Menzner, Emmerich, SS Oberreiter: Letter from Poland (1942)

Scope and Content

Letter from SS Oberreiter Emmerich Menzner to his friends back home, describing life in the regiment and in particular making reference to an apparent war crime which his unit carried out, 1942.

Administrative / Biographical History

Little is known about the author save for that which is contained in the letter itself, namely that Emmerich Menzner was a rank and file member of an SS cavalry regiment in an unidentified part of Poland in 1942, and that he hailed from Litzmannstadt (Lodz).



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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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