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Walter Kutschmann
Walter Kutschmann
(24 July 1914 – 30 August 1986) was a German SS- Untersturmführer
and Gestapo
officer, a member of an Einsatzkommando, based first in Lwów, Poland
(today Lviv, Ukraine), and later in Drohobycz. He was culpable for the massacre of 1,500 Polish Jews
Polish Jews
in Lwów, Poland
in the years 1941–42. Life[edit] Walter Kutschmann
Walter Kutschmann
was born in Dresden
in 1914, the son of a dentist. In 1928, he joined the Hitler Youth. In 1932, he enlisted in the Luftwaffe, in which he served until 1936. He began to study law, but left this career path to join the Condor Legion, loyal to the forces of Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco
in Spain, participating in the Spanish Civil War. There he was later the third secretary of the German Consulate
in Cádiz. Kutschmann was a relative latecomer to the Nazi Party (membership number 7,475,729) and the SS (membership number 404,651).[1] At the start of the Second World War, he moved to Leipzig, where he joined the SiPo
(Security Police) forces commanded by Karl Eberhard Schöngarth. He was promoted to SS- Untersturmführer
and was the commanding officer of an Einsatzgruppe that operated in Drohobycz, Poland. Under his leadership, Kutschmann participated in the massacre of Lwów
professors in 1941.[2] In 1942, he ordered the murder of 1,500 Polish intellectuals in the Lwów
region, in Brzeziny
and Podhajce
in what is now part of Ukraine.[3] Witnesses said that the Ukrainians who were ordered to dig the graves for the killings were themselves later slain on Kutschmann's orders. Witnesses also claim that Kutschmann shot a 17 or 18-year-old Jewish housemaid in Drohobycz in 1941, after he accused her of having transmitted a venereal disease to him.[4] In 1944, on the orders of intelligence officer Hans Günther von Dincklage, he was transferred to Paris, where he was briefly associated with Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
during Operation Modellhut. While in France at the end of 1944, Kutschmann defected to seek refuge in Vigo, Spain
under the guise of a Carmelite monk
Carmelite monk
named Pedro Ricardo Olmo Andrés, residing in Vigo. Post-war[edit] When the French government began to investigate Nazi fugitives in 1947, he sought protection in the ODESSA
network and traveled by sea on the motorboat Monte Amboto, under the guise of a Catholic monk, arriving in Argentina
on 16 January 1948. He was assimilated as part of the management of Osram, a lighting manufacturer, where he served as purchasing manager. There in August 1973, he married Geralda Baeumler, a citizen of German origin, a businesswoman and a veterinarian. They settled in the resort town of Miramar, Buenos Aires Province.[5] Kutschmann lived there until January 1975, when he was found and exposed by journalist Alfredo Serra.[1] Renowned Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal in Vienna
arranged the extradition of Kutschmann. In 1975, after checking Kutschmann's citizenship and marriage, which proved false, Interpol
requested his arrest. The Argentine government attempted to arrest him, but he escaped, thus losing his trail. In 1975, his Argentine citizenship was revoked. A second extradition request was made in 1985, and he was again arrested by Interpol
agents in the town of Vicente López. Given his precarious health, he was kept in a hospital prison in Buenos Aires, where he died of a heart attack before he could be extradited.[1] His supposed wife was reported to the authorities for animal abuse, specifically for euthanizing homeless dogs in gas chambers.[6] Had he been extradited, Walter Kutschmann
Walter Kutschmann
would have been the first Nazi fugitive handed over by Argentina.[4] References[edit]

^ a b c "Así encontró GENTE a Kutschmann, uno de los criminales nazis más buscados del mundo" [How GENTE found Kutschmann, one of the most wanted Nazi criminals in the world]. Gente magazine (in Spanish) (2417).  ^ Wacław Szulc Wyniki śledztwa w sprawie mordu profesorów lwowskich, prowadzonego przez Główną Komisję Badania Zbrodni Hitlerowskich w : Zygmunt Albert Kaźń profesorów lwowskich – lipiec 1941 / studia oraz relacje i dokumenty zebrane i oprac. przez Zygmunta Alberta Wrocław 1989, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, ISBN 83-229-0351-0 s. 177-185.(in Polish) (main article in English, German and Russian) ^ Detienen a criminal nazi en Miramar (in Spanish) ^ a b Blumenthal, Ralph (16 November 1985). "ARGENTINA REPORTS ARRESTING EX-NAZI FOR EXTRADITION". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 October 2014.  ^ La puerta de huida nazi (in Spanish) ^ Viuda de Olmos (in Spanish)

