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Object ID

2012.1.386

Object Name

Letter

Date

10-18-1941

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Description

Typewritten letter on "Kanzlei des Führers der NSDAP" letterhead with embossed eagle. Includes signature in black.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Werner Blankenburg (1905-1957) was the head of section 2A in Hitler's chancellery ( Kanzlei des Fuhrers) In Nazi Germany. He was one of the main persons responsible for the National Socialist "euthanasia" program- Aktion T4-the program for killing the physically and mentally disabled which involved Hitler's physician Karl Brandt, Philip Bouhler, and Viktor Brack as administrators. Blankenburg was Brack's deputy. Blankenburg was also participated in the annihilation of the Polish Jews in the Aktion Reinhard, and experiments with castration utilizing x-radiation in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 8 1/4"

Keywords

Reich Seal, National socialist, euthanasia program, aktion, reinhard, Auschwitz, auschwitz-birkenau, Werner Blankenburg

Subcollection

1941-1943: Deportation & Extermination: Concentration Camps and Extermination Centers

Letter from Werner Blankenburg

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