Harmjanz, Willi, born 04-01-1893 in Neuruppin, Brandenburg, entered the Army Service as a Fahnenjunker and Company Officer in the 152nd Infantry Regiment on 23-03-1911, age 18. He was in the fields of the first war as the leader of the 152nd Regiment and retired after the war on 30-07-1919. He than entered the Police Service. From 01-08-1919 Harmjanz was ranked as a police captain in the police group in Gliwice. Gliwice/Gleiwitz would later became very famous as WWII started over there. The Gleiwitz incident was a covert Nazi German attack on the German radio station
on the night of 31-08-1939 (today Gliwice, Poland). The attack was a false flag operation, staged with some two dozen similar German incidents on the eve of the invasion of Poland leading up to World War II in Europe. The attackers posed as Polish nationals. Adolf Hitler’s armed forces invaded Poland the next morning after a lengthy period of preparations. During his declaration of war, Hitler did not mention the Gleiwitz incident but grouped all provocations staged by the SS as an alleged Polish assault on Germany. The Gleiwitz incident is the best-known action of Operation Himmler
a series of special operations undertaken by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to serve Nazi German propaganda at the outbreak of war. The operation was intended to create the appearance of Polish aggression against Germany to justify the invasion of Poland. Evidence for the Gleiwitz attack by the SS was provided by the German SS officer, SS Sturmbannführer Alfred Naujocks
in 1945. Naujocks survived the war and died of a heart attack in Hamburg on 04-04-1966, aged 54, in Hamburg.
Harmjanz held this position until the end of September 1920. He was then leader of the Ratibor police group until mid-March 1921, and from December 1920, in the same function, in the command of the Liegnitz police force. From 15-02-1921 to July 1926, he was the command leader of the police in Grünberg. Subsequently, Harmjanz acted again from August 1926 to April 1930 as a leader in the police force in Opole and Cottbus. In May 1930 he was assigned to the police in beautiful Königsberg
, where Harmjanz worked as an officer until February 1933. From March 1933 to July 1935, he took the same position at the state police inspection there Harmjanz was transferred to Hermann Goering’s
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on 01-08-1935, with the Staff of the Air Equipment Master. With the outbreak of World War II he was commander of Air Equipment Group IV and different short commands of other Air Equipment Groups. He became Commanding General of the Field Region Command Norway, from 26-06-1941 until 17-01-1944 and landed in the Führer Reserve OKL
(see Adolf Hitler
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) (see William Patrick Hitler
, until 30-04-1945. Hitler and Eva Braun’s
ashes were scattered from the Schweinebrücke over the river Ehle in Biederitz.
Death and burial ground of Harmjanz, Willi.