Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

1899 - 1972

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Erich Julius Eberhard von dem Bach-Zelewski (1 March 1899 – 8 March 1972) was a high-ranking SS commander of Nazi Germany. 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 530,202 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski is the 209th most popular military personnel (down from 195th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Poland (down from 99th in 2019) and the 12th 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 209 out of 1,466Before him are Parmenion, Lysander, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Hasso von Manteuffel, Oenomaus, and Tōgō Heihachirō. After him are Yue Fei, Josip Jelačić, Otto Carius, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Sejanus.

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Among people born in 1899, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 21Before him are László Bíró, Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, Paul-Henri Spaak, Béla Guttmann, and Adnan Menderes. After him are Miguel Ángel Asturias, Charles Laughton, Paul Hermann Müller, Gloria Swanson, Alfred Schütz, and Gustav Heinemann. Among people deceased in 1972, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 16Before him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, and Paul-Henri Spaak. After him are Erhard Milch, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, Talal of Jordan, and Asta Nielsen.

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Among people born in Poland, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 101 out of 1,231Before him are Albert Sabin (1906), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Dziga Vertov (1896), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Ulrich Beck (1944). After him are Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Saint Casimir (1458), Casimir Funk (1884), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Kurt Student (1890), and Anna Jagiellon (1523).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ranks 12Before him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Anton Denikin (1872). After him are Kurt Student (1890), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Rochus Misch (1917), and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889).