Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?

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Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?

Post by PF » 16 Dec 2013 21:03

Postscript:
Killed in Auschwitz Revolt 7 October 1944
Does this translate as "ethnic German over Kapo"?
Any more details as to name/origin?

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Re: Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?

Post by Roches » 17 Dec 2013 07:10

Close, but not quite. Reichsdeutsche means an ethnically German citizen of the Reich, as opposed to Volksdeutsche, meaning someone who is ethnically German but legally a citizen of another country. Oberkapo means something more like chief Kapo or senior Kapo, a supervisor of other Kapos.

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Post by history1 » 17 Dec 2013 11:52

" Re: Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?"
is clearly wrong.
It´s either
Reichsdeutscher Oberkapo killed in Auschwitz
(singular)
or
Reichsdeutsche Oberkapos killed in Auschwitz
(plural)
I think it´s important to keep at least the original sentence correct for further research.

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Re: Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?

Post by PF » 17 Dec 2013 14:19

POstscript
Thanks for info!

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Re: Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?

Post by siwiec » 18 Dec 2013 09:51

Is this perhaps Karl (or Karol) Konvoent, who was said to be German "criminal prisoner" ie. "Berufsverbrecher" and Oberkapo, and was transferred from Majdanek in 16.4.1944. He was stabbed during the revolt, and later, when still alive, was put into an oven by Soviet POWs.

http://www.fritz-bauer-institut.de/file ... 1_renz.pdf

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Re: Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?

Post by PF » 18 Dec 2013 13:41

Thanks for info! :thumbsup:

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Re: Reichsdeutsche oberkapo killed in Auschwtz revolt query?

Post by Roches » 24 Dec 2013 15:52

I suspected that the person was a Berufsverbrecher, a career criminal, as kapos were often chosen from that category of prisoner. Now, in looking into Karl Konvoent, I found most sources were fairly consistent about his name and the fact that he was German (although that does not necessarily mean Reichsdeutsche). I believe there may be a prisoner registration card for him.
But that name is unusual. Almost every Google hit on "Konvoent" is about this person. The "oe" in his name is still "oe" in German sources; it's not Konvönt, but Konvoent. It seems like a Dutch name or a pseudonym. Does anyone have any further information?

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