SS General Hans Kammler CICstatments in Gmunden Austria and further process

Tino Von Struckmann filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

22-10053

NARA-NGC-2022-000333

Due Oct. 26, 2022
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Tino Von Struckmann

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans Kammler was in US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including information on working with / collaborating with the US forces / intelligence services. including his later time of death and place of grave.
I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands and questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report, if you provide me a way to do so.
Thank you
Tino Struckmann

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tino Von Struckmann

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
* Requester Name:
Tino Von Struckmann
* Date Submitted: 11/28/2021
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans Kammler was in US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including information on working with / collaborating with the US forces / intelligence services. including his later time of death and place of grave.
I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands and questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report, if you provide me a way to do so.
Thank you
Tino Struckmann

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tino Von Struckmann

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the *FOIAonline*
website. We received your request on November 29, 2021. Your request is a
follow up to an earlier request responded to by our *Office of Research
Services,* *Textual Reference *branch and concerns SS General Hans
Kammler.

Our office uses the *FOIAonline* portal for FOIA and Privacy Act requests
for the National Archives and Records Administration's operational records
(records created by this agency). Because your *FOIAOnline *request is for
records that may be textual archival records (records created by or
originated in a different agency but that may have been transferred to the
legal custody of NARA), we have forwarded it to our *Office of Research
Services, Textual Reference (RR2RR)* staff who handled your initial request
on this matter.

Since *Research Services* does not process FOIA requests through
*FOIAOnline*, we removed your request from the *FOIAOnline* website. *Textual
Reference* will assign you a new tracking number, and respond directly to
you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office, please
contact them at the address below, or electronically via email (email is
preferred).

National Archives and Records Administration
Research Services, Textual Reference Branch (RR2RR)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2400
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3091
By fax: 301-837-1752
By email: archives2reference@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your follow up request is below.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
about submitting a FOIA request to NARA. On our main website,
www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources we offer to the
public, and you can access our online catalog.

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
our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may
experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Sincerely,
Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
susan.gillett@nara.gov

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From: <admin@foiaonline.gov>
Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 1:24 PM
Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
To: <susan.gillett@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2022-000333.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Tino
- Middle Initial: Von
- Last Name: Struckmann
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 121566
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144-2516
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
following records:

Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the
occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans
Kammler was in
US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full
copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by
General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to
excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including
information on working with / collaborating with the US forces /
intelligence services. including his later time of death and
place of grave.
I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands
and questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report,
if you provide me a way to do so.
Thank you
Tino Struckmann

The requested documents will be made available to the general public,
and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my
request. I would
prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
if available
or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tino Von Struckmann

Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

This is in reply to your November 29, 2021, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request concerning your interest in locating records (reports,
interrogations, etc.) concerning SS General Hans Kammler.

Your FOIA request was received by my office on December 6, 2021 and
assigned internal tracking number 22-10053.

Although prisoners of war were the responsibility of the Office of the
Provost Marshal General, U.S. Army (Record Group 389), very few files among
these records actually pertain to individual prisoners of war. Indeed, most
of the records in this record group pertain to policy, general matters
pertaining to the prisoner of war camps. A search of our available finding
aids for the various record series within this record group failed to
locate files pertaining to “Hans Kammler.”

The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the Records
of the Army Staff (Record Group 319). Among these records are the
Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files accessioned by the National
Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAINSCOM).
The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter Intelligence Corps
(CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor organizations. We
searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but we were unable to
locate files pertaining to “Hans Kammler.”

We also undertook a search of the records of the Captured Personnel and
Materials Branch (CPMB) among the Records of the War Department General and
Special Staffs (Record Group 165) and the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act
records among the Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (Record
Group 263). Unfortunately, these searches also met with a negative result.

In your original request, you mentioned that “I can provide the report
documenting the General being in US hands and questioned by the CIC
including the people who were sent this report, if you provide me a way to
do so.” You may send reference requests, with attachments, to our main
email address (archives2reference@nara.gov) or, for FOIA requests, emails
(with attachments) can be sent to specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.

We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
dispute resolution are outlined in the attachment.

Sincerely,

PAUL B. BROWN

Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

National Archives at College Park, MD

RR2RR 22-10053

Attachment

From: Tino Von Struckmann

Dear Paul
I appreciate your efforts, and I wonder if I could bother you a little further in regards to General Kammler, I know he surrendered to US forces and came here in a program similar to paperclip however far more classified as he was listed as deceased in Germany.

