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Majdanek Personnel

Post by Schmauser » 09 May 2002 18:38

Majdanek Personnel

Once again, any information on the SS officers & men who served at the Majdanek Camp will be most helpful. Thanks Everyone.

Commandants
1.SS Standartenführer Karl Koch (Executed by the SS)
2.SS Obersturmbannführer Max Kögel (Committed Suicide)
3.SS Standartenführer Hermann Florstedt (Executed by the SS)
4.SS Obersturmbannführer Martin Weiss (Executed by the Allies)
5.SS Obersturmführer Arthur Liebhenschel (Executed by the Poles)

SS Doctors
SS Hauptscharführer Dr Erich Grün (Fate Unknown)
SS Obersturmführer Dr Heinrich Schmidt (Acquitted)
SS Untersturmführer Dr Karl Rindfleish (Fate Unknown)

Guards
SS Rottenführer Franz Bago (Fate Unknown)
Female SS Aufseherin Hermine Böttcher (Acquitted)
Female SS Aufseherin Hermine Braunsteiner (Life Imprisonment)
Female SS Aufseherin Luise Danz (Life Imprisonment)
Female SS Oberaufseherin Else Ehrich (Executed by the Allies)
SS Rottenführer Thomas Ellwanger (3yrs Imprisonment)
SS Oberscharführer Anton Endres (Executed by the Allies)
SS Unterscharführer Johann Fischer (Fate Unknown)
SS Hauptsturmführer Wilhelm Gerstenmeier (Executed by the Russians)
SS Hauptscharführer Heinrich Groffmann (Acquitted)
SS Rottenführer Friedrich Gross (Fate Unknown)
SS Hauptsturmführer Hermann Hackmann (10yrs Imprisonment)
SS Hauptscharführer Otto Kloppmann (Fate Unknown)
SS Oberscharführer Ernst Kostial (Fate Unknown)
Female SS Aufseherin Hildegard Lachert (12yrs Imprisonment)
SS Hauptsturmführer Walter Langleist (Executed by the Allies)
SS Hauptscharführer Emil Laurich (8yrs Imprisonment)
Female SS Aufseherin Charlotte Mayer (Acquitted)
SS Oberscharführer Erich Mühsfeldt (Executed by the Poles)
Female SS Aufseherin Alice Orlowski (15yrs Imprisonment)
SS Oberscharführer Hans Perschon (Fate Unknown)
SS Oberscharführer Fritz - Heinrich Petrick (4yrs Imprisonment)
SS Hauptsturmführer Wilhelm Reinartz (Acquitted)
SS Obersturmführer Friedrich - Wilhlem Ruppert (Executed by the Allies)
SS Oberscharführer Nikolaus Schiffer (Fate Unknown)
SS Rottenführer Theodor Schöllen (Executed by the Russians)
SS Unterscharführer Arnold Strippel (3 & ½yrs Imprisonment)
Female SS Aufseherin Rosy Süss (8yrs Imprisonment)
SS Obersturmführer Anton Thernes (Executed by the Russians)
SS Unterscharführer Heinz Villain (6yrs Imprisonment)
SS Oberscharführer Hermann Vögel (Executed by the Russians)
Female SS Oberaufseherin Else Weber (Fate Unknown)
SS Hauptscharführer Westel Wimmer (Fate Unknown)

Wachmann
SS Wachmann Dmytro Sawchuk (Fate Unknown)
SS Wachmann Alexander Tityebski (Possibly Executed by the Russians)

Unknown SS
SS Unterscharführer Hensche
SS Scharführer Melzer
Female SS Aufseherin Redli
SS Unterscharführer Terner
SS Rottenführer Wende

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Karl Koch

Post by Schmauser » 14 May 2002 17:30

Karl Koch

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Karl Otto Koch was born at Darmstadt in 1897. He was a bank clerk before joining the German Army during the First World War. He was captured by the British army and was held as a p.o.w until October, 1919. Koch joined the Nazi Party in 1930. Later he became a member of the SS. In 1934 Koch became a senior official in Lichtenburg Concentration Camp. Two years later he became the commandant of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
In May 1937, Koch married Ilse Koch, one of the female guards at the camp. Later that year Koch was appointed commandant of Buchenwald, and his wife became an SS Aufseherin (overseer) at the camp. Known as the "Bitch of Buchenwald" she liked to ride through the camp where she selected prisoners who displeased her to be whipped by SS guards. She also collected lampshades and gloves made from tattooed skins of specially murdered concentration camp inmates. In September, 1941, Koch was transfered due to tax evasion charges by an SS court and appointed commandant of Majdanek, a Soviet prisoner-of-war camp run by the Waffen SS. In August, 1943, Koch was arrested by the Gestapo and charged with embezzlement and forgery. Found guilty, he was executed on 26th April 1945.

Does anyone have anymore information?

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KOCH

Post by Georges JEROME » 14 May 2002 21:01

some add datas on K.O. Koch

Karl Otto Koch,
ss since 9/31
on 9/33 Commander of SS Sonderkommando Sachsen ( later SS Verfugungstruppe)
on 10/34 kdt KL Sachsenburg
11/34 wachtruppenführer KL Esterwegen
2/35 Schutzhaftlagerführer KL Lichtenburg
4/35 adjudant KL Dachau
21/4/35 kdt KL Columbia Haus
1/4/36 kdt Esterwegen
then KL Sachsenhausen....


executed on Himmler's orders in ....KL Buchenwald
best

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Post by Starinov » 15 May 2002 19:09

Try that link. It will take you to a link page. Maybe you will find your answers there.

http://www.auschwitz.org.pl/html/eng/ak ... /linki.php

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Dachau Camp?

