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Richard Baer

1911 - 1963

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Richard Baer (9 September 1911 – 17 June 1963) was a German SS officer who, among other assignments, was the commandant of Auschwitz I concentration camp from May 1944 to January 1945, and right after, from February to April 1945, commandant of Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. Following the war, Baer lived under an assumed name to avoid prosecution but was recognized and arrested in December 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Baer has received more than 434,938 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Baer is the 2,898th most popular politician (down from 2,826th in 2019), the 781st most popular biography from Germany (up from 790th in 2019) and the 228th most popular German Politician.

Richard Baer was a Nazi war criminal who was captured in 1962 and tried in the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials. He was found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison.

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Among politicians, Richard Baer ranks 2,898 out of 15,577Before him are Ferhat Abbas, Bolesław Bierut, Đurađ Branković, Reccared I, Prajadhipok, and Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria. After him are Zhang Xueliang, Külüg Khan, 3rd Dalai Lama, Henry of Bohemia, Psamtik II, and Louis II of Anjou.

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Among people born in 1911, Richard Baer ranks 40Before him are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, John Archibald Wheeler, Jean Harlow, Sergey Sokolov, Milovan Đilas, and Herta Oberheuser. After him are Trygve Haavelmo, J. L. Austin, Bernard Katz, Odysseas Elytis, Niels Kaj Jerne, and Cantinflas. Among people deceased in 1963, Richard Baer ranks 29Before him are Rajendra Prasad, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Michael Rockefeller, Carmen Amaya, and Theodore von Kármán. After him are Jacques Hadamard, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Richard Barthelmess, Józef Gosławski, Kurt Zeitzler, and Oleg Penkovsky.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Richard Baer ranks 781 out of 6,142Before him are Princess Wilhelmine of Baden (1788), Uwe Seeler (1936), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261), Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720), and Magda Schneider (1909). After him are Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414), Gotthard Kettler (1517), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), and Hans Fallada (1893).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Richard Baer ranks 228Before him are Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Maria of Yugoslavia (1900), Herschel Grynszpan (1921), Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), and Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261). After him are Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504), Gotthard Kettler (1517), Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Gudrun Burwitz (1929), and Agnes of Merania (1175).