Hitler's Black Book - information for Victor Haefner

Title
First Name(s)
Victor
Surname
Haefner
Original List ID
H5
Date of Birth / Age
18/May/1896
Home Town
Brenden Bez Waldshut
Last Seen
Believed Location
24 Norfolk Square, London W2
Occupation
1st Lieutenant in German Civil Airline
Investigating Office
Geheimestaatspolizei Stuttgart
Involved In
Alias
Editorial Notes
Source of Editorial Notes

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Amtsgruppe IVE3 - Counter Espionage -West
Name (Before 1941)
Counter Espionage -West
Address
Kurfurstendamm 140, Berlin
History
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.
Head Officers
SS Major & Administrative Councillor Schellenberg, SS Captain & Criminal Police Commissioner Doctor Fischer
Notes
Walther Friedrich Schellenberg (16 January 1910 – 31 March 1952) rose through the nazi ranks to become a brigadefuhrer (SS General) by the end of the war. Schellenberg was the author of the 'Black book GB' which detailed those to be arrested on a successful nazi invasion in 1940. In November 1939 Schellenberg played a major part in the Venlo Incident, which led to the capture of two British agents, Captain Sigismund Payne-Best and Major Richard Stevens. Hitler awarded Schellenberg the Iron Cross for his actions.In 1940 he was also sent to Portugal to intercept the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and try to persuade them to work for Germany. The mission was a failure; Schellenberg managed only to delay their baggage for a few hours. In March 1942, Heinz Jost was fired from his position as RSHA Chief of Amt VI, SD-Ausland (SD foreign intelligence) & in his place, Schellenberg was appointed chief of SD-Ausland by Heydrich. the overall head of the entire security apparatus of the Nazi regime. According to his later memoirs, Schellenberg had been a friend of Wilhelm Canaris, the head of the Abwehr (military intelligence). However in 1944, the sections of the Abwehr were incorporated into RSHA Amt VI SD-Ausland and therefore placed under Schellenberg's command. Schellenberg was in Denmark attempting to arrange his own surrender when the British took him into custody in June 1945; the American, British, and Russian intelligence services had all been searching for him as a valuable intelligence asset.He was a witness in the Nuremburg trials but not convicted himself and released due to ill health & died of cancer in Turin in 1952."Herbert Gustav Wilhelm Fischer Born 30 December 1904 in Riesenburg; Declared dead 31 December 1945 , All the way through the war until 1944 he headed AMT III2A (France, Foreign Legionnaires, Belgium) and later the Division IIIA and (after the inclusion of the Gestapo office IV in the Reich Security Main Office 1938) Unit IV E 3 (Defence West). As a police officer, he was promoted to Superintendent in 1938 and 1941 for the criminal division. In addition, he was, like all members of the police, an SS man - membership number 267238. Fischer took the rank of Field Police Director in 1937-8 with the Condor Legion in the Spanish Civil War. On September 11 1938 he was promoted to Hauptsturmführer. In 1941 Fischer was awarded the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer. In 1944 he found himself as head of the gestapo in Radom, south of warsaw.
Sources
typography of terror /arenhovel
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