Untersturmführer Ahnert, written on September 3, 1942,
and directed to S.S. Brigadeführer Oberg, through S.S.
Sturmbannführer Hagen, showed him:
|1. Up to and including September 2, 1942,
there have been evacuated:
|From the occupied zone
|From the non-occupied zone
|2. Schedule of evacuation for September and October
1942: Three trains a week (total 25 trains) with 1,000 Jews in each.
|Hence, in September and October
1942, will be evacuated
|Evacuated up to September 2,
|Consequently, it is expected that
the total by the end of October 1942 will be
Hagen kept up his close friendship
with Eichmann, whom he saw in Paris in July 1942. His former deputy, Dannecker,
was Eichmann's man in Paris. All the members of his former staff divided up
enslaved Europe among themselves and turned it into a game preserve in which
Jews were hunted from cover and chased into. extermination camps.
was the recipient of memorandums and he acknowledged receipt of them
such as the following, dated February 27, 1942:
We are trying to purge Ostland of Jews as
completely as possible, and there have been executions everywhere, but of such
a nature that they have not attracted much attention. The people believe, and
so do Jews who are still there, that the Jews have simply been "transferred"!
A number of examples follow, such as:
A purge of Jews is in progress in White Ruthenia.
The number of Jews in the part presently under civil administration is about
139,000. Of these, 32,210 have been shot by an Einsatzgruppe of the
Everything addressed to Oberg passed
through Hagen's hands, and so it is impossible to believe that Hagen could not
have been involved in the Final Solution of the Jewish Problem that he had been
preparing so fanatically for so many years.
On July 17, 1942, Hagen
presided over a conference of French and German police officers on the subject
of Jewish children ar [