The RSHA (Reich Main Security Office) came into existence on 27/9/39 after being separate offices of the SD (security service) and SS (nazi paramilitaries) since the mid 1930's. AMT I & AMT II were formed officially on 1/10/39 but reorganised completely after March 1941, heads of department were regularly transferred to different departments and the Einsatz Squads of paramilitary murderers when new countries were invaded as all had perceived 'undesirables' to be eliminated.
AMT IV was probably the most infamous of all the Nazi security apparatus, 'the Gestapo' (GEheime STAats POlizei) The secret state police, who were the instigators of all interrogation, imprisonment, murder and genocide in the nazi regime.
SS Untersturmfuhrer Hermann Quetting , SS Major & Criminal Police Director Litzenberg
Hermann Quetting born 29.8.1900 NSDAP 3282750 SS Number 280066 promoted to Sturmbannfuhrer 15.1.41. He was responsible for the confiscation and processing of stolen goods and personal items from Jewish people during the holocaust and dealt directly with Adolf Eichmann in many ransom and extortion attempts. Willy Litzenberg Born 27 November 1900 in Liebenwalde ; died 1964 in Würzburg, NSDAP (membership no. 2593248 SS no. 290171)
In 1939 he joined the RSHA and he became head of the Referates IV A 3 or later IV A 1 b ("reaction and legal opposition").He was used as a war crimes witness after the war.
typography of terror /arenhovel
OSS interrogation report for the Nuremburg war trials 1946