Gustav Wagner

1911 - 1980

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Gustav Franz Wagner (18 July 1911 – 3 October 1980) was an Austrian member of the SS with the rank of Staff sergeant (Oberscharführer). Wagner was a deputy commander of Sobibor extermination camp in German-occupied Poland, where 200,000-250,000 Jews were murdered in the camp's gas chambers during Operation Reinhard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Wagner has received more than 525,861 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Gustav Wagner is the 400th most popular military personnel (down from 341st in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from Austria (down from 202nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Gustav Wagner was a Nazi SS officer who served as the commandant of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Majdanek.

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Among military personnels, Gustav Wagner ranks 400 out of 1,466Before him are Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Thomas the Slav, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Josef Harpe, Gao Shun, and Georg-Hans Reinhardt. After him are Ernst von Mansfeld, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Yoshiko Kawashima, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Sergey Sokolov, and John of Austria the Younger.

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Among people born in 1911, Gustav Wagner ranks 49Before him are Bernard Katz, Trygve Haavelmo, Henri Troyat, Akira Yoshizawa, Bernard Herrmann, and Ernesto Sabato. After him are William Howard Stein, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Klaus Fuchs, and Sergey Sokolov. Among people deceased in 1980, Gustav Wagner ranks 44Before him are Marian Rejewski, Alexander Oparin, Willard Libby, Fritz Strassmann, Vinicius de Moraes, and Lewis Milestone. After him are William Howard Stein, Mae West, Ian Curtis, Stanisława Walasiewicz, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, and Walter Dornberger.

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Among people born in Austria, Gustav Wagner ranks 249 out of 1,075Before him are Otto of Freising (1114), Archduchess Barbara of Austria (1539), Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria (1866), Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614), Hermann Buhl (1924), and Döme Sztójay (1883). After him are Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (1176), Koloman Moser (1868), Max Steiner (1888), Bruno Kreisky (1911), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897), and Fritjof Capra (1939).