|Born||10 Jul 1903|
|Died||23 Jun 1989|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseWerner Best was born in Darmstadt, Germany. He was a high-ranking official of the SS; before 1939 he was the head of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA), and between 1939 and 1940 deputy of Reinhard Heydrich. In 1940, he was appointed the civilian administrator in France. In 1942, he became the ReichsbevollmÃ¤chtigter, Reich's Plenipotentiary, of Denmark. He enjoyed a relatively good working relationship with King Christian X despite the King's image as the symbolic head of the Danish resistance. He remained in Denmark until the end of the war. When the war ended, he was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death by a Danish court for his involvement with the deportation of Danish Jews. He was pardoned and released, however, in 1951. Best died in MÃ¼lheim, Germany in 1989.
Last Major Revision: Aug 2006
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|10 Jul 1903||Werner Best was born.|
|23 Jun 1989||Werner Best passed away.|
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