Christian Wirth

1885 - 1944

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Christian Wirth (German: [vɪʁt] (listen); 24 November 1885 – 26 May 1944) was a German SS officer and Holocaust perpetrator 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 Cruel (German: Christian der Grausame) and The Wild Christian.Wirth worked at scaling up the Action T4 program, in which people with disabilities 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Wirth has received more than 407,118 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Christian Wirth is the 393rd most popular military personnel (up from 424th in 2019), the 925th most popular biography from Germany (up from 977th in 2019) and the 86th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Christian Wirth ranks 393 out of 1,466. Before him are Leopold Joseph von Daun, Harold Lowe, Herbert Gille, George Maniakes, Ban Chao, and Richard Winters. After him are Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Thomas the Slav, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Josef Harpe, Gao Shun, and Georg-Hans Reinhardt.

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Among people born in 1885, Christian Wirth ranks 40Before him are Sinclair Lewis, Alexander Löhr, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, Hugo Sperrle, Hugo Boss, and Romano Guardini. After him are Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Will Durant, G. W. Pabst, Gunnar Asplund, Franz Böhme, and John Edensor Littlewood. Among people deceased in 1944, Christian Wirth ranks 57Before him are Walter Nowotny, August Landmesser, Bronislav Kaminski, Emilio De Bono, Jean Giraudoux, and Harold Lowe. After him are Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, George Stinney, Kazu Naoki, Leo Baekeland, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, and Otto von Below.

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Among people born in Germany, Christian Wirth ranks 925 out of 5,289. Before him are Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823), Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1628), Leo von Klenze (1784), Wolfgang Overath (1943), Gottfried Feder (1883), and Christian Thomasius (1655). After him are Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1671), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), Carl Stamitz (1745), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Joseph Berchtold (1897), and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Christian Wirth ranks 86Before him are Günther Rall (1918), Erich Kempka (1910), August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760), Reinhard Scheer (1863), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), and Herbert Gille (1897). After him are Josef Harpe (1887), Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), and Franz von Hipper (1863).