Daniel, Richard.

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Daniel, Richard, born on 24-12-1900 in Ansprach, Taunus , joined the Army on 16-04-1916, as a cadet in the Unteroffizieren Preparatory School in Annaberg, age 15. Richard didn’t see the battlefields and was retired on 30-09-1919, after the first war. Daniel now started a career in the Police Service. With the growing of the Reichswehr  by Hitler strains, he was transferred again to the Army Service, on 15-03-1935. At the beginning of World War II he was the Company Chief of the 3rd Company, in the 46th Infantry Regiment. As commander of the 391st Infantry Regiment he landed in the infamous Führer Reserve (see Hitler (did you know)
    on 14-03-1943. Commander now of the 391st Grenadiers Regiment, until October 1943 and again in the Reserve. Daniel was temporary Instructor Officer of the Infantry School in Döberitz. Hitler and Eva Braun‘s  ashes were scattered form the Schweinebrücke over the river Ehle in Biederitz.

Death and burial ground of Daniel, Richard.

He as commander of the 45th Volksgrenadier Division , wounded  in the hospital, from 18-03-1945 until 08-05-1945. Daniel is in British captivity then until 20-07-1947 and released living in Neumünster. Richard Daniel died at the old age of 85, on 04-05-1986 and is buried with his wife Toni, who died at the very old age of 97, on 28-11-2001, on the Nordfriedhof of Neumünster, close to the graves of WWII Generalmajor der Artillerie, Martin Hartmann
   and SS Obersturmführer and Chief des Einsatzkommando 6, in Rostow, SS Obersturmbannführer, Ernst Emil Heinrich Biberstein
Biberstein joined the Nazi Party in 1926 and the SS on 13-09-1936 (membership number 272692). From March through October 1940 he was again a soldier. In 1941, he changed his name from Szymanowski to Biberstein. On 01-06-1941, Biberstein became head of the Gestapo office in Opole. There, he was complicit in the deportations of Jews. The same year he changed his surname from Szymanowski to the supposedly original name Biberstein. After the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, he was assigned command of Einsatzkommando 6 in June 1942.
After the war Biberstein was ultimately found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. His sentence was reviewed by the “Peck Panel”, and later commuted to life imprisonment in 1951. Biberstein was denied parole several times. In 1958, the Federal Foreign Office filed parole applications on the behalf of all four inmates still serving time in Landsberg Prison. Biberstein was denied parole, but the board unanimously voted for his life sentence and that of the other three to be commuted to time served. The commutations became official on 06-05-1958, and Biberstein was released three days later. He temporarily returned to the clergy, and died in 1986 in Neumünster.

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