Fritz Arlt

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The SS-Obersturmbannführer Fritz Arlt (Niedercunnersdorf, April 12, 1912 – April 21, 2004, Seeg) was a key figure in the implementation of Nazi German racial policy in Leipzig,[1] before moving his operation to occupied Polish Upper Silesia region during World War II. He took over his post from SS-Obersturmbannführer Brunon Müller from RKF, in preparation for the forcible displacement of some 18,000–20,000 Polish nationals from around Żywiec, known as Action Saybusch.[2]

In November 1940, long before Wannsee Conference of 1942, Fritz Arlt proposed the enlargement of the KZ Auschwitz concentration camp for "evacuating" the Polish Jews in there from across the Generalgouvernement.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Burleigh (1991). "Divide at impera". Germany Turns Eastwards: A Study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich. CUP Archive. pp. 215–. ISBN 0521351200. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mirosław Sikora (20 September 2011). "Saybusch Aktion - jak Hitler budował raj dla swoich chłopów (How Adolph Hitler built a paradise for his peasants)". OBEP Institute of National Remembrance, Katowice (in Polish). Redakcja Fronda.pl. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Dieter Zinke (17 May 2004). "Fritz Arlt (the bio) with additional references". Axis History Forum. Retrieved May 7, 2012.