Paul Blobel

1894 - 1951

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Paul Blobel (13 August 1894 – 7 June 1951) was a German Sicherheitsdienst (SD) commander and convicted war criminal who played a leading role in the Holocaust. He organised and executed the Babi Yar massacre, the largest massacre of the Second World War at Babi Yar ravine in September 1941, pioneered the use of the gas van and, following re-assignment developed the gas chambers for the extermination camps in occupied Poland. From late 1942 onwards he led Sonderaktion 1005, wherein millions of bodies were exhumed at the massacre sites and extermination camps across Eastern Europe in an effort to erase all evidence of the Holocaust and specifically of Operation Reinhard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Blobel has received more than 584,560 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Paul Blobel is the 2,654th most popular politician (down from 2,649th in 2019), the 732nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 704th in 2019) and the 198th most popular German Politician.

Paul Blobel was a Nazi officer who was responsible for the Babi Yar massacre in September 1941.

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Among politicians, Paul Blobel ranks 2,654 out of 15,710Before him are 3rd Dalai Lama, Hun Sen, Vasily Blokhin, Sargon I, Milton Obote, and John Sherman. After him are Tetricus I, Vladimir Ivashko, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Stanislav Shushkevich, Alassane Ouattara, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

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Among people born in 1894, Paul Blobel ranks 35Before him are Otto Grotewohl, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Satyendra Nath Bose, Wilhelm Bittrich, Norman Rockwell, and Alexander Oparin. After him are Percy Spencer, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Heinrich Lübke, Karl Böhm, Josef von Sternberg, and Alexander Dovzhenko. Among people deceased in 1951, Paul Blobel ranks 20Before him are Otto Ohlendorf, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Amélie of Orléans, August Horch, Alfred Hugenberg, and Sinclair Lewis. After him are William Randolph Hearst, Harald Bohr, Oswald Pohl, Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Ivanoe Bonomi, and Óscar Carmona.

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Among people born in Germany, Paul Blobel ranks 732 out of 5,289Before him are George V of Hanover (1819), Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Manfred Gerlach (1928), Peter Weiss (1916), and Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795). After him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), Gisela of Hungary (980), Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797), and Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738).

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