Odilo Globocnik: The Devil's Accomplice

Author(s): Max Williams 

ISBN: 9781781557952
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Outside of the Nazi hierarchy, Odilo Globocnik is the most culpable in the planned and almost successfully executed attempt to annihilate the Jews of Europe. The crime of mass murder far outweighs the less significant, but nevertheless considerable, offences of robbery and people trafficking, for obvious reasons. Globocnik was guilty of them all.
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  • An astonishing piece of research and the author’s life’s work 

  • Written by an expert on the Third Reich and its organisation 

  • Superbly illustrated with over 660 unpublished mono photographs 

Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler will always be inextricably linked to the mass murder of millions of innocent human beings in the name of racial purification. They delegated this unsavoury task to lesser mortals—generals to non-commissioned servicemen; medical professors and surgeons to nursing and support staff; and police officers—those tasked with the protection of their unfortunate victims.

One such subordinate was Odilo Globocnik. Justifiably vilified for his crooked dealings as Gauleiter of Vienna, his function as asset stripper of the Polish Jews is overshadowed by his major role in their physical destruction.

Globocnik went to extraordinary lengths to please his master, Himmler, whose own implausible ideas of race were allied to that of his own demigod, Adolf Hitler.

We have Globocnik to 'thank' for the creation of true death camps, the sole purpose of which was to plunder the belongings of their victims before destroying the former owners and consequently eradicating any evidence of the crime. What better way of dealing with the victims of one’s robbery than to get rid of them altogether?

This book delves into the secretive world of mass murder perpetrated by the Nazis and through the camera lens brings the culprits to life.

BOOK ISBN 9781781557952
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 864 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 664 black-and-white photographs



Max Williams is a retired police officer with a strong fascination in history. He has spent many years collecting autographs, original images and information about personalities of the Third German Reich which he has built into a private archive. He is the author of a two volume pictorial biography of SS General Reinhard Heydrich and is often acknowledged as an expert on the SS organization and for assisting other authors with historical studies of Hitler’s regime. He is married and lives with his wife and son in the London area.

    • Foreword 7
    • Acknowledgements 10
    • Introduction 12

    • 1. Early Days 31
    • 2. City of Music 42
    • 3. Gauleiter 56
    • 4. The New Man in Towne 65
    • 5. The First Grand Strategy 83
    • 6. The Globus Clique 102
    • 7. Quest for Germanic Blood 131
    • 8. Head Office in Berlin 139
    • 9. The Psychopath’s Club 159
    • 10. The Road to Heaven 180
    • 11. Aktion Reinhardt 194
    • 12. Bełżec 220
    • 13. Sobibor 234
    • 14. Treblinka, the Assembly Line of Death 250
    • 15. Jilted 272
    • 16. Harvest Festival in Utopia 287
    • 17. Golden Boy Tarnished 307
    • 18. OZAK 335
    • 19. Rumbled 351
    • 20. A Life Evaluated 364

  • Appendix I: Himmler’s Posen Speech 402
  • Appendix II: The Stroop Report 404
  • Appendix III: The Globocnik Reports 455
  • Appendix IV: Department of the Army Pamphlet (Extract) 480
  • Appendix V: General Government as at 1 September 1941 493
  • Appendix VI: The Jewish Population of Lublin District 500
  • Appendix VII: Aktion Reinhardt Camps Personnel 509
  • Appendix VIII: The Katzmann Report 514
  • Appendix IX: T4 Reviewers 524
  • Appendix X: The Confessions of Kurt Gerstein (Extract) 527
  • Appendix XI: The Franke-Griksch Report (Extract) 538
  • Appendix XII: List of Globocnik’s Awards and Decorations 545
  • Appendix XIII: Christian Wirth—Observations by Franz Suchomel 547
  • Endnotes 555
  • Bibliography 573

  • Photographic section including 664 black-and-white photographs 577
  • End 864