Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

German politician and SS functionary

Date of Birth: 01-Mar-1899

Place of Birth: Lębork, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 08-Mar-1972

Profession: military personnel, politician

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

  • Erich Julius Eberhard von dem Bach-Zelewski (1 March 1899 – 8 March 1972) was a high-ranking SS commander of Nazi Germany.
  • During World War II, he was in charge of security warfare (Bandenbekämpfung, literally: "bandit fighting") against those designated by the regime as ideological enemies and any other persons deemed to present danger to the Nazi rule or Wehrmacht's rear security in the occupied territories of Eastern Europe.
  • It mostly involved atrocities against the civilian population.
  • In 1944 he led the brutal suppression of the Warsaw Uprising. Despite his responsibility for numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity, Bach-Zelewski did not stand trial in Nuremberg, and instead was used as a witness for the prosecution.
  • He was later convicted for politically motivated murders after the war and died in prison in 1972.

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