Xaver Dorsch (1899 – 1986) is only one example for many engineers working for Hitler who could never be convicted of crimes against humanity or other trespasses after 1945. Although Dorsch was highly decorated by the Nazi regime (he gained the War Merit Cross, the Blood Order of the NSDAP, the Golden Party Badge, etc.), he had a successful career after the war – first with the Allies, then in West German and eventually even international economy.
In connection with “Komplex Riese” Dorsch is of considerable importance as he became director of the Organisation Todt headquarters in Berlin in 1941; when Albert Speer took charge of OT in 1942, Dorsch kept a high-ranking position as Speer’s representative. The Organisation Todt was charged with the construction project in the Owl Mountains in November 1944. Moreover, Dorsch was a rival of Speer’s when it came to courting Hitler’s favour (see Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer for more information on a plot instigated by Göring and involving Dorsch in 1943 – Dorsch had been a party member since the 1920s, while Speer had not).
On 29 April 1944, Speer promoted Principal Dorsch to the position of head director and chief manager of the OT; thus, Dorsch became responsible for the deployment of forced labourers in the entire Reich and the occupied territories.