Hitler's Black Book - information for Gerrit Bolkestein
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Dutch Minister of Education
Gerrit Bolkestein Born 9 October 1871, Amsterdam, died 8 September 1956, The Hague was a Dutch politician and member of the Free-thinking Democratic League. Bolkestein was the Minister for Education, Art and Science from 1939 until 1945, and was part of the Dutch government-in-exile from 1940. In early 1944 he gave a radio address from London in which he said that after the war he would collect written evidence from Dutch people relating to the oppression they had endured during the Nazi occupation. Among those who heard the broadcast was Anne Frank who had been keeping a diary for two years, which she had spent in hiding. His comment that he was particularly interested in diaries and letters, led Frank to edit what had originally been a diary kept for her own amusement. Frank later died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, but her partially edited diary was saved, and eventually published in 1947.
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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 Lieutenant-Colonel Doctor Ehlich, Deputy: SS Major & Administrative Councillor Doctor Muller
Hans Ehlich born 1 July 1901, in Leipzig Died 30 March 1991 in Braunschweig. Captured by the British in 1945, despite using a false identity he was then interned. In October 1948, he was tried for being part of a criminal organisation, and sentenced to one year and nine months in prison. Several preliminary investigations in the sixties did not lead to further prosecution, despite there being much evidence he was significant in the work for the 'masterplan east' a massive ethnic cleansing genocide for Poland the the Ukraine. His ranks throughout the war years were: 30.01.1939 SS-Sturmbannführer, 01.08.1940 SS-Obersturmbannführer, 09.11.1941 SS-Standartenführer NSDAP-Nr.: 821 556 SS-Nr.: 172 416 Bruno Müller Born 13 September 1905 in Strasbourg , Died 1 March 1960 in Oldenburg, bacame the head of Division IIIB4 of the Reich Security Main Office & was also leader of an Einsatzkommando in German-occupied Poland and Sonderkommando 11b in the Soviet Union, as well as commander of the Security Police and the SD in Krakow , Rouen , Prague and Kiel. Despite there being a great deal of eye witness evidence of war crimes he was only held for around 6 years in internment/prison and released as part of an amnesty during the cold war.