Offered for sale is a
VERY RARE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN CURRICULUM VITAE OF AKTION T4 CORPS BURNER
& OPERATION REINHARD PARTICIPANT UNDER ODILO GLOBOCNIK
SS-OBERSTURMFÜHRER JOSEF OBERHAUSER
FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY
Offered for sale is this original 1935 curriculum vitae (Lebenslauf) of SS-Obersturmführer Josef Oberhauser. He participated in Aktion T4 and Operation Reinhard. Oberhauser was the only person to be successfully convicted of crimes committed at the Bełżec extermination camp. He was charged with 450,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to 4.5 years imprisonment during the Belzec Trial of 1964. He joined the SS in November 1935, specifically joining the SS-Wachverbände (SS member no. 288,121). In April 1937, he was stationed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, and he served in the “Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler”. In 1939, Oberhauser was assigned to Reichsarbeitsgemeinschaft für Heil- und Pflegeanstalten, part of the office for Aktion T4 and one of several front organizations of Hitler’s Chancellery. This organization was responsible for the killing of approximately 100,000 mentally ill and disabled people during Aktion T4. At the killing centers of Grafeneck, Brandenburg and Bernburg, where these people were murdered by gas (carbon monoxide poisoning), Oberhauser was a Leichenbrenner (corpse burner), responsible for the burning of the bodies in the specially installed crematory ovens.
After finishing Aktion T4 in August 1941, in November Oberhauser was transferred to the staff of the SS and Police Leader (SSPF) for the Lublin district, SS-Brigadeführer Odilo Globocnik (we also have a document signed by him listed), to take part in Operation Reinhard, the extermination of Poland’s three million Jews. From November 1941 until 1 August 1942, Oberhauser was posted to Bełżec extermination camp as the leader of a guard platoon. He first visited Bełżec in the fall of 1941, before the extermination camp existed, to remove military equipment at the site. He was responsible for the development of the camp. In December 1941, Oberhauser returned to Bełżec with construction materials and a team of Ukrainian Trawnikis. He was under the command of camp commandant Christian Wirth, and he also served as Wirth’s liaison to Globocnik.
For his work in the implementation of Operation Reinhard, Oberhauser was promoted from SS-Hauptscharführer to SS-Untersturmführer, effective 20 April 1943, reaching officer rank in the SS. Previously, the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler had made a personal visit to the Operation Reinhard camps, including Bełżec, on 12 February 1943, and had decided to promote Oberhauser.
After the completion of Operation Reinhard, Oberhauser, along with many of his colleagues, was sent to northern Italy in the group Sonderabteilung Einsatz R to participate in anti-partisan warfare and the deportation and killing of Jews there. He was promoted to the rank of SS-Obersturmführer on 30 January 1945. Purportedly, Oberhauser was commandant of Risiera di San Sabba until its closure in late April 1945 (3,000 to 5,000 people died there). He then went to Austria with his unit, and was arrested by the British authorities in May 1945 in Bad Gastein. Oberhauser was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months imprisonment. He was released after serving half of his sentence. Oberhauser was sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia for his crimes committed in Italy, but the Italian extradition request failed. Oberhauser died on 22 November 1979 in Munich. [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.