Franz Stangl

1908 - 1971

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Franz Paul Stangl (German: [ˈʃtaŋl̩]; 26 March 1908 – 28 June 1971) was an Austrian police officer and commandant of the Nazi extermination camps Sobibor and Treblinka in World War II. Stangl, an employee of the T-4 Euthanasia Program and an SS commander in Nazi Germany, became commandant of the camps during the Operation Reinhard phase of the Holocaust. After the war he fled to Brazil for 16 years, in those 16 years he worked for Volkswagen do Brasil before he was arrested in 1967, extradited to West Germany and tried there for the mass murder of one million people. In 1970, he was found guilty and sentenced to the maximum penalty, life imprisonment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Stangl has received more than 1,401,466 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Franz Stangl is the 224th most popular military personnel (up from 258th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Austria (up from 156th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Franz Stangl was a Nazi officer who oversaw the operation of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Franz Stangl ranks 224 out of 2,058Before him are Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Andrey Yeryomenko, Djemal Pasha, Wilhelm List, and Kurt Student. After him are Alfred von Tirpitz, Gertrude Bell, Walther von Reichenau, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Sun Bin, and Wilhelm Mohnke.

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Among people born in 1908, Franz Stangl ranks 28Before him are Anna Magnani, David Oistrakh, Nelson Rockefeller, Hannes Alfvén, Joseph McCarthy, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Amon Göth, Joseph Rotblat, Ilya Frank, Werner von Haeften, Manoel de Oliveira, and David Lean. Among people deceased in 1971, Franz Stangl ranks 21Before him are Lin Biao, Giorgos Seferis, Harold Lloyd, Arne Jacobsen, Donald Winnicott, and Wilhelm List. After him are Gotthard Heinrici, François Duvalier, D. B. Cooper, Igor Tamm, Lothar Rendulic, and Wendell Meredith Stanley.

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Among people born in Austria, Franz Stangl ranks 134 out of 1,424Before him are Karl Polanyi (1886), Ernst Happel (1925), Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1743), Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Mariana of Austria (1634), and Richard Kuhn (1900). After him are Amon Göth (1908), Frederick the Fair (1289), Hermann Broch (1886), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (1559), and Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (1746).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Franz Stangl ranks 5Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Józef Poniatowski (1763), Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886), and Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643). After him are Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Alois Brunner (1912), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), Gustav Wagner (1911), and Walter Nowotny (1920).