Heinz Jost

Heinz Jost ( Homberg -Holzhausen, 9 of July of 1904 – Bensheim , December from November of 1964 ) was a prominent Nazi official with the rank of SS- Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei and Head of the Main Section of the SD-Hauptamt Amt III ( Abwehr ) of the Reich Central Security Office (RSHA). In March 1942 he led theEinsatzgruppen A Command .

Biography

Jost joined the Nazi Party on 1 of February of 1928 , with the record number of 75,946 and the SS the 25 of July of 1934 , with the number 36,243. Jost member of the Foundation was Lebensborn on 1 December 1937. The 22 of June of 1941 , he was appointed Head of Section VI of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) of the RSHA , responsible for operations while abroad. Between 29 March and 2 as September as 1942 , he was commander of Einsatzgruppen A, in the Soviet Union .

After the end of the war he was arrested and tried in the so-called “Einsatzgruppen” Trial by an American Military Court in Nuremberg between 1947 and 1948. Initially sentenced to death, the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and finally released in 1951.

Promotions

  • SS- Sturmbannführer (July 28, 1934).
  • SS- Obersturmbannführer (July 20, 1935).
  • SS- Standartenführer (April 20, 1936).
  • SS- Oberführer (April 20, 1937).
  • SS- Brigadeführer .u.Gen.Maj.d.Pol. (April 20, 1939).

Source

  • Mark C. Yerger; Allgemeine SS , Schiffer Military History, ISBN 0-7643-0145-4 .