Diekmann's 23 January 1943 report from Paris school for Panzer troops
Diekmann attended this short course on tank tactics in Paris whilst he was an instructor at Bad Tölz. It does not seem to have been directly connected with his transfer to Das Reich (on the Eastern Front) in September of that same year. It is interesting to compare this assessment with that for Otto Weidinger, who attended this course with Diekmann whilst he was an instructor at Brunswick (Braunschweig).
Departmental Officer school for Panzer troops
Paris, 23rd January 1943. Adolf Diekmann SS-Officer School Bad Tölz
Start of the presentation: participation in the Department Officer course Paris from 4-1-1943 to 23-1-1943
Q. Short assessment, personality value. Demonstrated achievement during the course:
A. Talented, very much interested, good tactical disposition. Passionate soldier.
Q. Suitability to Battalion and so on, Commander:
A. Be well suited to the command of a Panzer section.
Remarks: Instructor Group Leader:
Addition of the commander!
In agreement! …. from Waldenfels. Commander of the school.
© Michael Williams: revised March 2004