Reinhold Strassmann

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Reinhold Strassmann
Born 1893
Died 1944 (aged 50–51)
Auschwitz concentration camp
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Marburg
Known for Strassmann's theorem
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Doctoral advisor Kurt Hensel

Reinhold Strassmann (or Straßmann) (24 January 1893 in Berlin – late October 1944 in Auschwitz concentration camp) was a German mathematician who proved Strassmann's theorem. His Ph.D. advisor at University of Marburg was Kurt Hensel.

Born into a Jewish family,[1] Strassmann refused to leave Nazi Germany, and he was eventually detained and deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943. On October 23, 1944, he was deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz concentration camp, where he was murdered soon after.[2]

He was the son of the forensic pathologist Fritz Strassmann.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Burkhard Madea, History of Forensic Medicine, Lehmanns Media (2017), p. 148
  2. ^ Reinhold Strassmann's record Archived 2015-07-15 at the Wayback Machine. in the Victims Database at