German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Franz Seldte Tobias Wilhelm-Franz Seldte was a German politician, entrepreneur and World War I veteran who, as the founder and federal leader of the Weimar Republic 's politically influential, right-wing military association Stahlhelm, “Bund der Frontsoldaten”. He joined the NSDAP in 1933 and was Reich Labor Minister from 1933 to 1945. After the Nazi regime was crushed in 1945 and in view of the crimes committed by its key representatives, Franz Seldte was arrested on charges of his own war crimes. He was interned with other NSDAP officials and high-ranking members of the Wehrmacht in Camp Ashcan. He was to be charged during the Nuremberg trials, but died before charges were brought. He passed away in 1947 in Fürth at the hospital of the "International Labor Camp Nuremberg", which was a former high school in the south of Fürth, that was used as a military hospital by the US Army from November 1946 to the end of April 1947. The doctor treating him gave the cause of death as uremia (Kidney failure) on the death certificate. He was 65 years old. Interesting when you look at his fingerprints, you can see he had no left hand.
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.