Offered for sale is an
ORIGINAL 1943 DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THE CAMP PHYSICIAN FROM MAJDANEK CONCENTRATION CAMP
SS-OBERSTURMFüHRER DR. HEINRICH RINDFLEISCH
PLUS AN ORIGINAL 1944 EVALUATION BY COMMANDANT OF KL GROSS-ROSEN HASSEBROEK
FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY
Offered for sale are two documents signed by and about SS-Obersturmführer Dr. Heinrich Rindfleisch. The document that is signed by then SS-Untersturmführer Heinrich Rindfleisch was issued in Lublin-Majdanek concentration camp on 28 December 1943 where Rindfleisch was the camp physician. It is addressed to the Besoldungsstelle der Waffen-SS and he asks for financial aid or his son who was born 2 months earlier.
The second, larger document, is an evaluation of Rindfleisch, dated 18 August 1944 and it originated in Gross-Rosen concentration camp where Rindfleisch, now SS-Obersturmführer, was the camp physician at that time. The evaluation was written by the camp commandant, Hassebroek and signed by an unknown SS-Scharführer. The camp commandant had only good things to say about Rindfleisch. Evaluations of concentration camp physicians are extremely rare, especially if issued at such late stages of the war.
Heinrich Friedrich Rindfleisch (March 3, 1916 – July †, 1969) was a German physician and SS officer. He was born in Strasbourg in 1916. After the First World War, the family moved to Berlin, as Strasbourg, according to the Treaty of Versailles, was awarded to France. Rindfleisch began studying medicine at Humboldt University in 1935 and passed the state examination in 1941. He received his license to practice medicine in 1942. He joined the SS in 1938 and received basic training at the Medical Replacement Battalion of the Waffen-SS. In the following years he worked as a camp doctor in the concentration camps Groß-Rosen, Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen. From 1 March 1943 he was active as a local doctor in the Majdanek concentration camp. There he participated in human experiments, in which there were numerous fatalities. In January 1945 he was commanded to the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division “Reichsführer SS”. After the end of World War II, he was wanted by France, Poland and Belgium as a murderer. However, he was able to continue his medical career without interruption. He first worked on a surgical ward of a Berlin hospital and then moved to the Ruhr area, where he worked until his death in July 1969 as chief physician of the surgical department of the Johanniter Hospital in Rheinhausen. He was never held accountable for his actions. After his death, however, he was included in the Majdanek trial at the Düsseldorf Regional Court as one of the main perpetrators. [source: Wikipedia]
This item ships from one of our affiliates in Germany. It comes from a private collection and has never been offered for sale before. It was purchased directly out of a German archive. The seller gives a full money back guarantee for the authenticity of the document and signature. Includes shipping worldwide.