1943 DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ADJUTANT OF SS-EINSATZGRUPPEN LEADER OTTO OHLENDORF

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VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1943 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY THE ADJUTANT OF THE COMMANDER OF EINSATZGRUPPE D

SS-OBERSTURMFÜHRER HEINZ SCHUBERT

From August 1933 on Obersturmführer Heinz Hermann Schubert worked as a civilian employee for the Reichsstatthalter of Bremen and Oldenburg, headquartered in Bremen. On May 1, 1934 Schubert joined at the age of 19 years the Nazi party, on October 10, 1934 Schubert joined the SS. With the same date he started to work for the Sicherheitsdienst (SD). Prior to his use in the Einsatzgruppe D, Schubert was employed in the department I A 4 (personal details of the SD) of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA).

In October 1941 Schubert came as an adjutant of Otto Ohlendorf (probably the best known Einsatzgruppen leader) to the staff of the Einsatzgruppe D. (We have also listed a document signed by Ohlendorf on this website, please look for item #C-693 using the search function on the website).

In December 1941 Schubert received the order to organize and oversee the killing of about 700 to 800 people in Simferopol. Schubert set the location of the shooting, secluded enough to avoid witnesses. The victims were loaded in the gypsy quarter of Simferopol on delivery trucks. In July 1942 Ohlendorf left Einsatzgruppe D, which was now led by Walther Bierkamp. He returned to the RSHA in Berlin to manage Amt III (SD Germany and German spheres of life). Schubert remained in the RSHA to the end of 1944 as the adjutant of Ohlendorf. He then worked until the war ended for Hans Ehlich in the Office Group III B.

1947/48 Schubert was the youngest of 24 defendants in the Einsatzgruppen Trial in Nuremberg. On April 9, 1948, Schubert was found guilty in all three charges—(1) crimes against humanity, (2) war crimes and (3) participation in a criminal organization—and sentenced to death on 10 April 1948. Despite his young age and rather low service level Schubert belonged together with Willi Seibert and Hans Gabel (company commander of 4./Reserve-Police-Battalion 9) to the small management team of Einsatzgruppe D under the leadership of Ohlendorf, that murdered approximately 90,000 people.

The death sentence against Schubert was converted into a prison sentence of ten years. In 1952 Schubert was released from prison. He died a free man in 1987. [source: Wikipedia]

The document, dated 1 April 1943 and signed by Schubert, is a statement about his assets and that he does not owe anything to anyone. This document probably went into his SS personal file.

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.

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