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Dr Wolfgang Scheffler (born 22 July 1929 in Leipzig – died 18 November 2008 in Berlin) was a graduate and later, Professor of Political Science and History at the Free University of Berlin.[1] In the 1960s, he was engaged in massive research of the Third Reich National Socialist policy toward the Jews in unpublished archival material, on behalf of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). He was a member of the German delegation at the Eichmann trial.[2] In 1969, at the second Treblinka trial Scheffler submitted his expert opinion based on new evidence, estimating the total number of persons killed at the Treblinka extermination camp to be around 900,000 victims.[3]


  • Book of Remembrance. The German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian Jews deported to the Baltic States, 2 volumes, Saur Verlag, Munich 2003 (with Diana Schulle, in German and English)
  • Judenverfolgung Im Dritten Reich, 1933-1945 [Persecution of Jews under the Third Reich], Colloquium Verlag, Berlin 1960 (six editions)
  • Reinhard Heydrich; Himmler, Heinrich in: Neue Deutsche Biographie, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1972
  • Goldschmiede Rheinland-Westfalens: Daten, Werke, Zeichen (1973)
  • Der Beitrag der Zeitgeschichte zur Erforschung der NS-Verbrechen, Munich 1984
  • Gemalte Goldschmiedearbeiten (1985)
  • Goldschmiede Oberfrankens: Daten, Werke, Zeichen (1989)
  • Der Ghetto-Aufstand Warschau 1943, Goldmann Wilhelm GmbH 1993 (with Helge Grabitz)

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Inauthor:"Wolfgang Scheffler" Google Books. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  2. ^ Norman Cohn (1980), Wolfgang Scheffler Book (3). Columbus Centre, p.4 and 6. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Henry Friedlander, The Demjanjuk Case. Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance Library & Archives. Retrieved September 16, 2013.