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Adolf Zutter

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Date of birth Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Date of death May 27, 1947 Landsberg Prison, Landsberg am Lech, Landsberg, Upper Bavaria
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Adolf Zutter (10 February 1889 in Zweibrücken–Landsberg Prison 27 May 1947) was a German SS-Hauptsturmführer at Mauthausen Concentration Camp, who was tried and executed for war crimes. Zutter, a member of the NSDAP (membership 3,543,330) and the SS (Membership 226 911), was from 27 September 1939 to the beginning of May 1945 a member of the camp staff of KZ Mauthausen. From September 27 1939 to the spring of 1942 he worked as Kommandoführer in Wien Graben and then as commander of the guards to June 1942. From June 1942 to early May 1945, he was adjutant under the Nazi concentration camp commandant Franz Ziereis in Mauthausen concentration camp.

After the war Zutter was accused by a military court in the Mauthausen-Gusen camp trials under the Dachau trials and condemned on May 13, 1946 to death by hanging. The judgment believed, that the ordering and implementing of executions and participation in gas chamber (mass murder) were considered as individual excess deeds of Zutter. The sentence was enforced on May 27, 1947 in the Landsberg prison for war criminals.

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