Hitler's Black Book - information for Viscount Edwart Frederick Lindley Wood Halifax
Viscount Edwart Frederick Lindley Wood
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88 Eaton Square, London Ec1 And Hickleton Hall, Doncaster, Garrowby, York
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG OM GCSI GCMG GCIE TD PC (16 April 1881 – 23 December 1959), known as Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and as Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was one of the most senior British Conservative politicians of the 1930s. He held several senior ministerial posts during this time, most notably those of Viceroy of India from 1925 to 1931 and of Foreign Secretary between 1938 and 1940. He is regarded as one of the architects of the policy of appeasement prior to the Second World War, during which he served as British Ambassador in Washington.
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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.
SS Major & Major Of Municipal Police Leopold
Georg Leopold, Born 18/2/1891, death unknown. SS number 310153, NSDAP number 2580669, promoted to Obersturmbannfuhrer (Lieutenant-Colonel) on 20/4/42.