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 358,287 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Kurt Franz is the 687th most popular military personnel (down from 542nd in 2019), the 1,747th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,327th in 2019) and the 135th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Kurt Franz ranks 687 out of 1,466Before him are David Elazar, Yevhen Konovalets, William Stuart-Houston, Soemu Toyoda, Fritz Witt, and Peithon. After him are Mikhail Skobelev, Seishirō Itagaki, Sanada Masayuki, Helmuth von Pannwitz, Rudolf Schmidt, and Pavel Sudoplatov.

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Among people born in 1914, Kurt Franz ranks 85Before him are Lilli Palmer, Bill Finger, Ilmari Juutilainen, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Go Seigen, and Pietro Germi. After him are Saul Steinberg, Woody Strode, George Reeves, Larbi Benbarek, Patrick O'Brian, and Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven. Among people deceased in 1998, Kurt Franz ranks 69Before him are Carl Perkins, Zlatko Čajkovski, Don Taylor, George H. Hitchings, Martin Rodbell, and Ted Hughes. After him are Maureen O'Sullivan, George Wallace, László Szabó, Florence Griffith Joyner, Bruno Munari, and Adem Jashari.

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Among people born in Germany, Kurt Franz ranks 1,747 out of 5,289Before him are Jenny-Wanda Barkmann (1922), Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria (1937), Philip, Elector Palatine (1448), Arp Schnitger (1648), Johannes Sturm (1507), and Fritz Witt (1908). After him are Ottmar Walter (1924), Fancy (1946), Simon Mayr (1763), Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (1719), Anna Maria of the Palatinate (1561), and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Crown Princess of Prussia (1746).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Kurt Franz ranks 135Before him are Georg Lindemann (1884), Heinz Hitler (1920), Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755), Matthias Kleinheisterkamp (1893), Lothar von Trotha (1848), and Fritz Witt (1908). After him are Rudolf Schmidt (1886), Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1737), Erich Rudorffer (1917), Ludwig Crüwell (1892), Albert Leo Schlageter (1894), and Friedrich Hossbach (1894).