Christian Wirth

Christian Wirth (24 November 1885 — 26 May 1944) was a German police and SS officer who was one of the leading contributors to the program to exterminate the Jewish people of Poland, known as Operation Reinhard.

Wirth worked at scaling up the Action T4 program, in which disabled people were murdered by gassing or lethal injection, and then at scaling up Operation Reinhard, by developing extermination camps for the purpose of mass murder. Wirth served as Inspector of all Operation Reinhard camps. He was later killed by Yugoslav partisans in Hrpelje-Kozina near Trieste.

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