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August Bogusch
August Bogusch
August Bogusch
Born (1890-08-05)August 5, 1890
Died January 28, 1948(1948-01-28) (aged 57)
Occupation SS-Scharführer
Known for Defendant at the Auschwitz Trial
Political party National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)

August Raimond Bogusch (August 5, 1890 - January 28, 1948) was an SS-Scharführer and member of staff at Auschwitz concentration camp. He was prosecuted at the Auschwitz Trial.


Bogusch was born in Lubliniec, Upper Silesia. He joined the Nazi Party in October 1932 and the SS in April 1933 (number 51922). On August 21, 1939 he was drafted into the SS-Totenkopfverbände and was posted to Buchenwald concentration camp. He was at Auschwitz from January 27, 1941, to January 18, 1945, where he was - among other things - a Schutzhaftlagerführer (protective custody) guard and a Blockführer (block leader). After the evacuation of Auschwitz he was sent to Mysen concentration camp near Oslo, and in February 1945, was transferred back to Buchenwald. He was also deployed to Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp.

In the summer of 1943, Bogusch participated in the extermination process, where he selected Jews from arriving transports to the gas chambers. During the occupation of Poland, the Polish underground declared on London radio that he would be punished by death.

After the war[]

Bogusch was captured by the Allies and released to the Polish authorities. He was tried by the Supreme National Tribunal in Kraków and sentenced to death. His sentenced was carried out by hanging in Montelupich Prison, Kraków.


  • Cyprian T., Sawicki J., Siedem wyroków Najwyższego Trybunału Narodowego, Poznań 1962

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