Walter Rauff

1906 - 1984

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Walter (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. His funeral in Santiago, Chile, was attended by a crowd of old Nazis.Rauff is thought to have been responsible for nearly 100,000 deaths during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Rauff has received more than 436,399 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Rauff is the 522nd most popular military personnel, the 1,300th most popular biography from Germany and the 109th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Walter Rauff ranks 522 out of 1,466Before him are Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Jean Maximilien Lamarque, Hans Speidel, Mikhail Alekseyev, Bob Denard, and William Bligh. After him are Nogi Maresuke, Fritz Bayerlein, Ante Gotovina, Jisaburō Ozawa, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, and Max Immelmann.

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Among people born in 1906, Walter Rauff ranks 78Before him are Markos Vafeiadis, George Wald, Zhou Youguang, Janet Gaynor, Heinrich Schwarz, and Edmond Debeaumarché. After him are Giuseppe Siri, Robert E. Howard, Hans Aumeier, Carlo Scarpa, Jacques Becker, and Chandra Shekhar Azad. Among people deceased in 1984, Walter Rauff ranks 45Before him are Moshé Feldenkrais, Oskar Werner, Brassaï, Janet Gaynor, Joseph Losey, and Hans Speidel. After him are Jackie Coogan, Enrico Berlinguer, Tito Gobbi, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Kevin A. Lynch, and Pierre Gemayel.

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Among people born in Germany, Walter Rauff ranks 1,300 out of 5,289Before him are Franz Karl Achard (1753), Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1797), Hugo Riemann (1849), Ernest Mandel (1923), Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (1473), and Eduard Spranger (1882). After him are Dieter Rams (1932), William I, Elector of Hesse (1743), Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Gertrude of Merania (1185), Helmuth James von Moltke (1907), and Karl Löwith (1897).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walter Rauff ranks 109Before him are Theodor Busse (1897), Günther Blumentritt (1892), Günther Korten (1898), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594), and Hans Speidel (1897). After him are Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Max Immelmann (1890), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Ernst Lindemann (1894), and Oswald Boelcke (1891).