So if I may ask you what archive would have such files, they were at one time highly classified, but today after the General died and the technology he worked with somewhat obsolete I would think its time for these to be released. But who might have them? Where does secret CIC reports and those of war time findings go? would they be retained in the former agencies own archives i.e. Military Intelligence? NASA? CIA? and what is the process for me to have files declassified when I cant even be told what they are called or what agency have them today?

I hope you can take a moment and guide me a little, besides it being historically important the family of the General also deserves to know.

Thank you

SSG

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via email to
foia@nara.gov We received your request on *January 26, 2022*. Your
request concerns a follow-up request to your original FOIA request assigned
22-10053.

Our office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for NARA’s operational records
(records created by this agency). Because your FOIA request is for
records that may be archival records (records created by or originated in a
different agency but that may have been transferred to the legal custody of
NARA), we are forwarding it by this email to our Office of Research
Services, Textual Reference (RR2RR) staff who handle FOIA requests for
textual archival records.

That office will assign your request a tracking number and respond directly
to you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office directly,
please contact them at the address below, or electronically via email
(email is preferred).

National Archives and Records Administration
Research Services, Textual Reference Branch (RR2RR)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2400
College Park, MD 20740

Phone: 301-837-3091
Fax: 301-837-1752
Email: archives2reference@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request is below.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
about making a FOIA request to NARA. On our main website,
www.archives.gov, you
can learn more about the resources we offer to the public, and you can
access our online catalog.

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
our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may
experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #22-10053
To: <foia@nara.gov>

Nat'l Archives & Records Admin
FOIA Office
Room 3110
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740

January 26, 2022

This is a follow up to request number 22-10053:

Dear Paul
I appreciate your efforts, and I wonder if I could bother you a little
further in regards to General Kammler, I know he surrendered to US forces
and came here in a program similar to paperclip however far more classified
as he was listed as deceased in Germany.

So if I may ask you what archive would have such files, they were at one
time highly classified, but today after the General died and the technology
he worked with somewhat obsolete I would think its time for these to be
released. But who might have them? Where does secret CIC reports and those
of war time findings go? would they be retained in the former agencies own
archives i.e. Military Intelligence? NASA? CIA? and what is the process for
me to have files declassified when I cant even be told what they are called
or what agency have them today?

I hope you can take a moment and guide me a little, besides it being
historically important the family of the General also deserves to know.

Thank you

SSG

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PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
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department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Dec. 16, 2021:
Subject: Re: [22-10053] Freedom of Information Act Request - Tino Von
Struckmann
Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

This is in reply to your November 29, 2021, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request concerning your interest in locating records (reports,
interrogations, etc.) concerning SS General Hans Kammler.

Your FOIA request was received by my office on December 6, 2021 and
assigned internal tracking number 22-10053.

Although prisoners of war were the responsibility of the Office of the
Provost Marshal General, U.S. Army (Record Group 389), very few files among
these records actually pertain to individual prisoners of war. Indeed, most
of the records in this record group pertain to policy, general matters
pertaining to the prisoner of war camps. A search of our available finding
aids for the various record series within this record group failed to
locate files pertaining to “Hans Kammler.”

The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the Records
of the Army Staff (Record Group 319). Among these records are the
Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files accessioned by the National
Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAINSCOM).
The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter Intelligence Corps
(CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor organizations. We
searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but we were unable to
locate files pertaining to “Hans Kammler.”

We also undertook a search of the records of the Captured Personnel and
Materials Branch (CPMB) among the Records of the War Department General and
Special Staffs (Record Group 165) and the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act
records among the Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (Record
Group 263). Unfortunately, these searches also met with a negative result.

In your original request, you mentioned that “I can provide the report
documenting the General being in US hands and questioned by the CIC
including the people who were sent this report, if you provide me a way to
do so.” You may send reference requests, with attachments, to our main
email address (archives2reference@nara.gov) or, for FOIA requests, emails
(with attachments) can be sent to specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.

We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
dispute resolution are outlined in the attachment.

Sincerely,

PAUL B. BROWN

Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

National Archives at College Park, MD

RR2RR 22-10053

Attachment
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On Nov. 29, 2021:
Subject: Fwd: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the *FOIAonline*
website. We received your request on November 29, 2021. Your request is a
follow up to an earlier request responded to by our *Office of Research
Services,* *Textual Reference *branch and concerns SS General Hans
Kammler.

