I am a history student from Germany and I am researching the biography of the SS doctor Dr. med. August Bender (SS-Sturmbannführer / Oberstabsarzt).
I am looking for photographs of Bender. May someone help me? I added two photos from the SSO file for comparison:
If necessary (and / or of interest) I can provide more information! Thanks a lot in advance!
Here are some information about the person:
* 02.03.1909 Kreuzau
† 29.12.2005 Düren
Waffen-SS: 01.11.1938 (SS-TV)
Religion: gottgläubig (church departure: 04.03.1941)
09.11.1938 SS-Untersturmführer: 3rd San.-Staffel of the SS-Totenkopfstandarte "Thüringen" (Troop and Family Physician KL Buchenwald), with the beginning of the war: 3rd SS-Division "Totenkopf" (departmental physician in the Aufklärungsabteilung)
23.06.1941 SS-Obersturmführer: Participation in the Westfeldzug
01.09.1942 SS-Hauptsturmführer: Participation in the Ostfeldzug (departmental surgeon in the Panzerjägerabteilung); January 1944: Transfer back to KL Buchenwald (command staff, first troop and family doctor, from August 1944 2nd camp doctor)
American Captivity: 06.05.1945 at Mittersill (Austria)
Defendant in the Buchenwald trial (sentenced to 10 years imprisonment)
21.06.1948: Early release from the WCP Landsberg
afterwards: work as a country doctor in Vettweiß-Kelz
Member of the HIAG-Ortsgruppe Düren from its foundation to dissolution