Reinhold Strassmann

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

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.

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.[1]

He was the son of the forensic pathologist Fritz Strassmann.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Reinhold Strassmann's record in the Victims Database at