Our office uses the *FOIAonline* portal for FOIA and Privacy Act requests
for the National Archives and Records Administration's operational records
(records created by this agency). Because your *FOIAOnline *request is for
records that may be textual archival records (records created by or
originated in a different agency but that may have been transferred to the
legal custody of NARA), we have forwarded it to our *Office of Research
Services, Textual Reference (RR2RR)* staff who handled your initial request
on this matter.

Since *Research Services* does not process FOIA requests through
*FOIAOnline*, we removed your request from the *FOIAOnline* website.
*Textual
Reference* will assign you a new tracking number, and respond directly to
you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office, please
contact them at the address below, or electronically via email (email is
preferred).

National Archives and Records Administration
Research Services, Textual Reference Branch (RR2RR)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2400
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3091
By fax: 301-837-1752
By email: archives2reference@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your follow up request is below.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
about submitting a FOIA request to NARA. On our main website,
www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources we offer to the
public, and you can access our online catalog.

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
our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may
experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Sincerely,
Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
susan.gillett@nara.gov

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <admin@foiaonline.gov>
Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 1:24 PM
Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
To: <susan.gillett@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2022-000333.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Tino
- Middle Initial: Von
- Last Name: Struckmann
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 121566
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144-2516
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
following records:

Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the
occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans
Kammler was in
US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full
copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by
General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to
excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including
information on working with / collaborating with the US forces /
intelligence services. including his later time of death and
place of grave.
I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands
and questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report,
if you provide me a way to do so.
Thank you
Tino Struckmann

The requested documents will be made available to the general public,
and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my
request. I would
prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
if available
or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tino Von Struckmann

Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:
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On Nov. 28, 2021:
Subject: FOIA Request NARA-NGC-2022-000333 Submitted
This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline
application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
https://foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2022-000333&type=request)

* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
* Requester Name:
Tino Von Struckmann
* Date Submitted: 11/28/2021
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following
records:

Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the
occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans Kammler was in
US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full
copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by
General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to
excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including
information on working with / collaborating with the US forces /
intelligence services. including his later time of death and place of
grave.
I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands and
questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report, if
you provide me a way to do so.
Thank you
Tino Struckmann

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tino Von Struckmann

Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/
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On Nov. 26, 2021:
Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: SS General Hans Kammler
CICstatments in Gmunden Austria and further process
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following
records:

Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the
occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans Kammler was in
US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full
copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by
General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to
excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including
information on working with / collaborating with the US forces /
intelligence services. including his later time of death and place of
grave.
I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands and
questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report, if
you provide me a way to do so.
Thank you
Tino Struckmann

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tino Von Struckmann

View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems here:
https://www.muckrock.com/

If prompted for a passcode, please enter:
••••••••

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 121566
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

This is in reply to your January 26, 2022, 2021, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request concerning your follow-up questions concerning your previous
FOIA request (*22-10053*) pertaining to the whereabouts of records
concerning SS General Hans Kammler and the work projects undertaken by the
agencies and offices under his direction during World War II.

Your FOIA request was received by my office on January 28, 2022 and
assigned internal tracking number *22-18097*.

Your most recent inquiry poses the question as to what other agencies or
archives might hold the records that you seek. You could certainly approach
the various agencies that you have mentioned in your most recent request.

As to an answer to the question “Where [do] secret CIC reports and those of
war time findings go?” We mentioned in our earlier reply that the National
Archives has custody of the Records

of the Army Staff (Record Group 319). Among these records are the
Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files accessioned by the National
Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAINSCOM).
The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter Intelligence Corps
(CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor organizations. We
searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but we were unable to
locate files pertaining to Hans Kammler, as well as the other subjects
about which you have previously queried our office.

Many people believe that the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) is the repository of every document ever generated by the U.S.
Government. This is an inaccurate assumption. The National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) holds permanently valuable records of the
United States Government. While I do not wish to be perceived as trying to
dissuade you from making inquiries, it is important for you to understand
that less than four percent (4%) of the records produced by the U.S.
Government during a given year are retained and eventually become part of
the holdings of the National Archives. This means that most records
produced by agencies of the U.S. Government are ultimately deemed to be
disposable once their administrative purpose has been fulfilled.

We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
dispute resolution are outlined in the attachment.

Sincerely,

PAUL B. BROWN

Textual Reference Operations

National Archives at College Park, MD

RR2RR 22-18097

Attachment

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

This is in reply to your January 26, 2022, 2021, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request concerning your follow-up questions concerning your previous
FOIA request (*22-10053*) pertaining to the whereabouts of records
concerning SS General Hans Kammler and the work projects undertaken by the
agencies and offices under his direction during World War II.

