Paul Ascher

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Paul Ascher (18 December 1899 – 27 May 1941) was the artillery officer aboard the Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee during her cruise in the South Atlantic. He was later interned in Argentina in December 1939 after the scuttling of the ship, but escaped back to Germany.

Ascher was Fregattenkapitän aboard the Bismarck at the time of its sinking. Prior to the war, he was labeled as a Mischling, as being a "half-Jew".[citation needed]