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ORIGINAL SIGNED CURRICULUM VITAE OF THE ‘BUTCHER OF PARIS’
SS-OBERGRUPPENFüHRER CARL ALBRECHT OBERG
FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY
SS-Obergruppenführer Carl Albrecht Oberg served as Senior SS and Police Leader (HSSPF) in occupied France, from May 1942 to November 1944, during the Second World War, Oberg came to be known as the Butcher of Paris. From May 1942, under orders from Reinhard Heydrich, Oberg ordered the execution of hundreds of hostages and the roundup and deportation of over 40,000 Jews from France to extermination camps, most infamously during the ‘Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup’ with the assistance of the Vichy French police.
Arrested by American military police in Tirol in July 1945, Oberg was sentenced to death by two different courts: British and French before being handed over to the French. In 1958 his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and later reduced to 20 years hard labor. Oberg was eventually released on 28 November 1962 and pardoned by President Charles de Gaulle. He died in West Germany on 3 June 1965.
He joined the Nazi Party on 1 April 1931 and the SS on 7 April 1932. After meeting Reinhard Heydrich in May 1933, he asked Heydrich for a job and joined the Sicherheitsdienst (SD). Oberg was later promoted to an SS-Oberführer and made the police administrator for Hanover. He served in that capacity from September 1938 until January 1939. Oberg then served as Police President of Zwickau until late 1941. He served as SS-und Polizeiführer (SS and Police Leader – SSPF), “Radom” from August 1941 to May 1942. Oberg was promoted to SS-Brigadeführer on 20 April 1942.
From 5 May 1942 to 28 November 1944, Oberg served as Higher SS and Police Leader (Höherer SS-und Polizeiführer, HSSPF) “Frankreich” (France) over all German police forces in France, including the SD and the Gestapo. He was the supreme authority in France for managing anti-Jewish policy and the battle against the French Resistance. In 1942, shortly after his arrival, he issued the Jewish badge decree for identification, supported the roundup of 13,152 Jews in the Paris Vélodrome d’Hiver (Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup), and ordered mass execution of hostages in retribution for acts of the French resistance. By that time, he had been condemned as the “Butcher of Paris”. On Heydrich’s orders, Oberg deported over 40,000 Jews from the country with the assistance of the Vichy France police force headed by René Bousquet.
On 18 January 1943, Himmler demanded a cleansing of Marseilles with 100,000 arrests and explosive demolition of the city’s crime district. Working with the French police, Oberg supervised a lesser response of 6,000 arrests, 20,000 people displaced, and partial destruction of the harbor area. In 1944, Oberg blocked an attempt to establish an Einsatzkommando of the Waffen-SS in France. On 10 March 1945, he became a General der Waffen-SS.
Oberg was captured in June 1945 in the mountains near Kitzbühl by the U.S. military. He had been disguised as a private in the Austrian Army. He was sentenced to death by a British court before receiving another death sentence from the French in October 1954. On 10 April 1958, the sentence was commuted to life by French President Vincent Auriol, his successor René Coty then reduced it further to 20 years hard labor in 1959. On 20 November 1962, Oberg was finally pardoned by President Charles de Gaulle and set free on 28 November 1962. [source: Wikipedia]
The documents ship 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 foundation. The seller gives a full money back guarantee for the authenticity of the documents and signature. Includes shipping worldwide.
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