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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ONE OF THE LEADERS OF OPERATION REINHARD: ODILO GLOBOCNIK (21 APRIL 1904 TO 31 MAY 1945)




On this date, 31 May 1945, one of the leaders of Operation Reinhard, Odilo Globocnik, committed suicide by biting on a cyanide capsule.

 

Globocnik in 1938 at the rank of SS-Standartenf├╝hrer
 Odilo Lotario Globocnik or Odilo Lothar Ludwig Globocnik (21 April 1904 – 31 May 1945) was a prominent Austrian Nazi and later an SS leader. As associate of Adolf Eichmann, he had a leading role in Operation Reinhard, which saw the murder of over one million mostly Polish Jews during the Holocaust in Nazi extermination camps Majdanek, Treblinka, Sobib├│r, and Belzec. Historian Michael Allen described him as "the vilest individual in the vilest organization ever known".

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