Your FOIA request was received by my office on January 28, 2022 and
assigned internal tracking number *22-18097*.

Your most recent inquiry poses the question as to what other agencies or
archives might hold the records that you seek. You could certainly approach
the various agencies that you have mentioned in your most recent request.

As to an answer to the question “Where [do] secret CIC reports and those of
war time findings go?” We mentioned in our earlier reply that the National
Archives has custody of the Records

of the Army Staff (Record Group 319). Among these records are the
Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files accessioned by the National
Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAINSCOM).
The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter Intelligence Corps
(CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor organizations. We
searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but we were unable to
locate files pertaining to Hans Kammler, as well as the other subjects
about which you have previously queried our office.

Many people believe that the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) is the repository of every document ever generated by the U.S.
Government. This is an inaccurate assumption. The National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) holds permanently valuable records of the
United States Government. While I do not wish to be perceived as trying to
dissuade you from making inquiries, it is important for you to understand
that less than four percent (4%) of the records produced by the U.S.
Government during a given year are retained and eventually become part of
the holdings of the National Archives. This means that most records
produced by agencies of the U.S. Government are ultimately deemed to be
disposable once their administrative purpose has been fulfilled.

We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
dispute resolution are outlined in the attachment.

Sincerely,

PAUL B. BROWN

Textual Reference Operations

National Archives at College Park, MD

RR2RR 22-18097

Attachment

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Paul Brown <paul.brown@nara.gov>
Date: Tue, Feb 8, 2022 at 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [22-18097] Freedom of Information Act Request - Tino Von
Struckmann
To: <requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:

This is in reply to your January 26, 2022, 2021, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request concerning your follow-up questions concerning your previous
FOIA request (*22-10053*) pertaining to the whereabouts of records
concerning SS General Hans Kammler and the work projects undertaken by the
agencies and offices under his direction during World War II.

Your FOIA request was received by my office on January 28, 2022 and
assigned internal tracking number *22-18097*.

Your most recent inquiry poses the question as to what other agencies or
archives might hold the records that you seek. You could certainly approach
the various agencies that you have mentioned in your most recent request.

As to an answer to the question “Where [do] secret CIC reports and those of
war time findings go?” We mentioned in our earlier reply that the National
Archives has custody of the Records

of the Army Staff (Record Group 319). Among these records are the
Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files accessioned by the National
Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAINSCOM).
The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter Intelligence Corps
(CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor organizations. We
searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but we were unable to
locate files pertaining to Hans Kammler, as well as the other subjects
about which you have previously queried our office.

Many people believe that the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) is the repository of every document ever generated by the U.S.
Government. This is an inaccurate assumption. The National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) holds permanently valuable records of the
United States Government. While I do not wish to be perceived as trying to
dissuade you from making inquiries, it is important for you to understand
that less than four percent (4%) of the records produced by the U.S.
Government during a given year are retained and eventually become part of
the holdings of the National Archives. This means that most records
produced by agencies of the U.S. Government are ultimately deemed to be
disposable once their administrative purpose has been fulfilled.

We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
dispute resolution are outlined in the attachment.

