Operation 1005

1962

► Wilhelm Koppe adopted a false name Lohmann and became a director of a chocolate factory in Bonn. Waffen-SS General Wilhelm Koppe was a Secretary of State for the government security. As the SS commander and the head of the police in the General Government Koppe was responsible for mass murders of Jews and Poles. (...) Released on 19 April 1962 after a deposit of 30 thousand DM was paid in. The murdered was never punished for the crimes committed during the Second World War. In 1964 Koppe was prosecuted again accused of killing 145 000 people. But in 1966 the national court in Bonn closed the case due to accused poor health. Despite Poland's repeated requests, German authorities refused his release for extradition. Wilhelm Koppe died in Bonn in 1975.