Capt Franz Hoessler

Capt Franz Hoessler

Death 13 Dec 1945 (aged 39)
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Plot Am Wehl Cemetery,Hameln,Germany
Memorial ID 6245903 · View Source
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SS Captain, assigned to the nortorious Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. After the war, he was convicted of War Crimes, executed by hanging, and buried in an unmarked grave. Assigned to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in July 1943, he was appointed Lagerfuehrer (Camp Leader) of the women's compound. He assisted in the making of selections, determining who would be gassed and who would do work detail. With the approach of the Russian Army, and the closure of the Auschwitz Camp, he was reassigned to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. During testimony at his War Crimes Trial, he was accused of killing several prisoners, assisting in selections (deciding who would be gassed and who would go on work detail), and with beating and killing prisoners. Convicted of war crimes, he was executed by hanging, and his body buried in an unmarked grave in Section C-III, Am Wehl Cemetery; this section was reserved for the bodies of Nazi War Criminals executed by the British Army.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 9 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6245903
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