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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 747,453 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski is the 205th most popular military personnel (up from 209th in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from Poland (up from 101st in 2019) and the 9th 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 205 out of 1,468Before him are Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Parmenion, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Gotthard Heinrici, and Josip Jelačić. After him are Sun Jian, Zhou Yu, Lavr Kornilov, Wilhelm Mohnke, Maxime Weygand, and Alfred von Tirpitz.

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Among people born in 1899, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 16Before him are Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, László Bíró, Fred Astaire, Francis Poulenc, and Adnan Menderes. After him are Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Béla Guttmann, Fritz Albert Lipmann, and Albert Claude. Among people deceased in 1972, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 16Before him are Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, Kwame Nkrumah, and Erhard Milch. After him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Talal of Jordan.

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Among people born in Poland, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 94 out of 1,454Before him are Kurt Alder (1902), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Dziga Vertov (1896), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Friedrich Bergius (1884), and Ulrich Beck (1944). After him are Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), and Kurt Daluege (1897).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 9Before him are Erich Ludendorff (1865), Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Werner von Blomberg (1878), and Anton Denikin (1872). After him are Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Rochus Misch (1917), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), and Władysław Sikorski (1881).