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Nazi war criminals - Roberto Lorent interrogation

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Record of Interrogation In Cologne - Robert Lorent

 April 5th, 1961


 [photos added to enhance the text]


LORENT, Friedrich Robert

Born March 22, 1905 (Bremen, Germany)

Chief of T4 economics since 1942. Responsible for supply of gas cylinders. Served at the euthanasia centre in Hartheim.

Only for a short time at the beginning of camp activities.

Survived the war. In 1945, on his escape from Berlin, Lorent carried money and checks worth 1.2 million Reichsmark with him. After the war people were struck by the unusual amount of money in his possession. Trial in Frankfurt in 1969 / 1970.



The Criminal Police in Cologne who informed the subject matter of the hearing and warned of the need to speak the truth, states the following:


In February 1942 I reported to the Community Charity Foundation in Berlin, which was then in the process of dissolution. The personnel was largely passed to the office of Globocnik. I need to amend this statement and say that about 20% of the personnel were thus transferred and of these a large part continued to be paid by the Foundation.


These payments were made by a Loans Office of which I was in charge. My knowledge of the camp Belzec and its staff stem from this arrangement.


Erwin Fichnter outside the administration office  at Belzec

I went to Belzec twice. I no longer remember the exact dates. There was an interval of about 6 weeks to 2 months between these visits. The second visit in 1942 must have taken place before the weather turned cold as I clearly recall that I spent the night in a PKW, near the railway station Rawa-Ruska, there was a guarded market-place – which I could not have done had it been really cold.


The purpose of my visit was to deliver supplies to the camps in the Lublin region. I seem to remember that the goods train was shunted into sidings at the camp (Belzec) and that I spent the night in a sturdily constructed brick building, on a road about 500 m distant from the camp.


Close to this was the billet of Wirth. The staff which accompanied the goods train became the responsibility of the admin staff member Fichtner. I already knew him from a previous meeting. I am of the opinion he must also have been employed in another Foundation and that I must have got to know him when this was dissolved.



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