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  Grossadmiral Karl Doenitz
Doenitz explained that his reason for these orders was to insure that the German civilian population might be evacuated and the Army might make an orderly retreat from the East.
Doenitz said that if they were captured by the Navy their execution was a violation of the Commando Order, that the execution was not announced in the Wehrmacht communique, and that he was never informed of the incident.
Doenitz claims that what he meant by "measures" were disciplinary measures against German troops to prevent them from surrendering, and that his words had no reference to measures against the Allies; moreover that this was merely a suggestion, and that in any event no such measures were ever taken, either against Allies or Germans.
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 Axis History Forum :: View topic - IMT Testimony of Karl Doenitz
Doenitz: Right at the beginning of the war it was our experience that all merchantmen not only took advantage of their radio installations when an attempt was made to stop them, but that they immediately sent messages as soon as they saw any U-boat on the horizon.
Doenitz: I have already stated that between an offensive and defensive use of armament on the part of a ship against a submarine, there is practically no difference at all, that it is a purely theoretical differentiation.
DOENITZ: There is, of course, a great difference in risk between rescue measures for which the submarine has to stop, and men have to go on deck, and a brief surfacing to pick up a captain, because while merely surfacing the submarine remains in a state of alert, whereas otherwise that alertness is completely disrupted.
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 The World at War: Karl Donitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During 1941 and 1942 Doenitz submarines nearly won the war for Germany, sinking a large percentage of the ships carrying essential supplies to Britain and the Soviet Union.
Hitler was highly impressed by Doenitz' talent, and appointed him Commander in Chief of the Navy in January '43.
Doenitz' claim to have been taken in by this operation seems plausible to the intelligence officer, because, he says, HE was taken in by it himself, even though as an American, he had less reason to believe the Nazis than Doenitz did!
www.euronet.nl /users/wilfried/ww2/donitz.htm   (623 words)

 Karl Dönitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Karl Dönitz (pronounced [ˈdøːnɪts]) (September 16, 1891 – December 24, 1980) was a naval leader in Germany during World War II.
Despite never joining the Nazi Party, Dönitz attained the high rank of Grand Admiral (Großadmiral) and served as Commander in Chief of Submarines (Oberbefehlshaber der Unterseeboote), and later Commander in Chief of the German War Navy (Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine).
Karl had an older brother named Friedrich Dönitz.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Karl_D%F6nitz   (2285 words)

 Karl Doenitz
Doenitz was the commander of the German submarine fleet during World War II and in 1943, Doenitz became the commander of the German Navy.
After Hitler's suicide, Doenitz was designated as successor and as such, commanded German forces for six days until surrendering to the Allies.
Doenitz was found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg trials and served ten years in Spandau prison.
www.multied.com /bio/people/doenitz.html   (87 words)

 Karl Doenitz
Karl Doenitz developed the German submarine service, commanded his country’s navy in the final years of World War II, succeeded Adolf Hitler as chancellor of Germany, and negotiated the final surrender.
Doenitz determined, and convinced his superiors, that the primary targets of U-boats should be merchant vessels rather than warships in order to cut enemy supply lines.
Doenitz attempted to counter the Allied advances with snorkel systems that allowed submarines to recharge their batteries while submerged and by continuing to upgrade engines and torpedo systems.
www.carpenoctem.tv /military/doenitz.html   (1017 words)

 Karl Doenitz
Karl Doenitz was born in Berlin-Grenau on 16th September, 1891.
Doenitz was found guilty of war crimes and was sentenced to ten years in prison.
It was with a feeling of extreme scepticism that I heard the news of the allegedly unavoidable attack on Poland and, though I was not in the least surprised by it, the declaration of war by Britain and France was a bitter blow.
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 Karl Doenitz
Doenitz was awarded the following decorations: On 18 September 1939 he received the Cluster of the Iron Cross, first class, for the U-boat successes in the Baltic during the Polish campaign.
It describes in detail Doenitz's work in building up the U-boat arm; his ceaseless work in training night and day to close the gap of seventeen years, during which no training had taken place; his responsibility for new improvements and for devising the "pack" tactics which were later to become famous.
Doenitz accordingly issued an order, which intended not merely the sinking of merchant ships, not merely the abstention from rescue of the crews, but their deliberate extermination.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/Doenitz.html   (10670 words)

