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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 several former Nazis.Rauff is accused by Jewish sources of being 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 545,105 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Rauff is the 531st most popular military personnel (down from 522nd in 2019), the 1,294th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,300th in 2019) and the 108th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Walter Rauff ranks 531 out of 1,468Before him are Elyesa Bazna, Ivan Yakubovsky, Antonio Tejero, Sergey Gorshkov, Bob Denard, and Heinz Lammerding. After him are Paddy Roy Bates, Bo'orchu, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Teruo Nakamura, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, and Cao Zhen.

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Among people born in 1906, Walter Rauff ranks 72Before him are Chandra Shekhar Azad, Heinz Harmel, John Dickson Carr, Nelson Goodman, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, and Janet Gaynor. After him are Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Brigitte Helm, Gusztáv Sebes, Carlo Scarpa, Zhou Youguang, and Lillian Asplund. Among people deceased in 1984, Walter Rauff ranks 47Before him are Brassaï, Janet Gaynor, James Mason, Yılmaz Güney, Enrico Berlinguer, and Pavel Batitsky. After him are Jiro Miyake, Count Basie, Hans Speidel, Fikret Amirov, Chaïm Perelman, and José Mauro de Vasconcelos.

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Among people born in Germany, Walter Rauff ranks 1,294 out of 6,142Before him are Karl von Habsburg (1961), Hans Burgkmair (1473), Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1684), Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736), Robert Koldewey (1855), and Heinz Lammerding (1905). After him are Erwin Neher (1944), Franz Walter Stahlecker (1900), Bernhard Rust (1883), Alfred Einstein (1880), Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833), and Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walter Rauff ranks 108Before him are Theodor Busse (1897), Anton Dostler (1891), Franz von Hipper (1863), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Herta Bothe (1921), and Heinz Lammerding (1905). After him are Otto Kumm (1909), August Hirt (1898), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Kurt Franz (1914), and Ernst Barkmann (1919).