Post by Octavianus » 17 May 2002 00:16

Ave Schmauser,

Great info you have posted here! Do you have perhaps somewhere also a list of DACHAU camp personnel between 1944-1945, including ordinary guards?

Gratia,

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majdanek personel

Post by dylan » 18 May 2002 10:07

names

otto kloppmann ss hauptscharfuhrer
westel wimmer ss hauptscharfuhrer
ernst kosial ss oberscharfuhrer
hans perschon ss oberscharfuhrer
anton enders ss oberscharfuhrer
else weber ss oberaufseherin
musfeldt the same as erich muschfeldt

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Post by Schmauser » 21 May 2002 01:33

Thank you Dylan,

do you have anymore information on other guards or/and their fates.

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majdanek personel

Post by dylan » 21 May 2002 10:22

schmausser

anton thumann executed 8/10/46 by the britisch
else ehrich executed by the poles
hermann hackmann sentenced to death commuted to life
us buchenwald trial
hildegard lachert sentenced 1947 krakau to 15 years
rosy suss sentenced 1948 krakau to 8 years
luise danz sentenced 1947 krakau to life
three auschwitz trials
rindfleisch ,kloppmann ,perschon ,enders ,kostial ,wimmer , no trial records
alice orlowsky sentenced 1947 krakau to 15 years

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Arthur Liebhenschel

Post by Schmauser » 31 May 2002 14:57

Arthur Liebhenschel

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Liebhenschel was Born on 25th November 1901. He joined both the Nazi Party & SS. He was aide-de-camp at the Lichtenburg Concentration Camp in 1934 and worked in the Inspectorate of Concentration Camps (WVHA) in Berlin. In November 1943 he was transferred to Auschwitz where he was given the post of commandant, after RudolfHöss of the base camp and the commander of the garrison. In May 1944 he was appointed commandant of Majdanek, succeeding Martin Weiss, and after the evacuation of the camp in July 1944 he was transferred to Trieste to the office of the Higher SS and Police Leader Odilo Globocnik.
Captured at the end of the war, he was put on trial by the poles, and on 22nd December 1947 the Supreme National Tribunal in Kracow pronounced the death sentence in his case at the trial of members of the SS garrison of Auschwitz/Birkenau. Liebhenschel was executed on the 28th January 1948.

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Anton Thernes

Post by Schmauser » 25 Jun 2002 19:21

Anton Thernes

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(Thernes being interrogated by the Russian Authorities)

Thernes was a member of the Majdanek administration when the camp was liberated by the Soviets. The final decisions regarding the camp were his authority and he was the senior officer captured. Tried with three other guards and two kapos, Thernes was found guilty and sentenced to death on the 2nd December 1944. Thernes along with Gerstenmeier, Vögel, Schöllen and the Kapo Stalp was executed the day after on the 3rd.

Does anyone else have more info on him?

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Thernes and Ellwanger

Post by Researcher » 25 Jun 2002 20:16

Hi Schmauser

All I can add is that Thernes was born 8 Feb 1892.

Do you have a date of birth for Thomas Ellwanger?

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Post by Schmauser » 25 Jun 2002 21:09

Thank you Researcher :)

I'm sorry I don't have a d.o.b for Thomas Ellwanger :|

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Post by Benoit Douville » 26 Jun 2002 21:15

Schmauser,

I have some info on the Maidanek trial. The former deputy commandant Hermann Hackmann and other former camp staff were charged with murder. The Maidanek trial was the longest in German judicial history. The trial began on november 26 1975 and ended with a verdict on june 30 1981. Originally 17 persons were accused, 11 men and 6 women. Unfortunately i don't have names but i will continue to search.

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Post by Schmauser » 26 Jun 2002 21:26

Hi Benoit, :D

funnily enough when i saw your post I just started working on that particular trial. I know the dates the trial ended and concluded and I have 15 of the 16 defendents by name. All i need to complete it is the last defendents name and the date Alice Orlowski died, she pass away during the trial, I think in 1976. So if you could find those things out for me, I would be very gratful.

Here are the defendents I know of:

Hermann Hackmann
SS Dr Heinrich Schmidt
Arnold Strippel
Hermine Braunsteiner
Fritz - Heinrich Petrick
Charlotte Mayer
Rosy Süss
Heinrich Groffmann
Emil Laurich
Hildegard Lachert
Thomas Ellwanger
Wilhelm Reinartz
Hermine Böttcher
Heinz Villain
Alice Orlowski

Can anyone help me?

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majdanek personel

Post by dylan » 27 Jun 2002 19:12

hi schmauser

majdanek trial
15 defendants
a sixteenth defendant alice orlowski , had already died
by the end there were only nine defendants on trial
two had fallen ill =reinartz ,johanna zelle .her quirk, according
to a witness ,was to give a child a sweet and then seconds later
shoot it dead.
on 19 april 1979 judge bogen had ordered the acquittal of four others

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