1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 1, 2020 5:57 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking extradition request for SS-Sturmbannführer Heino von Goldacker

    Richard Deveau-Maxwell Newbie

      The extradition of SS-Sturmbannführer Heino von Goldacker was requested by Yugoslavia, probably in the years 1945-1947. Can anyone advise where this would be at NARA? Thanks

        • Re: Seeking extradition request for SS-Sturmbannführer Heino von Goldacker
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Mr. Deveau-Maxwell,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We have searched the National Archives Catalog and located Country Subject Files, 1946 - 1951 in the Records of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany (Record Group 466) that  consists of correspondence, reports and lists in the country subject files of the Extradition Board. The countries covered include Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Turkey and Yugoslavia. 


          We also located the series Registers of War Crimes Extraditions, 1945 - 1951 in Record Group 466 that consists of registers for war crimes extradition cases by providing the log number, the name of the individual, case number, date of request, clearances received, and remarks. 


          In addition, we located the series Records Relating To Extradition, 1947 - 12/1952 in the Records of the United States Army, Europe (Record Group 549) that contains correspondence and memorandums relating to the extradition of alleged war criminals to and from American authority.


          For access to these three series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!