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Erich Koch

1896 - 1986

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Erich Koch (19 June 1896 – 12 November 1986) was a Gauleiter of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in East Prussia from 1 October 1928 until 1945. Between 1941 and 1945 he was Chief of Civil Administration (Chef der Zivilverwaltung) of Bezirk Bialystok. During this period, he was also the Reichskommissar in Reichskommissariat Ukraine from September 1941 until August 1944 and in Reichskommissariat Ostland from September 1944. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Koch has received more than 452,619 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Erich Koch is the 2,260th most popular politician (down from 2,244th in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from Germany (up from 616th in 2019) and the 167th most popular German Politician.

Erich Koch was the Nazi Gauleiter of East Prussia and Reichskommissar of Ukraine. He was infamous for his brutal policies against Poles and Jews.

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Among politicians, Erich Koch ranks 2,260 out of 15,577Before him are Diaochan, Albert III, Duke of Austria, Alexander, Theodora Porphyrogenita, Vladimir Ivashko, and Gwanggaeto the Great. After him are Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Semerkhet, Alfonso the Battler, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Al-Mutawakkil, and Henry III of Castile.

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Among people born in 1896, Erich Koch ranks 30Before him are Donald Winnicott, Ernst Udet, Howard Hawks, Célestin Freinet, Buenaventura Durruti, and Italo Balbo. After him are Helen of Greece and Denmark, Anna Anderson, Carl Ferdinand Cori, John Dos Passos, A. J. Cronin, and Herbert Backe. Among people deceased in 1986, Erich Koch ranks 25Before him are Henry Moore, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Alva Myrdal, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Benny Goodman. After him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, James Rainwater, Chiune Sugihara, Jaroslav Seifert, Minoru Yamasaki, and Georges Dumézil.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Koch ranks 612 out of 6,142Before him are August Schleicher (1821), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), and Roman Herzog (1934). After him are Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), Bert Hellinger (1925), Otto Loewi (1873), Albert Göring (1895), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), and Manfred Eigen (1927).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Erich Koch ranks 167Before him are Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801), Edith Frank (1900), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), and Roman Herzog (1934). After him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Johannes Rau (1931), August Bebel (1840), Walther Rathenau (1867), and Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739).