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August Hirt



Heile Welt, hartes Brot: Hirten - Dokumentation von NZZ Format (2009)



Natzweiler-Struthof: Concentration Camp Tour



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Le nom des 86

August Hirt was an anatomist with Swiss and German nationality who served as a chairman at the Reich University in Strasbourg during World War II. He performed experiments with mustard gas on inmates at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp and played a lead role in the murders of 86 people at Natzweiler-Struthof for the Jewish skeleton collection. The skeletons of his victims were meant to become specimens at the Institute of anatomy in Strasbourg, but completion of the project was stopped by the progress of the war. He was an SS-Hauptsturmführer (captain) and in 1944, an SS-Sturmbannführer (major).
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  • World War I, post-war education and joining the Nazi party 

  • World War II 

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