Alexander Palfinger was the deputy to Hans Biebow, the manager of the Lodz Ghetto. Due to differences with Biebow, he left to work at the "Transferstelle" in the Warsaw Ghetto. This agency was in charge of the traffic of goods entering and leaving the ghetto. He was succeeded by Max Georg Bischof. "Given the mentality of the Jews," he argued, only the "most extreme exigency" would force them to part with their hidden valuables in return for food. "A rapid dying out of the Jews is for us a matter of total indifference, if not to say desirable."