History 15/02/20 Ernst Kaltenbrunner: what happened to the head of all Nazi concentration camps
on the morning of November 1945 in the German city of Nuremberg trial of Nazi war criminals. In the list of defendants included the head of the Main Department of Reich security of the SS Ernst Kaltenbrunner. Despite the fact that it was in the hands of Kaltenbrunner were the concentration camps and the fate of their prisoners, all the allegations he has steadfastly denied.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner was never a good boy. He is constantly involved in a kind of duels and regular domestic fights. As Souvenirs from a turbulent youth to his face forever left deep scars.
Despite such aggressive behavior, Kaltenbrunner followed in the footsteps of his father, a lawyer. He graduated from the law faculty and later even earned a doctorate. From the Austrian Graz where he studied, Ernst moved to Linz. There he opened his law office, and at the same time and joined the national socialist party.
Not once Kaltenbrunner was arrested for participating in the organization, but every time he managed to avoid more or less serious punishments. So, in 1935 he was accused even of treason, but he stayed in prison only six months.
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a career Kaltenbrunner began to build after the assassination of Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss, who tried to resist the Nazi seizure of power. Among the participants of the massacre was Ernst Kaltenbrunner. Becoming in fact one of the leaders of the Nazi movement in Austria, Kaltenbrunner was seen by the Germans. He was appointed head of the Austrian police and the commander of the SS.
Despite the alcoholism, Ernst Kaltenbrunner showed incredible dedication in the service. So, he personally inspected the construction of concentration camps and even observed the various methods of killing hukljucenih.
Zeal Kaltenbrunner was appreciated. In 1939, he became assistant to Himmler, and after his death was occupied by his place, that is, was the head of the Main Department of Reich security, SS. When the end of the war, the collapse of Nazi Germany it will be apparent that Kaltenbrunner will sign the order to kill all POWs.
Kaltenbrunner was arrested in his native Austria in 1945. In the same year, he appeared before the Nuremberg Tribunal. According to witnesses, during the hearing Kaltenbrunner was quite cheerfully and endlessly repeated his innocence. Often, he denied the obvious facts and put the responsibility for their actions on other participants in the process.
But this time, Ernst Kaltenbrunner could not escape punishment. He was sentenced to death by hanging. In October 1946 standing in front of the loop Kaltenbrunner shouted: “Be happy, Germany!”
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What a mess. According to the author: “In 1939, he became assistant to Himmler, and after his death was occupied by his place, that is, was the head of the Main Department of Reich security SS”.
Himmler was the Reichsfuhrer. And poisoned Himmler in English captivity. In Germany, it was “the Main administration of Imperial security.” In Germany, there was the Main Department of Reich security, SS.
the Author confuses elementary Himmler and Heydrich. The place which really took Kaltenbrunner after the assassination of Heydrich in Prague in 1942.
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