Dr Hoettl Speaks About The Holocaust

Tue 27 Mar, 2012 09:22 pm
Dr. Wilhelm Hoettl, after being sworn, declares:

I was a member of the SD from 1938 until the German collapse
except for two interruptions during the years 1939 and
1941-1943. Until 1939 I had charge of the department
"Catholic Church" with the SD in Vienna, subsequently I was
employed in Department VI, Foreign Information Service.

In connection with my activities in Vienna, I made the
acquaintance of Obersturmbanfuehrer Eichmann, whom I met
again in 1943 as a section chief in Department IV of the
Gestapo. There he handled the Department for Jews [Judenreferat].

In August 1944 at the occasion of a visit in my apartment
in Budapest, Eichmann told me that he had to make a report
for Himmler on the number of Jews killed, and that he
estimated the sum-total of the Jews killed as 6 millions.
Of those 4 million had been killed in the extermination
institutions in the East, while the additional 2 millions
were killed by shootings -- mainly by the Einsatzgruppen of
the SIPO and the SD during the campaign in the East.

About 1942 I had a conversation with SS-Brigate commander
Dr. Stahlecker who had been in command of such an
Einsatzgruppe of the SIPO and the SD in the East. He told
me that he had been ordered by Obergruppenfuehrer Heydrich
to take command of such an Einsatzgruppe, whose field of
action was the area of an Army group. He had the order to
exterminate the Jews in that district by shootings.

>From my conversations with Eichmann and Stahlecker and

other members of the SIPO and SD I conclude that the Jews
were killed since the beginnings of the Russian campaign
(1941), at first by the Einsatzgruppen of the SIPO and the
SD and later -- probably since the beginning of 1943 --
in the extermination camps of the East.

The arrest of the Jews and their shipment to the
extermination camps was carried out by a special detachment
[Sonderkommando] under the direction of Eichmann, which
was composed of members of the SIPO -- especially
Gestapo. Heydrich had given the instructions for this to
Eichmann. In the RSHA his chief was the head of the
Gestapo, SS Obergruppenfuehrer Mueller.

[signed] Dr. Wilhelm Hoettl
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 5th day of
November 1943.
[signed] Whitney R. Harris
Lieut, U.S. Naval Reserve

[Nizkor note: The date of signing is incorrectly
transcribed. The original German document is dated
"5. November 1945." knm]


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Wed 28 Mar, 2012 06:00 am
What did they find the dear doctor guilty of??? Not giving a living **** about his fellow human beings, perhaps??? Sounds like the perfect doctor...
Thu 29 Mar, 2012 03:29 am
He wasn't on trial.
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Thu 29 Mar, 2012 05:10 am
i was much more interested in the story of Dr. Foster

did you know he went to Gloucester, in a shower of rain; and that he stepped in a puddle, right up to his middle, and never went there again.

a fascinating tale
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Fri 30 Mar, 2012 05:34 am
Hoettl was not a medical doctor. He had a PhD in something else.
Fri 30 Mar, 2012 05:36 am
so, not a real doctor at all then
Sun 1 Apr, 2012 01:42 pm
Yes, he was a real doctor; however, not a medical doctor.
"Wilhelm Höttl or Hoettl (March 19, 1915 – June 27, 1999) was an Austrian Nazi Party member, SS officer, secret agent, author and doctor of history."
Sun 1 Apr, 2012 04:18 pm
A doctor of History?He sure gave everybody a history lesson on the Nazis.

Sun 1 Apr, 2012 04:29 pm
Seems to me that he provided some of the evidence that helped send Eichmann to the Great Beyond. I'm not quite understanding. Are you being critical or sarcastic?
Mon 2 Apr, 2012 07:29 pm
Serious. He helped send alot of Nazis where they belonged.
Tue 3 Apr, 2012 05:16 am
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