Heinz Auerswald

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Heinz Auerswald
Born (1908-07-26)July 26, 1908
Died December 5, 1970(1970-12-05) (aged 62)
Nationality German Germany
Political party
Announcement of Heinz Auerswald dated 17 November 1941 about the execution of 8 Jews for illegal abandoment of the Warsaw Ghetto

Heinz Auerswald (July 26, 1908 – December 5, 1970) was a German lawyer and member of the SS in Nazi Germany, which he joined in 1933. He was "Kommissar für den jüdischen Wohnbezirk" ("Commissioner for the Jewish residential district") in Warsaw from April 1941 to November 1942. He along with Hans Biebow administrated and managed the Warsaw Ghetto's productionalist policy of economic independence providing the Ghetto with essential materials for it inhabitants continual survival until the adoption of the final solution.

He was investigated by the West German government in the 1960s, but was not tried.