About Alex

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Dr. Alexander B. Rossino is an author and historian whose early work on German racial-political policies in wartime Poland received widespread acclaim. No longer affiliated with any academic institution, Dr. Rossino has turned his attention to the American Civil War, particularly the campaign 1862 in Maryland. When time allows he also dabbles in fantasy writing.

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  1. Alex,
    I have a very specific question: Is there a way to find a source with the names of those that were part of the Einsatzkommando IV/1 and IV/2 located at Kontiz (Chojnice) between September 1 1939 and September 1940?

    • Flavio,

      I do not recall seeing a roster of EG IV in the years I researched the topic, however, there may be a way to piece together some of the staff names using records in Washington, DC, Warsaw, Poland, and Ludwigsburg, Germany. The records in WDC I refer to are those of the Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes in Poland, abbreviated as MCC, which are held by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. These records are copies of those available in Warsaw. The records in Ludwigsburg are those of the State Attorney’s Office investigating German Crimes. These records are specific case files for individuals in the different Einsatzgruppen. In the notes of Hitler Strikes Poland I list the source materials I used. The MCC records and records at Ludwigsburg are among them so those notes are a good place to start. Another person to ask for guidance is Dr. Hilary Earl at Nipissing University in Canada. She may have a lead or two to share. Best of luck in your search! AR

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