Joachim Kaintzik

Joachim Kaintzik , also like Kaintzig ( 13 of December of 1905 – 6 of May of 1961 ) was a German official of the criminal police and the Gestapo during Nazism , that during World War II was a high responsibility of the Geheime Feldpolizei (GFD ) And as such responsible for war crimes . In the Federal Republic of Germany, he worked for the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation .

Biography

After the maturity examination, Kaintzik began his study of Medicine, which he interrupted in 1931. Later he began to work for the criminal police of Aachen and ended in 1933 his formation of commissary. From Aachen he passed to Frankfurt am Main . In 1937 he went to work for the secret police Gestapo in Berlin , where he worked in the Reich Central Office for the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion (in Spanish, “Central Reich for the fight against abortion and homosexuality ‘) in the section The fight against homosexuality . After the founding of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA) and the incorporation of the Reichszentrale into the Reichskriminalpolizeiamt (RKPA), in 1940 he was appointed Kriminalrat (head of division, Similar to a Commissioner General). 1 He was a member of the Nazi Party . 2

During World War II belonged to the Geheime Feldpolizei (GFP), the secret field police. Initially he was in group 603 of the GFP and, from 1 of May of 1942, in the GFP Ost, passing, among other places, Lodz and Smolensko . From March 1943 he was head of GFP for Army Group South and, together with Bernhard Niggemeyer , one of the four most important leaders of GFP in the occupied territory of the Soviet Union . Kaintzik was awarded the War Merit Cross of I and II class. As commander of the “Army Gestapo” he was responsible for war crimes in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union. 3

After the war ended, in 1953-54 he went to work in the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation, initially the section dedicated to protecting federal authorities and organs of sovereignty. Promoted to Regierungskriminalrat, from 1954 directed in the information department the capital crime and robbery section. The prosecution did not conduct any investigation or indictment against Kaintzik – who died relatively young – for his war crimes or for the persecution of homosexuals. 4

Bibliography

  • Dieter Schenk : Auf dem rechten Auge blind. Die braunen Wurzeln des BKA . Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln 2001, ISBN 3-462-03034-5 .
  • Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. 2nd edition. Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8 .

References

  1. Back to top↑ Dieter Schenk: Auf dem rechten Auge blind. Die braunen Wurzeln des BKA , Köln 2001, p. 168s.
  2. Back to top↑ Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich , Frankfurt am Main 2007, p. 295
  3. Back to top↑ Dieter Schenk: Auf dem rechten Auge blind. Die braunen Wurzeln des BKA , Köln 2001, p. 192s.
  4. Back to top↑ Dieter Schenk: Auf dem rechten Auge blind. Die braunen Wurzeln des BKA , Köln 2001, p. 169