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Volume 087
Subdivision Subdivision 62 / Nazi Criminal Organizations
Part 2
Section 62.04 (R & A 3113.7, pt. IV)
Title R & A No. 3113.7 / Principal Nazi Organizations Involved in the Commission of War Crimes: The Nazi Party (Part IV) / Office of Strategic Services / Research and Analysis Branch / Draft for the Use of the War Crimes Staff / SECRET
Pages 236
Pages Supplemental Plus an unnumbered title page.
Date 1945-09-10
Language English, with parenthetical German and German terms.
Author The author's name is not given.
Witness Not applicable
Other Names Adolf Hitler; Heinrich Himmler; Erwin Kraus; Arthur Axmann; Gertrud Scholtz-Klinck; Dr. Gustav-Adolf Scheel; Ernst Kaltenbrunner; Hermann Goering; Reinhard Heydrich; Karl Wolff; Benno Martin; Wilhelm Krueger; Werner Best; IUmer; Ross Ruger Littlejohn; Sgt. Crowley; Charles C. Parker; Captain Roderick S. Hall; Eicke; Ernst Kaltenbrunner; Schellenberg; Werner Lornez; Ernst Roehm; Victor Lutze; Wilhelm Schepmann; Otto Strasser; Walter Stennes; Franz Pfeffer; Julius Streicher; Baidur von Schirach; Alfred Rosenberg; Robert Ley
Other Dates 17 March 1933; 18 March 1933; 9 June 1934; 30 June 1934; 1 December 1934; 29 March 1935; 5 December 1935; 1 December 1936; 11 November 1938; 19 January 1939; 25 March 1939; 27 September 1939; 28 October 1939; 9 November 1939; 26 May 1940; 26 April 1942; 18 October 1942; 14 October 1943; 1 October 1944; 10 October 1944; 4 November 1944
Abstract This part of R & A 3113.7 recounts the respective histories of prominent Nazi "formations," such as the SS, SD, SA, and HJ, and provides detailed breakdowns of their respective internal hierarchies. The report names the respective heads of each formation's numerous subdivisions, describes their respective spheres of duty, and recounts some of their main activities. Although highly detailed in terms of describing hierarchical structures and indicating the probable extent of War Crimes complicity, the report does not attempt to build specific cases; rather, it is a guide for prosecutors investigating cases of War Crimes. The report's chief effect is to impress the reader with the illimitable reach and enormous grasp of Nazi totalitarian organization; at the same time, its finely drawn distinctions among what seem like innumerable offices and officials tend, finally, to subdue one's interest. This document is a typewritten mimeograph on very good paper. The print quality varies from fair to very good. The title page is marked "Copy No. 52" and has "General Donovan" handwritten in its upper right corner.
Keywords SS (Schutzstaffeln); NSKK (NS Kraftahr Korps); Allgemeine SS (General SS); SD (Sicherheitsdienst; Security Service); SiPo (Sicherheitspolizei, Security Police); Waffen-SS (Combat SS); SS-Totenkopfverbaende (SS Death Head Formations); Reichsfuehrung-SS; SA (Sturmabteilung); HJ (Hitler Jugend); NS Frauenschaft; NSD Studenten-Bund; NSD Dozentenbund; RSHA (Reich Security Main Office); RSD (Reich Security Service); Schutzdienst (Protective Service): Organisationsbuch der NSDAP; Nazi racial theory: Concentration camps; Occupied territories: Extermination of native populations; Germanization of; Economic exploitation of; Hierarchical organization; Taking of hostages; Collective reprisals; Jews; Forced labor; Deportations; Ghettos; Espionage; Sabotage; "Night and Fog" Edict; Partisans; Liquidation of Allied Commandos, parachutists, and flyers; Execution of POWs; Dachau; Sachsenhausen; Buchenwald; Medical experiments; Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle (VOMI); Mein Kampf; Political assassination; Pogroms; Organisationsbuch der NSDAP; Nazi ideology; "Werwolf"; Military training; Indoctrination of youth; Gebietsschule; Reichsfuehrerschulen