German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Erich Dethleffsen-Dethleffsen was a German general from Kiel. He was married to a daughter of Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, who planned the German invasion of Norway and Denmark during World War II. He fought as a Captain in the Heer on the Eastern Front in World War II. Dethleffsen was awarded with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his service. He rose to the rank of Generalmajor, and served on the army General Staff in Adolf Hitler's headquarters. Dethleffsen was arrested in May of 1945, and was held until March 1948 in Camp Ashcan. He was originally held in Luxembourg with Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and others. On his release, he became executive secretary of the (Society of 1947 for Economic Policy.) The society was used to spread “good will” in West Germany. He died in Munich on 4th of July in 1980.
Note: These are original vintage reprints of Prisoner of War Preliminary reports These are guaranteed as described. This paperwork would have been a prisoner “intake form”, with all of the individual’s personal details including the prisoner's name, fingerprints, place of birth, next of kin, date of capture, date of arrival, date of transfer, physical description, distinguishing marks, etc.
Copies of these would have been supplied to the different departments that needed access to this information. This is one of the vintage reprints that survived from the infamous Allied prisoner-of-war camp in the Palace Hotel of Mondorf-les-Bains, in Luxembourg, code named "Camp Ashcan". Each card is annotated "CCPWE #32", an abbreviation for the Central Continental Prisoner of War Enclosure #32. Operating from May to August 1945, it served as a processing station and interrogation center for the 86 most prominent surviving Nazi leaders prior to their trial in Nuremberg, including Hermann Göring and Karl Dönitz.