Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by goofy » 05 Jan 2009 23:04

Max Williams wrote:Any ideas who this one is? Taken in his cell, but subsequently released through lack of evidence.
Max.
To feel more comfortable, the cell of this misterious man was equipped by wallpaper showing his favourite country.
:) Probably to remind him old good times.
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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by goofy » 01 Mar 2009 14:09

Dr. Karl Rasche. Any idea who was he?
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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Andrey » 01 Mar 2009 17:33

Rasche Karl Dr. SS-Obersturmbannführer, Dresdner Bank official, member "Freundeskreises Heinrich Himmler".
Became member of the supervisory board of the newly founded Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG in July 1936.
He represented the bankownership of IFM. In April 1939 he left his position and was followed by Fritz Rudorf.
Defendant at second international trial at Nuremberg was to have focused primarily on the activities of German finance and industry during the Third Reich (the so-called "industrialists trial").

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Ludger » 01 Mar 2009 18:23

RASCHE, KARL EMIL AUGUST; DR. JUR.
"Who marches right behind the first tank? It's Dr. Rasche from the Dresdner Bank." (joke-rhyme; quoted from a letter of the the chief of the Krefeld branch of the Dresdner Bank, Mr. Krefels to Karl Rasche dated 17.09.1943; source: Enzensberger, Hans Magnus (Hrsgb.; 1986: OMGUS – Ermittlungen gegen die Dresdner Bank, S. VII])

SS-Ostubaf.
Speaker, Executive Board of Directors/Dresdner Bank

Date of birth : 23.08.1892 (Iserlohn)
Date of death : 1951
NSDAP-No. : 2 207 508
SS-No. : 323 879


Attended the High School in Iserlohn. Afterwards he studied law, political economy and History in Münster, Munich, Berlin, Leipzig und Bonn. After that he became a lawyer in Düsseldorf.
1933 Member, Executive Board of Directors, Westfälische Bank (Bochum); later Speaker, Executive Board of Directors.
1934 Deputy Member, Executive Board of Directors, Dresdner Bank (Berlin).
1935 Full Member, Executive Board of Directors, Dresdner Bank (Berlin).
1936 member, "Keppler-Circle" ["Keppler-Kreis"].
(The "Keppler Circle [Keppler-Kreis]" was a council consisting of twelve top economy and finance leaders who donated 1 Mio. Reichsmark per year to Himmler's free disposition. They met for the first time on 20.06.1932 and prepared the first meeting between Hitler and Reichskanzler FRANZ VON PAPEN on 04.01.1933. The "Keppler Circle was the predecessor of the " Himmler Circle of Friends [Freundeskreis RFSS]).
09.11.1938 member of the SS.
1940 member of the NSDAP.
30.01.1941 SS-Stubaf.
20.04.1943 SS-Ostubaf.
1945 Speaker, Executive Board of Directors/Dresdner Bank.


further tasks:
· Chairman, Supervisory Board of Directors:
1938 – 1945: Perlmooser Cement AG, Wien
1939 – 1944: Böhmische Escompte Bank, Prag (Tochterbank der Dresdner Bank)
1939 – 1944: Poldi-Hütte AG, Prag
1941 – 1945: Handels-Kreditbank AG, Riga
1943 – 1945: Westdeutsche Bodenkreditanstalt, Köln
1943 – 1945: Tatrawerke AG, Prag
Engelhardt Brauerei AG, Berlin
Hardy & Co GmbH, Berlin

· Deputy Chairman, Supervisory Board of Directors:
1944: Allgemeine Versicherungs AG, Wien
1936 – 1945: Dyckerhoff-Portland-Cement-AG, Mainz-Amöneburg
1939 – 1945: Rheinische Kunstseide AG, Krefeld

· Member, Supervisory Board of Directors:
1936 – 1945: Mülheimer Bergwerksverein
Jul. 1936 – Apr. 1939: Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG
1937 – 1945: Wintershall AG, Kassel
1937 – 1945: Metallgesellschaft AG, Frankfurt
1938 – 1944: Gerling-Konzern Lebensversicherungs AG, Köln
1938 – 1945: Felten & Guilleaume AG, Köln
1938 – 1945: Essener Steinkohlen AG, Essen
1938 – 1945: Länderbank Wien AG (Tochtergesellschaft der Dresdner Bank)
1938 – 1945: Eisen- und Hüttenwerke AG, Köln-Beckum
1939 – 1945: Accumulatoren-Fabrik AG, Hagen
1939 – 1945: Brünner Waffen Fabrik AG, Prag
1939 – 1944: Doehrener Werke AG, Hannover
1940 – 1944: Braunkohle-Benzin AG (BRABAG), Berlin
1940 – 1945: Kontinentale Öl AG, Berlin
1940 – 1945: Skoda werke AG, Hannover
1940 – 1945: Rheinmetall AG, Düsseldorf

· Chairman, Executive Board of Directors:
BEB-Bank


memberships:
· Himmler Circle of Friends [Freundeskreis RFSS]
· 1933: German Labor Front [Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF)]
· 1933: NS Legal Workers' Association [NS-Rechtswahrerbund]
· 1933: NS Association for Gymnastics [NS-Bund für Leibesübungen]


awards:
· EK I
· Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
· Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz
· SS-Totenkopfring


post war:
21.11.1945 arrested.
20.12.1947 – 14.04.1949 defendant in the trial "US vs. Ernst von Weizsäcker et al. (The Ministries-Case)" before US-Military Tribunal IV-A in Nuremberg.


