Hermann Höfle

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by goofy » 08 Jan 2009 22:50

J. Duncan wrote:Wasn't Höfle on the staff of Odilo Globocnik? I thought "Globus" was his superior officer / "boss". I think I also read that Höfle witnessed Golobocnik's suicide? I think he was identified standing over Globocnik's body but i'm not certain. I think i read about him in one of Gitta sereny's books "The Healing Wound".


They are 2 different men: Hermann HÖFLE - HSSPF in Slovakia 1944-45 and Hermann HÖFLE - head of Globocnik staff in Lublin. See discussion on AHF (use search button).
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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Phil Nix » 09 Jan 2009 12:34

goofy wrote:
J. Duncan wrote:Wasn't Hoeffle on the staff of Odilo Globocnik? I thought "Globus" was his superior officer / "boss". I think I also read that Hoeffle witnessed Golobocnik's suicide? I think he was identified standing over Globocnik's body but i'm not certain. I think i read about him in one of Gitta sereny's books "The Healing Wound".


They are 2 different men: Hermann HÖFLE - HSSPF in Slovakia 1944-45 and Hermann HÖFLE - head of Globocnik staff in Lublin. See discussion on AHF (use search button).
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Sorry the Globocnik staff officer name was alaso Hermann Höfle born 19.6.1911Party Nr 63418763 SS Nr 307469 Sbf 21.7.42
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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by goofy » 02 May 2009 22:58

Here is a photo of Hermann Höfle and Hanns Ludin at their trial in Bratislava.
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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Phil Nix » 03 May 2009 11:26

J. Duncan wrote:Wasn't Hoeffle on the staff of Odilo Globocnik? I thought "Globus" was his superior officer / "boss". I think I also read that Hoeffle witnessed Golobocnik's suicide? I think he was identified standing over Globocnik's body but i'm not certain. I think i read about him in one of Gitta sereny's books "The Healing Wound".

There were two officers named Hermann Höfle (Note the spelling)
1 Born 12.9.1898 Party Nr 3924970 SS Nr 463093(V) SS Obergruppenführer 20.4.1944 Hanged in Bratislava 9.12.47
2 Born 19.6.1911 Party nr 6341873 SS Nr 307469 SS Sbf 21.7.42 Führer I/76 1938 (He was on the staff of Odilo Globocnik)Phil Nix

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Re: Hermann Hoeffle

Post by J. Duncan » 03 May 2009 12:58

Thanks Phil - someone else on this thread set me straight too. I'm intrigued by the book that was mentioned - "Strawberries with the Fuhrer" by the duaghter of this man. Sounds very interesting.

Phil, I noticed that the "Hoeffle" of Bratislava was hanged in 1947. What did he do that got him hanged? Was he connected with the staff of Dieter Wisliceny? I'm curious to know more about his career since I've ordered the book by his daughter. Book reviews say he was in the Waffen SS so I wonder what atrocity or deportation operation he was involved in. Thanks again. I never even knew this particular Hoeffle existed since the Globocnik one is so prevelently mentioned in books - I think this Hoefle committed suicide.

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Re: Hermann Hoeffle

Post by goofy » 03 May 2009 21:36

[quote="J. Duncan"]Phil, I noticed that the "Hoeffle" of Bratislava was hanged in 1947. What did he do that got him hanged?quote]

In post war time was sufficient reason to be hanged that he held the position of HSSPF in Slovakia 1944-45 and additional reason was his responsibility for atrocities during the Slovak uprising.
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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by J. Duncan » 03 May 2009 21:58

From reading the reviews of his daughter's book ("Strawberries with the Führer") , she claims that her father was a very early NSDAP member and that he marched in the Hitler Putsch of 1923 - this would make him a Blood Order recipient...is this true? She says she attended Hitler's 50th Birthday in Berlin, presenting Hitler with a bouquet of flowers. She claims Hitler "kissed her cheek" and had vanilla ice cream and strawberries her....I doubt Hitler kissed her cheek as she claims (her memory is probably tricking her)...it's more like he padded her cheek as every film of Hitler with children shows him do (he "pats" their cheeks and looks extremely awkward with children).

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by J. Duncan » 03 May 2009 21:59

Thanks Michal for the death information. (Duncan).

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Helly Angel » 03 May 2009 23:49

That´s Herman Höfle was not in Coburg but is positive his participation in Hitler Putsch in november 1923 but, not at nazi party member instead he was assigned to the Stammabteilung of the "Bund Reichskrieg Flagge" organization. He received the Blutorden number 1.491 in 1933. He was very close friend of Ernst Röhm

I think H. Himmler was member of this organization too during the Putsch I mean.

Sources: Palitz´s book and Axis Biographical Research by Herr Michael Miller.

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Requin Marteau » 04 May 2009 09:46

Other photo and bio in French

SS OGRUF
Hermann Johann Matthäus HÖFLE


Né le 12 septembre 1898 à Augsburg, passe son baccalauréat en janvier1916, rejoint le Bayerische 8. IR «Grossherzog Friedrich II von Baden» comme Fahnenjunker le 31 août 1916, envoyé dans l’aviation comme observateur au Bayerische Flieger Abt 31, Fähnrich (1917), Leutnant (1er octobre 1917), membre du Freikorps von Epp (mars 1919-1920).

