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Kurt Franz

1914 - 1998

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Kurt Hubert Franz (17 January 1914 – 4 July 1998) was an SS officer and one of the commanders of the Treblinka extermination camp. Because of this, Franz was one of the major perpetrators of genocide during the Holocaust. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Franz has received more than 429,114 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Kurt Franz is the 569th most popular military personnel (up from 687th in 2019), the 1,407th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,747th in 2019) and the 113th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Kurt Franz ranks 569 out of 1,468Before him are Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Hisaichi Terauchi, Alexander Pokryshkin, Gusztáv Jány, Hijikata Toshizō, and Deng Ai. After him are Valery Gerasimov, Creighton Abrams, Huang Gai, Kirill Moskalenko, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, and Woodes Rogers.

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Among people born in 1914, Kurt Franz ranks 61Before him are James Van Allen, Renato Dulbecco, María Félix, Lilli Palmer, Jan Karski, and Unity Mitford. After him are Creighton Abrams, Lina Bo Bardi, Edward T. Hall, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Martin Gardner, and Pierre Balmain. Among people deceased in 1998, Kurt Franz ranks 55Before him are Maurice Bucaille, Verner Panton, Wolf Vostell, Sonny Bono, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, and Benjamin Spock. After him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Martin Rodbell, Roddy McDowall, Kenichi Fukui, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Anne Desclos.

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Among people born in Germany, Kurt Franz ranks 1,407 out of 6,142Before him are Walter Kasper (1933), Garibald I of Bavaria (550), Franz Xaver Schwarz (1875), Arnold Gehlen (1904), Michael Wolgemut (1434), and Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony (1728). After him are Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Mary Wigman (1886), Fritz Pfeffer (1889), Heinrich Schwabe (1789), Franz Oppenheimer (1864), and Widukind of Corvey (925).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Kurt Franz ranks 113Before him are Heinz Lammerding (1905), Walter Rauff (1906), Otto Kumm (1909), August Hirt (1898), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), and Nicolaus von Below (1907). After him are Ernst Barkmann (1919), Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Hans Speidel (1897), Günther Blumentritt (1892), Adolf Strauss (1879), and Wilhelm Rediess (1900).