Friedrich Buchardt – Member of the Einsatzgruppen who started off grading people on their Germanness and then progressed to outright genocide. Attributed to having been responsible for sending tens of thousands to their deaths, avoided justice by working for the Allied powers as an "Intelligence Source" on the Soviets.
Josef Bühler – State secretary for the Nazi-controlled General Government in Kraków during World War II.
Karl Dönitz — Großadmiral, Führer der Unterseeboote (Commander of Submarines) 1936-1943, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1943-1945, last head of state of Nazi Germany following Hitler's suicide.
Anton Drexler – Politician; member of the Nazi Party through the 1920s. The founder and a leader of the German Workers' Party (DAP). Responsible for changing the name of the Party to the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) early in 1920.
Adolf Eichmann – SS-Obersturmbannführer. Official in charge of RSHAReferat IV B4, Juden (RSHA Sub-Department IV-B4, Jews); responsible for facilitation and transportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps. Fled to Argentina; captured there by Mossad operatives in 1960, tried in Israel and executed on 1 June 1962.
Theodor Eicke – SS-Obergruppenführer. Leading figure in establishment of concentration camps in Nazi Germany; later commander of the 3rd Waffen-SS Division Totenkopf.
Kurt Gerstein – SS officer; member of the Waffen-SS Institute for Hygiene; witnessed mass murders in Nazi extermination camps; gave information to Swedish diplomat Göran von Otter and Roman Catholic Church officials to inform the international public about the Holocaust; in 1945 wrote the Gerstein Report about the Holocaust; afterward allegedly committed suicide while in French custody.
Herbert Otto Gille – SS-Obergruppenfuhrer; Waffen-SS General. Awarded the Knight's Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds and the German Cross in Gold, became the most highly decorated Waffen SS member during World War II.
Odilo Globocnik – SS-Obergruppenführer; prominent Austrian Nazi; later an SS leader in Poland; head of "Operation Reinhard"; one of those responsible for the murder of millions of people during the Holocaust.
(Paul) Joseph Goebbels – One of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devout followers, known for zealous oratory and antisemitism. Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda throughout the Third Reich and World War II. Named Reich Chancellor in Hitler's will, a position he held for only one day before his own suicide.
Heinrich Himmler – Reichsführer-SS. As head of the SS, Chief of the German Police and later the Minister of the Interior, one of the most powerful men in the Third Reich.
Hans Hinkel Journalist; Commissioner at the Reich Ministry for the People's Enlightenment and Propaganda.
August Hirt – Chairman at the Reich University in Strasbourg; instigated a plan to build a study-collection of specialized human anatomical specimens from over 100 murdered Jews. Allied discovery of corpses, paperwork and statements of laboratory assistants led to war crimes trial preparation, which he avoided through suicide.
Adolf Hitler – Politician; leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. Absolute dictator of Germany from 1934 to 1945, with titles of Chancellor from 1933 to 1945 and head of state (Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945.
Hermann Höfle – Deputy to Odilo Globocnik in the Aktion Reinhard program. Played a key role in the "Harvest Festival" massacre of Jewish inmates of various labor camps in the Lublin district of Nazi-occupied Poland in early November 1943.
Franz Josef Huber – former Munich political police department inspector with Heinrich Müller; in 1938 appointed chief of the State Police (SiPo) and Gestapo for Vienna and the "Lower Danube", and "Upper Danube" regions of Austria.
Rudolf Jung – An instrumental force and agitator of German-Czech National Socialism and, later on, a member of the German Nazi Party.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner – SS-Obergruppenführer; General der Polizei und Waffen-SS. Chief of the RSHA (Reich Main Security Office), a main office of the SS, from January 1943 to Germany's surrender in May 1945.
Emil Maurice – Personal friend of Hitler, first head of the SA and one of the founding members of the SS. But referred to in 1960 paperback Eichmann: the Man and His Crimes as Hitler's chauffeur, speculating whether Hitler knew he was a French Jew.
Otto Meissner – Head of the Presidential Chancellery under Hitler (and Ebert and Hindenburg, the last Weimar chancellors, before him).
Arthur Nebe – SS Gruppenführer; Generalleutnant der Polizei; Berlin Police Commissioner in the 1920s; early member of both Sturmabteilung (SA) and Schutzstaffel (SS); Interpol President from June 1942 to 1943; appointed head of Kriminalpolizei (Criminal Police) or Kripo under Heydrich as SiPo and later RSHA chief. Executed in 1945 for alleged involvement in the 20 July Plot.
Artur Phleps – SS Obergruppenführer; saw action with 5. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking; later commanded 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen and the V SS Mountain Corps; killed in September 1944.
Walter Reder – SS Sturmbannführer convicted of war crimes in Italy.
Wilhelm Rediess – Commanding General of SS forces in occupied Norway from 1940 to 1945
Walter von Reichenau – Generalfeldmarschall and committed Nazi; he joined the Party in 1932 in violation of regulations and was one of the few ardent National Socialists among the Army's senior officers.
