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Object ID

2012.1.385

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Letter

Date

7-3-1944

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Typewritten letter on "Der Höhere SS-Und Polizeiführer" stationery. Includes signature in black.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Stroop was the SS Police Leader of Warsaw who was responsible for the savage crushing of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943 about which he wrote a book- intended as a souvenir for Himmler- originally entitled “The Warsaw Ghetto is no more.” It took Stroop and his army a month of overwhelming firepower to subdue the Ghetto fighters who had little in the way of food or ordnance. Indeed, Stroop grudgingly acknowledged surprise at the fighting spirit of the Ghetto inhabitants. Brought to trial as a war criminal, he was found guilty and executed-appropriately- in Warsaw. Document on his"Der Hohere SS und Polizeifuhrer" letterhead. Sent to SS-Gruppenfuhrer and Waffen SS- Generalleutnant Maximilan von Herff in Berlin, thanking him for sending an edition of the "New German Cultural Atlas', which I would like to study..."Maximilian von Herff (1893-1945) commanded a corps in North Africa and later assisted Stroop in overseeing the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 8 1/4"

Keywords

Police leader, poland, Warsaw ghetto, Warsaw, ghetto, Jurgen Von Stroop, Maximilian Herff

Letter from Jurgen Stroop

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