Max Pauly

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Max Pauly
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Personal details
Born 1 June 1907
Wesselburen
Died 8 October 1946(1946-10-08) (aged 39)
Hamelin
Military service
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Schutzstaffel
3rd SS Division Logo.svgTotenkopfverbände
Rank SS Standartenführer

Max Pauly (June 1, 1907, Wesselburen – October 8, 1946, Hamelin) was an SS Standartenführer who was the commandant of Stutthof concentration camp from September 1939 to August 1942 and commandant of Neuengamme concentration camp and the associated subcamps from September 1942 until liberation in May 1945.[1]

Pauly was tried by the British for war crimes with thirteen others in the Curio Haus in Hamburg which was located in the British occupied sector of Germany. The trial lasted from March 18, 1946 to May 13, 1946. He was found guilty and sentenced to death with 11 other defendants.[1] He was never tried for the crimes committed at Stutthof.[2] Pauly was executed by hanging (Tod durch den Strang) by Albert Pierrepoint in Hamelin prison on October 8, 1946.[1][3]

He appears under the name of "Hans" in Simon Wiesenthal's 1967 book "The Murderers Among Us" (ch. 22, 'The Other Side of the Moon').

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ernst Klee: The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich persons: who came before and after 1945. Publisher: Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2007. ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8.
  2. ^ Janina Grabowska (22 January 2009). "Odpowiedzialność za Zbrodnie Popełnione w Stutthofie. Procesy" [Responsibility for the Attrocities Committed at Stutthof. The trials.] (Internet Archive). KL Stutthof, Monografia. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  3. ^ The SS: Alibi of a Nation, 1922–1945 Publisher: Da Capo Press (March 21, 1989) Language: English ISBN 0-306-80351-8, ISBN 978-0306803512.

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commandant of Stutthof concentration camp
September 1939 – August 1942
Succeeded by
SS-Sturmbannführer Paul-Werner Hoppe
Preceded by
SS-Hauptsturmführer Martin Gottfried Weiss
Commandant of Neuengamme concentration camp
September 1942 – 4 May 1945
Succeeded by
Camp liberated