Fritzsch, Karl

Karl FritzschKarl Fritzsch

Karl Fritzsch (10 July 1903 – 2 May 1945), SS Hauptsturmführer, was the head of the Protective-Custody Camp at the Auschwitz Main Camp from 14 June 1940 until 1 February 1942. Later he had that same role at the Flossenbürg Camp.

According to the demonstrably false postwar confessions of former Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss, Fritzsch supposedly invented the gassing of inmates using Zyklon B in late summer of 1941 while Höss was away on a business trip. During that so-called “first gassing” at Auschwitz, several hundred Soviet PoWs and a few hundred sick Polish inmates are said to have been gassed in the basement detention cells of Block 11 at the Auschwitz Main Camp, if we follow the current orthodox narrative. However, Soviet PoWs arrived at Auschwitz only in the fall of 1941.

This false story is nothing more than a character assassination by the perjurious Höss, who had been tortured into the submissive role of a confessing, contrite defendant by the British.

Fritzsch’s date of death is only estimated, as he went missing at the end of the war.

(For more details, see the entries on Rudolf Höss and the first gassing at Auschwitz.)

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