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Declaration of Knochen: "Sections IV (Gestapo) and V
(Kripo) were placed under the direct authority of my assistant who was always a
member of the Amt IV (Gestapo)"; "At the request of General Müller, the
executive questions of my services were known only by my assistants, Lischka
then Henschke. I did not meddle in their business". "Lischka was my permanent
representative for Sections IV and V, by virtue of the detective force and the
criminel [sic] investigation department". "Lischka handled the matters of
Sections IV and V referring himself to General Oberg. Although the fact may
appear strange, it is my representative Lischka who particularly took charge of
matters concerning Section IV (Gestapo)."
From November 1943 to May
1945 Lischka, back in Berlin at the Headquarters of the Principal Office of
Security of the Reich, which had been placed after the death of Heydrich under
the direction of Kaltenbrunner, became one of the closest collaborators of the
Chief of the Gestapo of the Reich, Heinrich Miller. Lischka directed Department
IVB of the Gestapo of the Reich, the IV A being directed by Müller
himself. Under Lischka's orders, there were civil servants of a higher rank
After the attack against Hitler of July 20, 1944, Lischka
belonged to the special commission in charge of investigating those officers
suspected. Müller, Chief of the Gestapo, directed the commission which was
composed of fifteen members. Lischka investigated the following cases:
Generaloberst Hopner, who was hanged at the end of the inquiry, Oberstleutnant
Sadroczinski (hanged), Hauptmann Klausing, Oberst Jager (hanged), Heusinger,
Oberst Hahn (hanged), Oberst Hassel, Generalleutnant Thiele (hanged),
Generalstabrichter Sack (hanged).
Lischka was tried by the Permanent
Tribunal of the Armed Forces in Paris. On September 18, 1950, he was sentenced
in absentia to perpetual hard labour.
He lives in Cologne at 554
Bergisch Gladbacher Str. Lischka officially retired in 1975 as agent
(Prokurist) of the import export company "Krücken".
remains unpunished. He held the prime responsibility for the deportations of
the Jews from France. In 1971 Beate and Serge Klarsfeld attempted to kidnap him
and bring him back to France. In 1974 the trial of Beate Klarsfeld which
excited world wide interest brought to light the scandal of this impunity. In
1975 the Bundestag was obliged to ratify the Franco-German judiciary agreement,
and Lischka is to be tried.
15. Höhne, p. 195