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Langbein, Hermann

HERMANN LANGBEIN (18 May 1912 - 24 October 1995) was born in Vienna and went to Spain in 1938 as a member of the International Brigade. He was interned in France after the end of the Spanish Civil War, and then sent to German concentration camps after the fall of France in 1940 and was moved to Dachau in 1941 and then to Auschwitz in 1942. He was among the leadership of the International Resistance groups in the camps in which he was held. After 1945 he was General Secretary of the International Auschwitz Committee, and later Secretary of the "Comite' Internationale des Camps." Hermann Langbein was among those awarded the Righteous Among the Nations status by Yad Vashem. He published several books on his experiences in the camps.


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