Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany

Date of Birth: 04-Oct-1903

Place of Birth: Ried im Innkreis, Upper Austria, Austria

Date of Death: 16-Oct-1946

Profession: lawyer, politician, military officer

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Ernst Kaltenbrunner

  • Ernst Kaltenbrunner (4 October 1903 – 16 October 1946) was an Austrian senior official of Nazi Germany during World War II.
  • An ObergruppenfĂĽhrer (general) in the Schutzstaffel (SS), he held the office of Chief of the Reich Main Security Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt; RSHA) between January 1943 and May 1945. Kaltenbrunner joined the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in 1930 and the SS in 1931, and by 1935 he was considered a leader of the Austrian SS.
  • In 1938, Kaltenbrunner assisted in the Anschluss and was given command of the SS and police force in Austria.
  • In January 1943, Kaltenbrunner was appointed a chief of the RSHA, succeeding Reinhard Heydrich, who was assassinated in June 1942.
  • A committed anti-Semite and fanatical Hitler loyalist, Kaltenbrunner oversaw a period in which persecution of Jews intensified.
  • He is considered a major perpetrator of the Holocaust during the final years of the war. Kaltenbrunner was the highest-ranking member of the SS to face trial at the first Nuremberg trials, where he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging in October 1946.

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