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Ernst Kaltenbrunner

SurnameKaltenbrunner
Given NameErnst
Born4 Oct 1903
Died16 Oct 1946
CountryGermany, Austria
CategoryGovernment
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseErnst Kaltenbrunner was born in Ried im Innkreis, Austria to an attorney. He received a law degree in 1926 and worked as a lawyer in Linz and Salzburg. In 1932, he joined the Austrian Nazi Party. He quickly became the leader of his district, then was promoted to the office of SS Division VIII as its legal advisor. He was jailed a number of times for being a conspirator against the Austrian state, but after the German annexation of Austria he, by now the leader of the Austrian SS, became a Nazi hero and was given the rank of SS Gruppenführer. In Apr 1941, he was promoted the Major General of the Police. On 30 Jan 1943, he replaced the assassinated Reinhard Heydrich as the Chief of the RSHA, which included the Security Police and the SD. On 9 Dec 1944, he was awarded the Knight's Cross. After the war, he was charged war crimes, mass murder, genocide, execution of political prisoners, and execution of captured enemy soldiers. He was found guilty and was executed by hanging at 0140 on 16 Oct 1946.

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Last Major Revision: Jun 2006

Ernst Kaltenbrunner Timeline

4 Oct 1903 Ernst Kaltenbrunner was born.
29 Jan 1943 SS-Gruppenführer Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the SS and Police Leader for the German territory of annexed Austria, was named the head of the RSHA, which encompassed the Gestapo and the Security Service, succeeding the assassinated Reinhard Heydrich.
14 Jan 1944 German leader Ernst Kaltenbrunner ordered to insert more informers in the foreign forced laborers population.
12 Mar 1945 SS General Ernst Kaltenbrunner agreed to allow Red Cross delegates to visit concentration camps.
16 Oct 1946 Ernst Kaltenbrunner passed away.

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Göring, Heß, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Frank, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht, Dönitz, Raeder, Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl, Papen, Seyß-Inquart, Speer, Neurath; Nürnberg Ger., Dec 1945Göring, Heß, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Frank, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht, Dönitz, Raeder, Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl, Papen, Seyß-Inquart, Speer, Neurath; Nürnberg Ger., Dec 1945
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Göring, Heß, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Frank, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht, Dönitz, Raeder, Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl, Papen, Seyß-Inquart, Speer, Neurath; Nürnberg Ger., Dec 1945Göring, Heß, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Frank, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht, Dönitz, Raeder, Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl, Papen, Seyß-Inquart, Speer, Neurath; Nürnberg Ger., Dec 1945
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