Karl Jeschke

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Karl Jeschke
Born (1890-08-17)August 17, 1890
Occupation SS-Oberscharführer
Known for Defendant at the Auschwitz Trial
Political party National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)

Karl Hermann Jeschke (born August 8, 1890, date of death unknown) was an SS-Oberscharführer and member of staff at Auschwitz concentration camp. He was prosecuted at the Auschwitz Trial.

Jeschke was born in Hehenliebenthel. He joined the Nazi Party in 1933. He served in the Wehrmacht fighting on the front until 1944. In July 1944 he was drafted into the Waffen-SS and sent to Auschwitz, where he worked as a guard. In mid-September 1944 he was transferred to the Charlottengrube subcamp.

After World War II, Jeschke was tried by the Supreme National Tribunal in Kraków. He received a three-year prison sentence.


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