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Ludwig Fischer

Politician from Germany

Ludwig Fischer Dr. Ludwig Fischer (April 16, 1905 – March 8, 1947) was a German National Socialist lawyer, politician and a convicted war criminal. Born in Kaiserslautern into a Catholic family, as a student he joined the Nazi Party in 1926 and the Sturmabteilung (SA) in 1929, eventually rising to the rank of Gruppenführer. In 1937, he was elected to the Reichstag. After the 1939 Invasion of Poland, he was appointed Governor of the Warsaw District in the occupied General Government (Polish area that was not formally annexed). He held this position until the withdrawal of the German forces from Warsaw in January 1945. Fischer was directly responsible for a number of war crimes, as well as crimes against humanity. He was responsible for the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto, issued many anti-Semitic laws, as well as participated in the bloody Ghetto de-establishment and deportation. He was also responsible for many terrors in the occupied city, including mass executions, slave labor programs and deportation of Polish Jews to the various Nazi Concentration Camps. He was sentenced to death by the Special Courts of the Polish resistance movement for crimes against Polish citizens. His name was first on  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1905-04-16
Place of birth
Kaiserslautern
Nationality
Germany

Political career

Party From To
Nazi Party

Death

Date of death
1947-03-08
Cause of death
Hanging,Capital punishment
Place of death
Warsaw

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