Oster, Heinrich

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Oster, Heinrich Gender: M
Adolf Alois Vinceno Heinrich Oster
born on 9 May 1878 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°31' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 10°26 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 14°06'

Heinrich Oster (after his arrest by the U.S. Army)


German chemist, executive at BASF and IG Farben and convicted Nazi war criminal.

Oster recognised the potential for growth of the Nazi movement and was one of the first leading figures in IG Farben to advocate close co-operation with Adolf Hitler's movement. Oster held sponsoring membership of the Schutzstaffel from 1935 to 1939, a position which entitled him to officer rank in the black uniformed movement. He did not become a full member of the Nazi Party itself until 1940. In 1939 he was awarded a First Class War Merit Cross.

Oster was arrested by the occupying American forces in 1946 and the following year was charged with war crimes as part of the IG Farben trial. In 1948 he was sentenced to two years imprisonment for "plunder and spoliation".

Following his release in 1949 he took on a position on the board at Gelsenberg AG.

He died on 29 October 1954, aged 76, in Essen, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°1439 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 71/323: "Morgens um acht Uhr" (eight o'clock in the morning).


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal (War criminal)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (First Class War Merit Cross)
  • Vocation : Politics : Nazi party
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry