RARE ORIGINAL 1943 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY

SS-UNTERSCHARFÜHRER WILLI MENTZ

HE SHOT THOUSANDS OF JEWS THROUGH THE BACK OF THE NECK AT TREBLINKA EXTERMINATION CAMP

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SS-Unterscharführer Willi Mentz in Treblinka

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RARE ORIGINAL 1943 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY

SS-UNTERSCHARFÜHRER WILLI MENTZ

HE SHOT THOUSANDS OF JEWS THROUGH THE BACK OF THE NECK AT TREBLINKA EXTERMINATION CAMP

FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

Offered for sale is this rare original 1943 document, sent to the NSDAP Ortsgruppe from KL Treblinka by SS-Unterscharführer Wilhelm (Willi) Mentz. At Treblinka, Mentz was subordinate to SS-Unterscharführer August Miete. Upon his arrival there, he was tasked by SS-Sturmbannführer Christian Wirth with supervising the hands-on killing of Jews at the so-called Lazaret, a fake infirmary, surrounded by the barbed wire fence where the sick, old, wounded and "difficult" new arrivals were taken directly from the Holocaust trains.
The Lazaret killing station was dressed with the Red Cross flag. Mentz wore an easily recognizable white doctor's smock for deceit. His fresh new victims were taken behind the barracks to the edge of an open excavation seven meters deep, where the corpses of prisoners were smoldering. They were executed while facing the inferno. Mentz shot thousands of Jews through the back of the neck and pushed their bodies into the flames. He was known as "Frankenstein" to the prisoners, one of the most-feared overseers among the work-brigades. According to one source: "The only thing that is certain is that the number of Jews from the transports he killed single-handedly runs into thousands". In December 1943 Mentz was sent for a short time to Sobibor extermination camp. After Sobibor Mentz served in Italy during Aktion R (known as the SS Task Force R), i.e. the killing of Jews and partisans there. After 1945 he went back to working as a master milkman in West Germany. He was arrested and charged with complicity in the mass murder of 700,000 Jews during the first of the Treblinka Trials in 1965. He was sentenced to life imprisonment there. On 31 March 1978 he was released from prison due to poor health and died on 25 June 1978 in Niedermeien.

Documents signed by the lower ranks but of those who did not just sat behind a desk but really got their hands dirty like Mentz are even harder to find than those of the commanding officers, simply because they did not sign as many documents.

close up of the signature by the hand SS-Unterscharführer Wilhelm (Willi) Mentz

Treblinka staff: (left to right): Paul Bredow, Willi Mentz, Max Möller, Josef Hirtreiter

THE RARE ORIGINAL 1943 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY

SS-UNTERSCHARFÜHRER WILLI MENTZ

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