27 August 2015

0045 | Photo | SS-Führungshauptamt



The commander of the X-Ray Battalion of the SS Leadership Office, SS-Standartenführer Prof. Dr Hans Holfelder, in conversation with Volksgruppenführer Dr Sepp Janko during the examination of population in Banat (in the vicinity of Petrovgrad). Dr Holfelder was an unusual character, to say the least; on one hand, he was a scientifically acknowledged and an award-winning physician, and on the other, a person who stated that it is "more humane to murder children than to let them live as Jews". He was killed in action near Budapest in late 1944.

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Homann.
Date: summer/autumn 1942.
Location: unknown (Petrovgrad), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-17-27A.

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Komandant rendgenskog bataljona Upravnog odeljenja SS-a, SS-štandartenfirer prof. dr Hans Holfelder, u razgovoru sa folksgrupenfirerom dr Zepom Jankom tokom pregleda stanovništva u Banatu (u okolini Petrovgrada). Dr Holfelder je bio jedna, najblaže rečeno, neobična ličnost; s jedne strane, bio je naučno priznati i nagrađivani lekar, a s druge, neko ko je izjavio da je "humanije ubiti decu nego ih pustiti da žive kao Jevreji". Poginuo je u borbama kod Budimpešte krajem 1944.

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Homan.
Datum: leto/jesen 1942.
Mesto: nepoznato (Petrovgrad), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-17-27A.

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