Odilo Globocnik

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Odilo Globocnik (21 April 1904 – 31 May 1945) was an SS-officer most known for being the SS leader of the Lublin District of the General Government during the 1939–1943 period, various alleged atrocities, the construction of the Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka camps, and for being the leader of Aktion/Operation Reinhard/Reinhardt.

In 1943, Globocnik and some members of Operation Reinhardt moved to Italy and allegedly committed atrocities at the Risiera di San Sabba camp.

Globocnik is stated to have committed suicide with a cyanide capsule just after being captured by British troops.

5 January 1944 Globocnik Report to Himmler on Operation Reinhardt

The revisionist Samuel Crowell has written on Nuremberg trials document 4024-PS, "a final report on the status of Aktion Reinhardt [sic] [...] Globocnik’s report to Himmler is dated at the beginning of January 1944, and provides a detailed discussion of the economic aspects of the Reinhardt operation, above all enumerating the wealth seized from the deported Jews—about 100 million RM, equal to $40 million USD at that time. The report itemizes the deportation, employment of manpower, exploitation of property, and the seizure of hidden goods. Unfortunately, the document, except on money matters, is light on details, so it is hard to establish with any certainty the fate of the Jewish deportees. Of course, the traditional view insists that the “deportation” was merely code for mass murder, but Globocnik says nothing about exterminations in this top-secret report.[…] The value of the report to traditional historians is that it outlines the plunder aspect of Reinhardt. I would suggest that the value of the report to revisionists is that it outlines the true nature of Reinhardt: a program for seizing, registering, and processing Polish Jews in camps and ghettos, along with some population transfers of Poles, ethnic Germans, and Ukrainians in southeast Poland. The document is also important because it describes many sites of Jewish forced labor, which bear further study. Furthermore, the bulk of these Jewish forced laborers must have been “processed” through the Reinhardt camps at Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec, which means that Reinhardt could not have been an extermination program, at least not in a complete sense. [...] At the end of the document Globocnik itemizes seven points with roman numerals. For some reason, roman seven (VII) is missing from the most commonly available version of the document, but Robert Faurisson located it 25 years ago. It reads:’’

VII. The office is considering giving to relocated persons a certificate of what they will have left behind in the way of houses, farms, livestock and belongings of which inventory may be made, without, however, making any commitment for an obligatory compensation thereof. The future will decide whether such compensation must ensue some day in Brazil or in the Far East. It is only necessary to give transferred persons the feeling that there will ensue, later on, an indemnity for possessions left behind. […]

The missing paragraph supports the idea that the deportees are still living. On the other hand, since Globocnik’s report also includes some discussion of ethnic German and Polish population movements, one could argue that this paragraph pertains to them. However, the reference to future compensation in places like Brazil and the Far East presupposes emigration, and therefore I am fairly certain that Globocnik had in mind the future claims of plundered Polish Jews."[1]

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  1. Samuel Crowell (2011) The Gas Chamber of Sherlock Holmes [1] [2]
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