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Oswald Pohl

1892 - 1951

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Oswald Ludwig Pohl (German: [ˈɔsvalt ˈpoːl] (listen); 30 June 1892 – 7 June 1951) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. As the head of the SS Main Economic and Administrative Office and the head administrator of the Nazi concentration camps, he was a key figure in the Final Solution, the genocide of the European Jews. After the war, Pohl went into hiding; he was apprehended in 1946. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oswald Pohl has received more than 427,840 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Oswald Pohl is the 3,110th most popular politician (up from 3,626th in 2019), the 843rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,002nd in 2019) and the 245th most popular German Politician.

Oswald Pohl was the head of the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office, which managed the concentration camps. Pohl was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials.

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Among politicians, Oswald Pohl ranks 3,110 out of 15,577Before him are Sophonisba, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Léon Bourgeois, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Emperor Cheng of Han, and Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria. After him are Nobusuke Kishi, Margaret of York, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Gyeongjong of Goryeo, John George III, Elector of Saxony, and Marduk-apla-iddina II.

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Among people born in 1892, Oswald Pohl ranks 49Before him are Władysław Anders, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Bolesław Bierut, E. H. Carr, Nikolai Kondratiev, and V. Gordon Childe. After him are Mary Pickford, Margaret Rutherford, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, József Mindszenty, Erich Auerbach, and Johannes Frießner. Among people deceased in 1951, Oswald Pohl ranks 21Before him are Otto Ohlendorf, Maxim Litvinov, Alfred Hugenberg, Sinclair Lewis, Paul Blobel, and Amélie of Orléans. After him are Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Harald Bohr, William Randolph Hearst, Princess Milica of Montenegro, Ivanoe Bonomi, and Charles G. Dawes.

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Among people born in Germany, Oswald Pohl ranks 843 out of 6,142Before him are Anna Seghers (1900), Princess Louise of Prussia (1838), Achim von Arnim (1781), Steffi Graf (1969), Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1729), and Kurt Eisner (1867). After him are John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647), Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse (1777), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), and Hendrik Goltzius (1558).

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