Fritz Arlt

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The SS-Obersturmbannführer Fritz Arlt (Niedercunnersdorf, 12 April 1912 – 21 April 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 the 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.