Hintermayer, Fritz.

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Hintermayer, Fritz, born 28-10-1911 in Grafing near Munich and father of four children, was a member of the NSDAP (membership number 1,200,381) and of the SS (membership number 310,340). He was a member of the SS Totenkopf Division . From 1938 he was employed in the Oranienburg concentration camp.  In July 1941, he was promoted during his deployment with the SS Totenkopf Infantry Regiment 2  to SS-Hauptsturmführer. His promotion to SS-Sturmbannführer  took place in October 1943, while he was employed in SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 5 “Totenkopf”. From February 1944 he was first deputy of the then camp doctor Wilhelm Witteler  in the Dachau concentration camp, from September 1944 to April 1945 he held this leadership position himself, most recently in the rank of SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer . Dr Wilhelm Witteler  was arrested when the camp was liberated by American forces on 29-04-1945, After the release from the war crimes prison in Landsberg (Lech) on 13-03-1954 Witteler returned to Essen-Steele. In the trial before the US military tribunal, Hintermayer stated that he had been employed as a doctor in a SS fighting unit on the Russian front before his last transfer to the Dachau concentration camp , where he suffered a severe wound on his head with serious consequences. He further stated that he did not feel suitable for the position of chief camp attendant of Dachau, and had informed his supervisor, the head of the D-III medical service and warehouse hygiene at the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office, SS-Standartenführer Enno Lolling.  Various sources indicate that Hintermayer had not completed his doctoral procedure at the end of his work as a camp doctor. SS Standartenführer Enno Lolling committed suicide in Flensburg on 27-05-1945, age 56..

As a concentration camp doctor – especially in his executive role as a camp doctor – Hintermayer was responsible for the overall health and the comprehensive medical and medical care of the prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp. In addition, he was responsible for various “medical” support services for the concentration camp administration, medical research centers and business enterprises, which served the systematic exploitation, mistreatment, torture and extermination of prisoners in the sense of the National Socialist ideology. These activities were z. For example, selection of prisoners for various measures and human experiments, certificates for the preparation and execution of corporal punishments,  assistance with executions, cover up of killings by fake death certificates, execution of forced abortions, instructions for killings of certain detainees. In the first Dachau trial, Hintermayer  generally became completely inadequate in his time as a camp doctor organizing and carrying out the medical and medical care of the prisoners, accepting the mass suffering and dying of inmates as a result of systematic lack of care and various epidemics, his planned participation in crimes of third parties against the Concentration camp prisoners as well as concrete own acts against body and life of concentration camp prisoners accused. By inmates Hintermayer was described as corrupt and as a murderer. The former German inmate Eugen Seybold  testified u. a. that Hintermayer killed two pregnant Russian women with injections. According to former Czech inmate Dr. Franz Blaha , who died on 09-01-1946 in Nuremberg, Hintermayer was involved in salt-water experiments and barometric pressure experiments on a large number of concentration camp inmates, who were usually associated with severe physical and mental injury to the subjects and usually to their own Death ended. There are also statements that Hintermayer killed eighteen mentally ill young prisoners in April 1945 through injections. According to his own statement, Hintermayer was involved in malaria attempts.

After the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in the Dachau main trial, which took place as part of the Dachau trials, Fritz Hintermayer was charged with 39 other members  of the Dachau concentration camp against war crimes. Because of his actions committed in Dachau, he was sentenced to death on 13-12-1945. In the judgment, as individual Exmestic acts in Hintermayer’s participation in executions to establish the death of the executed, the gift of two fatal injections of two pregnant inmate wives and the preparation of the killing of seven mentally ill prisoners were taken into account. The verdict was confirmed on 05-04-1946 by the Commander-in-Chief of the American Armed Forces in Europe, to which a corresponding recommendation by a so-called “Review Board” of the army was available. His death sentence was enforced on 29-05-1946, age 34 in the former war criminal prison Landsberg by hanging. Dr. Fritz Hintermayer  was pronounced dead at 1348 hrs. Fritz Hintermayer is buried on the Spöttinger Friedhof of Landsberg am Lech but all nameplates are removed after protests by the Landberg local people, as half of the graves were victims of the Nazis.

 

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