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Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Leo Angel » 10 Apr 2009 20:24

Hello!
I've recently saw in the book "Spaniards in the Holocaust: Mauthausen, the Horror on the Danube" by David Wingeate Pike very interesting statement: "... it came to pass that of the 15 000 SS of Mauthausen who murdered up to 200 000 prisoners in the most ignominious of ways, fewer than 200 paid for it with theit lives". Here is the link to the book: http://books.google.com/books?id=LiHL91 ... utput=html So I've made a little research and prepared a list of Mauthausen personnel tried by Allies and executed after war. Here it is, so far I've found only 87 names:
1. Johann Altfuldisch SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
2. Adam Ankenbrand SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Adam Ankenbrand, executed on 19 November 1948)
3. Stefan Barczay SS-Sturmmann (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
4. August Blei SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
5. August Bogusch SS-Scharführer (sentenced to death by Polish Supreme National Tribunal, case: Krakau Auschwitz Trial, executed on 28 January 1948)
6. Walter Brietzke SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by Allied Military Tribunal in Klagenfurt, executed on 10 March 1948)
7. Willy Brünning SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
8. Hans Böhn SS-Scharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Adolf Berg et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
9. Hans Diehl SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
10. Wladislaus Dopierala SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Wladislaus Dopierala, executed on 22 October 1948)
11. Otto Drabek SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
12. Willy Eckert SS-Hauptscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
13. Heinrich Eisenhöfer SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
14. Friedrich Entress SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
15. Emil Euler SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by Polish District Court in Warsaw, executed on 13 September 1950)
16. Heinrich Fitschok SS-Sturmmann (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
17. Matthias Frindt SS-Sturmmann (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Josef Lukan et al., executed on 29 October 1948)
18. Emil Andreas Gay SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Emil Andreas Gay et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
19. Werner Grahn SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
20. Johannes Grimm SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
21. Hans Hegenscheidt SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
22. Michael Heller SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Franz Kofler et al., executed on 19 November 1948)
23. Wilhelm Henkel SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
24. Franz Huber SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
25. Heinrich Häger SS-Hauptscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
26. Alois Höllriegl SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Ernst Walter Dura et al., executed on 29 October 1948)
27. Willy Jobst SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
28. Paul Kaiser SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
29. Anton Kaufmann SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
30. Wilhelm Kaupp SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Emil Andreas Gay et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
31. Franz Kautny SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
32. Kurt Keilwitz SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
33. Kurt Kirchner SS-Scharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Karl Glas et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
34. Josef Kisch SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Haider et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
35. Rudolf Gustav Klein SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Andreas Battermann et al., executed on 29 October 1948)
36. Kaspar Klimowitsch SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
37. Franz Kofler SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Franz Kofler et al., executed on 19 November 1948)
38. Rene Korsitzky SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Ernst Bürger et al., executed on 19 November 1948)
39. Josef Kramer SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by British Military Tribunal in Lüneburg, case: trial of Josef Kramer and 44 others, executed on 13 December 1945)
40. Eduard Krebsbach SS-Sturmbannführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
41. Gustav Kreindl SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
42. Josef Leeb SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
43. Josef Leipold SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by Polish District Court in Lublin, executed after 9 November 1948)
44. Julius Ludolf SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
45. Erich Miessner SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
46. Fritz Miroff SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Eduard Dlouhy et al., executed on 26 November 1948)
47. Rudolf Mynzak SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
48. Emil Müller SS-Hauptscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
49. Wilhelm Müller SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
50. Josef Niedermayer SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
51. Kurt Otto SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Kurt Otto, executed on 14 November 1947)
52. Max Pausch SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Emil Andreas Gay et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
53. Alexander Peroutka SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Adolf Berg et al., executed on 12 January 1948)
54. Gustav Petrat SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Franz Kofler et al., executed on 19 November 1948)
55. Hermann Pribyll SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
56. Theophil Priebel SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
57. Reinhard Purucker SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Theo Otto Bernhardt et al., executed on 26 November 1948)
58. Michael Redwitz SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Martin Gottfried Wiess et al., executed on 29 May 1946)
59. Fabian Richter SS-Sturmmann (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Fabian Richter et al., executed on 5 November 1948)
60. Josef Riegler SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
61. Gerhard Schiedlausky SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by British Military Tribunal in Hamburg, case: First Ravensbrück Trial , executed on 3 May 1947)
62. Theo Schmitz SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Ernst Walter Dura et al., executed on 19 November 1948)
63. Kurt Emil Schmutzler SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Ernst Walter Dura et al., executed on 29 October 1948)
64. Heinrich Schwarz SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by French Military Tribunal in Rastatt, case: First Natzweiler Trial, executed on 20 March 1947)
65. Karl Schöpperle SS-Obersturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Hans Bergerhoff et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
66. Hans Sielaff SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Emil Andreas Gay et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
67. Thomas Sigmund SS-Rottenführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
68. Hans Spatzenegger SS-Hauptscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
69. Ludwig Stier captain of Wehrmacht (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Ernst Walter Dura et al., executed on 5 September 1947)
70. Karl Streng SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Hans Bergerhoff et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
71. Otto Striegel SS-Hauptscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 20 June 1947)
72. Karl Struller SS-Stabsscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
73. Oskar Tandler SS-Scharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Erich Schuettauf et al., executed on 26 November 1948)
74. Karl Theiner SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by East German Court in Berlin, case: nr 1109, executed on 10 June 1955)
75. Leopold Trauner civilian emloyee (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
76. Paul Tremmel SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Paul Tremmel, executed on 5 November 1948)
77. Andreas Trum SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
78. Hermann Tuntke SS-Scharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Hermann Tuntke, executed on 19 September 1947)
79. Helmut Vetter SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Karl Glas et al., executed on 2 February 1949)
80. Wilhelm Wagner SS-Hauptscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Martin Gottfried Wiess et al., executed on 29 May 1946)
81. Erich Wasicky SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
82. Jakob Winkler SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by Allied Military Tribunal in Klagenfurt, executed on 10 March 1948)
83. Ewald Wlotzka SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Theo Otto Bernhardt et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
84. Christian Wohlrab SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: Josef Kattner et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
85. Waldemar Wolter SS-Sturmbannführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
86. Viktor Zoller SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
87. Adolf Zutter SS-Hauptsturmführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)

