Fritz Buntrock

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Fritz Buntrock
Known forDefendant at the Auschwitz Trial
Political partyNational Socialist German Workers' Party

Fritz Buntrock (8 March 1909 in Osnabrück – 24 January 1948 in Kraków) was a German war criminal, member of SS-Unterscharfuehrer (the SS equivalent to a corporal) serving at Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. He was prosecuted at the first Auschwitz trial.[1]

Due to his brutal treatment of prisoners he was nicknamed "Bulldog" in the camp. Buntrock supervised the gas chambers.[2] Buntrock was tried by the Supreme National Tribunal in Kraków and sentenced to death. He was hanged in Montelupich Prison on 28 January 1948.


  1. ^ Miroslav Kárný: Das Theresienstädter Familienlager (Bllb) in Birkenau (September 1943–Juli 1944), in: Hefte von Auschwitz 20 (1997), S. 154. In German.
  2. ^ Hermann Langbein: Menschen in Auschwitz [People of Auschwitz] Ullstein, Frankfurt 1980, p 475f.