Erich von dem Bach

Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, SS-Obergruppenführer, born March 1, 1899 in Lauenburg (Pomerania), Higher SS and Police Leader Southeast, Higher SS and Police Leader Central Russia, chief of anti-partisan forces in the East, suppressor of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, commander XIVth SS Corps, winner of the Iron Cross 1st Class and wounded in action twice in World War I, winner of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, sentenced at Nürnberg to ten years, released 1951, sentenced by a German court in 1962 to life imprisonment, died March 8, 1972 in a prison hospital in Munich-Harlaching.