Annex: Auschwitz concentration camp personnel

After the war, the Soviet and Polish authorities opened trials to the chief executives, officers, non-commissioned officers and troops who had led and participated in the extermination operations of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Among the main members of the SS who worked at the slaughter center were:

Commanders

  • SS Hauptsturmführer Karl Fritzsch (Killed in combat)
  • SS Obersturmbannführer Rudolf Höss (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Obersturmführer Arthur Liebehenschel (Executed by the Poles)

Civil doctors and SS

  • Dr. Carl Clauberg (Killed in a West German prison)
  • Dr. Arnold Dohmen (Destination Unknown)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Dr. Friedrich Karl Entress (Executed by the Allies)
  • Dr. Kurt Gutzeit (Unknown destination)
  • SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Dr. Willy Jobst (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Obersturmführer Dr. Bruno Kitt (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Dr. Fritz Klein (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Untersturmführer Dr. Hans Wilhelm König (Destination unknown)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Dr. Eduard Krebsbach (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Untersturmführer Dr. Johannes Kremer ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Obersturmführer Dr. Franz Lucas (3 years in prison)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Dr. Josef Mengele (Escaped abroad – drowned accidentally)
  • SS Obersturmführer Dr. Hans Munch (Acquitted)
  • SS Obersturmführer Dr. Werner Rohde (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Sturmbannführer Dr. Horst Schumann (Escaped abroad)
  • SS Obersturmführer Dr. Horst Thilo (committed suicide)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Dr. Alfred Trzebinski (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Dr. Helmuth Vetter (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Dr. Eduard Wirths (committed suicide in prison)
  • Dr. Helmut Wirths (Destination unknown)

