RARE ORIGINAL 1941 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY

SS-UNTERSCHARFÜHRER FRANZ SUCHOMEL

HE PARTICIPATED IN THE AKTION T4 EUTHANASIA PROGRAM, AKTION REINHARD AND THE EINSATZGRUPPEN IN ITALY

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SS-Unterscharf. Franz Suchomel

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RARE ORIGINAL 1941 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY

SS-UNTERSCHARFÜHRER FRANZ SUCHOMEL

HE PARTICIPATED IN THE AKTION T4 EUTHANASIA PROGRAM, AKTION REINHARD AND THE EINSATZGRUPPEN IN ITALY

FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

Offered for sale is this rare original 1941 document, signed by SS-Unterscharführer Franz Suchomel. SS-Unterscharführer Franz Suchomel joined the Sudeten German Party (SdP) in 1938. After the incorporation of the Sudetenland to the Third Reich as a result of the Munich Agreement, he became a member of the National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK), a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. At the beginning of the Second World War, Suchomel was a tailor in the German Army and served in the Battle of France in 1940. In March 1941 he became a photographer at the Hadamar Euthanasia Centre in the Action T4 headquarters in Berlin, where he took photographs of victims before their killing.
During  Operation Reinhardt, in August 1942, Suchomel was transferred to the Treblinka extermination camp. There he was responsible for handling incoming transports of Jewish victims as well as the confiscation and collection of valuables. He urged Jewish women on their way to the gas chambers disguised as showers:  "Dear ladies, quickly, quickly, quickly, the water is getting cold."
In October 1943 he served at the Sobibor extermination camp for a short time. After Operation Reinhard ended in November 1943, Suchomel was transferred along with the rest of Globocnik's staff to Operational Zone of the Adriatic Littoral in Trieste. Here he was a member of Sonderabteilung Einsatz R (English: "Special Action Unit R"), involved in extermination of Jews, confiscation of Jewish assets, and fighting partisan activity. As the end of the war approached, the "Special Unit" withdrew from northern Italy at the end of April 1945. Suchomel wound up in American captivity there as a prisoner of war and was released in August 1945. After 1949 Suchomel lived in Altötting, Bavaria. There he was again employed as a tailor, and served in five amateur orchestras as well as in the Catholic church choir.
Twenty years after the end of the war, in the framework of first official investigations into crimes against humanity at the Treblinka extermination camp, German authorities collected evidence of Suchomel's participation in the Holocaust. He was arrested on 11 July 1963. The Treblinka trials took place from 12 October 1964 until 3 September 1965 against ten defendants before the 3rd District Court of Düsseldorf. The charges consisted of the murder of at least 700,000 mainly Jewish people in the gas chambers, as well as deadly assault, shootings, and hangings of individual prisoners. Suchomel was convicted of accessory to murder and sentenced to six years in jail. He was released from prison on 20 December 1967. He died in 1979.

A very rare artifact, offered with full money back guarantee for authenticity. The document has something to do with his employment at the Aktion T4 headquarters in Berlin, where he took photographs of the victims before their killing.

close up of the signature by the hand of SS-Scharf. Josef Hirtreiter

THE RARE ORIGINAL 1941 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY

SS-UNTERSCHARFÜHRER FRANZ SUCHOMEL

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