Ernst Wilhelm Bohle


Bohle was born in Bradford, England, the son of Hermann Bohle (1877–1943), a college teacher and engineer who emigrated to England. In 1906 Bohle came to Cape Town, where his father was appointed to a professorship of electrical engineering, and attended a high school there. Bohle studied political sciences and business administration in Cologne and Berlin and graduated in business management at the Handelshochschule, Berlin, in December 1923. He married Gertrud Bachmann on November 14, 1925. Bohle was employed as branch manager and agent in the import-export business for several enterprises in the Rheinland from 1924 until 1930 and established and thereafter directed a large automotive firm in Hamburg from 1930 to June 1933.

  Bohle joined the NSDAP on March 1, 1932 (membership number 999.185) and on September 13, 1933 he entered additionally the SS (membership number 276.915) at the rank of SS Major General (German: SS-Brigadeführer). Bohle was promoted SS Lieutenant General (German: SS-Gruppenführer) on April 20, 1937 and SS General (German: SS-Obergruppenführer) on June 21, 1943.

In December 1931 he became a volunteer assistant of Hans Nieland, the leader of the Foreign Organisation of the NSDAP (German: NSDAP Auslands-Organisation (NSDAP/AO)), responsible for South and Southwest Africa and later North America. This organisational unit was founded on May 1, 1931, in Hamburg and Reich Organisation Leader Gregor Strasser appointed Nieland as the Chief. After Nieland resigned from office on May 8, 1933 (because he had become head of the Hamburg police authorities in the meantime and later on a member of the Hamburg provincial government), Bohle was charged with the leadership of the Auslands-Organisation in the party rank of a Gauleiter. Bohle’s father Hermann was NSDAP/AO Landesgruppenleiter (English: Leader of the National Committee) in the Union of South Africa from 1932 until 1934 and he was president of the Berlin based Deutsch-Südafrikanischen Gesellschaft (English: German South-African Society).

From November 12, 1933, till the end of the Third Reich he was member of the Reichstag for the constituency “Württemberg” and from 1937 to 1945 he was State Secretary in the Foreign Office. He was also a confidant and staff of Rudolf Hess, the Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler until Hess’ arrest and imprisonment by Britain after a failed peace mission in 1941.

  Bohle was tried as a defendant in the Ministries Trial (“Wilhelmstraßen-Prozeß”), one of the Nuremberg follow-up trials. He was sentenced to five years confinement on 11 April 1949. However, he was pardoned by U.S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy on 21 December 1949. Subsequent to his release, he worked as a merchant in Hamburg. He also advocated for the reformation of an organization for the development of German South-African interstate commerce. He died in Düsseldorf on 9 November 1960 .
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On a daily basis I acquire new photos of German soldiers(this man is Finnish) with animals,both domestic and wild, and far too many to post them all on this website, but I do regularly share them because I challenge you to find any other fighting force that has communed so seamlessly with the natural world, it is as though both the men and the animals knew what was at stake, that their efforts where nothing less than the survival of nature itself. Personally I believe this to be true, and no less so today, for those of us in present times who have sworn our oath and live to the same standard also connect with the natural world in ways the false tongues only imagine in their dreams. Sieg Heil!


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Peiper welcomes new arrivals of SS-Panzerregiments 1



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Stalingrad Situation Report 29 January 1943 Escape or Die

The south pocket is split, leaving army headquarters in a small enclave in the south and the remnants of LI and VIII Corps in the north. By now, some commanders are taking it upon themselves to end the killing.

General der Infanterie Walter von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, commander of the LI Army Corps, has repeatedly asked for General Paulus’ permission to surrender during this last week of January. Now that his pleas have been refused, he is ordering his troops to expend all of their ammunition, making any further resistance impossible.

January 29 is seeing the final destruction of the XIV Panzer Corps and further reduction of the German pocket. XIV Panzer Corps has ceased to exist on this day so Generalleutnant Helmuth Schloemer is surrendering with his remaining troops.

Throughout the day, 109 Junker-52 and Heinkel 111 are dropping 108.9 tons of food, ammunition, and medical supplies. By now, the meager rations of the Sixth Army are being given only to those capable of fighting, leaving nothing to sustain the wounded, and the command structure within the pocket has almost completely collapsed.

Tonight ten small groups are departing in an attempt to make their way west across almost 200 miles of enemy territory.



The captured


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The dead, gone but not forgotten.

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