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Object ID

2019.2.21

Object Name

Document, Government

Date

10-22-1941

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Description

Two holes punched in left side, numbered list near top, "65" written in top right corner, stamp of chart in blue ink.

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Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Document from October 22, 1941, notifying five offices that Himmler has assigned Stroop to the “Volksdeutsche-Mittelstelle” Coordination Center for Ethnic Germans, and will later be assigned to the original mandate in the Caucasus. This document is signed by SS liaison to the Reich Ministry of the Interior, Rudolf Brandt (1909-1948), who would later be executed for his role in assembling- with August Hirt and Wolfram Sievers- a collection Jewish anatomical specimens chosen for their perceived stereotypically subhuman racial characteristics, from concentration camp inmates murdered for this express purpose. 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 ordinance. 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.

Dimensions

11 x 8"

Keywords

Jurgen Stroop, Warsaw Ghetto, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Heinrich Himmler

Subcollection

1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe

Document Relating to Jurgen Stroop and Rudolf Brandt

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