Counts : IV, V, VI, VII, VIII
Findings : VI, VIII

I = Crimes against peace: Participation in the planning, preparation, initiation and waging of wars of agrgression and invasion of other countries; II = Participation an a common plan and conspiracy to commit crimes against peace, including war crimes and crimes against humanity; III = War crimes: The murder and ill-treatment of belligerents and prisoners of war; IV = Crimes against humanity: atrocities and offenses committed against German nationals on political, racial and religious grounds; V = War crimes and crimes against humanity: atrocities and offenses committed against civilian populations; VI = War crimes and crimes against humanity: plunder ans spoliation; VII = War crimes and crimes against humanity: pertaining to slave labor; VIII = Membership in criminal organizations

Sentence : 7 years
Counsel : Dr. Egon Kubuschok
Assistants : Dr. Hubertus Janicki; Franz Zdralek (since 26.03.1948); Dr. Adolf Schäfer (since 14.04.1948)
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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Halfdan S. » 12 Oct 2009 21:09

Would anyone happen to have photos of Theodor Hupfauer and Else Paul in their capacity as witness in Nürnberg?

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Siegfried B » 21 Apr 2012 02:29

Very impressive collection of Mug shots. Quite scary looking individuals especially the scarred faces cheaply sewn back together. It is unfathomable that these individuals held some high positions. Looking at these guys dressed in street clothes sends a chill up my spine ,, to imagine what they looked like in full dress uniform. Regards Larry

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by HistAnn » 11 May 2012 18:26

Dear Ian,

where did you get these pictures from? Do you own the rights for the photos?
Treasuries!

I have some information about Franz Lenner:
* 27.8.1903 in Herkheim near Nördlingen
1.2.1931 NSDAP (can't read it that good - number was 449 332 or 449 322)
1.10.1931 SS (16 490), last rank was SS-Sturmbannführer
12.10.1944 Waffen-SS
April 1939 - Oct. 1944 working for Lebensborn e.V., leader of the finance department since 1942

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HistAnn

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Michael Miller » 11 May 2012 23:14

Welcome to AHF, HistAnn, and thank you for this contribution.

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by HistAnn » 12 May 2012 07:21

Thank you very much for welcoming me -
hope there will be a fruitful exchange!

Best regards
HistAnn

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Ian Sayer » 12 May 2012 07:57

Thank you HistAnn
I certainly own the photos and the rights to some of them.
Thanks for your contribution.
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Ian

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Halfdan S. » 12 May 2012 09:15

Hmmm, sounds strange - are you sure? To my knowledge rights are possessed by the creator and his/hers heirs for 70 years and I take you didn't take these photos ... I might be wrong off course.

I've asked previously for photos of Theodor Hupfauer and Else Paul in their capacity as witness in Nürnberg - anyone?

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by HistAnn » 12 May 2012 09:38

Some further information:

Georg E. Zander (not Wolfgang!)

* 10.4.1894 near Dessau
1.5.1933 NSDAP (number unknown)
no SS-member
6/1935-8/1939 Gestapo (Dessau)
1939-1945 Geheime Feldpolizei (Secret Field Police) - first GFP 758, since 1.7.1941 GFP 728
13.5.1945 arrested in Bischofshofen

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by Ludger » 15 Jun 2012 16:04

HistAnn wrote:Dear Ian,

where did you get these pictures from? Do you own the rights for the photos?
Treasuries!

I have some information about Franz Lenner:
* 27.8.1903 in Herkheim near Nördlingen
1.2.1931 NSDAP (can't read it that good - number was 449 332 or 449 322)
1.10.1931 SS (16 490), last rank was SS-Sturmbannführer
12.10.1944 Waffen-SS
April 1939 - Oct. 1944 working for Lebensborn e.V., leader of the finance department since 1942

Best Regards
HistAnn
Hello HistAnn,

according to DAL (01.10.1944):

NSDAP-Nr.: 449 332
SS-Nr.: 16 840
09.11.1943 SS-Stubaf.
SS-Totenkopfring

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Re: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Witness Identification

Post by HistAnn » 19 Jun 2012 06:12

Hi Ludger,

thank you very for correcting me. The quality of my copy isn't that good - but the transposed digits of the SS number
were my own mistake. I'm sorry for that.

Best,
HistAnn

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