Roman Catholic Nazi operative and official who, after being found guilty of genocide and sentenced to death by hanging, died in Landsberg Prison in Landsberg am Lech.
As the business administrator or the concentration camp system employed by the Nazis, he earned the rank of Obergruppenfuher.
His charges include crimes against humanity and war crimes. He appealed his case multiple times before his execution date.
He grew up as the fifth child in a family of ten people.
He wore the Iron Cross of 1914 and the SS Honour Ring, a symbol of the Nazi party led by Adolf Hitler.