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us: Wirth, Christian, 1885-1944

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    • us: Christian the Terrible, (War criminal), 1885-1944
    • us: Wild Christian, (War criminal), 1885-1944
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        • Organization: (naf) Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel
        • Organization: (naf) Treblinka (Concentration camp)
        • Organization: (naf) Sobibór (Concentration camp)
        • Organization: (naf) Belzec (Concentration camp)
        • Organization: (naf) Majdanek (Concentration camp)
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        (lcsh) Concentration camp commandants
          (lcsh) War criminals
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        • found: NS-Vernichtungslager Bełżec, 1995: leaf 13 (Christian Wirth, d. 5-16-1944) leaf 8, etc. (commander of death camps Treblinka, Sobibor, Bełżec, Maidanek, 1942-43; b. 11-24-1885 in Oberbalzheim, Württemberg)
        • found: Wikipedia, 20 Spetember 2015 (Christian Wirth (German); 24 November 1885-26 May 1944) was a German policeman and SS officer who was one of the leading architects of the program to exterminate the Jewish people of Poland, known as Operation Reinhard. His nicknames included Christian the Terrible (German: Christian der Grausame) and The Wild Christian. Wirth worked at scaling up the Action T4 program, in which disabled people were murdered by gassing or lethal injection, and then at scaling up Operation Reinhard, by developing extermination camps for the purpose of mass murder. Wirth served as Inspector of all Operation Reinhard camps. He was the first Commandant of Bełżec extermination camp. He was later killed by Yugoslav partisans in Hrpelje-Kozina near Trieste.) {}
        • found: Keneally, T. Schindler's list, 2000: page 317 (Kriminalkommissar Christian Wirth, who had jurisdiction over the Belżec camp)
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        • 1996-10-09: new
        • 2015-09-21: revised
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