Hitler's Black Book - information for Doctor Olaf Helmer-Hirschberg
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Olaf Helmer (June 4, 1910 – April 14, 2011) was a German-American logician and futurologist. He was a researcher at the RAND Corporation from 1946 to 1968 and a co-founder of the Institute for the Future. He had already emigrated to the USA by 1939.
Mathematician. Single. Additional Languages English and French. 1934 Researcher at Berlin University. 1935-36 Researcher at Bedford College, London University. Speciality - Pure Maths; Algebra; Theory of Functions; Logic.
Source of Editorial Notes
Displaced German scholars- a guide to academics in peril in Nazi Germany -Nathan Kravetz 1936
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 Captain Doctor Justus Beyer
Dr Justus Beyer Sturmbannfuhrer SS number 107138 Born 16.4.1910, died 26/9/1989. Joined the SS in 1934, he transferred to department IIIS and later still IIIV in May 1941, remaining there until the end of the war. He was used as a witness in the trial of Otto Ohlendorf (who was executed for war crimes in 1951) after the war and then went onto a successful career working for the German business Gazette.