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Christian Wirths: (1881-1944) German police official; Inspector of Concentration Camps in the WVHA, overall manager of the Nazi concentration camp and extermination camp program; shifted to field operations of genocide and was killed by guerillas on Trieste in 1944
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- WVHA : The economic and administrative organization of Nazi Germany's SS, whose responsibilities included the actual operation of concentration camps
- The Holocaust : Nazi Germany's systematic economic exploitation, followed by killing, of European Jews and others deemed racial and ideological enemies
- Concentration camp : A camp where civilians, enemy aliens, political prisoners, and sometimes unwanted ethnic groups are detained and confined under extremely harsh conditions (including the murder of the detainees as during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany).
- Extermination camp : Totenlager A subset of six Nazi concentration camps in The Holocaust, designed principally for killing ideological and racial undesirables as part of the Final Solution