Josef Bühler

Given NameJosef
Born16 Feb 1904
Died22 Aug 1948


ww2dbaseJosef Bühler was born in Bad Waldsee, Germany into a Catholic family of 12 children; his father was a baker. He achieved a degree in law and worked for Hans Frank, a legal advisor to Adolf Hitler. In 1933, he joined the Nazi Party, and soon after became an administrator of the Court of Munich. In 1935, he became the district chief attorney. In 1938, Frank placed him in charge of Frank's cabinet office. In Sep 1939, Frank was appointed the Governor General for the occupied Polish territories, and Bühler became Frank's deputy and the State Secretary of the General Government. Around this time, he was given the rank of SS-Brigadeführer by SS chief Heinrich Himmler. On 20 Jan 1942, he attended the Wannsee Conference in Berlin, Germany as the representative from Frank's office, during which Nazi leaders discussed the extermination of Jews. After the war, he testified on Frank's behalf at the Nuremberg Trials before he was turned over to Poland. Between Jun and Jul 1948, he was tried by the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland in Kraków, and was found guilty of crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to death on 10 Jul and was executed by hanging on 22 Aug in Kraków.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2010


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Josef Bühler Timeline

16 Feb 1904 Josef Bühler was born in Bad Waldsee, Germany.
1 Apr 1933 Josef Bühler joined the Nazi Party.
17 Jun 1948 The trial by the Supreme National Tribunal against Josef Bühler began in Kraków, Poland.
5 Jul 1948 The trial against Josef Bühler ended.
10 Jul 1948 Josef Bühler was found guilty of crimes against humanity by the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland and was sentenced to death.
22 Aug 1948 Josef Bühler was executed by hanging in Kraków, Poland at 1949 hours.

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