German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Werner Zechintzech

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German WWII Preliminary Record for POW Report for Werner Zechintzech-Zechintzech was a state secretary in the Reich Ministry of Defence ( Reichswehrministerium). After the end of the Second World War, Zschintzsch was in Allied internment detention from 1945 to 1948, he spent time in the Dachau internment camp and in Darmstadt. During his internment, Zschintzsch was questioned several times in Nuremberg in 1947.  During the interrogations, he denied knowing anything about the crimes of the Nazi regime and claimed that he only found out about them after the end of the war. After being released from internment, he retired and lived in Bovenden. In 1949 he was de-nazified in Göttingen after a tribunal procedure before the Hildesheim tribunal. Due to his SS membership, the Bielefeld tribunal imposed a fine and four months in prison on him. The prison sentence was already considered to have been served due to his previous internment. Zschintzsch was married, the couple had two daughters. 

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.