Theodor Eicke (17 October 1892 – 26 February 1943) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. He was one of the key figures in the development of the Nazi concentration camp system in Germany used to suppress dissent during the Holocaust. Eicke was killed on 26 February 1943, when his plane was shot down during the Third Battle of Kharkov.

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  • Theodor Eicke (17 October 1892 – 26 February 1943) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. He was one of the key figures in the development of the Nazi concentration camp system in Germany used to suppress dissent during the Holocaust. Eicke served as the second commandant of the Dachau concentration camp from June 1933 to July 1934, and together with his adjutant Michael Lippert, was one of the executioners of SA Chief Ernst Röhm during the Night of the Long Knives purge. In 1939, Eicke became commander of the SS Division Totenkopf of the Waffen-SS, leading the division during the Second World War on the Western and Eastern fronts, and continuing to expand and develop the concentration camp system. Eicke was killed on 26 February 1943, when his plane was shot down during the Third Battle of Kharkov. (en)
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  • Theodor Eicke (17 October 1892 – 26 February 1943) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. He was one of the key figures in the development of the Nazi concentration camp system in Germany used to suppress dissent during the Holocaust. Eicke was killed on 26 February 1943, when his plane was shot down during the Third Battle of Kharkov. (en)
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