Hans Biebow, chief administrator for the Nazi government of the Lodz Ghetto in Occupied Poland, is executed by hanging. Hans Biebow was held personally responsible for the imposing starvation conditions on the Lodz Ghetto and helping the Gestapo round up Jews for deportation to death camps.
Under Beibow's administration the 164,000 Jews of Lodz, the second-largest city in Poland, were crammed into a tiny area. Eventually there would be over 200,000 in the ghetto as more and more Jews from around Poland were brought in.
Early on Biebow wanted to use Jews as slave labor for the Nazi war machine, especially since he could personally profit from this, but as Nazi policy shifted more and more towards extermination, he adapted to that readily.