Richard Glücks

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Richard Glücks (April 22, 1889 – May 10, 1945) was an SS-officer who during the 1939-1945 period was the head of the Concentration Camps Inspectorate (the central SS administrative and managerial authority for the concentration camps, including the Holocaust camps). After 1940, this organization was placed under the authority of the SS Main Economic and Administrative Office (WVHA), with Richard Glücks as a subordinate to Oswald Pohl.

After the capitulation of Germany, he is believed to have committed suicide on May 10, 1945 by swallowing a capsule of cyanide, although the lack of official records or photos gave rise to speculation about his ultimate fate.

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