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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by Orpoman » 27 Dec 2019 17:30

Hello ansata1976

Unfortunately I have to answer both questions with no.
All materials that are currently available to me are German post-war investigations against possible perpetrators.
My research on this matter is just beginning. So I was happy to have found some names in your work here in the forum.

regards Daniel

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 27 Dec 2019 20:01

Who can help me with information regarding:

Oskar Fandrich/Fandrych sentenced to death 1947 in Kalisz (Turku)


Hermann Rother guard prison Brzeg sentenced to death 1946 in Wroclaw

is it maybe: Hermann Rother (15.11.1881 in ?) sentenced to life imprisonment 05.06.1946 in Wroclaw (died 10.11.1948 in prison)
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 27 Dec 2019 20:14

ansata1976 wrote:
26 Dec 2019 00:12
What was the place of birth of Heinrich Schneemann?
I have the information that Schneemann might have been from Hamburg (this probably means that he served in Gestapo Hamburg before transfer to Radom) but i'm not sure that it was his birthplace.

George

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by Orpoman » 28 Dec 2019 11:22

Hello ansata1976

I still found a gendarme.
ansata1976 wrote:
10 May 2018 01:46
...
Executed in Kielce for war crimes:
...
06.04.1946 Hermann Frey (20.10.1912 in Łopuszno) Gendarmerie in Radom-Lublin
...
Hermann FREY
20.10.1912 geboren in Lopuschno, Kreis Kielce
Religion: evangelisch, ledig, keine Kinder
war kräftig gebaut, hatte gute Reit-, Fahrrad- u. Waffenkenntnisse
02.11.1933 - 15.09.1935 Militärdienst beim Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 31 (polnisches Heer) in Litzmannstadt
24.11.1939 als Unterwachtmeister d.Gend. in Kielce zur Gendarmerie einberufen, spätere Heimatdienststelle: Reg.-Präs. Posen
ab 27.01.1940 – mindestens 20.02.1944 beim Gendarmerie-Posten Miedzyrzec tätig, höchster nachweisbarer Rang: Oberwachtmeister d.Gend.
13.05. - 17.12.1943 auf Lehrgang an der Gend.-Schule in Zakopane
00.00.1943 ein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen rechtswidrigen Waffengebrauchs (unabsichtliche Verwundung eines Kameraden im Einsatz) wurde eingestellt

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Daniel

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by Orpoman » 28 Dec 2019 11:36

Hello George

Still as a supplement.
George_W wrote:
25 Aug 2018 21:57
Sorry, but i do not have his birthplace.

I only know that Bez.Ltn.d.Gend. Luitpold Fuhrmann, member or maybe even the head of Gendarmerie in Wlodawa and probably also in Kazimierz (Lublin District), was tried once again in West Germany and was sentenced to 2 years by the court in Hannover in 1964.

George
Bez.-Oberleutnant d.Gend. Luitpold FUHRMANN war nach meinen Recherchen von mindestens 00.08.1942 bis 20.07.1944 als Postenführer beim Gendarmerie-Posten Wlodawa tätig.

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Daniel

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 28 Dec 2019 11:47

Hello

Do You maybe have any further informations about these members of Gendarmerie:

Georg GRILLENBERG (born 12.09.1895)
head of Gendarmerie in Miechów and Sanok.

Paul Gustav MARGGRAF (born 14.04.1890)
member of Gendarmerie in Lida.

Johann Baptiste OSTERHAMMER (born 24.12.1907)
member of Gendarmerie in Zwoleń.

Richard Alfred THIEL (born 18.03.1887)
head of Gendarmerie in Bieżuń.

All four were extradited to Poland by the US authorities.

