He was a SS Lt Col and worked at various concentration camps like Auschwitz, sachsenhausen,natzweiler, Flossedberg and was the commandant at some of the camps. after war, he was arrested by allies and tried at Wuppertal for murdering four French resistant fighters and was sentenced to life. He was again tried by British for hanging a RAF person. He was given death sentence. He was extradited to France where he was tried for war crimes and sentenced to death by firing squad. He died of heart attack awaiting execution on 20 Oct 1954. He was Fifty years old at the time of death.