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  Silberbauer, Karl Joseph (21 June 1911 - 1971 or 1972)
The uniformed SD sergeant in charge of the raid on the annexe. German, from Vienna. Miep described him as very workaday: "He looked as though he might come around tomorrow to read your gas meter or punch your tram ticket." During the raid, when he found out that Otto Frank had been an German lieutenant during WWI, he ordered that everyone take their time. He was investigated a few times but not found to have done much more than follow orders. See also his life chronology. (CE89 p. 35, 45-6; AFB p. 298; FAF p. 101; Anne Frank researcher)