German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger- Kritzinger was the deputy head of the Reich Chancellery under Hans Lammers, and was present at the Wannsee Conference as Lammers' representative. The Wannsee Conference, established the policies of The Final Solution. Following the conference, he attempted to resign his position in the Chancellery, but his resignation was refused on the grounds that "it would be worse without him". Kritzinger was eventually arrested, along with most of the other surviving members of the Wannsee Conference, in 1946. Acting as a defense witness during the Nuremberg Trials, he publicly declared himself ashamed of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime. He was released in April 1946 but then arrested again in December of ‘46. Due to health-related reasons he was released again shortly thereafter and died of natural causes soon after. $75
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.