Walter Rauff

1906 - 1984

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Hermann Julius Walther Rauff, also Walther Rauff (19 June 1906 – 14 May 1984) was a mid-ranking SS commander in Nazi Germany. From January 1938, he was an aide of Reinhard Heydrich firstly in the Security Service (Sicherheitsdienst or SD), later in the Reich Security Main Office. He worked for the Federal Intelligence Service of West Germany (Bundesnachrichtendienst) between 1958 and 1962, and was subsequently employed by the Mossad, the Israeli secret service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Rauff has received more than 617,300 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Walter Rauff is the 536th most popular military personnel (up from 540th in 2019), the 1,303rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,294th in 2019) and the 101st most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Walter Rauff ranks 536 out of 2,058Before him are Cao Zhen, Lautaro, Tamara Bunke, Callimachus, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, and Julian, Count of Ceuta. After him are Saitō Hajime, Pavel Batitsky, John Hawkins, Friedrich Dollmann, Jawhar, and Heinz Lammerding.

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Among people born in 1906, Walter Rauff ranks 73Before him are Luis Federico Leloir, Douglas McGregor, Zhou Youguang, Carol Reed, Gusztáv Sebes, and Missak Manouchian. After him are Jacques Becker, George Wald, Louise Brooks, Primo Carnera, Muzafer Sherif, and Markos Vafeiadis. Among people deceased in 1984, Walter Rauff ranks 43Before him are Kim Il, Henri Michaux, Oskar Werner, Yigael Yadin, Enrico Berlinguer, and Moshé Feldenkrais. After him are Pavel Batitsky, James Mason, Yılmaz Güney, Brassaï, Jackie Coogan, and Jerzy Popiełuszko.

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Among people born in Germany, Walter Rauff ranks 1,303 out of 7,253Before him are Jakob Wassermann (1873), Otto V, Duke of Bavaria (1346), Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg (1875), Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1700), Marian Gold (1954), and Wolfgang von Trips (1928). After him are Dorothea Binz (1920), Josef Bühler (1904), John Rabe (1882), Rudolf Diels (1900), Carl Stumpf (1848), and Rudolf Caracciola (1901).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walter Rauff ranks 101Before him are Alfred von Waldersee (1832), Adolf Strauss (1879), Günther Korten (1898), Josef Harpe (1887), Theodor Busse (1897), and Ernst Lindemann (1894). After him are Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Franz von Hipper (1863), and Hans Baur (1897).