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1942 February 1, OSWALD POHL (Germany)

A former naval paymaster, was placed in charge of the newly formed WVHA (The Economic and Administrative Head Office of the SS) . Its job was to oversee all the financial operations of the SS including the concentration camps and slave labor. He ruled the camps from this office with the aim of achieving Himmler's goal: to use the camps to provide funding for the SS. Pohl was in charge of the conditions in the camps and arranged for everything from use of the clothing to the depositing of gold fillings into the SS accounts. His office contracted agreements regarding slave labor with industrial firms e.g. Heinkel, IG Farben, Junkers, Krupp, Messerschmitt, and Siemens. He was hanged June 8, 1951.




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