November 18, 1907|
|Known for||Defendant at the Auschwitz Trial|
|Political party||National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)|
Lechner was born in Buchers (Pohoří na Šumavě (1869-1910), (Sudetenland)). He was a citizen of Czechoslovakia until 1938. He held German citizenship after the annexation of the Sudetenland by the Third Reich. After primary school he became a coach-driver. He joined the Nazi party and the SS in December 1939. In February 1941 he was assigned to Auschwitz, where he initially served as a guard, and then as a reserve vehicle driver from 1943 to December 5, 1944.
For his cruelty to prisoners on multiple occasions, he was tried by the Supreme National Tribunal at the Auschwitz Trial in Kraków and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Due to an amnesty, he was released in the fifties.
- Cyprian T., Sawicki J., Siedem wyroków Najwyższego Trybunału Narodowego, Poznań 1962
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