August Meyszner (3 August 1886 – 24 January 1947) was an Austrian Gendarmerie officer and right-wing politician who held the post of Higher SS and Police Leader in the German-occupied territory of Serbia from January 1942 to March 1944, during World War II.

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  • August Meyszner (* 3. August 1886 in Graz als August Edler von Meyszner; † 24. Januar 1947 in Belgrad) war ein österreichischer Polizeibeamter, Politiker, SA- und SS-Führer. Während der Zwischenkriegszeit war er ein Führer des Steirischen Heimatschutzes, in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus Mitglied des Reichstages und wurde während des Zweiten Weltkrieges zum SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei befördert. Er war mitverantwortlich für Massenmorde an der jüdischen Bevölkerung in Serbien und wurde nach Kriegsende in Jugoslawien hingerichtet. (de)
  • August Meyszner (3 August 1886 – 24 January 1947) was an Austrian Gendarmerie officer and right-wing politician who held the post of Higher SS and Police Leader in the German-occupied territory of Serbia from January 1942 to March 1944, during World War II. Meyszner began his career as an officer in the Gendarmerie, served on the Italian Front during World War I and reached the rank of Major der Polizei by 1921. He joined the Austrian Nazi Party in September 1925 and became a right-wing parliamentary deputy and provincial minister in the Austrian province of Styria in 1930. Due to his involvement with the Nazis, Meyszner was forcibly retired in 1933 and arrested in February 1934, but released after three months at a detention centre in Wöllersdorf. That July, he was rearrested following an attempted coup, but escaped police custody and fled to Nazi Germany, where he joined the Ordnungspolizei and then the Allgemeine SS. After police postings in Austria, Germany and Norway, he was appointed as Higher SS and Police Leader in Serbia in early 1942. Meyszner's time in Belgrade was characterised by friction and competition with German military, economic and foreign affairs officials and by his visceral hatred and distrust of Serbs. During his tenure, he oversaw regular reprisal killings, and his Gestapo detachment killed as many as 8,000 Jewish women and children using a gas van. After the war, the Western Allies extradited Meyszner to Yugoslavia, where he was tried for war crimes. He was found guilty by a Yugoslav military court and executed in January 1947. (en)
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  • Austria-Hungary
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  • 1886-1-1
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  • 1947-1-24
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  • Higher SS and Police Leader,German-occupied territory of Serbia(1942–44)
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  • August Edler von Meyszner
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  • August Meyszner wearing the rank
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  • Austrian Gendarmerie officer and right-wing politician (en)
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  • August Meyszner (* 3. August 1886 in Graz als August Edler von Meyszner; † 24. Januar 1947 in Belgrad) war ein österreichischer Polizeibeamter, Politiker, SA- und SS-Führer. Während der Zwischenkriegszeit war er ein Führer des Steirischen Heimatschutzes, in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus Mitglied des Reichstages und wurde während des Zweiten Weltkrieges zum SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei befördert. Er war mitverantwortlich für Massenmorde an der jüdischen Bevölkerung in Serbien und wurde nach Kriegsende in Jugoslawien hingerichtet. (de)
  • August Meyszner (3 August 1886 – 24 January 1947) was an Austrian Gendarmerie officer and right-wing politician who held the post of Higher SS and Police Leader in the German-occupied territory of Serbia from January 1942 to March 1944, during World War II. (en)
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  • August Meyszner (de)
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