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"Stille Hilfe" (Organization)

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Corporate name heading"Stille Hilfe" (Organization)
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Variant(s)Silent Help (Organization)
Stille Hilfe für Kriegsgefangene und Internierte e.V.
Silent assistance for prisoners of war and interned persons (Organization)
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Beginning date1946~
Associated placeWuppertal (Germany)
LocatedEbenhausen (Schäftlarn, Germany)
Field of activityNeo-Nazism Nazis World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Germany
AffiliationHilfsgemeinschaft auf Gegenseitigkeit der Angehörigen der ehemaligen Waffen-SS
Found inPomorin, J. Geheime Kanäle, 1981: p. 6, etc. (... "Stillen Hilfe") p. 7 ("Stille Hilfe für Kriegsgefangene und Internierte e.V.") p. 21 ("Stille Hilfe für Kriegsgefangene und Internierte e.V."; began in late 1940's; officially est. as "Stille Hilfe" in 1951 with hdqtrs. in Ebenhausen, Germany)
Stille Hilfe für braune Kameraden: das geheime Netzwerk der Alt- und Neonazis, 2001: title page (Stille Hilfe)
Stille Hilfe und tatkräftige Mitarbeit: Schweizer Frauen und die Unterstützung jüdischer Flüchtlinge, 1938-1947, 2015: title page (Stille Hilfe)
New York times, 9 July 2018: page B5, in an obituary of Gurdrun Bruwitz, daughter and defender of Heinrich Himmler (Ms. Burwitz belonged to a secretive group called Stille Hilfe (Silent Help), which was formed after the war to help former Nazis escape prosecution and provide them with financial aid. Ms. Crasnianski said of Ms. Burwitz: "She wasn't a leader at Stille Hilfe, but she was the big name." Through the organization, Ms. Burwitz is reported to have helped Klaus Barbie, the so-called Butcher of Lyon, and Anton Malloth, an SS guard at the Theresienstadt concentration camp om Czechoslovakia.)
Wikipedia, 8 August 2018 (Die Stille Hilfe für Kriegsgefangene und Internierte (English: "Silent assistance for prisoners of war and interned persons"), abbreviated Stille Hilfe, is a relief organization for arrested, condemned and fugitive SS members, similar to the veterans' association HIAG, set up by Helene Elisabeth Princess von Isenburg (1900-1974) in 1951. The organisation has come under criticism for its encouragement and support of Neo-Nazis. The organization has garnered a reputation for being shrouded in secrecy and thus remains a source of speculation. Operating covertly since 1946, the organization that later became publicly active as "Stille Hilfe", aided the escape of hunted Nazi fugitives, particularly to South America. Thus Adolf Eichmann, Johann von Leers, Walter Rauff and Josef Mengele could escape to Argentina.)
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