Given name: Unknown Family name: Mende

  • YES
  • Male
  • Mende
  • SS Obersturmfuehrer- the representative of Szucha Street, the head of the SS board in the ghetto during the action, he administered at Ogrodowa Street No. 17 in colonel Szerynski's office. Tall, stout, with cheerful face, he looked like a man who never hurt anyone in his life. He came to work by car at 8 a.m. and left between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., sometimes he stayed until late in the night. This SS-man in white gloves never beat and never shoot.

  • Germans
  • fragments partly printed in 'Accounts from the Warsaw Ghetto'

  • Warm, Ber; fragments of testimonies in: Michal Grynberg, Words to Outlive Us: Eyewitness Accounts from the Warsaw Ghetto, transl. Philip Boehm, Picador, New York, 2003.

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