Guards

  • SS Hauptsturmführer Benno Adolf (Dead – Not prosecuted)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Heinrich Schwarz (Executed by the French, in 1947)
  • SS Unterscharführer Bruno Hugo Albrecht (7 years in prison)
  • SS Obersturmführer Hans Aumeier (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Richard Baer (Escaped abroad – Killed in prison)
  • SS Rottenführer Karl Bainski (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Karl Bara (3 years in prison)
  • SS Rottenführer Stefan Baretzki (Shawshank Redemption and 8 years imprisonment)
  • SS Sturmmann Josef Baumstark (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterstumführer Emil Bednarek ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Obersturmführer Otto Blaschke (Destination unknown)
  • SS Rottenführer Richard Böck (Acquitted)
  • SS Obersturmführer Franz Bodmann (Killed – not prosecuted)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Wilhelm Boger (Shawshank Redemption and 15 years imprisonment)
  • SS Unterscharführer August Bogusch (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Unterscharführer Georg Bonigut (Destination unknown)
  • SS Oberscharführer Hans Bott (5 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Arthur Breitwieser ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Rottenführer Pery Broad (4 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Karl Reinhard Broch (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Anton Brose (Unknown destination)
  • SS Scharführer Hermann Balthasar Buch (Unknown destination)
  • SS Sturmmann Alexander Bulow (15 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Fritz Buntrock (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Obersturmbannführer Wilhelm Burger (suspended)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Viktor Capesius (9 years in prison)
  • SS Sturmscharführer Lorenz Carstensen (dead in prison)
  • SS Obersturmführer Hans Delmotte (committed suicide)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Oskar Dienstbach (Dead – Not prosecuted)
  • SS Sturmmann Erich Dinges (5 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Andreas Hans Draser (Destination unknown)
  • SS Scharführer Klaus Dylewski (5 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Josef Dziersan (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Josef Eckhardt (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Gerhard Effinger (Unknown destination)
  • SS Scharführer Karl Egersdorf (Acquitted)
  • SS Oberscharführer Wilhelm Emmerich (died in a hospital)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Horst Paul Fischer (Executed in West Germany)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Karl Josef Fischer (Unknown destination)
  • SS Sturmmann Willi Florschütz (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Gustav Frank (Destination Unknown)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Willi Frank (7 years in prison)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Jakob Fries (Unknown destination)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Wilhelm Gehring (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Obersturmführer Gerhard Gerber (Destination unknown)
  • SS Oberscharführer Emanuel Glumbik (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Herbert Göbbert (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Johann Gorges (Dead – Not prosecuted)
  • SS Rottenführer Paul Gotze (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Oberscharführer Maximilian Grabner (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Rottenführer Ladislaw Gura (Acquitted)
  • SS Unterstumführer Ferdinand Hammer (Escaped abroad)
  • SS Rottenführer Emil Hantl (3 years and a half in prison)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Friedrich Harder (Destination unknown)
  • SS Obersturmbannführer Fritz Hartjenstein (Killed in prison)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Erwin von Helmersen (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Erwin Heschl (Unknown destination)
  • SS Rottenführer Karl Höcker (7 years in prison)
  • SS Oberscharführer Franz Johann Hoffmann ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Rottenführer Hans Hofmann (15 years in prison)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Rudolf Horstmann (Destination unknown)
  • SS Obersturmführer Franz Hoessler (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Oberscharführer Josef Houstek ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Unterscharführer Wilhelm Hoyer (Destination unknown)
  • SS Oberscharführer Karl Jeschke (3 years in prison)
  • SS Obersturmführer Heinrich Josten (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Julius Jung (Killed in combat against the Russians)
  • SS Unterscharführer Oswald Kaduk (25 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Johann Kamphus (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Hans Walter Kapper (Killed – Not Prosecuted)
  • SS Unterscharführer Edward Kelm (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Hermann Kirschner (Executed by the Poles)
  • Sturmscharführer Josef Klehr (Shawshank Redemption and 15 years imprisonment)
  • SS Oberscharführer Kurt Knittel (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Hans Koch ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Obersturmführer Josef Kollmer (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Unterscharführer Ernst König ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Josef Kramer (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Obersturmführer Theodor Kraetzer (Destination unknown)
  • SS Sturmbannführer Franz Kraus (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Eduard Kreibisch (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Bernhard Kristan (Unknown destination)
  • SS Sturmbannführer Adolf Krömer (Killed – not prosecuted)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Georg Kudriawtzow (Destination unknown)
  • SS Rottenführer Romuald Kunzelmann (Unknown destination)
  • SS Untersturmführer Alois Kurz (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Gerhard Lachmann (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Franz Laister (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Otto Latsch (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Rottenführer Anton Lechner ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Unterscharführer Eduard Lorenz (15 years in prison)
  • SS Oberscharführer Herbert Ludwig (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Untersturmführer Georg Franz Mayer (Destination unknown)
  • Unterscharführer SS Adolf Medefind ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Untersturmführer Max Meyr (Unknown destination)
  • SS Obersturmbannführer Karl Mockel (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Unterscharführer Otto Moll (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Oberscharführer Erich Muhsfeldt (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Robert Mulka (14 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Kurt Müller (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Detlef Nebbe ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Oberscharführer Hinrich Oppelt (Unknown destination)
  • SS Oberscharführer Walter Otto (Acquitted)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Gerhard Palitzsch (Missing)
  • SS Obersturmführer Bruno Pfuetze (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Hans Pichler (Unknown destination)
  • SS Oberscharführer Ludwig Plagge (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Sturmbannführer Max Popiersch (Dead of typhus)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Elimar Lüder Precht (Unknown destination)
  • SS Rottenführer Heinrich Pyschny (Unknown destination)
  • SS Oberscharführer Walter Konrad Quakernack (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Unterscharführer Karl Reichenbacher (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Franz Romeikat (15 years in prison)
  • SS Rottenführer Johann Roth (Unknown destination)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Erich Sautter (Destination unknown)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Willi Rudolf Sawatzki (Acquitted)
  • SS Rottenführer Willi Schatz (Acquitted)
  • SS Oberscharführer Herbert Scherpe (4 and a half years imprisonment)
  • SS Oberscharführer Bruno Schlange (6 years in prison)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Friedrich Schlüter
  • SS Untersturmführer Karl Schmidt (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Johann Schobert (Acquitted)
  • SS Unterscharführer Heinrich Schoppe (Unknown destination)
  • SS Obersturmfuehrer Vincenz Schöttl (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Unterscharführer Richard Schröder (10 years in prison)
  • SS Untersturmführer Wilhelm Schulte (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Heinz Arthur Willi Schulz (Unknown destination)
  • SS Unterscharführer Hans Schumacher (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Untersturmführer Hans Schurz (Dead – Not prosecuted)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Heinrich Schwarz (Executed by the French)
  • SS Obersturmführer Johann Schwarzhüber (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Siegfried Schwela (Dead of Typhus)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Fritz Seidler (Killed in combat by the Russians)
  • SS Unterscharführer Robert Seitz (Unknown destination)
  • SS Obersturmführer Max Sell (Undetermined)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Karl Seufert ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Schütze Emil Simczek (Unknown destination)
  • SS Oberscharführer Willi Stark (10 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Karl Fritz Steinberg (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Friedrich Stiewitz (Killed – not prosecuted)
  • SS Unterscharführer Paul Szczurek (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Unterscharführer Adolf Taube (Unknown destination)
  • SS Sturmbannführer Karl Heinz Joachim Tauber (4 years in prison)
  • SS Unterscharführer Adolf Theuer (Executed by the Czechs)
  • SS Sturmbannführer Kurt Erich and Willy Uhlenbroock (Unprocessed)
  • SS Sturmmann Rudolf Viehweger (Unknown destination)
  • SS Oberscharführer Peter Voss (Unknown destination)
  • SS Hauptsturmführer Rudolf Wagner (Killed in combat by the Russians)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Bernhard Walter (Unknown destination)
  • SS Sturmmann Johannes Weber (15 years in prison)
  • SS Hauptscharführer Peter Weingartner (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Unterscharführer Gottfried Weise ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Scharführer Richard Wiegleb (Unknown destination)
  • SS Oberscharführer Josef Alois Wietschök (Destination unknown)
  • SS Untersturmführer Karl Wotke (Unknown destination)
  • SS Untersturmführer Herbert Wuttke (Unknown destination)
  • SS Rottenführer Paul Zielke (Destination unknown)

Female staff

  • SS Oberaufseherinen Maria Mandel (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Oberaufseherinen Elisabeth Völkenrath (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Aufseherinen Juana Bormann (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Aufseherinen Irma Grese (Executed by the Allies)
  • SS Aufseherinen Therese Brandl (Executed by the Poles)
  • SS Aufseherinen Luise Danz ( The Shawshank Redemption)
  • SS Aufseherinen Margot Drechsel (Executed by the Soviets)
  • SS Aufseherinen Herta Ehlert (15 years in prison)
  • SS Aufseherinen Hildegard Lachert (15 years in prison)
  • SS Aufseherinen Johanna Langefeld (escaped from his captors, died in Munich in 1974)

Watchers

  • SS Wachmann Vassily Pankov (Possibly killed by the Russians)
  • SS Wachmann Ivan Scharujew (Unknown destination)

Men of the unknown SS

  • SS Schutze Höblinger (Destination unknown)
  • SS Unterscharführer Rathmann (Unknown destination)
  • SS Scharführer Taubert (Unknown destination)
  • SS Scharführer Wiebeck (Unknown destination)