August Hirt

1898 - 1945

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August Hirt (28 April 1898 – 2 June 1945) was an anatomist with Swiss and German nationality who served as a chairman at the Reich University in Strasbourg during World War II. He performed experiments with mustard gas on inmates at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp and played a lead role in the murders of 86 people at Natzweiler-Struthof for the Jewish skeleton collection. The skeletons of his victims were meant to become specimens at the Institute of anatomy in Strasbourg, but completion of the project was stopped by the progress of the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Hirt has received more than 179,696 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. August Hirt is the 460th most popular military personnel, the 1,132nd most popular biography from Germany and the 94th most popular German Military Personnel.

August Hirt was a German physician and anatomist during the Nazi regime. He is most famous for his involvement in the Holocaust.

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Among military personnels, August Hirt ranks 460 out of 1,466Before him are Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, He Jin, Alfred Redl, Huang Gai, William Westmoreland, and Pierre Cambronne. After him are Baiju, Petre Dumitrescu, William Tecumseh Sherman, Antonio Tejero, Hijikata Toshizō, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.

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Among people born in 1898, August Hirt ranks 55Before him are Joris Ivens, Totò, Latife Uşşaki, Hanns Eisler, Carl Clauberg, and Felix Kersten. After him are Howard Florey, Salvatore Ferragamo, Henry Hathaway, Günther Korten, Kurt Tank, and Julius Schaub. Among people deceased in 1945, August Hirt ranks 92Before him are Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mitsuru Ushijima, Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Plutarco Elías Calles, Charles Spearman, and Pavlo Skoropadskyi. After him are Anton Dostler, Walter Bradford Cannon, Roza Shanina, Bernhard Rust, Werner Ostendorff, and Walter Krüger.

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Among people born in Germany, August Hirt ranks 1,132 out of 5,289Before him are Emmy Göring (1893), Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), Godigisel (359), Theodor Storm (1817), Méret Oppenheim (1913), and Wilhelm Gustloff (1895). After him are Oskar Gröning (1921), Paul Langerhans (1847), Mike Nichols (1931), Hugo Schmeisser (1884), Peter Sloterdijk (1947), and Heinrich Barth (1821).


Among military personnels born in Germany, August Hirt ranks 94Before him are Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), Franz von Hipper (1863), and Hans Baur (1897). After him are Anton Dostler (1891), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (1911), Otto Kumm (1909), Alfred von Waldersee (1832), and Herta Bothe (1921).