A biography of kurt gerstein

He died, an alleged suicidewhile in French custody. On 25 July he was found dead in his cell, an alleged suicide. However, in spite of earning many bad reports, he managed to graduate at the age of However, in spite of earning many bad reports, he managed to graduate at the age of On 25 July he was found dead in his cell, an alleged suicide.

He was arrested on 4 Septemberheld in protective custody for five weeks, and expelled from the Nazi Party. So they climb the small staircase, and then they see everything. While at university, almost as an antidote to what he saw as frivolous activities of his classmates, he began to read the Bible.

After 28 minutes only a few are still alive. He and his father continued to pursue reinstatement in the party. First I must tell what I am experiencing here! The person who bears the responsibility is the man who gives the orders, not the one who carries them out.

The loss of Nazi Party membership meant he was unable to find employment as a mining engineer in the state sector. However, most today agree that he was actually working to spread the word of just what was happening during the Holocaust and was funneling information out to members of the Catholic church.

He proudly proclaimed that in the family genealogical tree there was only Aryan blood and exhorted future generations to "preserve the purity of the race! Explanations for this decision are varied and confusing.

But in the essential issue, namely that he was in Belzec and witnessed the gassing of a transport of Jews from Lwow, his testimony is fully corroborated However, he was later transferred to the Cherche-Midi military prisonwhere he was treated as a Nazi war criminal.

Holocaust historian Christopher Browning has written: I myself stand together with Hauptmann Wirth on top of the ramp between the gas chambers. The majority are aware, the smell tells them of their fate!

Education[ edit ] Kurt was no more tolerant of discipline in secondary school than within the family. He was arrested a second time in Julybut was released six weeks later because no charges could be found against him.

But in the essential issue, namely that he was in Belzec and witnessed the gassing of a transport of Jews from Lwow, his testimony is fully corroborated During a conversation which lasted several hours, he told the Swede what he had seen and urged him to spread the information internationally.

Kurt Gerstein – A Tragic Hero

After his surrender in AprilGerstein was ordered to report about his experiences with the extermination camps, first in French, followed by two German versions in May Infollowing his surrender, he wrote the Gerstein Report covering his experience of the Holocaust.Kurt Gerstein was a German SS officer and member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS.

He witnessed mass murders in the Nazi extermination camps Belzec and Treblinka.

Kurt Gerstein

He gave information to the Swedish diplomat Göran von Otter, as well as to members of the Roman Catholic Church with contacts to Pope Pius XII, in an effort to inform. Kurt Gerstein Sections. Kurt Gerstein and Nazi Germany; Waffen SS; The German Church ; Primary Sources; Student Activities; References; Kurt Gerstein, the sixth of seven children, was born in Münster, Germany, on 11th August His father, Ludwig Gerstein, was a former Prussian officer, was a judge and an authoritarian figure.

The Gerstein Report was written in by Kurt Gerstein, Obersturmführer of the Waffen-SS, who served as Head of Technical Disinfection Services of the SS in World War II, and in that capacity supplied the hydrogen cyanide-based pesticide Zyklon B from Degesch (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schädlingsbekämpfung) to Rudolf Höss in Auschwitz, and conducted the negotiations with the owners.

Biography. Kurt Gerstein was born in Münster, Westphalia on 11 Augustthe sixth of seven children in a Prussian middle-class family, described as strongly chauvinistic and "totally compliant to authority". His father, Ludwig, a former Prussian officer, was a judge and an authoritarian agronumericus.comance: 22x20px Nazi Germany.

Search for people biographies, history and profession matching the query: kurt gerstein. The Gerstein Report was written in by Kurt Gerstein, Obersturmführer of the Waffen-SS, who served as Head of Technical Disinfection Services of the SS in World War II, and in that capacity supplied the hydrogen cyanide-based pesticide Zyklon B from Degesch (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schädlingsbekämpfung) to Rudolf Höss in Auschwitz, and .

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