Offered for sale is a
VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1941 DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY THE COMMANDER OF EINSATZGRUPPE D
SS-GRUPPENFÜHRER OTTO OHLENDORF
Offered for sale is this rare original 1941 document, signed by SS-Gruppenführer Otto Ohlendorf.
SS-Gruppenführer Otto Ohlendorf – probably the best known Einsatzgruppen leader. An economist by education, he was head of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) Inland, responsible for intelligence and security within Germany. In 1941, Heydrich appointed Ohlendorf commander of Einsatzgruppe D, which perpetrated mass murder in Moldova, south Ukraine, the Crimea and, during 1942, the North Caucasus. Over 90,000 murders throughout Ukraine and the Caucasus are attributed to Ohlendorf’s unit.
He was tried at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, convicted and executed in 1951 in Landsberg Prison.
The DIN A4 size document, signed by Ohlendorf in his position as head of RSHA A III (his rank at the time was SS-Standartenfürer) and dated 2 February 1941 is about the acquittal of a SS-Sturmbannführer von und zu Steinfurth who was accused of violating the discipline rules of the SS, which could not be proven and Steinfurth was to be reinstated.
SS-Gruppenführer Otto Ohlendorf’s Wikipedia page is full of atrocities that were committed under his command: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Ohlendorf
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.