Hitler's Black Book - information for Doctor Leonie Zuntz
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Date of Birth / Age
Zuntz was an Jewish archeologist, who died at the age of 32 in Oxford after escaping Nazi Germany. Single. Additional Languages English, Italian and French. Since 1936 Researcher at Oxford University. Speciality - Hittite Langage; Indo-Germanic.
Father's name: Leo Zuntz
Mother's name: Edith Zuntz
Death Date: 14 Dec 1942
Source of Editorial Notes
Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jews: A Twentieth Century Tale, A Guide to Academics in Peril in Nazi Germany During the 1930s. Studies in Judaica and the Holocaust Number 7. \ 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.