German politicianDied when: 49 years 29 days (588 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Eduard Strauch (17 August 1906 – 15 September 1955) was a German Nazi SS functionary, commander of Einsatzkommando 2, commander of two Nazi organizations, the Security Police (German: Sicherheitspolizei), or Sipo, and the Security Service (German: Sicherheitsdienst, or SD), first in Belarus – then called White Russia or White Ruthenia – and later in Belgium.
In October 1944, he was transferred to the militarised branch of the SS, the Waffen-SS.Strauch was convicted for crimes against humanity in the Einsatzgruppen Trial and sentenced to death.
Extradited to Belgium, he was again convicted and sentenced to death; the sentence was not carried out.Strauch died in prison in 1955.