So I've also included kapos sentenced to death and executed by the Allies after war. Still the number is far less than 200 (96):
88. Rudolf Fiegl kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
89. Quirin Flaucher kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Franz Kofler et al., executed on 19 November 1948)
90. Karl Fleischer kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Karl Fleischer, executed on 12 November 1948)
91. Willy Frey kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 28 May 1947)
92. Indalecio Gonzalez kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Lauriano Navas et al., executed on 2 February 1947)
93. Georg Gössl kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
94. Karl Horcicka kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Karl Horcicka et al., executed on 12 November 1948)
95. Anton Klein kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Anton Klein, executed on 5 November 1948)
96. Karl Schrögler kapo (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Karl Horcicka et al., executed on 2 February 1949)

I didn't include Hartheim Castle personnel executed, but even if I counted them it would still be 98:
97. Vincenz Nohel (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Johann Altfuldisch et al., executed on 27 May 1947)
98. Josef Storwasser (sentenced to death by Czechoslovakian Court, executed on 30 September 1948)

Even if we literally take Pike's "paid with their lives" words and include personnel who has committed suicide or was killed during the attemption of escape we reach number 102:
99. Georg Bachmayer SS-Hauptsturmführer (committed suicide on 8 May 1945)
100. Albert Sauer SS-Sturmbannführer (killed on 3 May 1945)
101. Fritz Seidler SS-Hauptsturmführer (committed suicide on 3 May 1945)
102. Franz Ziereis SS-Standartenführer (died from wounds on 24 May 1945)

It's still far away from number of 200 SS-men who paid with their lives for crimes committed in Mauthausen concentration camp complex. Can anybody would be able to add any additional info to this list?

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Leo

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Leo Angel » 02 Jun 2009 13:26

I have found two more:

Hans Saur SS-Unterscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Committe in Salzburg, case: US vs Hans Saur, executed on 26 November 1946)

Eugen Hermann Noky SS-Oberscharführer (sentenced to death by American Military Tribunal in Dachau, case: US vs Eugen Hermann Noky, executed on 19 September 1947)

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by ansata1976 » 16 Apr 2018 10:04

Some add ons:

Johann van Loosen
26.09.1914 in Duisburg
1938 Kapo in Dachau
1939 – 1945 Kapo in Mauthausen
sentenced to death 09.10.1945 (executed 13.12.1945 by the Russians)

Wilhelm Freiwald
04.04.1909 in Lendringsen
Kapo in Stutthof, Buchenwald and Mauthausen
death sentence 17.10.1945 (executed 15.01.1946 in Baranowichi)

Heinrich Kurt Remmert
16.06.1910 in Essen
Kapo in Mauthausen, Gusen
executed 30.01.1951 in Warsaw

Alfons Pietruszewski
02.01.1915
volksdeutsch
prisoners foreman in KL Mauthausen, KL Eisenertz, KL Pegau, participated in hanging and torturing prisoners from 1940 through early 1945
executed 20.12.1947 in Gdansk

