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KL Kommandants and KZ/KL

Post by Georg_S » 17 Jan 2004 22:07

HAllo to you all,

I ahve made a list of all the camps (hauptlager) with their Kommandants
Can someone help me to fill in the list if someone is missing. I make it a two part list so it wont be to long.
I espeacilly search the Kommandants of KL Klooga.

Best regards,

Georg

KL Arbeitsdorf
Martin Weiss
Wilhelm Schitli

KL Auschwitz
Rudolf Höss
Heinrich Schwarz
Arthur Liebenschel
Richard Baer

KL Belzec
Christian Wirth

KL Bergen-Belsen
Adolf Haas
Josef Kramer

KL Buchenwald
Karl Koch
Herman Pister

KL Chelmno
Hans Bothmann

KL Dachau
Hilmar Wäckerle
Theodor Eicke
Heinrich Deubel
Alex Piorkowski
Hans Loritz
Alexander Reiner
Martin Weiss
Eduard Weiter

KL Dora-Mittelbau
Otto Förschner

KL Flossenbürg
Jakob Weiseborn
Max Koegel
Egon Zill

KL Gross-Rosen
Arthur Rödl
Johannes Hassebroek
Wilhelm Gideon

SS-Sonderlager KL Hinzert
Hermann Pister
Egon Zill
Paul Sporrenberg
KL Janowska
Franz Warzok

KL Klooga
??

KL Majdanek Lublin
Karl Koch
Hermann Florstedt
Max Koegel
Martin Weiss

KL Natzeweiler/Struthof
Josef Kramer
Fritz Hartjenstein
Hans Hüttig

KL Neuengamme
Walter Eisfeld
Martin Weiss
Max Pauly

KL Niederhagen/Wevelsburg
Adolf Haas

KL Platzow
Amon Göth

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Post by Georg_S » 17 Jan 2004 22:16

More camps and Kommandants

KL Mauthausen
Albert Sauer
Franz Ziereis

KL Ravensbrück
Fritz Suhren
Albert Sauer

KL Sachsenhausen
Hermann Baranowski
Walter Eisfeld
Hans Loritz
Anton Kaindl

KL Sobibor
Franz Stangl
Franz Reichleitner

KL Stutthof
Kurt Eimann (not official)
Max Pauly
Paul Hoppe
Paul Ehle

KL Theresienstadt
Siegfried Seidl
Karl Rahm
Anton Burger

KL Treblinka
Imfried Eberl
Kurt Franz
Franz Stangl

KL Herzogenbuch
Adam Grünewald
Hans Hüttig
Egon Zill

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Post by xcalibur » 17 Jan 2004 22:49

For Flossenburg: SS-Ostuf. Karl Kunstler

Klooga was a sub-camp of Vaivara. The Lager-Kommandant of Vaivara was Hans Aumeier. Helmut Schnabel was Lagerfuhrer. Schnabel was tried in 1968, sentenced to 16 years, later reduced to 6 years.

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Post by Phil Nix » 18 Jan 2004 11:50

Could I make the point that Belzec,Chelmo,Sobibor,Treblinka were not KL they were SS Vernichtungslager and Christian Wirths was appointed Inspekteur der Drei Vernichtungslager 1.8.1942
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Post by giles120 » 25 Jan 2004 23:46

Here are some more for your list.

Majdanek
Obersturmführer Arthur Liebhenschel(replaced Martin Weiss).

Belzec
Hauptsturmführer Gottlieb Hering(replaced Christian Wirth).

Sobibor
Hauptsturmführer Richard Thomalla(first Kommandant of camp during early stages of construction. He was replaced by Franz Stangl).

Chelmno
Sturmbannführer Herbert Lange(replaced by Bothman).

Ravensbruck
Obersturmbannführer Max Kögel
Hauptsturmführer Johann Schwarzhüber

Auschwitz Birkenau(seperate Kommandant to Auschwitz 1)
Hauptsturmführer Josef Kramer transferred from Natzweiler to replace the disgraced Sturmbannführer Friedrich Hartjienstein. After this assignment at Birkenau, Kramer became Kommandant of Belsen.

