Nowak, Franz

SS Hauptsturmfuehrer – Captain

Austrian, son of a locomotive driver. Early member of the Hitler Youth and Nazi party. Nowak was Eichmann’s railroad expert. Ingenious in routing trains and obtaining and exchanging cars, he contributed to the rapid deportations to Auschwitz at a rate of twelve thousand per day in Hungary, finishing the circle of the annihilation process – apprehension, deportation, transportation. Arrested after the war at age thirty-two, he was in and out of court, resulting in a seven year prison sentence.

 

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