Willi Herold

1925 - 1946

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Willi Herold (11 September 1925 – 14 November 1946), also known as "the Executioner of Emsland," was a German war criminal. Near the end of World War II in Europe, Herold deserted from the German Army and, posing as a Luftwaffe captain, organized the mass execution of German army deserters held at a prison camp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willi Herold has received more than 684,025 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Willi Herold is the 61st most popular extremist, the 1,048th most popular biography from Germany and the 8th most popular German Extremist.

Willi Herold is most famous for being the first person to fly an airplane solo across the English Channel.

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Among extremists, Willi Herold ranks 61 out of 205Before him are George Jung, Karl Denke, Emperor Norton, Jordan Belfort, Johnny Torrio, and Pavlik Morozov. After him are Timothy McVeigh, Henri Désiré Landru, Friedrich Jeckeln, Edmund Kemper, Boris Savinkov, and Oskar Gröning.

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Among people born in 1925, Willi Herold ranks 73Before him are Dick Van Dyke, Gerald Durrell, József Bozsik, Alain Touraine, Leo Esaki, and Honor Blackman. After him are Veljko Kadijević, Michel de Certeau, Nicolai Gedda, Harry Harrison, Ernest Gellner, and Tom Gehrels. Among people deceased in 1946, Willi Herold ranks 44Before him are Tomoyuki Yamashita, Ernest Thompson Seton, Helene Schjerfbeck, Döme Sztójay, Clemens August Graf von Galen, and Vojtech Tuka. After him are Carl Schuhmann, Friedrich Jeckeln, Otto Georg Thierack, Francisco Largo Caballero, Ignacy Mościcki, and Per Albin Hansson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Willi Herold ranks 1,048 out of 5,289Before him are August von Wassermann (1866), Carsten Niebuhr (1733), Conrad Schumann (1942), Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857), Peter Minuit (1589), and Amalia of Oldenburg (1818). After him are Theobald Boehm (1794), Felix Magath (1953), Leopold I, Margrave of Austria (940), Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892), Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757), and Paul Natorp (1854).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Willi Herold ranks 8Before him are Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Peter Kürten (1883), Andreas Baader (1943), Fritz Haarmann (1879), Frederick Trump (1869), and Gudrun Ensslin (1940). After him are Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Oskar Gröning (1921), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), Armin Meiwes (1961), Brigitte Mohnhaupt (1949), and Ernst Zündel (1939).