- Not to be mistaken with Hans Christian Hingst, the SS Regional Commissar of Vilna during World War II.
Unterscharführer Hans Hingst or August Hingst (sources vary) served as an SS guard with the rank of first sergeant at the Treblinka extermination camp north-east of Warsaw during the Holocaust in Poland.
Hingst served at Treblinka from the very first period of the mass killing operations under SS-Obersturmführer Irmfried Eberl from Austria. He participated in the murder of 245,000 Jews from the Polish capital, gassed there between 23 July and 28 August, followed by 51,000 Jews from the Radom district, and 16,500 from the district of Lublin, totalling 312,500 dead.
Notes and references
- ARC (2005), Hans Christian Hingst, "Vilnius Ghetto."
- Yitzhak Arad (Jan 1, 1999). "Unterscharführer August Hingst". Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps. Indiana University Press. p. 87. ISBN 0253213053. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- Saul Friedlander (Oct 6, 2009). "Unterscharführer Hans Hingst". The Years of Extermination. HarperCollins. p. 432. ISBN 0061980005. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- Marcus Wendel (8 Aug 2007). "SS Scharführer August Hingst (Fate Unknown)". Axis History ‹ SS & Polizei. SS personnel serving at Treblinka. Retrieved 1 September 2013.