Viktors Arājs

1910 - 1988

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Viktors Arājs (13 January 1910 – 13 January 1988) was a Latvian/Baltic German collaborator and Nazi SS officer, who took part in the Holocaust during the German occupation of Latvia and Belarus (then called White Russia or White Ruthenia) as the leader of the Arajs Kommando. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktors Arājs has received more than 102,144 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Viktors Arājs is the 239th most popular social activist, the 55th most popular biography from Latvia and the most popular Latvian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Viktors Arājs ranks 239 out of 544. Before him are C. Rajagopalachari, Flora MacDonald, Hazi Aslanov, Joseph von Sonnenfels, Andrés Bonifacio, and Ryu Gwansun. After him are George Lincoln Rockwell, George Blake, Tatyana Baramzina, Fra Diavolo, Li Hongzhi, and Greta Thunberg.

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Among people born in 1910, Viktors Arājs ranks 119Before him are Ruan Lingyu, Barbara O'Neil, Ngô Đình Nhu, Yusof Ishak, Hazi Aslanov, and Louis Prima. After him are Rudolf Lange, Josef Tal, Rudolf Kempe, T-Bone Walker, Joan Bennett, and Cao Yu. Among people deceased in 1988, Viktors Arājs ranks 83Before him are Anna Mahler, Divine, Piero Taruffi, Trevor Howard, Edgar Faure, and Fritz Heider. After him are Hillel Slovak, Hal Ashby, Seán MacBride, Gaston Eyskens, Paolo Stoppa, and Tore Keller.

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Among people born in Latvia, Viktors Arājs ranks 55 out of 242. Before him are Valdis Zatlers (1955), Herberts Cukurs (1900), Max Weinreich (1894), Paul Walden (1863), Inese Jaunzeme (1932), and Pēteris Stučka (1865). After him are Eduard Totleben (1818), Maria Skobtsova (1891), Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter (1884), Vasiliy Ulrikh (1889), Wessel Freytag von Loringhoven (1899), and Yury Tynyanov (1894).


Among social activists born in Latvia, Viktors Arājs ranks 1After him are Wessel Freytag von Loringhoven (1899).