| Julius_Dettmann | Karl_Silberbauer | List_of_people_associated_with_Anne_Frank | List_of_SS_personnel | List_of_Independent_Social_Democratic_Party_politicians | Hans-Joachim_Marseille | Rosters_of_the_top_basketball_teams_in_European_club_competitions |
January 23, 1894
|Died||July 31, 1945(aged 51)|
Cause of death
|Occupation||Schutzstaffel (SS), Sicherheitsdienst;|
|Known for||Arresting Anne Frank|
|National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party)|
Dettman belonged to the SS with the card number 414,783, and to the Nazi Party with card number 722,240, member of Section IVB4 of the Gestapo. He was stationed in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He was promoted to SS Obersturmführer (Lieutenant) on November 9, 1942. On August 4, 1944, he received a phone call reporting that there were Jews hidden on the premises at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. The people in question were Anne Frank, her parents, sister, and four others. He immediately dispatched a commission led by SD Oberscharführer (Staff Sargent) Karl Silberbauer, telling Silberbauer that the call had come from "a reliable source". Silberbauer and his contingent of NSB plain-clothes officers raided the building and arrested the eight in hiding who, after questioning at SD headquarters, were deported to the Westerbork transit camp and from there to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
After the war ended, he was arrested in the Netherlands and remained a prisoner of war, but he took his own life on July 31, 1945, before being presented to court. He never revealed who betrayed those in the annex, and indeed, was probably never questioned about it, as the subject of who, specifically, had betrayed the eight people in the annex did not become a point of interest until long after Dettmann's suicide. He is buried in the Netherlands.