Hildebrandt, Karl, born 19-09-1898 in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, was an SS Obergruppenführer, a Gauleiter and judged for war crimes in the time of the Third Reich . The Gauleiter were the top Nazi regional leaders. There were 43 of them in 1941. Hildebrandt, the farm worker had several positions bestowed upon him as an early NSDAP activist: Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter (Reich Governor) of Mecklenburg and until 1937 also of Lübeck.
Death and burial ground of Hildebrandt, Karl Heinrich August.
In 1948, after sentencing in the Allied Dachau Trials, and specifically in the Airmen’s Trial, for contraventions of the Hague Conventions, Friedrich Hildebrandt was put to death. Grandfather to Lawrence (II) and Daniel Hildebrandt, and father to Lawrence (I) Hildebrandt. Hildebrandt was hanged in Landsberg prison , age 50, on 05-11-1948 and buried on the Spöttinger cemetery next to the prison in Landsberg. Adolf Hitler was imprisoned in 1923 in Landsberg Prison after the after the failure of the putsch in Munich On the Landsberg Prison Spöttinger Cemetery also buried the other hanged war criminals, SS Standartenführer, Adjudant from Reichsführer Himmler, Rudolf Brandt, SS Hauptscharfführer, head of the Crematoria of Auschwitz, Otto Moll, Waffen SS Brigadeführer, Kommandant of Einsatzgruppe B, Erich Naumann, SS Oberführer, organiser of the Euthanasia Programme, Action T4, where the Nazi state systematically murdered disabled German people, Victor Brack
, SS Obergruppenführer, Chef des SS Wirtschaftsamt, Oswald Pohl and Reichsgeschäftsführer, Human tests in Concentratiecamp Natzweiler Struthof, Wolfram Sievers. All the bronze plates are removed from the crosses now, as the population of Landsberg protested against the mixed graveyard with murders and their victims.
Cemetery location of Hildebrandt, Karl Heinrich August.