Oskar Gröning

1921 - 2018

Oskar Gröning

Oskar Gröning (10 June 1921 – 9 March 2018) was a German SS Unterscharführer who was stationed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. His responsibilities included counting and sorting the money taken from prisoners, and he was in charge of the personal property of arriving prisoners. On a few occasions he witnessed the procedures of mass killing in the camp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oskar Gröning has received more than 980,063 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 68th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Oskar Gröning ranks 68 out of 182Before him are Hermine Braunsteiner, Boris Savinkov, Jeffrey Dahmer, Kang Kek Iew, Friedrich Jeckeln, and Jordan Belfort. After him are Tommaso Buscetta, Whitey Bulger, Marc Dutroux, Johann Rattenhuber, John Adams, and Edmund Kemper.

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Among people born in 1921, Oskar Gröning ranks 81Before him are Chris Marker, Mary Douglas, Farida of Egypt, Raymond Goethals, James Clavell, and Gene Roddenberry. After him are Stein Rokkan, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Louis Jourdan, George Roy Hill, Yuri Nikulin, and Iris Apfel. Among people deceased in 2018, Oskar Gröning ranks 72Before him are Shoko Asahara, Milena Dravić, Dolores O'Riordan, Anthony Bourdain, Ermanno Olmi, and Thomas A. Steitz. After him are Samir Amin, Whitey Bulger, Joël Robuchon, Avicii, Aharon Appelfeld, and Lill-Babs.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Oskar Gröning ranks 1,244 out of 3,763Before him are Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Wilhelm Tempel (1821), Karl von Bülow (1846), Princess Sophie of Saxony (1845), Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817), and Ferdinand Ries (1784). After him are Heinrich Schwarz (1906), Hans Werner Henze (1926), Otto Rasch (1891), Rudolf Kirchschläger (1915), Wilhelm Weitling (1808), and Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1934).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Oskar Gröning ranks 9Before him are Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Andreas Baader (1943), Frederick Trump (1869), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Fritz Haarmann (1879), and Friedrich Jeckeln (1895). After him are Johann Rattenhuber (1897), Armin Meiwes (1961), Ernst Zündel (null), Brigitte Mohnhaupt (1949), and Irmgard Möller (1947).

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