WW2 War crimes testimony of SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Rudolf Schuster, (National Archives and Records Administration)

Tino Von Struckmann filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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RF-741

NARA-NGC-2021-000885

Multi Request WW2 War crimes testimony of SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Rudolf Schuster,
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From: Tino Von Struckmann

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting all files of SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Rudolf Schuster, (German) especially his complete war crimes testimony and statements given before and during his trial in Poland after WW2. Also I am requesting any and all files and references to this man created by allied intelligence and generated by the ARMY, CIC or OSS. Including drawings, photos and records of verbal statements.

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-2021-000885
* Requester Name: Tino Von Struckmann
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2021
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting all files of SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Rudolf Schuster, (German) especially his complete war crimes testimony and statements given before and during his trial in Poland after WW2. Also I am requesting any and all files and references to this man created by allied intelligence and generated by the ARMY, CIC or OSS. Including drawings, photos and records of verbal statements.

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

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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 May 4, 2021. Your request concerns
textual records, photos and sound recordings related to SS-Sturmbannfuhrer
Rudolf Schuster.

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 are forwarding it to three different components
in our *Office of Research Services. **Textual Reference (RR2R)* staff
will search for textual archival records. *Still Pictures *will search for
photographs, and *Motion Pictures *will search for sound recordings.

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

National Archives and Records Administration
Research Services, Textual Reference Branch (RR2R)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2400
College Park, MD 20740

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

The National Archives and Records Administration
Still Pictures Branch, Room 5360
8601 Adelphi Rd.
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-837-0561
By fax: 301-837-3621
By email: stillpix@nara.gov

National Archives and Records Administration
Motion Pictures and Sound, Room 3360
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3540
By email: mopix@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request is below. You submitted a
duplicate of this request on May 5, 2021 [FOIAonline
NARA-NGC-2021-000888]. We are closing the second request as a duplicate.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
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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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- *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 111937
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *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:

I am requesting all files of SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Rudolf Schuster,
(German) especially his complete war crimes testimony and
statements given
before and during his trial in Poland after WW2. Also I am requesting any
and all files and references to this man created by allied
intelligence and
generated by the ARMY, CIC or OSS. Including drawings, photos and records
of verbal statements.

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

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Tino Von Struckmann:

This is in reply to your Freedom of Information Act request, dated May 5,
2021 for records related to SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Rudolf Schuster, (German)
especially his complete war crimes testimony and statements given before
and during his trial in Poland after WW2. Additionally any and all files
and references to this man that were created by allied intelligence and
generated by the ARMY, CIC or OSS. Including drawings, photos and records
of verbal statements. Your request was received in this office on May 7,
2021 with the assigned control number 21-31930.

We have carefully searched our available finding aids and holdings but have
been unsuccessful in locating records responsive to your request. We
specifically searched our Personal Name Index to Office of Strategic
Services Personnel Files within Records of the Office of Strategic Services
(Record Group 226) but were not able to locate records related to Rudolf
Schuster.

We searched the textual series, Records of the Army Staff (Record Group
319) Entry 134-B - Investigative Records Repository (IRR) Personal Name
Files but were unable to locate records for Rudolf Schuster.

We additionally searched but were not able to locate records for Rudolf
Schuster within the European Name Index to War Crimes Case Files in Entry
142 - Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army) (Record
Group 153).

We were able to identify an additional series of records that may have
records related to Rudolf Schuster, Records of United States Army, Europe
(Record Group 549) Entry A1 2223 - Index to War Crimes Case Files.
Unfortunately we are not able to conduct a search of this series at this
time.

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, we are
unable to provide a substantive response to requests that require us to
consult the records at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience and
appreciate your understanding and patience.

We will continue to process your request when the National Archive resumes
normal operations. For updates on the status of Research Rooms, please
visit https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus.

As noted before, we checked the textual IRR files; however, since the
digital IRR files need to be reviewed for categories of information
exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we
are transferring your request to the Special Access and FOIA staff for
further action. The Special Access and FOIA staff will be in contact about
the status of your request.

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 enclosure. If you have any
questions, you may reach us at archives2reference@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

SUZANNE ZOUMBARIS
Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2)
National Archives at College Park, MD

RR2RR 21-31930

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From:

Dear Tino Von Struckmann,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request for records in the
custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. Your request
for Army IRR files pertaining to Rudolph Schuster has been forwarded to our
office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to process FOIA
requests according to our normal procedures. We have assigned your request
the temporary tracking number RF-741. When we resume normal operations, we
will log requests into our system in the order they were received. At that
time, we will provide you with a new FOIA tracking number and a more
substantive response. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate
your understanding and patience.
Jermaine Scott
Archives Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Program

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