- Category : 1905-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (6,39,41)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 2
German SS leader and Gestapo officer, known above all as commander of the concentration camp Szczecin-Bredow (1933-1934) and as one of the people killed in the so-called Röhm-Putsch (Night of the Long Knives).
As de facto commander of the Szczecin-Bredow camp, he distinguished himself by the cruelty with which he tortured and abused the inmates in his care.
At the end of March 1934, Hoffmann and several other officers entrusted with the Stettin-Bredow concentration camp were arrested and charged with prisoner abuse. On 6 April 1934 (the "Bredow trial") the criminal court of the district court in Szczecin condemned Hoffmann to a thirteen-year prison sentence under forfeiture of civil rights for five years.
After his conviction, Hoffmann appealed and was taken to the Berlin-Moabit prison for safekeeping until further notice. On 30 June 1934 Hoffmann and his former subordinates, the SS officers Gustav Fink and Fritz Pleines, were taken out of prison and shot in the course of the Night of the Long Knives.