A very clever man. He saw what was coming so he organised the surrender of Italy which saved many Allied lives, though during the surrender negotiations many fresh German troops were removed from Italy and the only troops left for the surrender were battle weary, wounded troops. This guaranteed him an easy trial after the war. He also appeared as a prosecution witness at Nuremberg. His sentence after the war was 4 years and he was released in 1949. He was then, alledgedly, enlisted by the C.I.A. for the cold war.
Wolff was arrested in 1962. He was sentenced in 1964 to 15 years’ imprisonment for the direct deportation of 300,000Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka, the deportation of Italian Jews to Auschwitz, and the massacre of Italian Partisans in Belarus. During this sentence,Wolff lost 10 years of his civil rights but eventually he was granted all civil privileges in1971 when he was released early from prison. He was released early for having an otherwise blameless record.
This is a precis of an article written by William Kramer on Karl Wollf, in his article he claims his stepfather is Karl Wollfs' nephew.