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Heinrich Himmler in 1941





Heinrich Himmler

AKA Heinrich Luitpold Himmler  Born: 7-Oct-1900
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 23-1945
Location of death: Lüneburg, Germany
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried in unmarked grave outside of Lüneburg.
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Military

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Reichsführer-SS

Military service: 

Reichs- und Preussischer Minister des Innern (Reich & Prussian Minister of the Interior) of Germany (August 1943-1945)
Chef der Deutschen Polizei (ChdDtP) (Chief of German police) (June 1936-1945)
Chef der Heeresrüstung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres (Ch H Rüst u.BdE) (Chief of Army Equipment and Commander of the Replacement Army) of Germany (July 1944-1945)
Reichskommissar für die Festigung des Deutschen Volkstums (RKFDV) (Reich Commissioner for the Strengthening of Germanism) in the NSDAP (October 1939-1945)
Verein "Lebensborn e.V." (President of the Society "Fountain of Life") of the NSDAP (September 1936-1945)
Verein "Das Ahnenerbe Forschungs-und Lehrgemeinschaft" (President of "The Ancestral Heritage Research & Teaching Society") of the NSDAP
Beauftragter der NSDAP für alle Volkstumsfragen (Nazi Party Commissioner for All Racial Matters)
Generalbevollmächtigter für die Verwaltung (Plenipotentiary General for Administration) of Germany (August 1943-1945)

Father: Joseph Gebhard Himmler
Mother: Anna Maria Himmler
Wife: Margarete Boden  Himmler
Daughter: Gudrun Himmler

* Fathered two illegitimate children with his then secretary Hedwig Potthast


Himmler Biography


Reinhard Heydrich 1939





Reinhard Heydrich


AKA Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich Born: 7-Mar-1904
Birthplace: Halle an der Saale, Germany
Died: 4-Jun-1942
Location of death: Prague, Czechia
Cause of death: Assassination
Remains: Buried, Invaliden, Berlin
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Military

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Protector of Bohemia and Moravia

Military service: German Navy (1922-31)

Father: Bruno Heydrich
Mother: Elizabeth Kranz
Wife: Lina von Osten (m. 26-Dec-1931)
Son: Klaus (b. 1933)
Son: Heider (b. 1934)
Daughter: Silke (b. 1939)
Daughter: Marte (b. 1942)

SS-Obergruppenführer, chief of the Reich Security Main Office (which included the Gestapo, SD and Kripo Nazi police agencies) and Reich governor of Bohemia and Moravia. Hitler considered him a possible successor. He was nicknamed "The Butcher of Prague", "The Blond Beast" and "Der Henker" (German for the hangman).

Heydrich was one of the architects of the Holocaust, chairing the 1942 Wannsee conference, which laid out the plans for the extermination of all European Jews. Heydrich was wounded by British-trained Czechoslovak partisans in Prague during an assassination attempt named Operation Anthropoid. He would later die from these wounds.


Heydrich Biography



Ernst Kaltenbrunner





Ernst Kaltenbrunner

AKA Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner   Born: 4-Oct-1903
Ried im Innkreis, Austria
Died: Oct- 16 -1946
Location of death: Nürnberg
Cause of death: Summary Execution
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Lawyer

Nationality: German-Austrian
Executive summary:

Military service:  SS

Chief of the RSHA, comprising both the Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei, or Sipo) and the SD, replacing Reinhard Heydrich, who had been assassinated in June 1942.


Responsibility for the following crimes was ascribed to him:

Mass murders of civilians of occupied countries by Einsatzgruppen.

Screening of prisoner of war camps and executing racial and political undesirables.

The taking of recaptured prisoners of war to concentration camps, where in some cases they were executed.

Establishing concentration camps and committing racial and political undesirables to concentration and annihilation camps for slave labor and mass murder.

Deportation of citizens of occupied countries for forced labor and disciplining of forced labor.

The execution of captured commandos and paratroopers and protection of civilians who lynched Allied fliers.

The taking of civilians of occupied countries to Germany for secret trial and punishment.

Punishment of citizens of occupied territories under special criminal procedure and by summary methods.

The execution and confinement of people in concentration camps for crimes allegedly committed by their relatives.

Seizure and spoliation of public and private property.

Murder of prisoners in SIPO and SD prisons.

Persecution of Jews.

Persecution of the churches.

He was found guilty of war-crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to death. He was executed at around 1.40 a.m. on October 16, 1946.


Kaltenbrunner Biography




Adolf Eichmann in 1932






Adolf Eichmann

AKA Ricardo Klement 

Born: 19-March-1906
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: May 31-1962
Location of death: Israel
Cause of death: Summary Execution
Remains: Cremated & Ashes spread in the Mediterranean.
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Occupation: SSNationality: Germany
Executive summary: SS Obersturmbannführer

Military service:  Joined the SS in 1933

Otto Adolf Eichmann (known as Adolf Eichmann; March 19, 1906 – May 31, 1962) was a high-ranking Nazi and SS Obersturmbannführer (Lt. Colonel). Due to his organizational talents and ideological reliability, he was tasked by Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich to facilitate and manage the logistics of mass deportation to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe. He was captured by Israeli Mossad agents in Argentina, indicted by Israeli court on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes. He was convicted and hanged.