Udo Kettenbeil
16.05.1907 in ???
SS-Rottenführer Mauthausen,Neuengamme
10.1942 KZ Neuengamme
1943 Blockführer und Kommandoführer
Trial 22.10 – 23.10.1947
executed 29.01.1948 in Hameln

Johann Augl
19.12.1894
NSDAP since 01.05.1938
N.S.V Amtswalter since 01.05.1940
company commander Volkssturm Ried october 1944
company commander at Mauthausen
executed 03.10.1945 by Russians

Rene Hermans
1918
Belgian professional soldier
Kapo in Mauthausen 1942
executed 1947 in Mechelen

Walter Brietzke
02.06.1913 in Szczecin
SS-Oberscharführer, staff Mauthausen-Gusen
executed 10.03.1948 in Graz

Jakob Winkler
24.07.1892 in Zweibrücken
SS-Hauptsturmführer, staff Mauthausen-Gusen
executed 10.03.1948 in Graz staff Mauthausen-Gusen
a Nazi criminal, a member of the crew of the German concentration camp Mauthausen-Gusen and SS-Hauptsturmführer.

Karl Wittig
a subcommander at Mauthausen
after the liberation of the camp ultimately hanged at the camp

Franz Unek
30.11.1897
chief Kapo at Mauthausen
after the liberation of the camp he was hanged at Mauthausen after 10.07.1945

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Puck » 16 Apr 2018 11:10

I am wondering about Karl Wittig...

This document describes him as an inmate of KL Mauthausen, in 01.1947 he still gave testemonies
https://www.archives.gov/files/publicat ... rip115.pdf

The testemony itself sounds more as given from a KL-inmate
http://www.edwardvictor.com/Holocaust/m ... p_main.htm (Affidavit 4)

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by ansata1976 » 16 Apr 2018 16:20

My source was for Wittig:

http://www.edwardvictor.com/Holocaust/m ... p_main.htm

"... Below are thumbnails of an original copy of statement in German given to American authorities by Karl Wittig, a subcommander at Mauthausen, after the liberation of the camp. He was ultimately hanged at the camp. Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Affidavit 4" in the left frame to return...."

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Puck » 16 Apr 2018 20:43

I know this link. But I wondered if "he was ultimately hanged at the camp" why he should give such a documented testimonial about procedures in KL Sachsenhausen.

A confirmation that Karl Wittig was an inmate of KL Sachenhausen (and KL Flossenbürg, KL Mauthausen - 2nd source) see
1st https://aim25.com/cgi-bin/vcdf/detail?c ... se&nv2=sub
2nd https://books.google.de/books?id=h5P7DA ... en&f=false

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Larrister » 16 Apr 2018 21:16

Private photo of Werner Grahn.

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by goofy » 20 Apr 2018 19:50

Larry,
In my opinion it is SS-Sturmbannführer August Hirt in your picture. I have strong doubts that it might be Grahn.
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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by George_W » 21 Apr 2018 15:26

August Bogusch and Josef Leipold were sentenced and executed in Poland but for the crimes committed in other camps not in KL Mauthausen (Bogusch in Auschwitz and Leipold in Budzyń, subcamp of Majdanek). Only Emil Euler was sentenced and executed in Poland for the crimes committed indeed in KL Mauthausen.

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by history1 » 21 Apr 2018 19:30

ansata1976 wrote:Some add ons:

Johann van Loosen
26.09.1914 in Duisburg
1938 Kapo in Dachau
1939 – 1945 Kapo in Mauthausen
sentenced to death 09.10.1945 (executed 13.12.1945 by the Russians)
[...]
According the information of the Mauthausen Memorial he was Lagerältester of Gusen II.
Source: https://www.mauthausen-memorial.org/de/ ... eftlinge-1

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by history1 » 21 Apr 2018 20:00

ansata1976 wrote:My source was for Wittig:

http://www.edwardvictor.com/Holocaust/m ... p_main.htm

"[...] Karl Wittig, a subcommander at Mauthausen, after the liberation of the camp. He was ultimately hanged at the camp.[...]"
What exactly is a subcommander at Mauthausen?
I never read or heared that anyone was hanged at Mauthausen after the liberation.

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Larrister » 22 Apr 2018 02:43

goofy wrote:Larry,
In my opinion it is SS-Sturmbannführer August Hirt in your picture. I have strong doubts that it might be Grahn.
Michal
Hi Michal,

Thanks for your reply. However I have to disagree with your view that it may be August Hirt. The eyes are very similar but that is where the similarity ends. Note the two faces side by side. Hirt has scars on the right corner of his mouth, under bottom lip and on chin and several under his nose. Grahn does not. Grahn has a dimple on the end of his nose, on his chin and a distinctive crease running from the left side of his mouth, down and across his chin. Hirt does not have these features.

