoB/birthplace, his rank and the unit(s)he served in.
And I don't make up my files with just static info, I make a short story about it all, just to
make bit nicer.


So again, thank you very much for the info, it's highly appreciated.
Greetings,
Mike

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Post by Juanjo » 18 Apr 2007 10:58

Hi Mike

Sturmbannführer Frederik August Anton Van Diermen
Born 01/06/1888 in Ngawi
Promotion to Legion-Sturmbannführer 03/09/1941
Served in Freiwilligen Legion Niederlande
Married with Johanna Catharina De Jong

This is the only that I have

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Post by Mikedc » 18 Apr 2007 20:41

Hello Juanjo,

Thanks for the extra info.
So his name was Van Diermen and not Van Diermann.

Am I right when I say SS-Vet. Ers. Abt. stands for SS-Veterinair-Ersatz-Abteilung????


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Post by Juanjo » 18 Apr 2007 23:16

Yes, you are right

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Post by claire » 09 Jun 2007 22:31

Hello,

Why do you want to know information about my grandfather, dr F.A.A. van Diermen? because I can help you maybe, but I first want to know what you are going to do with this information.

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Post by Mikedc » 12 Jun 2007 20:23

Hello Claire,

Just historical interest in SS-officers in general and since he was an SS-officer I'm interested in finding out about him whatever I can.


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Re: Legion-Sturmbannführer van Diermen

Post by MarcHS » 01 Aug 2021 15:54

Frederik August Anton van Diermen
Legions-Sturmbannführer
1 juni 1888
Ngawi
13 oktober 1973
Schiedam
Freiwilligen Legion “Niederlande”

Veterinarian, director of a meat inspection service.
He lived in Doorn, The Netherlands.
From 1914 until the end of 1917 Van Diermen served as a lieutenant horse doctor in Dutch military service. Later he served as a reserve officer. Augustus 1939 he was called to action in the so called Dutch "mobilisatie". As a major he served in the Dutch 2e division, until he was arrested on 12 may 1940 (two days after the Germans invaded the Netherlands), presumably because of his national-socialist ideas. After the Dutch surrender he was released.
In september 1941 Van Diermen volunteered for the Freiwilligen Legion “Niederlande”. After the war he declared that he was forced by Seyss-Inquart, after he turned down a friendly request to join the Legion by General Seyffardt.
Until december 1941 Van Diermen stayed in Arys, where the Dutch legionaries were being prepared for the eastern front. Van Diermen later declared he did nothing in Arys. When he was finally “discovered” by the camp commandor he was send to Berlin, even before the Dutch Legion was send to the Wolchovfront near Leningrad. Physician Johannes Wilhelmus Ferdinand Antonius van den Berg de Bruyn declared after the War that Van Diermen was meant to be a horse doctor, but since there were no horses in Arys he was send to Berlin instead.
Van Diermen worked for a month in Tarnow in Poland, in a lab of the Wirtschaftsamt. It was here where he first received a Sturmbannführer uniform. Following that Van Diermen worked as a Sonderführer at the SS-Verwaltung in Pustkow. He was responsible for "hygienic supervision" on butter- and preserves companies. After the War he claimed to have been suspended in july 1943 because he had been too kind for the Polish workers (his own words). He was send to Graz where he was locked up until december 1943. Thereafter he was send to The Netherlands, where he supervised slaugtherhouses until he was fired again in march 1944. He then worked for the Centraal Instituut in Amsterdam. In september 1944 he left for Gronau, where he lived with acquaintances, until he was arrested on 25 juni 1946 after crossing the German / Dutch border.
After his arrest Van Diermen stayed in camps in Westerbork, Amersfoort, Millingen, Hoogerheide, Laren en Vught. He faced trial in Utrecht en was released on 25 oktober 1949.
Both his sons served in the Waffen-SS. They both survived the War.

Source: his CABR-file

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