Arie Möhlmann

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Arie Möhlmann (* April 19, 1915 in Ibbenbüren[1], † 01.10.1989 in Berlin[2]) was a German bookbinder, pastry chef and SS-Hauptsturmführer[1] (SS-Nr. 165026[3]). He was member of NSDAP and had membership number 3568708[3]. He belonged to the staff of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp [4].

Biography[edit]

Möhlmann joined the Hitler Youth in 1931 and joined the Allgemeine SS on March 1, 1933[2]. From September 12, 1934 to September 30, 1936, and since August 26, 1939, Arie Möhlmann belonged to the SS-Verfügungstruppe / Waffen-SS[5]. From March 1940 at the latest[6] until June 1941 he was company commander of the 1st SS Watch Company in the Auschwitz concentration camp[1]. On April 20, 1941 he became SS-Untersturmführer [7] and SS-Obersturmführer[8]. On January 30, 1945 he became SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS[2].
After 1945 he was the owner of a pastry shop[1][9].

Awards[edit]

Möhlmann was awarded the Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2nd class with swords, the SA sports badge in bronze, the German Reich Sports Badge in Bronze, the Golden HJ Medal and the Julleuchner[8].

Quote[edit]

On March 1, 1933, I transferred from the Hitler Youth to the Allg.-SS and was also a member of the NSDAP since that time.

The SS people I trained were mostly Austrians.

It was not known to me during my time in Auschwitz that prisoners were shot dead in Auschwitz. [10][1]

Court case[edit]

Möhlmann was interrogated in the 1st Frankfurt Auschwitz trial (criminal case against Mulka et al., 4 Ks 2/63, Frankfurt am Main Regional Court Interrogation Protocol 8212-8214).

Trivia[edit]

His wife was an excellent swimmer and was to take part in the Olympic Summer Games in 1936 in Berlin, but failed because of an injury[11].

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Klee, Ernst, Auschwitz. Täter, Gehilfen, Opfer und was aus ihnen wurde. Ein Personenlexikon, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2013 (Ebook ohne genaue Seitenangabe)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.tenhumbergreinhard.de/1933-1945-taeter-und-mitlaeufer/1933-1945-biografien-m/moehlmann-arie.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.dws-xip.pl/reich/biografie/numery/numer165.html
  4. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personel_Auschwitz-Birkenau
  5. Wacław Długoborski, Franciszek Piper, Auschwitz, 1940-1945: Studien zur Geschichte des Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslagers Auschwitz, Band 1, Verlag des Staatlichen Museums Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1999, S. 344
  6. Wacław Długoborski, Franciszek Piper, Auschwitz, 1940-1945: Studien zur Geschichte des Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslagers Auschwitz, Band 1, Verlag des Staatlichen Museums Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1999, S. 343
  7. Frei, Norbert (Ed.) et al, Darstellungen und Quellen zur Geschichte von Auschwitz, Band 1: Standort- und Kommandaturbefehle des Konzentrationslagers Auschwitz 1940-1945, K.G. Saur Verlag, München 2000, S. 33
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://pamiec.pl/pa/form/r214451655,MHLMANN.html
  9. http://www.stadtmuseum-ibbenbueren.de/ibbenbueren_gestern_heute_grosse_strasse.htm
  10. Auschwitz-Verfahren, Bl. 8212ff.
  11. Hunsicker, Ernst, Kindheits und Jugenderinnerungen, Grin Verlag, S. 18