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 951,960 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Josef Kramer is the 1,647th most popular politician (down from 1,548th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from Germany (down from 442nd in 2019) and the 123rd most popular 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 1,647 out of 15,577Before him are Libius Severus, Crazy Horse, Pharamond, Ptolemy IX Lathyros, Empress Lü, and Axel Oxenstierna. After him are Šuppiluliuma I, Shinzō Abe, Soong Mei-ling, Mago Barca, Uzun Hasan, and Tancred, Prince of Galilee.

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Among people born in 1906, Josef Kramer ranks 35Before him are Léon Degrelle, Soichiro Honda, Hassan al-Banna, Hans Asperger, Alexey Stakhanov, and Léopold Sédar Senghor. After him are John Huston, Wassily Leontief, James E. Webb, Hans Bethe, Dino Buzzati, and Marcelo Caetano. Among people deceased in 1945, Josef Kramer ranks 42Before him are Robert Ley, Francis William Aston, Hans Krebs, Oskar Dirlewanger, Roland Freisler, and Hans Fischer. After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf, Käthe Kollwitz, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Stefan Banach, Giovanni Agnelli, and Robert Ritter von Greim.

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Among people born in Germany, Josef Kramer ranks 449 out of 6,142Before him are Felix Klein (1849), F. W. Murnau (1888), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Niklas Luhmann (1927), Jochen Rindt (1942), and Wilhelm List (1880). After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), and Emile Berliner (1851).

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