Sincerely,

PAUL B. BROWN

Textual Reference Operations

National Archives at College Park, MD

RR2RR 22-18097

Attachment

>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Jodi Foor <jodi.foor@nara.gov>
> Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 12:19 PM
> Subject: Fwd: Freedom of Information Act Request #22-10053
> To: <requests@muckrock.com>
> Cc: <archives2reference@nara.gov>, <foia@nara.gov>
>
>
> Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:
>
> Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
> the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via email to
> foia@nara.gov We received your request on *January 26, 2022*. Your
> request concerns a follow-up request to your original FOIA request assigned
> 22-10053.
>
> Our office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for NARA’s operational records
> (records created by this agency). Because your FOIA request is for
> records that may be archival records (records created by or originated in
> a different agency but that may have been transferred to the legal custody
> of NARA), we are forwarding it by this email to our Office of Research
> Services, Textual Reference (RR2RR) staff who handle FOIA requests for
> textual archival records.
>
> That office will assign your request a tracking number and respond
> directly to you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office
> directly, please contact them at the address below, or electronically via
> email (email is preferred).
>
> National Archives and Records Administration
> Research Services, Textual Reference Branch (RR2RR)
> 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2400
> College Park, MD 20740
>
> Phone: 301-837-3091
> Fax: 301-837-1752
> Email: archives2reference@nara.gov
>
> For your reference, a copy of your request is below.
>
> Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
> about making a FOIA request to NARA. On our main website,
> www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources we offer to the
> public, and you can access our online catalog.
>
> 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
> our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may
> experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
> request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
> understanding and patience.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Jodi L. Foor
>
> Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
>
> National Archives and Records Administration
>
> Office of General Counsel
>
> College Park, MD
>
> 301-837-2099
>
> Jodi.Foor@nara.gov
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: <requests@muckrock.com>
> Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 10:57 AM
> Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #22-10053
> To: <foia@nara.gov>
>
>
>
> Nat'l Archives & Records Admin
> FOIA Office
> Room 3110
> 8601 Adelphi Road
> College Park, MD 20740
>
> January 26, 2022
>
> This is a follow up to request number 22-10053:
>
> Dear Paul
> I appreciate your efforts, and I wonder if I could bother you a little
> further in regards to General Kammler, I know he surrendered to US forces
> and came here in a program similar to paperclip however far more classified
> as he was listed as deceased in Germany.
>
> So if I may ask you what archive would have such files, they were at one
> time highly classified, but today after the General died and the technology
> he worked with somewhat obsolete I would think its time for these to be
> released. But who might have them? Where does secret CIC reports and those
> of war time findings go? would they be retained in the former agencies own
> archives i.e. Military Intelligence? NASA? CIA? and what is the process for
> me to have files declassified when I cant even be told what they are called
> or what agency have them today?
>
> I hope you can take a moment and guide me a little, besides it being
> historically important the family of the General also deserves to know.
>
> Thank you
>
> SSG
>
> View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems
> here:
>
> https://www.muckrock.com/
>
> If prompted for a passcode, please enter:
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>
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>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock News
> DEPT MR 121566
> 411A Highland Ave
> Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>
> PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
> being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
> and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
> department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
>
> ---
>
> On Dec. 16, 2021:
> Subject: Re: [22-10053] Freedom of Information Act Request - Tino Von
> Struckmann
> Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:
>
> This is in reply to your November 29, 2021, Freedom of Information Act
> (FOIA) request concerning your interest in locating records (reports,
> interrogations, etc.) concerning SS General Hans Kammler.
>
> Your FOIA request was received by my office on December 6, 2021 and
> assigned internal tracking number 22-10053.
>
> Although prisoners of war were the responsibility of the Office of the
> Provost Marshal General, U.S. Army (Record Group 389), very few files among
> these records actually pertain to individual prisoners of war. Indeed, most
> of the records in this record group pertain to policy, general matters
> pertaining to the prisoner of war camps. A search of our available finding
> aids for the various record series within this record group failed to
> locate files pertaining to “Hans Kammler.”
>
> The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the Records
> of the Army Staff (Record Group 319). Among these records are the
> Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files accessioned by the National
> Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAINSCOM).
> The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter Intelligence Corps
> (CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor organizations. We
> searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but we were unable to
> locate files pertaining to “Hans Kammler.”
>
> We also undertook a search of the records of the Captured Personnel and
> Materials Branch (CPMB) among the Records of the War Department General and
> Special Staffs (Record Group 165) and the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act
> records among the Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (Record
> Group 263). Unfortunately, these searches also met with a negative result.
>
> In your original request, you mentioned that “I can provide the report
> documenting the General being in US hands and questioned by the CIC
> including the people who were sent this report, if you provide me a way to
> do so.” You may send reference requests, with attachments, to our main
> email address (archives2reference@nara.gov) or, for FOIA requests, emails
> (with attachments) can be sent to specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.
>
> We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
> not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
> dispute resolution are outlined in the attachment.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> PAUL B. BROWN
>
> Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)
>
> National Archives at College Park, MD
>
> RR2RR 22-10053
>
> Attachment
> ---
>
> On Nov. 29, 2021:
> Subject: Fwd: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
> Dear Mr. Von Struckmann:
>
> Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
> the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the
> *FOIAonline*
> website. We received your request on November 29, 2021. Your request is a
> follow up to an earlier request responded to by our *Office of Research
> Services,* *Textual Reference *branch and concerns SS General Hans
> Kammler.
>
> Our office uses the *FOIAonline* portal for FOIA and Privacy Act requests
> for the National Archives and Records Administration's operational records
> (records created by this agency). Because your *FOIAOnline *request is for
> records that may be textual archival records (records created by or
