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Dr. Karl Eberhard Schöngarth,SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei, (Major General), (April 22, 1903 – May 16, 1946) was a Germanmarker Nazi associated with the Holocaust during World War II.

Schöngarth was born in Leipzigmarker, Saxonymarker. He became a member of the SDmarker Intelligence Service of the SSmarker in 1933. He was later made head of SIPOmarker Security Police. He was then appointed Commander of the Gestapomarker in the Netherlandsmarker.

During the time Schöngarth was stationed in Krakówmarker, Polandmarker, he formed an Einsatzgruppenmarker Special Action Group. He was responsible for the murder of up to 4,000 Jewish citizens and massacre of Lviv professors between July and September 1941.

Schöngarth attended the Wannsee Conferencemarker on January 20, 1942, along with Dr Rudolf Lange (Einsatzgruppen A) who also had participated in genocide.

Schöngarth was captured at the end of the war. He was found guilty of murdering a downed Allied pilot (which occurred on November 21, 1944) by a Britishmarker Court in Burgsteinfurt on February 11, 1946. He was executed by hanging on May 16, 1946.

In the 2001 HBO film Conspiracy Schöngarth was played by Peter Sullivan.

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