- EK-II,
- EK-I,
- Bayerischer MVO 4. Kl. mit Schwertern,
- Bayerische Goldene Hochzeits Jubiläumsmedaille 1918,
- Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold,
- Bayerisches Beobachterabzeichen.

Ordonnanzoffizier des Hauptmanns i.G. ROHM/12. Bayerische ID, sert à l’IR 19 le 1er octobre 1920, participe au putsch de Munich comme membre du Reichskriegerflagge, Oberleutnant (1er avril 1925), marié le 25 novembre 1925 avec Elisabeth SCHÄFER, 2 filles, chef de la 16./Bayerische 19. IR (1930-1931), passe son examen d’interprète (septembre 1930), sert à la Kraftfahr Abt 7, diplômé comme traducteur en Espagnol (1932), Taktiklehrer/Kriegsakademie Berlin (15 juin 1932-31 juillet 1934), Hauptmann (1er avril 1933), SA STAF au Stab des Obersten SA Führung (9 novembre 1933-1er octobre 1934), quitte l’armée le 31 juillet 1934, rejoint la NSKK au Stab d. Korpsführung des NSKK u. Leiter d. Reichsführerschule des NSKK comme NSKK STAF, NSKK OFHR (20 avril 1935), NSKK BRIG FHR (30 janvier 1936), Instrukteur u. Major d. Res/Legion CONDOR (janvier-mai 1937), adhère au NSDAP le 1er mai 1937 (3924970), chef de la NSKK Motorbrigade Ostmark (14 juin-6 septembre 1937), NSKK GRUF (6 septembre 1937), Inspekteur für Ausbildung des NSKK, NSKK OGRUF (30 janvier 1939), commande le NSKK Motor Obergruppe Ost (-28 avril 1941-30 juin 1943), transféré dans la SS (463093) comme SS GRUF au Persönlichen Stab RFSS (7 juillet-15 septembre 1943), HSSPF Mitte u. SS Oberabschnitt Mitte, Generalleutnant d. Polizei (1er juillet 1943), HSSPF Slowakien (20 septembre 1944-8 mai 1945), nommé au Wehrmachtbericht le 8 novembre 1944, SS OGRUF (8 avril 1944), General d. Waffen SS u. d. Polizei (26 juin 1944), condamné à mort le 3 décembre 1947, pendu à Bratislava le 9 décembre.

- Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern,
- Österreichische Ehrenmedaille des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern,
- Ungarische Ehrenmedaille des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern,
- Bulgarische Ehrenmedaille des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern,
- Blutorden Nr 1491 (9 novembre 1933),
- Deutsches Spanienkreuz in Bronze ohne Schwertern,
- Medalla de la Campaña de España,
- Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1 Oktober 1938 mit Spange «Präger Burg»,
- SS Zivilabzeichen Nr 176240,
- Eisernes Ehrenschild des Kommandierenden Generals u. Befehlshabers im Luftgau XI,
- KVK-II ohne Schwerter,
- KVK-I ohne Schwerter,
- 1939 Spange zum 1914 EK-II (13 octobre 1944),
- 1939 Spange zum 1914 EK-I (29 octobre 1944),
- Slowakisches Kriegs-Siegeskreuz (décembre 1944),
- Wehrmacht Dienstauszeichnungen 25 jahr.


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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Phil Nix » 04 May 2009 10:44

SS Obergruppenfüher, NSKK Obergruppenführer, General der Waffen SS und Polizei Hermann Johann Matthäus Höfle
He was Higher SS and Police Leader in Slovakia and as a result he was tried in Bratislava 3.12.1947. See 'Axis Biographical Research' for more details
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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Andrey » 04 May 2009 10:52

Another photo - Höfle Hermann as NSKK-Obergruppenführer.
Source - NAC.

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Dieter Zinke » 04 May 2009 10:56

Ostmann wrote:Another photo - Höfle Hermann as NSKK-Obergruppenführer.

OStmann.

Super !! Thank for posting it !!

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by Igor Karpov » 04 May 2009 11:42

Ostmann wrote:Another photo - Höfle Hermann as NSKK-Obergruppenführer.
Source - NAC.

Ostmann.


At his right side is Deputy Gauleiter Kurt Schmalz.

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Re: Hermann Höfle

Post by cupcak1 » 01 Nov 2009 08:57

Hi there,

I am currently making a documentary with Helga Tiscenko - Daughter of Hermann Höfle. Originally the documentary was a visual retelling of her book 'Strawberries with the Fuhrer".

The documentary has now developed into an exploration of the lasting affects of one past etc - to make the documentary complete I feel that I need to know more about Hermann Höfle. Helga's knowledge of her father's role in WW2 is limited. I am coming to Germany and Slovakia in Jan 2010 to film.

I was hoping that someone could point me in the starting direction of where I can gain access to see the trial files both in Germany and Slovakia.

This documentary has been self funded by me for the last two years so unfortuately I cannot afford to pay a researcher.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts

Amy

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