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|Brief Description||SS officer Josef Oberhauser, who served at the Belzec extermination camp, during his trial.||Similar Items|
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|Period||After World War II||Similar Items|
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SS noncom Josef Oberhauser, a war criminal who had served at the Belzec extermination camp, photographed during his trial. Photographed on January 21, 1965 in Munich (Muenchen).
Oberhauser, an SS staff sergeant (Oberscharfuehrer) who worked in the Belzec extermination camp, was among the staff of the "T4" euthanasia program, serving as adjutant to Belzec commandant Christian Wirth. Oberhauser was rewarded for his contribution to the success of "T4" with promotion to the rank of second lieutenant.
At the conclusion of a long trial, Oberhauser was sentenced in 1965 to four and a half years imprisonment. He was released after serving half his term, and died in 1979. Close