Winkelmann, Otto (1903-1976)

SS  Obergruppenfuehrer – General

Former lawyer assigned by Himmler as his personal delegate in Hungary with the special rank of High SS and Police Leader in charge of all SS units in Hungary. As such he bears culpability to all SS actions in Hungary, including the Eichmann deportation and all anti-Jewish measures and wealth confiscations. Tried after the war, he submitted a deposition as a prosecution witness. Spent less than four years in prison, joined the Kiel city council, became president of the Police Association, collected his General’s pension. Died in Germany in 1979 at age seventy-six.


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