Hitler's Black Book - information for Paul Frolich
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Paul Frölich (1884–1953) was a journalist and left wing political activist who was a founding member of the Communist Party of Germany and founder of the party's paper, Die Rote Fahne. A Communist Party deputy in the Reichstag on two occasions, Frölich was expelled from the Party in 1928, after which he joined the organized German Communist Opposition movement. Frölich is best remembered as a biographer of Rosa Luxemburg. He was imprisoned by the Nazis when they came to power, and when released emigrated 1st to France and then to the USA, hence his inclusion in the GB wanted list remains something of a mystery.
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.
Peutz, SS Major & Criminal Police Director Vogt
Josef Vogt SS No. 337817, NS No. 2210909, Vogt Born 30 July 1897 in Mettmann , Died 18 August 1947 in Ljubljana. From 1940 to July 1, 1942 Vogt was Head of Division IV A l (Marxism, Communism, united front, illegal propaganda) of the Reich Security Main Office . His deputy in that office was Kurt Lindow . In July 1942, Vogt was a commander of the state police in Maribor and Bled in Yugoslavia. In this capacity he was largely responsible for the so-called Partisanenbekämfgung in which many Slovenes were killed. He also took part in the kidnapping of Slovenian children.
He was acaptured after the war and handed over to Yugoslavia in mid-March 1947. Vogt was sentenced on July 19, 1947 to death and after rejection of a clemency petition on August 18, 1947, executed by hanging.
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OSS interrogation report for the Nuremburg war trials 1946