 Axis History Forum :: View topic - IMT Judgment against Karl Doenitz
Doenitz was released from Spandau prison 1 Oct 1956.
But Doenitz permitted the order to remain in full force when he became commander-in-chief, and to that extent he is responsible.
Doenitz claims that what he meant by "measures" were disciplinary measures against German troops to prevent them from surrendering and had no reference to measures against the Allies; that this was merely a suggestion, and that in any event no such measures were ever taken, either against Allies or Germans.
forum.axishistory.com /viewtopic.php?t=25074   (2017 words)

 Injustice At Nuremberg.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Karl Dönitz ordered German units to make several orderly attacks and withdrawals, against the Soviet Communist armed forces, creating military rear gaurd actions, allowing large populations opertunities to escape west by delaying the Soviet Communist military westward advance.
Karl Dönitz on May 1, 1945, when dismissing Himmler, was prepared for German Civil War, because Himmler still had many armed Einsatzgruppen SS units under his jurisdiction.
Karl Dönitz had a loaded pistole ready in a open office desk drawer, in his headquarters office, in the event that Himmler and his armed escorts attempted to start an armed revolt upon receiving a dismissal.
www.stormpages.com /ghutchins/articles/g6   (907 words)

 AllRefer.com - Karl Doenitz (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He secretly planned a German submarine fleet in the years following the Treaty of Versailles, was given command of submarine operations by Adolf Hitler in 1935, and replaced Admiral Raeder in 1943 as chief naval commander.
On the announcement (May 1, 1945) that Hitler was dead and had designated Doenitz his successor, the admiral formed a new cabinet and ordered the unconditional surrender (effective May 7) of Germany to the Allies.
His government, at Kiel, was dissolved by the Allies.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/Doenitz.html   (192 words)

 Wrongful Death in Nuremberg, Germany.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Karl Dönitz fired Himmler on May 1, 1945, because rumors were starting to surface about concentration camp activities which had not been known to the German National Government, and not known to Adolf Hitler, as present evidence demonstrates.
Karl Dönitz and his staff were prepared to put down an armed rebellion, if Himmler had rejected his May 1st, 1945 dismissal.
Karl Dönitz, Wilhelm Keitel, and Alfred Jodl were being charged for the actions of others from external government subsections and jurisdictions below, who had misused the authority which they were given, during the chaos created through global war.
www.stormpages.com /ghutchins/articles/g7   (1527 words)

 H. KEITH THOMPSON: Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz: Last President of a United Germany
Doenitz commanded a destroyer, a destroyer flotilla, served on the staff of the Baltic naval forces, and commanded the cruiser Emden in the South Atlantic (1934) and the Indian Ocean.
Karl Doenitz was never a political man, and he took but little interest in the wearisome struggles of German political parties during the Weimar era.
Karl Doenitz "is reported to have maintained contact in recent years with active neo-Nazi elements."[55] The Grand Admiral himself commented sensibly: "You must remember I have been isolated and cut off from the world for eleven and a half years.
www.vho.org /GB/Journals/JHR/4/3/Thompson305-334.html   (9317 words)

 Commentary Magazine - Memoirs: Ten Years and Twenty Days, by Karl Doenitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
...And in fact, Doenitz admits, that distrust was quite correct: from the beginning, he himself had planned on the assumption that the agreement was void...
...Doenitz, who certainly does not lack complacency, can boast that, if he had had his way, Hitler might have won his war, or at least the only war in which a German naval officer was interested: the war against England...
...According to Doenitz, by deciding to use the convoy system in the event of war, and thus distrusting the German undertaking to abide by that agreement...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V28I5P89-1.htm   (1223 words)

 Karl Doenitz Biography / Biography of Karl Doenitz Main Biography
At the end of World War II, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891-1980) was hand-picked to succeed Adolph Hitler as reich president and supreme commander of the armed forces.
Karl Doenitz was born on September 16, 1891 in Berlin, Germany.
Emil Doenitz never remarried and kept the memory of his wife alive in the hearts of his sons.
www.bookrags.com /biography-karl-doenitz   (259 words)

 uboat.net - The Men - Karl Dönitz
The officers from the Bundesmarine (Post-war German Navy) were forbidden to visit in uniform, because the German government at that time felt that Dönitz was too deeply involved in the politics during the Third Reich.
Admiral Karl Dönitz lost both his sons to enemy action during the war.
The younger, Peter Dönitz, was killed while serving as watch officer on the U-954 when the boat was sunk with all hands in the North Atlantic on 19 May, 1943.
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 Trial Watch - Karl Doenitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1935, Doenitz took command of the fleet of the German submarines.
On this occasion, Doenitz pointed out that Germany's enemies had not been preoccupied by the destiny of the women and children when they bombed the German cities.
Doenitz was arrested by British troops on May 23 1945.
www.trial-ch.org /trialwatch/profiles/en/facts/p65.html   (255 words)

