Hans Hoffmann

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Not to be confused with the German painters Hans Hofmann or Hans Hoffmann (painter), or the sculptor Hans Ruprecht Hoffmann.
Hans Hoffmann
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Hans Hoffmann
Born (1919-12-02)December 2, 1919
India
Occupation SS-Rottenführer
Known for Defendant at the Auschwitz Trial
Political party
National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)

Hans Hoffmann (born December 2, 1919) was an SS-Rottenführer and member of staff at Auschwitz concentration camp. He was prosecuted at the Auschwitz Trial.

Born in India, Hoffmann was a German national with Yugoslavian citizenship. He worked as a locksmith. Following the invasion by Nazi forces, Hoffman was drafted into the Yugloslavian army, and was taken prisoner by Germany. He joined the SS on October 21, 1942 and was deployed to Auschwitz, where he initially worked as a guard. Later he was assigned to the Politische Abteilung (camp Gestapo) in the main camp. In October 1944, he was deployed to Birkenau, where he worked as an interrogator.

Hoffmann was tried by the Supreme National Tribunal at the Auschwitz Trial in Kraków for his role at the camp, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Due to an amnesty, he was released on July 14, 1956.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cyprian T., Sawicki J., Siedem wyroków Najwyższego Trybunału Narodowego, Poznań 1962