Father: Karl Adolf Eichmann
Mother: Anna Maria Himmler
Wife: Vera Eichmann
Sons: Klaus Eichmann, Dieter Eichmann, Ricardo Francisco Eichmann and Horst Eichmann


Eichmann Biography



Hans Frank In Krakow





Hans Frank

AKA Hans Michael Frank  Born: 23-May-1900
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: Oct- 16-1946
Location of death:  Poland
Cause of death: Summary Execution
Remains: unknown
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Lawyer

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Governor-General of occupied Poland

Military service:  SA Obergruppenführer (honorary)  SS Obergruppenführer (honorary)

Frank oversaw the segregation of the Jews into ghettos (Jewish quarters) and the use of Polish civilians as "forced and compulsory" labour. In 1942 he lost his positions of authority outside of the General Government after annoying Hitler with a series of speeches in Berlin, Vienna, Heidelberg, and Munich and also as part of a power struggle with Friedrich Wilhelm Krüger, the State Secretary for Security—head of the SS and the police in the General Government. But it was Krüger who was ultimately replaced, with Wilhelm Koppe. Frank later claimed that the extermination of Jews was entirely controlled by Heinrich Himmler and the SS and that he, Frank, was unaware of the extermination camps in the General Government until early in 1944. During his testimony at Nürnberg, Frank claimed he submitted resignation requests to Hitler on fourteen occasions but Hitler would not allow him to resign. Frank fled the General Government in January 1945, in advance of the Soviet Army.

He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and on October 1, 1946, he was sentenced to death by hanging.


Father: Karl Frank
Magdalena Buchmaier-Frank
Brigitte Herbst-Frank
Sigrid Frank - Norman Frank - Brigitte Frank - Michael Frank - Niklas Frank



Hans Frank Biography




Heinrich Müller





Heinrich Müller

AKA  Gestapo  Müller       Born: 28-April-1900
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: Unknown
Location of death:  Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Remains: Unknown
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: German
Occupation: Security Police Higher SS

Nationality: German
Executive summary: Head of the Gestapo

Military service: WW-1 Pilot

Müller was born in Munich on April 28, 1900. After serving as a pilot in World War I, he joined the police in Munich, soon acquiring a reputation as a skilled anti-communist investigator who did not feel bound by legal norms of police investigation. As such, he would draw the attention of Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich, leaders of Hitler's SS. Following Hitler's rise to power in 1933, Himmler and Heydrich consolidated German regional police units while creating a national political police, the Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo). Müller
entered the SS in 1934 and quickly rose through the ranks of that organization as a police official. In September 1939, when the Gestapo and other police organizations were consolidated into the Reich Main Security Office (RSHA), Müller was made the Chief of RSHA Amt IV -- the Gestapo.

As Gestapo chief, Müller  oversaw the implementation of Hitler's policies against Jews and other groups deemed a threat to the state. The notorious Adolf Eichmann, who headed the Gestapo's Office of Resettlement and then its Office of Jewish Affairs, was Müller 's immediate subordinate. Once World War II began, Müller
 and Eichmann planned key components in the deportation and then extermination of Europe's Jews.  Müller eluded escape after the war and he was never brought to trial for his crimes.


Heinrich Müller Biography




Oswald Pohl





Oswald Pohl

AKA    Pohl                                Born: 30-June-1892
Died: 7-June-1951
Location of death: 
Landsberg am Lech
Cause of death: Summary Execution
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: German
Occupation: Naval Officer

Executive summary: SS-Obergruppenführer & General Waffen-SS

Military service: Naval Paymaster

Pohl became a member of the SA, then finally joined the re-founded NSDAP (the Nazi party) on February 22, 1926 as member #30842. He met Heinrich Himmler in 1933 and became his protége; he was appointed chief of the administration department in the staff of the Reichsführer-SS ("Reich leader SS", RFSS) and given the rank of SS-Standartenführer on February 1, 1934 and began to influence the administration of the concentration camps.

Pohl was made SS-Obergruppenführer and general of the Waffen-SS on April 20, 1942; on December 12 the same year, after divorce from his wife, he married Eleonore von Brüning, widow of Ernst Rüdiger von Brüning who in turn was the son of one of the founders of the Hoechster Farbwerke which became part of the IG Farben in 1925.

In 1944, Pohl was put out of charge of the concentration camps, with the Rüstungsministerium (ministry of armament) overtaking; at the same time, the responsibility for construction was also taken away from the SS-WVHA. However, Pohl remained in charge of the administration of the Waffen-SS for the remainder of the war.

Pohl  was executed at Landsberg am Lech on June 7, 1951, where he was hanged after a long series of revisions, Pohl kept insisting on his innocence, stating that he was only a "simple functionary".


Father: Hermann Otto Emil Pohl
Auguste Pohl
Wife: Eleonore von Brüning


Oswald Pohl Biography




Friedrich Wilhelm Krüger



Friedrich Wilhelm Krüger

AKA                                    Born: 1894
Birthplace: Strasbourg, Alsace (Germany -at the time)
Died: 9th-May-1945
Location of death:  Libau, Latvia
Cause of death: Suicide
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: German
Occupation: Director of a Refuse Company Prior to SS Enrollment
Executive summary: Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer

Military service: SS-Oberabschnittsführer

In June 1933, Krüger was promoted to SA-Obergruppenführer (equivalent to Lieutenant general) and appointed chief of the Ausbildungswesen ("training", AW). In 1935, Krüger was appointed SS-Oberabschnittsführer; on February 21, 1936, he was then appointed inspector of border guard units as well as Hitler's personal representative to a variety of formal and informal NSDAP events.
Krüger continued to proliferate himself, further proving his loyalty to Nazism as well as his military, police and administration skills; he was made Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer ("Higher SS and police leader, HSSPF), becoming one of Heinrich Himmler's representatives, although he lost the position again in November 1943 following disagreements between Himmler and Hans Frank.
Krüger committed suicide shooting himself in Libau on May 9, 1945


Children: Fathered two children and adopted three others.


Friedrich Wilhelm Krüger Biography







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