SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
und Generalmajor der Polizei Karl Brunner
RANK: SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor
CAPTURED: Bozen (Northern Italy)
DATE: 13th May 1945
DATE OF BIRTH:
26th July 1900
PLACE OF BIRTH: Passau
DATE OF DEATH: 7 December 1980
PLACE OF DEATH: Unknown
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
OCCUPATION: Police Officer
HAIR COLOUR: Blonde
NEXT OF KIN: Landshut (Bayern), (American Zone)
NSDAP-Number: 1 903 388
SS-Number: 107 161
15 June 1934
- SS-Obersturmführer: 20 April 1935
- SS-Hauptsturmführer: 20 April
- SS-Sturmbannführer: 20 April 1937
- SS-Obersturmbannführer: 20 April
- Oberst der Polizei: 19 April 1941
- SS-Oberführer: 1 May 1942
- Generalmajor der Polizei: 21 October
- SS-Brigadeführer: 9 November 1942
1917-April 1919: Served in Royal Bavarian Army during World War I assigned
to 16th Infantry Regiment "Großherzog Ferdinand von Toscana."
- April-June 1919: Freikorps service.
- November 1919: Separated from
the Army with the rank of Leutnant.
- 1922-1923: Served in Brigade Erhardt.
- 1927: Employed as a lawyer after
studying at the University of München.
- March 1933: Joined the Sturmabteilung
- November 1933-June 1934: Served
in the 6. SA Standarte.
- 15 June 1934: Joined the SS and
assigned to the Reich Security Service (SD).
- January 1935-September 1935: Reich
Security Service Main Office (SD-Hauptamt).
- April 1937-June 1940: Head of
the Gestapo office in München.
- June 1939-April 1944: Inspector
of the Security Police (SIPO) and SD in Salzburg.
- March 1941-May 1945: Also served
in personnel office (Amt Ia) in the Reich Central Security Main Office
- 15 September 1943-May 1945: SS
and Police Leader "Bozen" (Bolzano), Italy.
- 16th July 1947 transferred to
Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp 18
- 12th May 1948 transferred to
Camp 186 for repatriation
he was the commander of the SS-Polizei in occupied zones of South Tyrol
(Bolzano-Bozen, Trento-Trient) and the italian province of Belluno. This
area, between 1943-45, was under direct command of german troops, and Mussolini's
puppet government of RSI had not any power there, even if that territory
was 100% italian after WWI (before that was under austrian empire). Brunner,
a fanatical Nazi, was heavily involved not only in crimes against patriots
and civilians, but also in deportation of all the Jews of this area. I think
he was not judged for any of these imputations.
Decorations & Awards:
Cross, 1st Class: 10 January 1945
- Prussian Iron Cross, 2nd
Class (1914) with 1939 Bar
- War Merit Cross, 1st
Class with Swords
- War Merit Cross, 2nd
Class with Swords
- Cross of Honor for Combatants
- German Olympic Games Decoration,
- National Sports Badge in Gold
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photo depicts the senior SS and Police leaders in Italy.
Karl Brunner is on the back row, far left.
SS-Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff, the Higher SS and Police Leader "Italy,"
is on the front row, third from left.