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Otto Ohlendorf

Data de nascimento: 4. Fevereiro 1907
Data de falecimento: 7. Junho 1951

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Otto Ohlendorf foi um oficial alemão que serviu na SS nazista com a patente de Gruppenführer e também foi chefe da Inland-SD , uma subdivisão da Sicherheitsdienst . Ohlendorf foi comandante da Einsatzgruppe D, que perpetrou vários assassinatos e outras atrocidades na Moldávia, no sul da Ucrânia, na Crimeia e, durante 1942, no norte do Cáucaso russo. Por estas ações, Otto Ohlendorf foi considerado uma das figuras mais proeminentes do Holocausto. Em 1951, ele foi condenado e executado por crimes de guerra e contra a humanidade cometidos durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Citações Otto Ohlendorf

„I surrendered my moral conscience to the fact that I was a soldier, and therefore a cog in a relatively low position of a great machine.“

—  Otto Ohlendorf
Quoted in "Unspeakable: Facing Up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terror" - Page 92 - by Os Guinness - 2005.

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„There was no distinction made between Gypsies and Jews, the same order applied to both.“

—  Otto Ohlendorf
At the Nuremberg Trials. Quoted in "Winter Time: Memoirs of a German Sinto who Survived Auschwitz" - Page 146 - by Walter Winter, Struan Robertson - History - 2004.

„In the child, we see the grown-up. I see the problem differently.“

—  Otto Ohlendorf
To Leon Goldensohn, March 1, 1946, after Goldensohn asks Ohlendorf, "How did you figure a six month old Jewish infant must be killed - was it an enemy? Quoted in "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.

„Because to me it is inconceivable that a subordinate leader should not carry out orders given by the leaders of the State.“

—  Otto Ohlendorf
Confessing to the execution of 90,000 Jews at the Nuremberg Trials. Quoted in "Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny" - Page 141 - by Edward Crankshaw - History - 1956.

„Those Jews stood up, were lined up, and were shot in true military fashion. I saw to it that no atrocities or brutalities occurred.“

—  Otto Ohlendorf
To Leon Goldensohn, March 1, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.