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George

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by Orpoman » 28 Dec 2019 12:08

Hi George

Unfortunately not, I can only help a little to the Lublin district.

regards
Daniel

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 28 Dec 2019 12:18

Maybe you have information about

Julius Hein (18.01.1909 Heronimów) Gendarmerie Ostrowiec, Starachowice Trial Lublin 1946 death sentence (executed 11.04.1946 in Sandomierz)

Ernst Fencke (19.01.1919) Trial Lublin 1945 death sentence (reduced to life imprisonment, still in prison 1958)
during 1943-1945, in Staszów, and on the territory of the County of Sandomierz, as the German gendarme, murdered several dozens of Poles and Jews)

Heinrich Lenz (05.10.1917) Gendarmerie in Zloczewo death sentence 10.07.1945 in Lublin (executed 17.09.1945 in Lublin)
during the German occupation in Krakow and Złoczów, as the German gendarme, actively participated in round-ups and penalty expeditions as well as in the liquidation of the local ghetto and murders of several dozen Jews

Friedrich Thomke (23.07.1912 in Berlin) Gendarmerie Niedrzwica (executed 01.01.1960 in Lublin)

Werner Grosskopf (Gendarmerie in Lublin)

Gendarmerie Lubartów: Kurt Reichelt, Julius Kittel, Julius Janke
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 28 Dec 2019 13:29

Orpoman wrote:
28 Dec 2019 12:08
Hi George

Unfortunately not, I can only help a little to the Lublin district.

regards
Daniel
Many thanks for the reply.

So maybe You have any further informations about these four men, all from Lublin district:

Berthold BATKE (born 06.12.1909)
member of Gendarmerie in the area of Lubartów.

Max Eugen Wilhelm EHRLE (born 03.10.1914)
Hauptmann der Schupo in Kraśnik.

Michael EICH (born 10.01.1895)
member of Polizei (maybe Gendarmerie or Schupo) in Lublin, Zamośc, also in Kraków and Częstochowa.

Albert Johann GOLDGRUBER (born 04.07.1904 Wiener Neustadt)
SS-Stubaf. and head of Gendarmerie in Biała Podlaska.

Ehrle, Goldgruber and Eich were extradited to Poland by the US authorities and Batke was extradited by the Russian authorities.

Regards
George

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 28 Dec 2019 13:40

Berthold Batke
06.12.1909
German gendarmerie in the district Lubartów
Extradited 16.07. 1948 to Poland
Sentenced to 6 years imprisonment 26.10.1949 by the District Court Lublin
for the mistreatment of the Polish population

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 28 Dec 2019 14:01

Hello

Thank You.

I have informations about the trials of these men in Poland and their fate after the extradition to Poland. I'm looking for more details about their career in Polizei and duties in Poland (also biographical data).

George

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by Orpoman » 28 Dec 2019 15:33

Hello George & ansata1976

For the beginning.

Albert GOLDGRUBER
SS-Nr. 467.400 (Führer in der 89. SS-Standarte Wien)
14.07.1902 geboren
verheiratet, zwei Kinder (Stand 01.11.1941)
01.05.1938 Eintritt in die NSDAP, Mitgliedsnr. 6.345.968
30.01.1939 befördert zum Hauptmann d.Gend.
22.01.1940 – 23.05.1943 Führer der 3. Gendarmerie-Hauptmannschaft in Radzyn (Standort bis 10.02.1940 war Lubartow) im Distrikt Lublin, Generalgouvernement
18.03. – 29.03.1940 auf Urlaub
20.05. – 31.05.1940 auf Urlaub
20.07. – 11.08.1940 auf Urlaub
17.12.1942 Anerkennung der im Generalgouvernement geleisteten Tätigkeit auf dem Gebiet der weltanschaulichen Schulung, Dienststelle: Kommandeur der Gendarmerie (KdGend) Lublin
23.05.1943 auf Grund der „augenblicklich gespannten Lage“ (Bandenkampf) zum Führer des Sicherungsabschnitt Radzyn (umfassend den Kreis Radzyn) bestimmt
15.08.1943 versetzt von Potsdam nach Wiener-Neustadt (Niederdonau), laut Personalnachrichten in der Propagandazeitschrift „Die Deutsche Polizei“
27.10.1943 zum SS-Sturmbannführer und Major d.Gend. ernannt
25.02.1947 nach Polen ausgeliefert
19.03.1948 vom Bezirksgericht Siedlce – Biala Podlaska zu acht Jahre Haft verurteilt
Orden & Ehrenzeichen: Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse

