Again, according to Michael Salter:
"This followed international pressure triggered by disclosures at the Adolf Eichmann trials in 1960-61. At Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem, Wolff's name was cited with reference to SS orders (albeit stemming from Himmler) deporting Italian Jews...
"On 18 January 1962, Wolff was arrested at his luxurious Munich lakeside villa...
At his trial, Wolff strenuously denied that he was involved in the mass destruction of Jews and claimed that he had never been personally committed to Himmler's racist agenda.
The prosecution presented as evidence, a letter Wolff had written in February 1939 to his first wife, Frieda, while he was in Sicily. He said:
The West German court did not accept Wolff's various defence arguments. On 30 September 1964, Wolff was convicted of responsibility for murdering 300,000 persons, mainly Jews, and overseeing the SS's involvement in slave labour programmes for IG Farben and numerous other companies.*
The Trial Judge, Emil Mannhart, characterised him as Himmlers' 'bureaucrat of death'. Wolff was sentenced to 20 years but served ten.
Wolff survived his prison term to become a prosperous West German businessman in the 1970s.**
As I said in The Wolff Pack : Part II, the principal reason for my focus on the case of SS General Karl Wolff is not the single strand of his affidavit and the use to which it has been put by the Pave the Way Foundation, which is really only a sideshow, but on Wolff himself and what his story reveals about 20th Century Religious and Political history.
to be continued...
* Nazi war crimes, US intelligence and selective prosecution at Nuremberg: Controversies Regarding the Role of the Office of Strategic Services, Professor Michael Salter, Routledge, 2007, pp 166-174.
** National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Records of the Directorate of Operations, Analysis of the Name File of Guido Zimmer, Professor Richard Breitman, American University, IWG Director of Historical Research.