Heinrich Malz

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Heinrich Malz (born November 26, 1910 in Chemnitz ; † unknown) was SS-Obersturmbannführer in the National Socialist German Reich , head of Section III A 2 (legal life) of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA) and personal assistant to Ernst Kaltenbrunner , the head of the RSHA.


Malz was born on November 26, 1910 in Chemnitz as the son of a Reichsbahn official. After high school he studied in Halle and Leipzig law .

He already joined the NSDAP in December 1930 ( membership number 5,817,695). He did part of his legal clerkship at the Institute for State Research in Berlin. This was headed by Reinhard Höhn , who was the main office manager in the SD main office for culture, universities and economics and was one of the leading intellectual pioneers of the Nazi system. In 1935 , Malz received his doctorate. jur. and has worked for the SD ever since. He joined the SS with SS no. 272,499 a.

After he had passed his assessor exam in 1937, Malz received a post in the civil service and was employed as a lawyer in the Freiberg district office in Saxony .

In May 1940 he took over the management of Section III A 2 (legal life) of the Reich Main Security Office. On January 30, 1941, he was promoted to SS-Sturmbannführer and in 1944, as SS-Obersturmbannführer, he was promoted to personal advisor to RSHA boss Kaltenbrunner.

After the end of the war, Malz was interned and released in 1948. In the Nuremberg office of the "Committee for Church Prisoner Aid" founded by lawyer Rudolf Aschenauer in 1949, Malz took over the office management. He was also a member of the founding board of Helene Elisabeth Princess von Isenburg , Bishop Theophil Wurm , Wilhelm Spengler, among others, in the Stillen Hilfe founded in 1951 , an association that supported journalistic, legal and material fleeing, imprisoned and convicted Nazi perpetrators . He was appointed managing director of the German Association of Officials .

On October 13, 1959, he was questioned in the Auschitz trial. He should work with the parish of Nürnberg-St. Jobst in the Erlenstegen district, laundered donations for the benefit of Nazi criminals.


Individual evidence

  1. criminal proceedings ./. Robert Mulka et al. In: HESSISCHES LANDESARCHIV –HESSISCHES HAUPTSTAATSARCHIV (Hrsg.): 1. Auschwitz trial . Ref. 4 Ks 2/63 ( hessen.de [PDF]).
  2. Third Reich: Evangelical Church and Holocaust, Confessing Church and German Christians. Retrieved April 3, 2020 .