Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

1899 - 1972

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Erich Julius Eberhard von dem Bach-Zelewski (born Erich Julius Eberhard von Zelewski; 1 March 1899 – 8 March 1972) was a high-ranking SS commander of Nazi Germany of Kashubian-Polish origin. During World War II, he was in charge of the Nazi security warfare against those designated by the regime as ideological enemies and any other persons deemed to present danger to the Nazi rule or Wehrmacht's rear security in the occupied territories of Eastern Europe. It mostly involved atrocities against the civilian population. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski has received more than 763,115 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski is the 210th most popular military personnel (down from 205th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Poland (down from 94th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski was a Nazi SS-Obergruppenführer and General of Police who was responsible for the pacification of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.

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Among military personnels, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 210 out of 2,058Before him are Sun Jian, Henning von Tresckow, Lavr Kornilov, Yue Fei, George Armstrong Custer, and Erhard Milch. After him are Slobodan Praljak, Sun Ce, Andranik, Muhammad bin Qasim, Han Xin, and Friedrich Olbricht.

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Among people born in 1899, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 19Before him are Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, Francis Poulenc, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Miguel Ángel Asturias, and Adnan Menderes. After him are Béla Guttmann, Albert Claude, Paul Hermann Müller, Erich Kästner, George Cukor, and Paul-Henri Spaak. Among people deceased in 1972, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 23Before him are Talal of Jordan, Paul Hausser, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Erhard Milch, Maurice Chevalier, and Dino Buzzati. After him are Andrei Tupolev, Paul-Henri Spaak, Heinrich Lübke, Max Theiler, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, and Ghassan Kanafani.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 109 out of 1,694Before him are Jan Matejko (1838), Mieszko I of Poland (940), Maria Feodorovna (1759), Leopold Kronecker (1823), Hanna Reitsch (1912), and Zdzisław Beksiński (1929). After him are Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Władysław Reymont (1867), Osip Mandelstam (1891), and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 10Before him are Günther von Kluge (1882), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Werner von Blomberg (1878), and Anton Denikin (1872). After him are Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Rochus Misch (1917).