Huntinger wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:16 pm
Nessie wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:01 pm
"State secret! To the commander of the Security Police, for the attention of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer HEIM, KRAKAU. Re: 14-day report operation REINHARD. Reference: radio telegram from there
Recorded arrivals until December 42, L 12761, B 0, S 515, T 10335, totalling 23611. Situation 31 December 42, L 24733, B 434508, S 101370, T 71355, totalling 1274166. SS and police leader of Lublin, HOFLE, Sturmbannfuhrer"
Those camps are part of AR and up to the end of Dec 1942, they received 1.274 million people. From witnesses and transport records as ghettos were being cleared, the camps which huge numbers of people were being sent to were Belzec, Sobibor and TII.
Lets look at the original.
It clearly says:
14- tägige Meldung Einsatz Reinhart
translated that becomes 14-day report deployment.
It depends on the context but could also mean entry, exercise, enemy flight, detour, mission, assignment, operation, action.
The danger is taking a word out of context like is done here with assumptions as to its meaning.
Einsatz means "commitment'
It is quite reasonable, from their role in AR, to call those camps AR camps.
No it is not as only assumptions are made without the full knowledge of the context of the report known. This merely says the deployment statistics for a period of 14 days. Then there is a "summing up" wrongly translated as totalling, though it is close enough not to go into a debate over it.
From this mistranslation of Einsatz it would seem a whole camp structure materialized as well as an operation of mass murder under the misnomer Aktion Reinhart.
The other document that links Hofle to AR (and is the earliest document to mention AR) and which proves there were specific camps as part of AR and their role involved the evacuation of Jews is;
https://www.yadvashem.org/docs/secrecy- ... ation.html
"Signed Obligation by SS Men Taking Part In an Extermination Operation To Observe Secrecy July 18, 1942
uly 18, 1942
concerning the obligation of [name of person]......... as a person with special duties in the execution of tasks in the evacuation of Jews within the framework of "Einsatz Reinhard," [Operation Reinhard] under the SS Police Leader (SS- und Polizeifuehrer) in the District of Lublin.
I have been thoroughly informed and instructed by SS Hauptstuermfuhrer Hoefle, as Commander of the main division of "Einsatz Reinhard" of the SS and Police Leader in the District of Lublin:
1. that I may not under any circumstances pass on any form of information, verbally or in writing, on the progress, procedure or incidents in the evacuation of Jews to any person outside the circle of the "Einsatz Reinhard" staff;
2. that the process of the evacuation of Jews is a subject that comes under "Secret Reich Document," in accordance with censorship regulation Verschl. V. a;
3. concerning the special regulations made by the SS and Police Leader in the District of Lublin in this case, with explicit reference to the fact that these regulations are "Orders concerning Duties," and/or "Orders and Prohibitions" in accordance with Para. 92b of R.St.G.B.;
4. that there is an absolute prohibition on photography in the camps of "Einsatz Reinhard";
5. concerning Para. 88 through 93 of R.St.G.B., of the formulation of April 24, 1934, and the Regulation on Bribery and Revealing of Secrets on the part of Persons who are not in Official Employ, of May 3, 1917, and February 12, 1920;
6. concerning the paragraphs of R.St.G.B. 139 (Duty to Lay Information) and 353c (Breach of the Official Secrets Act).
I am familiar with the above Regulations and Laws and am aware of the responsibilities imposed upon me by the task with which I have been entrusted. I promise to observe them to the best of my knowledge and conscience. I am aware that the obligation to maintain secrecy continues even after I have left the Service."