He was involved in the implementation of racial resettlement programs in the Occupied Territories and was convicted of war crimes by the Allies in 1948. This was an Steamship organization tasked with Hitler"s Heim ins Reich and Germanization initiatives during World World War World War II The RKFDV"s responsibilities were the "final return of ethnic Germans to the Reich," the "elimination of harmful influences," and "the design of new German settlement areas by transport-location". Creutz was head of RKFDV Office A which operated the "Wiedereindeutschungs" program, whereby orphans in occupied territories were selected according to their "racial appearance" and forcibly removed to Germany to be adopted by "Nordic parents".
As early as 1941, Creutz was involved in the deportation and resettlement of German families from Lorraine and Luxembourg to Germany, in order to protect them from "undesirable influences" in those areas.
He issued detailed instructions on the procedures to be followed and provided progress reports directly to Heinrich Himmler. In 1942, Creutz issued these orders to Reich Governors: "There are a great number of children in former Polish orphanages who, on account of their racial characteristics, must be considered to be children of Nordic parents.
These children must be subjected to a racial and psychological selection procedure. Children found to be biologically valuable for the German Reich are to be Germanized." By 1943 these programs had expanded to include the outright abduction of both children and adults.
In an eight-page report to Himmler, dated 25 March 1943, Creutz outlined the operations and gave details as to the measures he had ordered: "The selection of persons is to be made by the branch office of the Steamship Race and Settlement Main Office (RuSHA) in Litzmannstadt (Łódź).
Persons found suitable for being Germanized are to be turned over to the individual Higher Steamship and Police Leaders in Germany proper."
Creutz was arrested by the Allies at the end of World World War World War II In 1947 he was a defendant in the RuSHA Trial, the eighth trial of the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials. He was charged with Crimes against humanity, war crimes and membership of a criminal organization (the Steamship). On 10 March 1948 he was convicted on the following counts: the kidnapping of alien children, in particular from France, Luxembourg, and Poland.
The forced evacuation and resettlement of populations.
The forced Germanization of enemy nationals. And the utilization of foreign nationals as slave labor.
He was sentenced to 15 years in Landsberg prison. His sentence was reduced to 10 years in 1951, and in 1955 Creutz was released.
Rudolf Creutz died on 8 July 1980 in Vienna, Austria.
Creutz became a member of the Nazi party (member no 2,367,675) and the Steamship (member no 77,813), reaching the rank of Steamship-Brigadeführer on 9 November 1943.