Hermann Baranowski (11 June 1884 in Schwerin – 5 February 1940 in Aue) was a German politician and military figure. A member of the Nazi Party, he is best known as the commandant of two German concentration camps of the SS Death's Head unit. He was the Schutzhaftlagerführer of Dachau concentration camp in 1938. He served as the SS-Oberführer of Sachsenhausen concentration camp from February 1938 - September 1939.
Due to his husky build, prisoners nicknamed him "Foursquare". He tried to coerce prisoners who were Jehovah's Witnesses to sign statements rejecting their faith.
- Tuchel, Konzentrationslager, S. 371. Die bei Tuchel angegebenen Ränge sind auf die zum Zeitpunkt der Ernennung gebräuchlichen Bezeichnungen geändert.
- 1974 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, 1974, pp. 165-9.[unreliable source?]
SS-Standartenführer Otto Reich
|Commandant of Lichtenburg concentration camp
April 1936 – October 1936
SS-Standartenführer Hans Helwig
SS-Oberführer Hans Helwig
|Commandant of Sachsenhausen concentration camp
February 1938 – September 1939
SS-Oberführer Hans Loritz
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