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August Hirt

German SS officer

Died when: 47 years 35 days (565 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

August Hirt

August Hirt (28 April 1898 – 2 June 1945) was an anatomist with Swiss and German nationality who served as a chairman at the Reich University in Strasbourg during World War II.

He performed experiments with mustard gas on inmates at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp and played a lead role in the murders of 86 people at Natzweiler-Struthof for the Jewish skeleton collection.

The skeletons of his victims were meant to become specimens at the Institute of anatomy in Strasbourg, but completion of the project was stopped by the progress of the war.

He was an SS-Hauptsturmführer (captain) and in 1944, an SS-Sturmbannführer (major).


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