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Anton Kaindl

Anton Kaindl

SS officer
Anton Kaindl
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Intro SS officer
A.K.A. Антон Кайндль
Was Accountant Military personnel
From Germany
Type Finance Military
Gender male
Birth 14 July 1902, Munich, Germany
Death 31 August 1948, Vorkuta, Russia (aged 46 years)
Star sign Cancer
Politics Nazi Party
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Biography

Anton Kaindl (14 July 1902, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria – 1948 in Vorkuta, Soviet Union) was an SS-Standartenführer and commandant of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp from 1942-1945.

Kaindl joined the army during the Weimar Republic in May 1920 and served until May 1932, leaving with the rank of sergeant. He worked briefly for a bank in the city of Donauwörth until August 1932, when he took an administrative position with the Reichskuratorium für Jugendertüchtigung (Reich Board for Youth Fitness). He joined the SS in July 1935 (SS no. 241,248) and the Nazi Party in May 1937 (party no. 4.390.500). In November 1939, he was assigned an administrative position in the SS-Totenkopf Division. He was then transferred to the administrative department of the Inspectorate of Concentration Camps headed by Richard Glücks. Kaindl's next transfer was to Sachsenhausen, where he served as commandant until the evacuation of the camp on 22 April 1945.

He was captured by the Red Army and was arraigned in the Sachsenhausen trial held by the Soviet Military Tribunal in the city hall of Pankow, Berlin in October 1947. He was charged along with Sachsenhausen record keeper, Gustav Sorge, punishment Blockführer, Kurt Eccarius, camp doctor, Heinz Baumkötter, ten other SS officers, one civil servant and two prisoner Kapos, including Paul Sakowski who served as the crematorium foreman and camp hangman from 1941 to 1943.

Kaindl was found guilty with 11 of the others and was held in the Hohenschönhausen for a month. He was then sent to the Vorkuta Gulag where he died in the spring of 1948.

Kaindl's Military Promotions
Date Rank
1 July 1935 SS-Untersturmführer
20 April 1936 SS-Obersturmführer
30 January 1938 SS-Sturmbannführer
30 January 1939 SS-Obersturmbannführer
9 November 1943 SS-Standartenführer
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http://isni.org/isni/0000000052082512
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2001047702
http://uli.nli.org.il/F/?func=direct&doc_number=000542087&local_base=nlx10
https://viaf.org/viaf/2116266
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/2116266
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