15 May 2016

0164 | Photo | Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer Adriatisches Küstenland



Operation "Spring Beginning". SS-Sturmbannführer Ernst Lerch (centre), from the Staff of the SS and Police Commander of the Adriatic Littoral, studies a map with an SS-Hauptsturmführer (on the right) and an officer of the Dinara Chetnik Division, somewhere in the Vipava Valley. Lerch was a big war criminal, the right hand of SS-Gruppenführer Odilo Globočnik, the perpetrator of Operation "Reinhard" (mass murder of Polish Jews), and, together with his boss, was responsible for the deaths of nearly two million people. After Poland, Lerch and Globočnik were transferred to the Adriatic Littoral, where, with the help of a few more mass murderers, colleagues from previous job, they continued liquidating the Jews and fought the local partisans. After the war, Lerch was symbolically sentenced (in Germany) to two years in prison, and afterwards he opened a café in his hometown, in Austria. He died at the age of 83.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: March 1945.
Location: unknown, Italy.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Antonio J. Munoz, "Slovenian Axis Forces in World War II 1941–1945" (p. 34).

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Operacija "Početak proleća". SS-šturmbanfirer Ernst Lerh (sredina), iz štaba komandanta SS-a i policije Jadranskog primorja, studira kartu sa jednim SS-hauptšturmfirerom (desno) i oficirom Dinarske četničke divizije, negde u Vipavskoj dolini. Lerh je bio teški ratni zločinac, desna ruka SS-grupenfirera Odila Globočnika, izvršioca operacije "Rajnhard" (masovno ubistvo poljskih Jevreja), i zajedno je sa svojim šefom bio odgovoran za smrt blizu dva miliona ljudi. Posle Poljske, Lerh i Globočnik su prebačeni na Jadransko primorje, gde su uz pomoć još nekoliko masovnih ubica, kolega sa prethodnog posla, nastavili sa likvidacijom Jevreja i borili se protiv lokalnih partizana. Lerh je posle rata simbolično osuđen (u Nemačkoj) na dve godine zatvora, a potom je otvorio kafić u svom rodnom gradu, u Austriji. Umro je u 83. godini života.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: mart 1945.
Mesto: nepoznato, Italija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Antonio J. Munoz, "Slovenian Axis Forces in World War II 1941–1945" (str. 34).

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