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Trials of employees of the Gestapoleitstelle (Gestapo Regional Headquarters) Berlin, including presentation of evidence, reports, correspondence and testimonies of witnesses and survivors, mainly regarding the treatment of Jews in Berlin and the situation in the assembly camps, 1941-1966

In the file:

- Indictment issued by the Attorney General at the Landgericht Berlin (Berlin District Court) against Stella-Ingrid (Goldschlag) Kuebler Isaaksohn, born in Berlin, Germany, 10 July 1922, on the charge of being an accessory to murder, 1943-1944; the indictment includes a list of witnesses and victims, 10 April 1957; Stella-Ingrid (Goldschlag) Kuebler Isaaksohn was a Jewish Gestapo agent in Berlin whose main assignment was to denounce Jews (pp. 1-21);

- Notes from a conversation with Martha Mosse regarding the corruption scandal at the Stapoleitstelle (police administration) Berlin, 16 March 1959 (p. 21);

- Testimonies and letters of Martha Mosse, 23-24 July 1958 and 24 December 1958, containing detailed information regarding the situation of Jews in Berlin and the preparation of transports from Berlin; Martha Mosse worked for the Berlin Jewish Community from 1934 (pp. 22-34);

- Report regarding the Grosse Hamburgerstrasse assembly camp prepared by Harry Schnapp, including information concerning the situation of the Jews in Berlin under the administration of Brunner and an "Aktion" conducted on 27 February 1943 against Jewish citizens living in a Mischehe (mixed marriage) with Aryan partners (pp. 35-41);

- Report prepared by Siegbert Kleemann, born in Berlin, Germany, 15 March 1900, regarding the Berlin Jewish Community, the Zentralstelle fuer juedische Auswanderung (Central Office for Jewish Emigration), the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (RVJ-Reich Association of the Jews in Germany), the RSHA and Mischehen, 02 June 1957; Siegbert Kleemann was a member of the Berlin Jewish Community administration (pp. 42-45);

- Report regarding Dr. Walter Lustig, the director of the Jewish Hospital in Berlin from 1929, who was forced to cooperate with the Gestapo; the report states that Lustig tried to prevent the deportation of Jews (pp. 46-48);

- Interrogations of Max Reschke, conducted 04 March 1959, 11 May 1959 and 01 June 1959, including information regarding the Jewish school system in Berlin after 1933, deportations ordered by Brunner, the situation in the Levetzowstrasse assembly camp and the "Fabrikaktion" (deportation of the Jews who worked in the war-effort factories), 27 February 1943, (pp. 49-56);

- Testimony of Else (Brode) Hanach, born 02 January 1915, including information regarding the situation of the Jews in Berlin after 1941, and the names of Jewish Community members and Stapo members, 26 July 1944 and 31 July 1944 (pp. 57-65);

- Testimony of Alexander Rotholz, 11 October 1948 (almost illegible) (p. 66);

- Testimony of Moritz Henschel written down by the Gestapo Berlin, 14 November 1942 (almost illegible) (pp. 67-68);

- Letter from the Law Offices of von Fragstein und Niemsdorff to the Amtsgericht (District Court) in Charlottenburg regarding information concerning evacuated Jews, 25 April 1944 (p. 69);

- Information from 09 March 1944 regarding Helmuth Gallan who was deported in 1942 (p. 70);

- Letter from Erich Vogel to the Attorney General at the Landgericht Oldenburg regarding Walter Otto Stock, born in Hoechst, Germany, 26 July 1907, a member of the RSHA who was involved in the implementation of deportations, 08 June 1949 (pp. 71-72);

- Letter from Ruth Stadelmann to the Attorney General at the Landgericht Osnabrueck regarding Walter Stock, 25 November 1949 (pp. 73-74);

- Testimony of Heinrich Reinke, 31 March 1951 (pp. 75-79);

- Employee identification card issued to Kurt Block by the RVJ (p. 80);

- Interrogations of Norbert Wollheim, born 26 April 1913, conducted on 16 September 1949 and 26 April 1951; Norbert Wollheim was an RVJ member who was deported in 1943 (pp. 81-83);

- Testimony of Siegfried Wexberg, born in Ober-Kurzwald-Bielitz, Germany, 30 December 1892; the testimony was given on 20 May 1951 (pp. 84-85);

- Testimony of Arthur Schoenfeld, 19 July 1951 (p. 86);

- Testimonies of Karl Theodor Klausmann, born 06 September 1907, regarding Walter Otto Stock, 11 July 1951 and 01 October 1951(pp. 87-89);

- Interrogation of Otto Fried, born in Josephsdorf, Germany, 20 April 1905, held on 15 January 1951; arrest during the "Fabrikaktion", 1943; transfer to the Rathenower Strasse barracks; transfer to the Rosenstrasse camp due to his marriage to a German woman; deportation to Auschwitz; transfer to the Gross-Beeren camp; transfer to the Wartenburg/Sudetengau camp (pp. 90-91);

- Complaint submitted by Karl Hefter against Josef Sepp Dietrich, former commander of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on the charge of abduction and murder, 27 October 1953 (p. 92-93);

- Interrogation of Karl Hefter, born in Hamburg, Germany, 10 October 1892, including information regarding the "Fabrikaktion" and the detention of Jews in the Grosse Hamburgerstrasse camp, 03 February 1956 (pp. 94-99);

- Interrogation of Meta (Gabriel) Zienau, born 27 February 1891; in 1943 Meta (Gabriel) Zienau was detained in the Cafe Clou assembly camp in the Maurerstrasse, 12 March 1956 (pp. 100-101);