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Post-war flight of Axis fugitives


German / Austrian

Ludolf von Alvensleben Klaus Barbie Hermine Braunsteiner Alois Brunner Adolf Eichmann Aribert Heim Walter Kutschmann Johann von Leers Josef Mengele Hermann Michel Erich Priebke Walter Rauff Eduard Roschmann Walter Schreiber Horst Schumann Josef Schwammberger Franz Stangl Gustav Wagner


Milivoj Ašner Andrija Artuković Anton Geiser Ante Pavelić Dinko Šakić Vjekoslav Vrančić


Pierre Daye Léon Degrelle René Lagrou


John Demjanjuk Feodor Fedorenko Mykola Lebed


Søren Kam Carl Værnet


Aleksander Laak Karl Linnas


Viktors Arājs Herberts Cukurs

Other nationalities

Tscherim Soobzokov (Circassian)




State involvement

Colonia Dignidad (Chile) Franco (Spain) Perón (Argentina) Videla (Argentina) Operation Paperclip
Operation Paperclip
(USA) Robert Leiber
Robert Leiber
(Holy See) Banzer (Bolivia) Stroessner (Paraguay)

Other persons

Rodolfo Freude Alois Hudal Charles Lescat Hans-Ulrich Rudel Otto Skorzeny


Serge and Beate Klarsfeld Eli Rosenbaum Simon Wiesenthal Efraim Zuroff

Disputed / dubious

Krunoslav Draganović ODESSA Stille Hilfe

See also

List of Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals

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and Einsatzkommandos



Reinhard Heydrich Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Commanders of Einsatzgruppen

Humbert Achamer-Pifrader Walther Bierkamp Horst Böhme Erich Ehrlinger Wilhelm Fuchs Heinz Jost Erich Naumann Arthur Nebe Otto Ohlendorf Friedrich Panzinger Otto Rasch Heinrich Seetzen Franz Walter Stahlecker Bruno Streckenbach

Commanders of Einsatzkommandos, Sonderkommandos

Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski Rudolf Batz Ernst Biberstein Wolfgang Birkner Helmut Bischoff Paul Blobel Walter Blume Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock Otto Bradfisch Werner Braune Friedrich Buchardt Fritz Dietrich Karl Jäger Friedrich Jeckeln Waldemar Klingelhöfer Wolfgang Kügler Walter Kutschmann Rudolf Lange Gustav Adolf Nosske Hans-Adolf Prützmann Walter Rauff Martin Sandberger Hermann Schaper Karl Eberhard Schöngarth Erwin Schulz Franz Six Eugen Steimle Eduard Strauch Martin Weiss Udo von Woyrsch

Other members

August Becker Lothar Fendler Joachim Hamann Emil Haussmann Felix Landau Albert Widmann


Viktors Arājs Herberts Cukurs Antanas Impulevičius Konrāds Kalējs Algirdas Klimaitis



SS RSHA SD Orpo 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz Sonderdienst


(Belarusian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian) Arajs Kommando Lithuanian Security Police Rollkommando Hamann TDA Ypatingasis būrys



Łachwa Ghetto Minsk Ghetto Slutsk Affair




Burning of the Riga synagogues Dünamünde Action Jelgava Pogulianski Rumbula Liepāja (Šķēde)


Ninth Fort Kaunas June 1941 Kaunas 29 October 1941 Ninth Fort
Ninth Fort
November 1941 Ponary


Operation Tannenberg Intelligenzaktion AB-Aktion Operation Reinhard


Gully of Petrushino Zmievskaya Balka Lokot Autonomy


Babi Yar Drobytsky Yar Drohobycz Kamianets-Podilskyi Lviv
pogroms Mizocz Ghetto Odessa


The Black Book Commissar Order Einsatzgruppen
trial Generalplan Ost Jäger Report Korherr Report Special
Prosecution Book- Poland
(Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen) Eins