|JUST STOP! - The Bus Shelter Project (1998)|
Today the Sylter Hof Hotel at Kurfüstenstraße 115/116 for stands on the site of the former stately office and apartment block of the Jewish Brotherhood completed in 1910. The building housed Adolf Eichmann's 'Judenreferat' IV B 4 Jewish during the Second World War.
The Judenreferat (Department for Jewish Affairs) was part of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Security Main Office) which incorporated the Security Police - the Secret State Police (Gestapo) and Criminal Police -and the Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service) of the SS. The correspondence by Eichmann's Department generally used the postal address of the Reich Main Security Office, Berlin SW 11, Prinz-Albrecht-Straße 8.
Eichmann was involved in 'Jewish Emigration from 1935 on. He rose to the leading position in his field in Vienna in 1938 and Berlin in 1939. After 1941 his job was no longer the forced emigration, but the extermination of all Jews living in areas under German control
Eichmann was a typical Schreibtischtäter (white collar criminal). From autumn 1941, his office in the Kurfürstenstraße 115/116 took over responsibility for the organization of the complete deportation of all Jews from Germany and other Nazi occupied countries in Europe. It co-ordinated deportations by rail with the Reichsbahn (Reich Railway Company) and the relevant police departments. At first deportations were directed to newly established ghettos in the East. From 1942 they led to Auschwitz and other death camps.
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