- Interrogation of Moses Fraenkel, born in Danzig, Germany, 19 September 1883; in 1943 Moses Fraenkel was detained in the Cafe Clou camp in the Maurerstrasse; on 16 March 1943 he was deported to Theresienstadt; interrogation conducted 12 March 1956 (pp. 102-103);

- Decision handed down by the Landgericht Hamburg in the reparation case of Gerta Heider-Hartog vs. Oscar Dammert and Deutsches Reich, represented by the Oberfinanzdirektion Hamburg: the claim was dismissed, 27 August 1956 (pp. 104-112);

- Memorandum regarding Walter Moeller, born in Hamburg, Germany, 20 August 1908 (pp. 113);

- Interrogation of Walter Moeller, a member of the RSHA who worked in the Trebnitz camp and the Schulstrasse camp, 12 November 1947 (pp. 114-115);

- Interrogations of Otto Walter Stock, a member of the RSHA, and Arthur Rausch, a member of the Stapoleitstelle Berlin, regarding the case against Walter Moeller, 20 November 1947 (pp. 116-120);

- Letters from Martin Moses and Regina Moses, former inmates of Theresienstadt, to the Attorney General at the Kammergericht (Court of Appeal) in Berlin, 20 September 1965 (pp. 121-122);

- Interrogation of Hilda Kahan, including information regarding Fritz Woehrn, Dr. Windmueller, Bukofzer, Neumann, Dr. Walter Lustig and Stella Borcher, 14 February 1966 (pp. 123-125);

- Interrogation of Dr. Guenther Stier, born in Berlin, Germany, 20 April 1906, a member of the Leitstelle fuer Ein- und Rueckwanderung (Control Center for Single and Return Migration), later called the Reichskommissar fuer die Festigung deutschen Volkstums (Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationhood); information regarding an RSHA conference held on 27 July 1942 concerning the Jewish question; interrogation conducted on 12 July 1966 (pp. 126-131);

- Interrogation of Johann Pfouffer (?), born in Crointhal (?), Germany, 08 June 1887, a member of the Gestapo from 1934; from 1939 he was the head of the Judenreferat at the Stapoleitstelle Munich, 15 July 1966 (almost illegible) (pp. 132-136);

- Interrogation of Christian Woesch, born 19 May 1893, the head of the Judenreferat at the Stapostelle Nuremberg from 1940; transferred to Oslo, 1942; returned to Nuremberg, December 1943; information regarding an RSHA conference held on 27 July 1942 concerning the Jewish question, 14 July 1966 (pp. 137-142);

- Notice of the W.V.Hauptamt Amtsgruppe D Oranienburg (signed by Schwarz) regarding the deportation of 964 Jews to Auschwitz, 13 March1943 (p. 143);

- Letter from the Magistrat of Gross Berlin to Erich Vogel, 19 October 1948 (p. 144);

- Testimony of Moritz Israel Hensch regarding the situation in the Berlin assembly camps (partially illegible) (p. 145);

- Report regarding Kommissar Stock, 30 November 1942 (almost illegible) (p. 146);

- Interim directory compiled by the International Tracing Service (ITS), 1968, regarding camps in Germany and in the occupied territories, 1933-1945, (p. 147-154);

- Report submitted by the Reichskommissar for Weissruthenien regarding struggles with the partisans and "Aktions" against the Jews in Weissruthenien, 31 July 1942; attached is a letter from Max Weinreich including information concerning the origin of the document (p. 155-162);

- Telegram sent by the Chef der Ordunungspolizei (signed by Daluege) regarding the evacuation of Jews from Germany and the Protectorate, 21 October 1941 (almost illegible) (pp. 163-164);

- Letter (signed by Miegel) regarding the evacuation of Jews from Germany and the Protectorate, 27 October 1941 (almost illegible) (p 165);

Names of camps and persecution sites mentioned in the testimonies:

Grosse Hamburgerstrasse (pp 6-8, 10-16, 27, 29, 51, 54-56, 59, 62, 73, 83, 88, 92, 94-99, 124, 145);

Theresienstadt (pp. 8, 26, 28-32, 35, 43, 54, 62, 89, 101-102, 122, 134, 145);

Auschwitz (pp. 8, 10-16, 62, 90, 101-102);

Luisenstrasse (p. 17);

Wuhlheide (pp. 23, 60);

Schulstrasse (p. 29);

Levetzowstrasse (pp. 29, 43, 46, 51-55, 62, 83, 85, 145);

Gerlachstrasse (p. 29);

Mauthausen (p. 43);

Sachsenhausen (pp. 43, 59, 62);

Gardeleben (p. 44);

Rosenstrasse (pp. 54, 85, 90);

Rathenower Strasse (p. 55, 90);

Cafe Clou Maurerstrasse (pp. 55;100);

the Lodz Ghetto (p. 62);

Birkenau (p. 64);

Monowitz (p. 64);

Vittel (p. 65);

Laufen (p. 65);

Gross-Beeren (pp. 90,124);

Wartenburg/Sudetengau (p. 90);

Lehrterstrasse (p. 92);

Ravensbrueck (p. 124);

the Riga Ghetto (p. 140);

Izbica (p. 140).

Additional Details

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Record Group: TR.19 - Documentation from the Trial of Bovensiepen and others
File Number: 111
Location of originals: STAATSANWALTSCHAFT BEI DEM LADGERICHT BERLIN
Item ID: 3756508

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