German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Karl Fischer

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German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Karl Fischer- Karl Fischer was an orderly to General Jodl. Fischer was arrested, along with the rest of the Flensburg government of Dönitz, by British troops on the 23rd of May 1945 and was transferred to Camp Ashcan. It is unclear what transpired at the trials, but like quite a few of the orderlies, tailors and other enlisted men who were sent to the internment camp, he was probably used as a witness during the Nuremberg trials. This would be a fun research project. 

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.