Date of Birth: 08/13/1894
Place of birth: Potsdam
German war criminal. As an architect. December 1, 1931 joined the NSDAP (844,662 tickets), but then joined the SS (29,100 tickets). Standartenfuhrer SS (30 January 1941). In his role as head of aynzatskomandy led mass extermination of Jews in the Ukraine, including the shootings at Babi Yar on 29-30 September 1941 (in conjunction with the departments of the Kiev Kuren P. Zahvalynskogo) .In 1943, he was commissioned to carry out the operation on the exhumation and burning of bodies Jews killed in Poland and throughout the occupied territory of the USSR (Sonderaktion 1005).
Sentenced to death an American military court at the trial of the Einsatzgruppen in Nuremberg and hanged on June 7, 1951, together with other war criminals - Otto Ohlendorf, Erich Naumann, Oswald Pohl and Werner Braun.