The back of the photo has a hand-written dedication to a colleague which is dated Berlin 27-9-40 and signed by Grahn.

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Puck » 22 Apr 2018 09:33

ansata1976 wrote:Some add ons:

Johann van Loosen
26.09.1914 in Duisburg
1938 Kapo in Dachau
1939 – 1945 Kapo in Mauthausen
sentenced to death 09.10.1945 (executed 13.12.1945 by the Russians)
I don't believe he was a Kapo in Dachau - that's what I have:

1932-1934 KPD-Member
1935-1938 Wehrmacht

1938 inmate in KL Dachau
1939 sent to KL Mauthausen
1941 Kapo (Steinbruch) in KL Gusen I
1944 Lagerältester in KL Gusen II

13.12.1945 pardon refused, this is probably not the execution date

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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by goofy » 22 Apr 2018 22:52

Larrister wrote:
goofy wrote:Larry,
In my opinion it is SS-Sturmbannführer August Hirt in your picture. I have strong doubts that it might be Grahn.
Michal
Hi Michal,

Thanks for your reply. However I have to disagree with your view that it may be August Hirt. The eyes are very similar but that is where the similarity ends. Note the two faces side by side. Hirt has scars on the right corner of his mouth, under bottom lip and on chin and several under his nose. Grahn does not. Grahn has a dimple on the end of his nose, on his chin and a distinctive crease running from the left side of his mouth, down and across his chin. Hirt does not have these features.

The back of the photo has a hand-written dedication to a colleague which is dated Berlin 27-9-40 and signed by Grahn.

Cheers,
Larry
Hi Larry,
my mistake. I was not aware of the dedication on the photo. Thanks for sharing. I`ve never seen Grahn in his SS uniform.
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Re: Executed Mauthausen personnel

Post by Larrister » 23 Apr 2018 08:09

goofy wrote:
Larrister wrote:
goofy wrote:Larry,
In my opinion it is SS-Sturmbannführer August Hirt in your picture. I have strong doubts that it might be Grahn.
Michal
Hi Michal,

Thanks for your reply. However I have to disagree with your view that it may be August Hirt. The eyes are very similar but that is where the similarity ends. Note the two faces side by side. Hirt has scars on the right corner of his mouth, under bottom lip and on chin and several under his nose. Grahn does not. Grahn has a dimple on the end of his nose, on his chin and a distinctive crease running from the left side of his mouth, down and across his chin. Hirt does not have these features.

The back of the photo has a hand-written dedication to a colleague which is dated Berlin 27-9-40 and signed by Grahn.

Cheers,
Larry
Hi Larry,
my mistake. I was not aware of the dedication on the photo. Thanks for sharing. I`ve never seen Grahn in his SS uniform.
Best
Michal

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Posted February 10, 2015 · Report post

Hi Michal,

No worries, he looks like Hirt until you compare photos closeup.
I posted some info on him over at HWM Forum some time ago and have copied it here:


The 1 Dec. 1938 SS-Dienstaltersliste has only one Werner Grahn. The registered data is:


Name: Grahn, Werner
Date of birth: 5 Jan. 1884
SS-No.: 280 102
NSDAP-No.: 5 499 950
Promotion date: Untersturmführer on 9 Nov. 1938
Duty assignment: SD-Hauptamt
Awards and decorations: 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, 1914/18 Honor Cross for Combatants, unspecified Landesorden
Other data: Not a holder of the German Sports Badge or SA Sports Badge (exempt from having to qualify due to being over 50 years of age), not a holder of the SS Honor Ring or Honor Sword, not a member of Lebensborn e.V.
More information about Grahn

Werner Grahn (b. January 5 1884 - d. 28 May 1947 ) - German war criminal, an officer of the German criminal police and a member of the crew of the concentration camp Mauthausen-Gusen . Reached in SS degreeUnterscharführer .

By profession a policeman , he was secretary of the Nazi Kriminalpolizei (Kripo). From February 1944 to 20 April 1945 he was a member of the Gestapo (Political Department) in the camp of Mauthausen. Grahn led the department dealing with translations. Shortly before the liberation of the camp took part in the shooting of prisoners who were under him. He also participated in other executions, as well as cruel interrogations.

Werner Grahn was tried in the process of crew Mauthausen Concentration Camp (US vs. Johann Altfuldisch and others) by an American military tribunal and sentenced to death . He was executed by hanging in Landsberg prison May 28, 1947.


Cheers,

Larry

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