Hitler's Black Book - information for Bernhard Weiss

Title
First Name(s)
Bernhard
Surname
Weiss
Original List ID
W49
Date of Birth / Age
30/Jul/1880
Home Town
Berlin
Last Seen
Believed Location
Occupation
Vice President of Weimar Republic Police
Investigating Office
Involved In
Alias
Editorial Notes
Bernhard Weiss (30 July 1880 – 29 July 1951) was a German lawyer and Vice President of the Berlin police during the Weimar Republic. A member of the liberal Deutsche Demokratische Partei, Weiß was known as a key player in the political tensions during the Weimar Republic and a staunch defender of parliamentary democracy against extremists on the left and right. Franz von Papen, Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and Vice-Chancellor when Adolf Hitler came to power, had both Weiss and his superior arrested, albeit for one day only. Weiss finally decided to flee Germany just a few days before Adolf Hitler was made Chancellor. Weiss's police force was ordered to arrest their former Deputy Chief and Hermann Göring offered to pay a reward for anyone who assisted in his capture. A friend came to Weiss's assistance and drove him out of the country to Czechoslovakia. Weiss then went to England where he opened a printing and stationery business and lived out the remainder of his life. After his escape, Weiss was subsequently deprived of his German citizenship. In 1951, shortly after becoming a German citizen again, he died of cancer in London. Weiss's widow, Lotte Weiss (née Buss), returned to live in Berlin immediately after her husband's death. She died in Berlin in 1952.
Source of Editorial Notes
Some of the material for the biographical data was partially derived from various information found within specific articles on en.wikipedia.org/wiki, de.wikipedia.org/, cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/, fr.wikipedia.org, pl.wikipedia.org which is released under the terms of the creativecommons.org/licenses/by-s/3.0/.

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Amtsgruppe IVA1 - Communism & Marxism
Name (Before 1941)
Communism & Marxism
Address
Prinz Albrecht Strasse 8, Berlin
History
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.
Head Officers
Peutz, SS Major & Criminal Police Director Vogt
Notes
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.
Sources
typography of terror /arenhovel

OSS interrogation report for the Nuremburg war trials 1946
Amtsgruppe VIG1 - Evaluation of Intelligence Material
Name (Before 1941)
Name (After 1941)
Evaluation of Intelligence Material
Address
Berkaer Strasse 32, Berlin
History
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.
Head Officers
Not Listed in 1940/41
Notes
N/A
Sources
typography of terror /arenhovel
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