Adolf von Bomhard

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Adolf von Bomhard (1938)

Adolf von Bomhard (born 6 January 1891 in Augsburg – 19 July 1976) was an SS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Ordnungspolizei (Orpo; order police) in Nazi Germany. In the post-war era he was Bürgermeister of Prien am Chiemsee.

During the First World War, Bomhard saw service as an officer in the Bavarian Army, eventually finishing the war as adjutant to Franz Ritter von Epp.[1] Bomhard would later write and publish the history of his regiment.[1]

Bomhard was sent to Kiev in November 1942 to succeed Otto von Oelhafen as head of police in Reichskommissariat Ukraine. Bomhard followed the same path as his predecessor of integrating police operations with the murderous activities of the SS in the area.[2] Retaining that position until October 1943, Bomhard took an important role in ideological instruction of the Ukrainian police in the Nazi Weltanschauung.[3]

After the Second World War ended, Bomhard served between 1960 and 1966 as mayor of Prien am Chiemsee and received honorary citizenship there in 1971[4] which was posthumously renounced by the city council in 2013.[5] He was also involved in societies for former members of the police.[6]


  1. ^ a b Philip W. Blood, Hitler's Bandit Hunters: the SS and the Nazi occupation of Europe, Potomac Books, 2006, p. 27
  2. ^ Ray Brandon, Wendy Lower, The Shoah in Ukraine: history, testimony, memorialization, Indiana University Press, 2008, p. 46
  3. ^ Wendy Lower, Nazi empire-building and the Holocaust in Ukraine, UNC Press Books, 2005, p. 254
  4. ^ "Bomhard, Adolf Theodor Ernst von - WW2 Gravestone". WW2 Gravestone. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Rat distanziert sich von Handlungen (German)". May 18th, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ In Härte und Größe from Der Spiegel