Offered for sale is are
TWO ORIGINAL MAY 1944 AND JAN. 1945 DOCUMENTS FROM THE SS JUDGE ABOUT
SS-OBERSTURMFüHRER ADALBERT TRATTENSCHEGG
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SS-Obersturmführer Adalbert Trattenschegg from the infamous ‘Brigade Dirlewanger’ who was killed during the Warsaw uprising.
The documents about him are from the SS judge at the office of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. One document, dated 5 May 1944 deals about the transfer of Trattenschegg to the SS prison Danzig-Matzkau and that Trattenschegg may never become a member of the SS again. The second document, dated 6 January 1945 is a notification about his death while serving in the SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger during the Warsaw uprising, including the order of his rehabilitation. The papers are signed by an unknown SS-Hauptscharführer “für die Richtigkeit der Angaben”, confirming the accuracy of what the SS judge states in these documents.
The Dirlewanger Brigade, also known as the SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger (1944)] or the 36th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (German: die 36. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS), or The Black Hunters (German: Die schwarzen Jäger), was a unit of the Waffen-SS during World War II. The unit, named after its commander Oskar Dirlewanger, consisted of convicted criminals who were not expected by Nazi Germany to survive their service with the unit. Originally formed in 1940 and first deployed for counter-insurgency duties against the Polish resistance movement, the brigade saw service in anti-partisan actions in German-occupied Eastern Europe.
During its operations, the unit participated in the mass murder of civilians and in other war crimes in German-occupied Eastern Europe. It gained a reputation among Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS officers for its brutality. Several members such as Hans von Cullen were put to death post-war by ad-hoc tribunals. Several commanders attempted to remove Dirlewanger from command and to dissolve the unit, but powerful patrons within the Nazi apparatus protected Dirlewanger and intervened on his behalf. Amongst other actions, the unit took part in the destruction of Warsaw in late 1944 and in the massacre of around 100,000 of Warsaw’s inhabitants in August 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising – as well as in the brutal suppression of the Slovak National Uprising of August to October 1944. The eponymous Dirlewanger Brigade was led by World War I veteran and convicted criminal Oskar Dirlewanger, considered an amoral violent alcoholic who was claimed to have possessed a sadistic sexual orientation and a barbaric nature; he has been described as “the most evil man” in the SS. [source: Wikipedia]
The documents ship from one of our affiliates in Germany, coming from a private collection and never been offered for sale before. Purchased directly out of a German foundation. The seller gives a full money back guarantee for the authenticity of the document(s) and signature(s). Includes shipping worldwide.