Diehm, Christoph Ludwig

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Diehm, Christoph Ludwig, born on 01-03-1892 in Rottenacker, Baden Würtenburg, was a German SS-Brigadeführer ,  Generalmajor der Waffen-SS and Polizei, Politiker and Polizeipräsident. From 1911 he was a professional soldier and participated in World War I. Diehm joined a Free Corps  after the war and entered the Army again in 1922. He was a member of the Stahlhelm , a paramilitary Organisation  and an Old Nazi Comrade as NSDAP  member ( see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) from 1921. He joined the SA in 1928 and in Mai 1928 the SS, number 28.461. Diehm was the village SS Gruppenführer  in his town of Rottenacker and at the beginning of World War II he was Führer of the SS Region West. Police President of Gdynia, all Jews were murdered their, (see Anne Frank and (see Simon Wiesenthal) (Settela Steinbach following Saarbrücken and at the end of February SS and Police Führer in Shitomir. All Jews in Shitomir are also murdered by the Einsatztruppen. Diehm was Chief of Staff of the Kaminiski Brigade. This unit was commanded by a Russian named Bronislaw Kaminiski
   and was involved in fighting partisans on the East Front. S.S. Sturmbrigade R.O.N.A., also known as the Kaminski Brigade  was an anti partisan formation composed of people from the so-called Lokot Autonomy territory in the Nazi Germany-occupied areas of Russia during World War II
.  The unit took part in the fighting in Warsaw in 1944, defended by General Juliusz Rommel, where its behavior was so brutal that it was ordered disbanded and its leader shot. After the end of World War II in Europe, some of the former RONA and Lokot personnel were repatriated by Western Allies to the Soviet Union. At the end of 1946 a Military Court of the USSR handed Yury Frolov and several others a death sentence. In the 1950s and 1960s in the USSR, dozens of other former members were found, some of them also sentenced to death. The last member of Lokot/RONA personnel, responsible for more than a thousand murders, was found in 1978 and sentenced to death. From August 1944 to September 1944, Diehm was temporary commander of the 29th Waffen SS Grenadier Regiment, Rhona. Diehm succeeded SS Obergruppeführer , Friedrich Jeckeln, Jeckeln was hanged age 51, in Riga,   until October 1944, in the Region Belgium/ North of France. Diehm then became the SS Führer of the SS Hauptamt under Reinhard Heydrich.
  Diehm hunted Jews until the end of the war, but wasn’t trailed for his crimes .

Death and burial ground of Diehm, Christoph Ludwig.

  After the war he again lived in Rottenacker where he died at the age of 68, on 21-02-1960 and he is buried on the small cemetery of Rottenacker.


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