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Ernst Stengelin
Born (1911-08-10)August 10, 1911
Died October 14, 1943(1943-10-14) (aged 32)
Place of birth Tuttlingen, German Empire
Place of death Sobibor, Occupied Poland
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Schutzstaffel
Rank Unterscharführer, SS (Corporal)
Unit Sobibor

Ernst Stengelin (born 10 August 1911 in Tuttlingen — died 14 October 1943 in Sobibor) was an SS-Unterscharführer (Corporal) who served at Treblinka and Sobibor extermination camps and was killed in the Sobibor uprising. Nothing is known about his personal life.

Stengelin served in the killing center at Grafeneck Castle in Grafeneck at Münsingen and the Hadamar Euthanasia Centre,[1] before he was reassigned to the "Aktion Reinhard" extermination camp Treblinka. Then he came to Sobibor shortly before the uprising of the Sobibor extermination camp.[2] He was employed in the camp and was killed by the camp inmates during the uprising. Franz Suchomel reported as the only witness of his death.[3]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Barbara Distel: Sobibor. S. 376 ff. In: Wolfgang Benz, Barbara Diestel: Der Ort des Terrors. Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager. 8.Bd. Beck. München 2008. ISBN 3-406-57237-5
  • Jules Schelvis: Vernichtungslager Sobibór. Unrast-Verlag. Hamburg/Münster 2003. ISBN 3-89771-814-6
  • Ernst Klee: Das Kulturlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-10-039326-5, p. 591.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ernst Klee: Das Kulturlexikon zum Dritten Reich. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, p. 591.
  2. Sobibor Interviews: Biographies of SS-men
  3. This article incorporates information from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia

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