 Admiral Karl Doenitz
July 20, 1944 - Doenitz rushes to Hitler's side to reaffirm the navy's and his personal oath of unquestioning loyalty to Germany's fuehrer.
May 2, 1945 - According to Hitler's last will and testament, Admiral Karl Doenitz succeeds Hitler as Reich head of state after the fuehrer commits suicide in his bunker deep underneath Berlin's Chancellery on April 30.
1946 - Convicted by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg of crimes of war on the high seas and abetting and aiding Hitler's wars of conquest, Admiral Karl Doenitz is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Doenitz.html   (300 words)

 Grand Admiral Karl Donitz: Last President of a United Germany
As Dönitz relates in his Memoirs, Dr. Karl Hermann Frank, Protector of Bohemia-Moravia, concerned with Czech worries over the political fate of their nation should it fall into Russian hands, sought the agreement of Dönitz to make an offer to surrender to the Americans.
Karl Dönitz was never a political man, and he took but little interest in the wearisome struggles of German political parties during the Weimar era.
Karl Dönitz "is reported to have maintained contact in recent years with active neo-Nazi elements."[55] The Grand Admiral himself commented sensibly: "You must remember I have been isolated and cut off from the world for eleven and a half years.
www.ihr.org /jhr/v04/v04p305_Thompson.html   (10313 words)

 Democratic Underground Forums - Nazi Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz on Agressive Warfare. Warning.
Doenitz became Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy in 1943 but the evidence does not show he knew of Hitler’s plans to initiate war.
He did have the U-boat arm of the Navy prepared for war, however, and was solely in charge of this area of the military.
He is ultimately unsure if this order was carried out as Doenitz was not in charge of the shipyards, but it does offer evidence of his knowledge of the concentration camps’ existence.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID60/31147.html   (881 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But protected by British and U.S. naval armed escort, Britain's lifelines in foodstuffs, ammunition, and raw materials enable her to continue waging war against Germany while drawing the United States ever closer into the conflict, as U-boat commanders repeatedly damage or sink U.S. ships.
Doenitz publicly heaps adoring praise over Hitler and condemns the July 20th conspirators as a criminal and cowardly gang of traitors.
May 8, 1945 - As Reich head of state, Admiral Doenitz officially signs the Allied terms for Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender.
www.joric.com /Conspiracy/Doenitz.htm   (397 words)

 Karl Dönitz: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Karl Dönitz
Karl Dönitz: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Karl Dönitz
Admiral Karl Dönitz (16 September 1891 - 24 December 1980) was the leader (Befehlshaber der Unterseeboote) of the German U-boat campaign during World War II.
Under his administration, the U-boat fleet fought the Battle of the Atlantic attempting to starve the United Kingdom of vital supply shipments from the United States.
www.encyclopedian.com /ka/Karl-Doenitz.html   (931 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Memoirs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Doenitz was a remarkable man, a brilliant strategist, and a professional soldier in the highest regard.
Doenitz was charged with war crimes after the war and jailed.
Doenitz has written that some American admirals were sympathetic after the war, and tried to get him acquitted.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0306807645?v=glance   (1798 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Donitz: The Last Fuhrer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As Padfield so eloquently proves, dedicated officer Dönitz was corrupted by his inner need for a cause and for a leader to serve--both of which he found in Adolf Hitler.
Karl Donitz began his career as a Naval officer at about the age of twenty, being commissioned just prior to the outbreak of World War I, where he quickly earned an Iron Cross Second Class and his own command.
Unlike other senior Nazis (Goring for example) Donitz never played socialite; he was a naval officer at heart and in deed from the age of twenty until the last days of World War II when he was appointed by Hitler just prior to his suicide to take his position as Chancellor of the Third Reich.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0304358703?v=glance   (712 words)

 Karl DOENITZ : astrology and planets, Map of the Heavens, Interactive Birth Chart
Just click on the Dynamic Natal Chart of Karl DOENITZ with the positions of planets, astrological houses, and the list of the aspects with orbs in degrees and minutes.
Only 6 diagrams out of 11 are displayed, and precision of these computations is of course not of the same level than those for the case of the known time of the event.
Texts are not translated, so if you wish to read interpretations associated with theses computations, you need to go to the full astrological Portrait of Karl DOENITZ and to use this Automatic Free Website Translator.
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