> originated in a different agency but that may have been transferred to the
> legal custody of NARA), we have forwarded it to our *Office of Research
> Services, Textual Reference (RR2RR)* staff who handled your initial request
> on this matter.
>
> Since *Research Services* does not process FOIA requests through
> *FOIAOnline*, we removed your request from the *FOIAOnline* website.
> *Textual
> Reference* will assign you a new tracking number, and respond directly to
> you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office, please
> contact them at the address below, or electronically via email (email is
> preferred).
>
> National Archives and Records Administration
> Research Services, Textual Reference Branch (RR2RR)
> 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2400
> College Park, MD 20740
>
> By phone: 301-837-3091
> By fax: 301-837-1752
> By email: archives2reference@nara.gov
>
> For your reference, a copy of your follow up request is below.
>
> Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
> about submitting a FOIA request to NARA. On our main website,
> www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources we offer to the
> public, and you can access our online catalog.
>
> 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
> our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may
> experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
> request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
> understanding and patience.
>
> Sincerely,
> Susan Gillett
> Government Information Specialist
> Office of General Counsel
> National Archives and Records Administration
> College Park, MD 20740-6001
> susan.gillett@nara.gov
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: <admin@foiaonline.gov>
> Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 1:24 PM
> Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
> To: <susan.gillett@nara.gov>
>
> Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
> request NARA-NGC-2022-000333.
>
> - *Name and Address*
> - First Name: Tino
> - Middle Initial: Von
> - Last Name: Struckmann
> - Organization:
> - Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
> - Address Line 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 121566
> - Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
> - City: Somerville
> - State/Province: MA
> - Zip/Postal Code: 02144-2516
> - *Contact Information*
> - E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
> - Phone Number:
> - Fax Number:
> - *Agency and Fee Information*
> - Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
> - Will Pay Up To: $0.00
> - *Description*
> - To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
> following records:
>
> Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the
> occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans
> Kammler was in
> US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full
> copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by
> General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to
> excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including
> information on working with / collaborating with the US forces /
> intelligence services. including his later time of death and
> place of grave.
> I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands
> and questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report,
> if you provide me a way to do so.
> Thank you
> Tino Struckmann
>
> The requested documents will be made available to the general public,
> and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
>
> In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
> inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my
> request. I would
> prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
> if available
> or CD-ROM if not.
>
> Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
> I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20
> business days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Tino Von Struckmann
>
> Upload documents directly:
>
> https://www.muckrock.com/
> - *Fee Waiver*
> - Fee Waiver Requested: No
> - Fee Waiver Reason:
> - *Expedited Processing*
> - Expedited Processing Requested: No
> - Expedited Processing Reason:
> ---
>
> On Nov. 28, 2021:
> Subject: FOIA Request NARA-NGC-2022-000333 Submitted
> This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline
> application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
> https://foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2022-000333&type=request)
>
>
> * Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2022-000333
> * Requester Name:
> Tino Von Struckmann
> * Date Submitted: 11/28/2021
> * Request Status: Submitted
> * Description:
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following
> records:
>
> Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the
> occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans Kammler was in
> US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full
> copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by
> General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to
> excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including
> information on working with / collaborating with the US forces /
> intelligence services. including his later time of death and place of
> grave.
> I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands and
> questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report, if
> you provide me a way to do so.
> Thank you
> Tino Struckmann
>
> The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
> this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
>
> In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
> me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
> the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
> CD-ROM if not.
>
> Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
> look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
> days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Tino Von Struckmann
>
> Upload documents directly:
> https://www.muckrock.com/
> ---
>
> On Nov. 26, 2021:
> Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: SS General Hans Kammler
> CICstatments in Gmunden Austria and further process
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following
> records:
>
> Reading your documents referred to me it is documented that after the
> occupation of Austria by US forces in 1945. SS General Hans Kammler was in
> US custody and questioned in Gmunden, Austria in 1945. I request a full
> copy of this report. And ALL reports and statements given subsequently by
> General Hans Kammler. And furthermore I request the information as to
> excactly what happened to the General while in US custody, including
> information on working with / collaborating with the US forces /
> intelligence services. including his later time of death and place of
> grave.
> I can provide the report documenting the General being in US hands and
> questioned by the CIC including the people who were sent this report, if
> you provide me a way to do so.
> Thank you
> Tino Struckmann
>
> The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
> this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
>
> In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
> me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
> the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
> CD-ROM if not.
>
> Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
> look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
> days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Tino Von Struckmann
>
> View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems
> here:
>
> https://www.muckrock.com/
>
> If prompted for a passcode, please enter:
> ••••••••
>
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock News
> DEPT MR 121566
> 411A Highland Ave
> Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>
> PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
> being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
> and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
> department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
>
>

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