Mr. Lehnsherr was a German man whose family was interned in the brutal Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust.[1] The Nazi collaborator Sebastian Shaw murdered his wife and tortured his son Erik in an attempt to draw out the boy's mutant powers. After the conclusion of World War II, Erik spent years trying to find Shaw and exact vengeance, murdering other Nazis along the way, eventually becoming the mutant terrorist Magneto.[2]

  • He was played by Kenneth McGregor in X-Men.

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