Franz Hoessler

Franz Hössler or Hoessler ( Oberdorf , 4 of February of 1906 – Hamelin , 13 of December of 1945 ) was an official police German . Famous for its active participation in the Holocaust during World War II .

Hössler joined during the inflation of 1931 , to the Nazi Party with the file number 1,374,713 and to the SS with the number 41940. During the beginning of World War II , was assigned to the selection of more than 500 disabled prisoners to transport them to the gas chambers of Sonnenstein , a center of euthanasia for disabled infamous Program euthanasia called T4 , which operated between 1939 and 1941 . In Auschwitz , as Lagerführer Hössler, together with SS Sergeant Otto Moll and SS Sturmbannführer Hans Aumeier , took part in the murder of 168 survivors of the uprising of the Company of Punishment in June 1942 . He also participated in the gassing of the old crematorium on the Stammlager. That same year, he oversaw the destruction of more than 100,000 bodies to empty mass graves and incinerate them. This task took about 5 months. He was responsible for the gassing of 1,600 Jews from Belgium in October 1942 . The incident was described in the Journal of Johann Kremer, a former SS physicist .

In 1943 , he was transferred to the Birkenau women’s camp and assigned to supervise gassing operations. After the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945 , he went to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen where he arrived on 8 of April of 1945 . In Belsen, he personally shot prisoners until the camp was released and arrested at the end of the same month. The SS Obersturmführer Hössler was presented to the Cortes British in Belsen Trial and convicted for their crimes against humanity and participation in the Holocaust and hanged the 13 of December of 1945 .


  • Testimonio de Franz Hoessler sobre las cámaras de gas en Auschwitz (en inglés)
  • Commanders Of Auschwitz: The Ss Officers Who Ran The Largest Nazi Concentration Camp -1940-1945 by Jeremy Dixon, (Schiffer History Book), ISBN 978-0-7643-2175-7
  • The Camp Men: The SS Officers Who Ran the Nazi Concentration Camp System (Schiffer Military History) French L. MacLean, ISBN 978-0-7643-0636-5
  • The Horns of Hitler, The History of Auschwitz, by Olga Lengyel , ISBN 978-0-89733-376-4