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Post by Hagall » 26 Jan 2004 01:30

more kamps and commandants

KL Esterwegen:

Heinrich Katzmann
Hans Loritz
Lagerführer Karl Otto Koch


KL Amersfoort

Karl Peter Berg

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Post by Peter » 26 Jan 2004 07:51

I know that Thomalla was TECHNICALLY a commandant but does he really count as a commandant as he was an Architect who was in charge of a camp under construction before it actually opened and prior to the transports of prisoners to the camp commencing ?

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Post by Hagall » 26 Jan 2004 11:11

The camp building commenced in March 1942, in a sparsely populated village, which numbered around 1000 inhabitants. The area was dense woods and swampy.
Following a visit by a small aircraft, that circled over the village, several days later a railway carriage arrived with two SS officers, construction engineers from the SS-Zentralbauleitung in Zamosc. Thomalla, the construction expert for Action Reinhard, and construction supervisor Moser. The two men walked around the station, took measurements and entered the forest on the other side of the tracks. Close to the railway station buildings was a spur that was included in the camp site and was used for disembarkation of the transports. In the area selected for the camp two wooden buildings existed - a former forester's house, and a two-storey post office.
As construction work (by 80 Jews from nearby ghettos) progressed, the site was inspected by a commission led by SS-Hauptsturmführer Naumann, head of the Central Construction Office of the Waffen-SS and police in Lublin. Once the Jews had completed the initial construction phase, they were shot.
In April 1942 SS-Obersturmführer Franz Stangl was appointed as commander of Sobibor to speed up the construction work, which had fallen behind schedule. Stangl visited Wirth in Belzec death camp, following orders from Globocnik to obtain guidance and experience, in order to prepare Sobibor for its future role within Action Reinhard.
After Stangl's arrival in Sobibor, the building of the camp was accelerated.

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Post by Hagall » 26 Jan 2004 11:17

Wirth in Belzec and Stangl in Sobibor
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Post by chrish » 26 Jan 2004 13:27

After Goeth arrest (13.9.1944) unofficial Kommandant KL P³aszów (13.9.1944 – 1.1945) was SS-Oberscharfuhrer Kurt Schupke (born 15.5.1898 Greitz)

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Post by JW » 26 Jan 2004 14:20

Dear Hagall,

Hagall wrote:
KL Amersfoort

Karl Peter Berg


Amersfoort was a "Polizeiliches Durchgangslager" under jurisdiction of BdS in Den Haag, Holland. Not an official KL that fell under WVHA.

The only official KL in Holland was KL Herzogenbusch, also known as Vught.

Regards, JW

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Post by Peter » 26 Jan 2004 14:40

Hi Hagall

I think that you will find that the Wirth photo was taken in late 43/early 1944 in OZAK and not at Belzec.

cheers
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Post by Georg_S » 26 Jan 2004 21:07

Hello again,

Many thanks for the info I have gotten from you.

In some cases I have made some easy faults as Liebenschel in Majdanek.

But I also want to thank you Chrich for providing the info on the "sucessor" for Amon Göth in Platzow.

I also have to revid. the Kommandant list for KL Dachau,
Alexander Reiner was never Kommandant at KL Dachau,
and as well was never Berthold Maack Kommandant of that
camp either. (Source Archive Gedenkstätte KL Dachau)

Best regards,

Georg

Ps.Chrish . Photo on E Weiter is on it´s way.

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Post by Georg_S » 26 Jan 2004 21:09

I forgott:

KL Dora-Mittelbau
Richard Baer (2.45 - 4.45)

Best

Georg

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Post by Hagall » 27 Jan 2004 01:10

Hallo JW

Amersfoort was mentioned twofold as KL or as Durchgangslager (transit lager)

- Das System der Konzentrationslager (NS map from 1944)
- Coenraad J. F. Stuldreher: "Deutsche Konzentrationslager in den Niederlanden. Amersfoort, Westerbork, Herzogenbusch", 1994

JW wrote:Dear Hagall,

Hagall wrote:
KL Amersfoort

Karl Peter Berg


Amersfoort was a "Polizeiliches Durchgangslager" under jurisdiction of BdS in Den Haag, Holland. Not an official KL that fell under WVHA.

The only official KL in Holland was KL Herzogenbusch, also known as Vught.

Regards, JW

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