Heinz Auerswald

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Heinz Auerswald
Born (1908-07-26)26 July 1908
Died 5 December 1970(1970-12-05) (aged 62)
Nationality German Germany
Political party Nazi

Heinz Auerswald (26 July 1908 – 5 December 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 its inhabitants continual survival until the adoption of the final solution.


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