Goldgruber1 - Kopie.jpg
Goldgruber 1940 visiting to the Gend.-Hilfszug in Chotylow

Michael EICH
Heimatdienststelle: Mainfranken, höchster nachweisbarer Rang: Bez.-Leutnant d.Gend.
mindestens ab 03.09.1943 Postenführer des Gendarmerie-Posten Sulow
10.12.1943 als Postenführer zum Gendarmerie-Posten Tomaszow-Lubelski versetzt
01.03.1944 als Postenführer zum Gendarmerie-Posten Wisznice versetzt

Werner GROßKOPF
Heimatdienststelle: Reg.-Präs. Minden, höchster nachweisbarer Rang: Meister d.Gend.
15.10.1942 vom Gend.-Posten Bilgoraj zum Kdo. des Gewerbeaußendienstes und der überörtlichen Preisüberwachung beim Stab KdGend Lublin versetzt

Kurt REICHELT
12.06.1901 geboren in Görlitz
Heimatdienststelle: Reg.-Bez. Liegnitz, höchster nachweisbarer Rang: Wachtmeister d.Gend.d.Res.
20.02.1942 beim Gendarmerie-Posten Lubartow tätig

Julius KITTEL
geboren am 08.09.1908 in Eustachow, Kreis Kielce
vorher Hilfspolizist (HiPo), spätere Heimatdienststelle: Reg.-Präs. Posen, höchster nachweisbarer Rang: Wachtmeister d.Gend.
14.10.1942 beim Einsatz gegen Banditen in Brzeznica-Bychawka, Kreis Lublin durch Schulterdurchschuss verwundet
vom 15.12.1943 – mind. 31.03.1944 beim Gendarmerie-Posten Lubartow tätig

Julius JAHNKE
Heimatdienststelle: Reg.-Präs. Hohensalza, höchster nachweisbarer Rang: Unterwachtmeister d.Gend.
mindestens vom 06.05.1942 – 15.04.1944 beim Gendarmerie-Posten Lubartow tätig

best regards
Daniel
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 28 Dec 2019 15:53

Orpoman wrote:
28 Dec 2019 15:33
Michael EICH
Heimatdienststelle: Mainfranken, höchster nachweisbarer Rang: Bez.-Leutnant d.Gend.
mindestens ab 03.09.1943 Postenführer des Gendarmerie-Posten Sulow
10.12.1943 als Postenführer zum Gendarmerie-Posten Tomaszow-Lubelski versetzt
01.03.1944 als Postenführer zum Gendarmerie-Posten Wisznice versetzt

best regards
Daniel
Many thanks for the photo and for the informations about Goldgruber.

This is what i have about the postwar fate of Michael Eich (i'm not sure if he is similar to that Eich mentioned above):

Extradited by the US authorities on 03.02.1947, acquitted in Lublin on 14.12.1948, released on 25.07.1949.

George

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by Orpoman » 29 Dec 2019 12:17

Hello

@ansata1976
ansata1976 wrote:
28 Dec 2019 12:18
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Friedrich Thomke (23.07.1912 in Berlin) Gendarmerie Niedrzwica (executed 01.01.1960 in Lublin)
...
I can't say at the moment whether the two people are identical.

Oberwachtmeister d.HiPo Friedrich THOMKE
23.07.1912 geboren in Kamitz, Kreis Bielitz
30.09.1942 beim Einsatz gegen Banditen bei Krzczonow, Kreis Lublin, durch Schulterschuss und Granatsplitter im Oberarm verwundet

Oberwachtmeister d.HiPo Fritz THOMKE
15.04.1944 beim Gendarmerie-Posten Niedrzwica tätig

Unfortunately I have no information about Berthold BATKE.

@George
Thanks for the additions to Michael Eich.

regards
Daniel

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 29 Dec 2019 13:25

Hello

Thank You. Do You maybe have any details about Hauptmann der Schupo Max Ehrle (born 1914)?
He was extradited by the US authorities, sentenced to death and executed in Lublin.

George

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