2 DOCUMENTS FROM & ABOUT K.L. PLASZOW COMMANDANT ARNOLD BUESCHER

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2 DOCUMENTS FROM & ABOUT THE LAST COMMANDANT OF PLASZOW CONCENTRATION CAMP

SS-OBERSTURMFÜHRER ARNOLD BÜSCHER

SUCCESSOR OF SS-HAUPTSTURMFÜHRER AMON GÖTH

SS-Obersturmführer Arnold Büscher became member of the SS in 1931. After the outbreak of the Second World War, he worked at many concentration camps, including Flossenbürg, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen and Neuengamme. Büscher succeeded Amon Göth as the commandant of Płaszów concentration camp after Göth was arrested on 13 September 1944 (we also have a document signed by Amon Göth listed on this website). Büscher resisted Oskar Schindler’s efforts to include 300 Jewish women on his list of Schindlerjuden for work at Schindler’s new factory in Brněnec, instead sending them with other Jews of Płaszów to Auschwitz I. Furthermore, Büscher, perhaps out of spite for Schindler, requested of Auschwitz I Commandant Richard Baer that 300 different Jewish women be sent to Schindler’s factory. However, Schindler was able to pay Baer to send him his 300 female Schindlerjuden. On 23 January 1948, Büscher was sentenced to death in Poland for his crimes at Płaszów.  He was executed by hanging on August 2, 1949. [source: Wikipedia]

The larger of the two documents (size DIN A4) was sent by Büscher from KL Buchenwald in July 1940 to the Inspekteur of the concentration camps, SS-Oberführer Glücks and is signed not only by Büscher but also by SS-Sturmbannführer Kröger, commanding officer of the SS-Totenkopfsturmbann Buchenwald. The document deals about Büscher’s transfer from KL Sachsenhausen to KL Buchenwald. A third well known individual, Arthur Liebehenschel, later KL commandant and at the time ‘Stabschef beim Inspekteur der Konzentrationslager Richard Glücks’, wrote in red ‘weitergeleitet’ (forwarded) and the date. The second document (size DIN A5) is dated August 1944 and lists SS-Obersturmführer Arnold Büscher’s KL Plaszow address as well as his home address. The document is signed by a SS-Obersturmführer Reinhardt.

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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