Hitler's Black Book - information for Franz Rintelen

Title
First Name(s)
Franz
Surname
Rintelen
Original List ID
R67
Date of Birth / Age
19/Aug/1878
Home Town
Frankfurt
Last Seen
Believed Location
Occupation
Lieutenant-Commander, Writer
Investigating Office
Involved In
Alias
Rintelen Von Kleist
Editorial Notes
Source of Editorial Notes

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Amtsgruppe IVE4 - Counter Espionage -Scandinavia
Name (Before 1941)
Counter Espionage -Scandinavia
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, Criminal Police Doctor Schambacher
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. Ernst Schambacher Born 1899 in Berlin, Died 18 May 1945 in Houska , Czechoslovakia ) There are also reports he managed to escape from Czechosolovakia and whilst on the run he committed suicide.

Great Britain was to come under 'Scandinavea' for all counter espionage investigation
Sources
typography of terror /arenhovel
Amtsgruppe IIIA5 - German Internal Domestic / General Questions of Police Law
Name (Before 1941)
German Internal Domestic
Name (After 1941)
General Questions of Police Law
Address
Wilhelmstrasse 106, 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.
Head Officers
SS Major & Administrative Councillor Neifeind
Notes
Kurt Neifeind Born 29 September 1908 in Velbert ,Died 15 December 1944 in Nagysurány NSDAP membership number 3385047 and SS membership number 290038, he joined AMT II in 1941 and was later promoted and transferred to AMT III (he is listed in OSS documentation from 1/10/43), later in May 1944 after a transfer to Paris, he fell from grace quite severely (reports simply state 'failure') and was initially sentenced to death but later reduced in the ranks and sent to a penal battalion (effectively a death sentence in any case) on the eastern front under the notoriously brutal chief Dirlewanger and died in battle.
Sources
oss 1 oct 1943
Amtsgruppe IVB4 - The Office of Jewish Affairs
Name (Before 1941)
Name (After 1941)
The Office of Jewish Affairs
Address
Kurfurstenstrasse 115-116, Berlin, Telephone
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 Eichmann
Notes
Otto Adolf Eichmann 19 March 1906 – 1 June 1962 death by execution after a televised trial in Israel. Often referred to as 'the architect of the holocaust'. After the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, Eichmann and his staff arranged for Jews to be concentrated into ghettos in major cities with the expectation they would be transported farther east or overseas. Eichmann drew up plans for a Jewish reservation, first at Nisko in south-east Poland and later in Madagascar, but neither of these plans was ever carried out. As the Nazis began the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, their Jewish policy changed from emigration to extermination. Eichmann and his staff became responsible for Jewish deportations to extermination camps, where the victims were gassed. After Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, Eichmann oversaw the deportation and extermination of that country's Jewish population. Most of the victims were sent to Auschwitz concentration camp, where 75 to 90 per cent were killed on arrival. By the time the transports were stopped in July, 437,000 of Hungary's 725,000 Jews had been killed. It is estimated that between 5 1?2 and 6 million Jews were exterminated by the Nazis. After Germany's defeat in 1945, Eichmann fled to Austria. He lived there until 1950, when he moved to Argentina using false papers. Information collected by the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, confirmed Eichmann's location in 1960. A team of Mossad and Shin Bet agents captured Eichmann and brought him to Israel to stand trial on 15 criminal charges, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against the Jewish people. Found guilty on many of these charges, he was sentenced to death by hanging and executed on 31 May 1962. The department was re designated IVA4b later in the war.
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typography of terror /arenhovel
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