April 14, 1921|
|Known for||Defendant at the Auschwitz Trial|
|Political party||National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)|
Born in Hamburg, Schröder completed trade school to work as a freight forwarder. He joined the Hitler Youth on October 1, 1933, the Nazi party on December 1, 1939, and the SS on May 30, 1940. He was assigned to Auschwitz in December 1940, where he worked as an accounting officer until January 1945. Because he had only clerical duties, he had no contact with prisoners. Schröder was tried by the Supreme National Tribunal in Kraków and convicted of being part of a criminal organisation (the SS and Auschwitz staff). He received a 10-year prison sentence, but was released in the mid-fifties under an amnesty.
- Cyprian T., Sawicki J., Siedem wyroków Najwyższego Trybunału Narodowego, Poznań 1962
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