RARE LOT OF 16 DOCUMENTS OF A

DETECTIVE IN HIMMLER'S CRIMINAL POLICE (KRIMINALKOMMISSAR)

INCLUDING ONE WITH THE EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL INK SIGNATURE OF SS-GRUPPENFÜHRER BRUNO STRECKENBACH, RSHA!

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RARE LOT OF 16 DOCUMENTS OF A

DETECTIVE IN HIMMLER'S CRIMINAL POLICE (KRIMINALKOMMISSAR)

INCLUDING ONE WITH THE EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL INK SIGNATURE OF SS-GRUPPENFÜHRER BRUNO STRECKENBACH, RSHA!

Offered for sale are 16 original documents of Kriminal-Kommissar Franz Freytag. The documents reflect his entire career in the Criminal Police. The unquestionable highlight of this lot is the document in which he is promoted to Civil Servant For Life, dated 9 November 1942 and signed by no other than SS-Gruppengruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach, RSHA, Einsatzgruppenleiter im Osten! Streckenbach was leader of the feared SS Einsatzgruppe I (Task Force I or better Death Squad I). Streckenbach was promoted to Generalleutnant der Polizei and tasked with the training and indoctrination of hand-picked members of SD, Gestapo and Ordnungs-polizei that became the newly constituted Einsatzgruppen. Streckenbach detailed the mission of the Einsatzgruppen, they were to seize and destroy all political and racial enemy groups, such as Bolsheviks, gypsies, partisans and Jews. In addition, the Einsatzgruppen were to report on and evaluate material gained in every field of Russian operations and collect information from agents and spies from among the Russian population.  SS-Brigadeführer Streckenbach further ordered that all enemies of the Third Reich were to be deported to concentration camps and executed. Jews were especially singled out for Sonderbehandlung ("special treatment"), meaning extermination. Streckenbach was taken prisoner by the Soviets and, in 1952, he was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison, but was released on 10 October 1955. During the Nuremberg trial, defendant SS-Brigadeführer Otto Ohlendorf stated that Streckenbach, in mid-June 1941, had transmitted the extermination order, at a meeting concerning the missions of the Einsatzgruppen. The West German govern-ment eventually brought Streckenbach to trial in 1973 but the case was dismissed due "to the defendant's poor health". He died on 28 October 1977, at home, in his birthplace Hamburg.

close-up of the original ink signature of SS-Gruppengruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach, RSHA, Einsatzgruppenleiter im Osten!

THE RARE LOT OF 16 DOCUMENTS OF A

DETECTIVE IN HIMMLER'S CRIMINAL POLICE (KRIMINALKOMMISSAR)

INCLUDING ONE WITH THE EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL INK SIGNATURE OF SS-GRUPPENFÜHRER BRUNO STRECKENBACH, RSHA!

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