Biography: Rudolf Wolf

Rudolf Wolf was born on January 26, 1910 in Bremen. Working as an engraver until 1939 in Frankfurt on the Main, Wolf was taken into “police preventive detention” for theft and obscenity. In October 1940, categorized a “professional criminal,” he was sent to the Sachsenhausen and then the Neuengamme concentration camps. In September 1942 Wolf arrived in the Dachau camp, where he remained until liberation by the U.S. Army.

Wolf testified as a witness at the Dachau Main Trial and a subsequent trial. He identified several accused before the court and demonstrated the torture methods used by the SS camp personnel.

Rudolf Wolf during the Dachau Main Trial, November 1945 - Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial