Hitler's Black Book - information for Rudolf Paul Wetzel
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Date of Birth / Age
89 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London N6
A journalist after the war in East Germany editor of the 'weekly post' he was dismissed from the magazine due to his views on the censoring of information by the DDR government. In 1929 he was at the Technical University Dresden and joined the social democratic party (SPD) in the same year. In 1931he joined the KPD (Communist parrty) and was a member of the Students League in Dresden. He was arrested by the Nazi authorities in 1934 and sentenced to 2 years in prison and taken to Sachsenburg concentration camp. After release he fled to Budapest in 1937 then to London via Paris and Hull working as an electric welder. In 1938 he emigrated to Sweden, living in Gothenburg before returning to (east) Germany after the war.
Source of Editorial Notes
http://www.dra.de/online/hinweisdienste/jahrestage/jt-regio_2009.pdf, Bundesunmittelbare stiftung des offentlichen rechts
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.
typography of terror /arenhovel
OSS interrogation report for the Nuremburg war trials 1946