Fritz Reinhardt – State Secretary in the Reich Ministry of Finance 1933 to 1945
Hjalmar Schacht – Horace Greeley Hjalmar Schacht (1877–1970) was a German economist, banker and liberal politician, who served as the Currency Commissioner and President of the Reichsbank under the Weimar Republic. He was a fierce critic of his country's post-World War I reparation obligations. Schacht became a supporter of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, and served in Hitler's government as President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics. As such, Schacht played a key role in implementing the policies attributed to Hitler. Since he opposed the policy of German re-armament spearheaded by Hitler, Schacht was first sidelined and then forced out of the Third Reich government beginning in December 1937; therefore, he had no role during World War II. Schacht became a fringe member of the German Resistance to Hitler and was imprisoned by the Nazis after the 20 July plot in 1944. Following the war, Schacht was tried at Nuremberg and acquitted.
Paul Schäfer – Hitler Youth member and Wehrmacht corporal, subsequently convicted for multiple charges of child sex abuse in Chile.
Walther Schellenberg – SS-Brigadeführer who rose through the SS as Heydrich's deputy. In March 1942, he became Chief of Department VI, SD-foreign branch, which, by then, was a department of the RSHA. Later, following the abolition of the Abwehr in 1944, he became head of all foreign intelligence.
Hans Schemm – Gauleiter and member of the Reichstag. Died in a plane crash in 1935.
Gustav Simon – Nazi Gauleiter and Chief of Civil Administration in Luxembourg from 1940 to 1944.
Franz Six – Chief of Amt VII, Written Records of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA) which dealt with ideological tasks. These included the creation of anti-semitic, anti-masonic propaganda, the sounding of public opinion and monitoring of Nazi indoctrination by the public.
Albert Speer – architect for Nazis' offices and residences, Party rallies and State buildings (1932–42), Minister of Armaments and War Production (1942–45).
Franz Stangl – Commandant of the Sobibor (1942) and Treblinka (1942–1943) extermination camps.
Johannes Stark – German physicist and Physics Nobel Prize laureate who was closely involved with the Deutsche Physik movement under the Nazi regime.
Walter Stennes – the Berlin commandant of the Sturmabteilung (SA), who in the summer of 1930 and again in the spring of 1931 led a revolt against the NSDAP in Berlin as these SA members saw their organization as a revolutionary group, the vanguard of a socialist order that would overthrow the hated Republic. Both revolts were put down and Stennes was expelled from the Nazi Party. He left Germany in 1933 and worked as a military adviser to Chiang Kai-shek.
Karl Strölin – Lord Mayor of Stuttgart (1933–1945) and Chairman of the 'Deutsches Ausland-Institut' (DAI)
Jürgen Stroop – SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS und Polizei. Stroop's most prominent role was the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, an action which cost the lives of over 50,000 people.
Fritz Todt – civil engineer, Director of the Head Office for Engineering, General Commissioner for the Regulation of the Construction Industry, and founder and head of Organisation Todt. He died in a plane crash in February 1942. He was (posthumously) the first recipient of the German Order.
Fritz Wächtler, politician and Gauleiter of the eastern Bavarian administrative region of Gau Bayreuth.
Otto Wächter, Austrian lawyer and high-ranking member of the SS. He was appointed to government positions in Poland and Italy. In 1940 68,000 Jews were expelled from Krakow, Poland and in 1941 the Kraków Ghetto was created for the remaining 15,000 Jews by his decrees.
Otto Wagener, soldier and economist. Was successively Chief of Staff of the SA, head of the Party Economic Policy Section, and Reich Commissar for the Economy. Subsequently, served at the front, reaching the rank of Generalmajor.
Adolf Wagner – Gauleiter of München-Oberbayern and Bavarian Interior Minister
Gerhard Wagner – Leader of the Reich Physicians' Chamber from 1935 to 1939.
Josef Wagner – Gauleiter of the Gau of Westphalia-South, and as of January 1935 also of the Gau of Silesia. In 1942 he was expelled from the Nazi Party.
Wilhelm Weiß – SA-Obergruppenführer and editor-in-chief of the Nazi Party's official newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter.
Horst Wessel – Sturmführer in the Berlin SA and author of the Horst-Wessel-Lied ("Die Fahne Hoch"), the Party anthem. Elevated to martyr status by Nazi propaganda after his 1930 murder– by Communists or by a rival pimp, according to their opponents.
Max Winkler-Reich Commissioner for the German Film Industry
Christian Wirth – SS-Obersturmführer. He was a senior German police and SS officer during the program to exterminate the Jewish people of occupied Poland during World War II, known as "Operation Reinhard". Wirth was a top aide of Odilo Globocnik, the overall director of "Operation Reinhard" (Aktion Reinhard or Einsatz Reinhard).
Hermann Wirth – Dutch-German historian and scholar of ancient religions and symbols. He co-founded the SS-organization Ahnenerbe, but was later pushed out by Heinrich Himmler.
Eduard Wirths – Chief camp physician at Auschwitz concentration camp from 1942 to 1945
Karl Wolff – SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Waffen-SS. He became Chief of Personal Staff to the Reichsführer-SS (Heinrich Himmler) and SS Liaison Officer to Hitler until his replacement in 1943. From 1943 to 1945, Wolff was the Supreme SS and Police Leader of the 'Italien' area. By 1945 Wolff was acting military commander of Italy, and in that capacity negotiated the surrender of all the forces in the Southwest Front.