Good questions:stvn wrote: ↑14 Feb 2021 02:06Perhaps I can weigh in hereAndy.X.WorldWar2 wrote: ↑13 Feb 2021 23:45Dear Pete,Pete26 wrote: ↑15 Sep 2019 09:09Brandenburg Gorden execution book .jpg
Two pages from Brandenburg-Görden prison execution book. Note that on 26 June 1944, 26 people were executed.
Between 1 August 1940 and 20 April 1945, 2032 people were executed in Brandenburg-Görden prison.
https://www.brandenburg-zuchthaus-sbg.d ... g-goerden/
Garage building in 1937 which was converted to the execution site.
https://www.brandenburg-zuchthaus-sbg.d ... Nr_222.jpg
Aerial view of Brandenburg-Görden prison in 1929
https://www.brandenburg-zuchthaus-sbg.d ... ftbild.jpg
The entrance to the prison in 1937
https://www.brandenburg-zuchthaus-sbg.d ... rB1937.jpg
Prison cell for four inmates, 1931
https://www.brandenburg-zuchthaus-sbg.d ... zelle1.jpg
Is it possible that there were a large number of people guillotined or executed in other manners completely secretly in the prisons and camps during 1936-1945 in the Nazi regime? You listed a lot of names listed in the documents. But I am afraid that there were many who perished even without being documented.
I doubt that there were any beheadings in concentration camps. At least there are no documented cases that I am aware of.
There was a fallbeil at Pankrac prison in Prague. The Pankrac Prison was operated by the Gestapo, and it is very likely that the Gestapo brought people in secret to be executed by the fallbeil.
This is seldom talked about due to lack of sources but allow me to mention this possibility: The gestapo may have used the fallbeil as an interrogation tool also. I can't imagine something more effective at extracting confessions/information. Keep in mind, I cannot confirm this and it is not documented as far as I know. It just seems like something they could've done and probably would've done given their forté for brutality. I have suspicions is all.
I have read (again in "Rituals of Retribution) that the Gestapo occasionally held secret fallbeil executions at prisons.
The gestapo personnel and their victims would just show up on a day when the Scharfrichter was executing prisoners condemned by the Volksgericht. Even the Scharfrichter did not know they were coming. The victims perished as "night and fog"... no records, nothing. I also recall that Scharfrichters complained because they had to carry out these executions for free. The victim and all records of them simply vanished. Pankrac... was very likely a "night and fog" executions were held there too. Pancrac was a central site with a new Tegel and a brutal Gestapo staff.
I cannot recall the title but years ago I read a book about treatment of homosexuals sent to concentration camps... the author states that a roving execution team with a "spring-loaded" portable fallbeil would arrive at the camp, set up their equipment and behead certain prisoners while watched by other prisoners. I recall the book mentions that the execution team wore
yellow rubber aprons and worked fast. Then they moved on. I have never found any other reference to this and I think it is a myth.