German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Gen. Hermann Reinecke- Gen. Hermann Reinecke was the officer in charge of prisoner-of-war affairs in the Armed Forces High Command. As head of the General Office of the Armed Forces in the OKW (Supreme Command of the Wehrmacht) during World War II, he was responsible for the creation and implementation of the prisoner-of-war policy that resulted in the deaths of approx. 3.3 million Soviet prisoners. He facilitated the security forces under the Reich Security Main Office to screen Soviet POWs in the camps for "politically and racially intolerable elements" among the Soviet prisoners. These prisoners were transferred to SS jurisdiction and killed. Reinecke was tried, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, though his sentence was reviewed by the Peck Panel, and he was released in 1954.
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.