Josef Kramer

1906 - 1945

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Josef Kramer (10 November 1906 – 13 December 1945) was Hauptsturmführer and the Commandant of Auschwitz-Birkenau (from 8 May 1944 to 25 November 1944) and of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (from December 1944 to its liberation on 15 April 1945). Dubbed the Beast of Belsen by camp inmates, he was a German Nazi war criminal, directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Kramer has received more than 835,012 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Josef Kramer is the 1,550th most popular politician (down from 1,312th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 355th in 2019) and the 116th most popular German Politician.

Josef Kramer was a Nazi SS officer who was in charge of the Auschwitz concentration camp. He is most famous for his role in the Holocaust.

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Among politicians, Josef Kramer ranks 1,550 out of 15,710Before him are Nancy Pelosi, Tiberius II Constantine, Æthelred the Unready, Henry II of Navarre, Emperor Ninkō, and Ahmad Sanjar. After him are Emperor Kōkaku, Lajos Kossuth, Gongmin of Goryeo, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Djer, and Bessus.

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Among people born in 1906, Josef Kramer ranks 35Before him are Ernst Ruska, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Léon Degrelle, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Sayyid Qutb, and Wassily Leontief. After him are Hassan al-Banna, Albert Sabin, Oleg Antonov, Vladimir Prelog, Clyde Tombaugh, and John Huston. Among people deceased in 1945, Josef Kramer ranks 41Before him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Theodore Dreiser, Roland Freisler, Friedrich Fromm, Robert Ley, and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium. After him are Francis William Aston, Oskar Dirlewanger, Käthe Kollwitz, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Emil Hácha, and Robert Ritter von Greim.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Josef Kramer ranks 442 out of 5,289Before him are Uwe Seeler (1936), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Walther Bothe (1891), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), Fritz Todt (1891), and Ernst Bloch (1885). After him are Adam Opel (1837), Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Werner von Fritsch (1880), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), and Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Josef Kramer ranks 116Before him are Georgy Lvov (1861), Friedrich Fromm (1888), Robert Ley (1890), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Conradin (1252), and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911). After him are Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Werner von Fritsch (1880), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Louise Mountbatten (1889), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), and Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739).