Leading Figures of Nazi Germany – A thru F / Leitfiguren des nationalsozialistischen Deutschland – A bis F
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Alfred Ingemar Berndt
Alfred-Ingemar Berndt, born 22. April 1905 in Bromberg, West Prussia- 28. March 1945 at Veszprém, Hungary, was a German journalist, writer and close collaborator of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Berndt wrote an eyewitness account of the 1940 German invasion of the Low Countries and France, Tanks Break Through!, and is regarded as propagandistic creator of the Desert Fox myth attached to the German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
Hans Biebow (December 18, 1902 – June 23, 1947) was the chief of German Nazi administration of the Łódź Ghetto in occupied Poland.
Dr. Hugo Johannes Blaschke (14 November 1881 – 6 December 1959) was a German dental surgeon notable for being Adolf Hitler’s personal dentist from 1933 to April 1945 and for being the chief dentist on the staff of Heinrich Himmler.
Albert Bormann (2 September 1902 – 8 April 1989) was a German National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) officer, who rose to the rank of Gruppenführer (Generalleutnant) during World War II. Bormann served as an adjutant to Adolf Hitler, and was the younger brother of Martin Bormann.
Martin Bormann (17 June 1900 – 2 May 1945) was a prominent Nazi official. He became head of the Party Chancellery (Parteikanzlei) and private secretary to Adolf Hitler. He was almost always at his Führer’s side. Hitler typically did not issue written orders, but gave them verbally at meetings or in phone conversations; he also had Bormann convey orders. He gained Hitler’s trust and derived immense power within the Third Reich by using his position to control the flow of information and access to Hitler. Bormann earned many enemies, including Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Alfred Rosenberg, Robert Ley, Hans Frank, and Albert Speer.
Philipp Bouhler (11 September 1899 – 19 May 1945) was a senior Nazi Party official who was both a Reichsleiter (National Leader) and Chief of the Chancellery of the Führer of the NSDAP. He was also an SS-Obergruppenführer in the Allgemeine SS who was responsible for the Nazi Aktion T4 euthanasia program that killed more than 70,000 handicapped adults and children in Nazi Germany, as well as co-initiator of Aktion 14f13, also called “Sonderbehandlung” (“special treatment”), that killed 15,000–20,000 concentration camp prisoners.
Bouhler was captured and arrested on 10 May 1945 by American troops. He committed suicide on 19 May 1945 while in the U.S. internment camp at Zell am See in Austria.
Wilhelm Brückner (11 December 1884 in Baden-Baden – 18 August 1954 in Herbsdorf, Upper Bavaria) was until 1940 Adolf Hitler’s chief adjutant.
Josef Bühler (born 16 February 1904 in Waldsee , Oberamt Waldsee , Kingdom of Württemberg , died August 21, 1948 in Krakow , Poland ) was a German jurist . In the Government of the General Government in Krakow , Buhler served as Secretary of State during the period of National Socialism. Since June 1940, he had been the permanent deputy of the General Governor Hans Frank , responsible for crimes against the Polish population and the Holocaust in Poland .
Joseph Bürckel (30 March 1895, in Lingenfeld, Germersheim – 28 September 1944, in Neustadt an der Weinstraße) was a Nazi Germany politician and a member of the German parliament (the Reichstag). He was an early member of the Nazi party and was influential in the rise of the National Socialist movement.
Kurt Daluege (15 September 1897 – 24 October 1946) was a German Nazi SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer and Generaloberst of the Police (ranks equivalent to colonel-general, or four-star General) as chief of the national uniformed Ordnungspolizei (Order Police), and ruled the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia as Deputy Protector after Reinhard Heydrich’s assassination. After the end of World War II, he was extradited to Czechoslovakia, convicted as a war criminal and executed in 1946.
Hans Dauser (born October 5, 1877 in Marktoffingen , Germany , May 10, 1969 in Munich ) was a German politician ( NSDAP ) and SS leader . He was Secretary of State in the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, whose deputy head he became, and from 1933 to 1945 Reichstag deputy. He had previously been a member of the Bavarian Landtag from 1928 to 1933.
Jacob Otto Dietrich (31 August 1897 – 22 November 1952) was an SS-Obergruppenführer, the Press Chief of Nazi Germany, and a confidant of Adolf Hitler.
Franz Xaver Dorsch
Franz Xaver Dorsch (24 December 1899 – 8 November 1986) was a German civil engineer who became the chief engineer of the Organisation Todt (OT), a civil and military engineering group in Nazi Germany that was responsible for a huge range of engineering projects at home and in the territories occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. He played a leading role in many of the Third Reich’s biggest engineering projects, including the construction of the Siegfried Line (Westwall), the Atlantic Wall and numerous other fortifications in Germany and occupied Europe. Following the war, he founded the Dorsch Consult consulting engineering company in Wiesbaden.
Kurd Eissfeldt (4 December 1900 in Wolfenbüttel , † unknown) was a German forestry scientist and SS leader in the time of national socialism .
Hans Michael Frank (23 May 1900 – 16 October 1946) was a German lawyer who worked for the Nazi Party during the 1920s and 1930s, and later became Adolf Hitler’s personal lawyer. After the invasion of Poland, Frank became Nazi Germany’s chief jurist in the occupied Poland “General Government” territory. During his tenure throughout World War II (1939–45), he instituted a reign of terror against the civilian population and became directly involved in the mass murder of Jews. At the Nuremberg trials, he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and was executed.
Karl Hermann Frank
Karl Hermann Frank (24 January 1898 – 22 May 1946) was a prominent Sudeten German Nazi official in Czechoslovakia prior to and during World War II and an SS-Obergruppenführer. He was executed by hanging after World War II for his role in organizing the massacres of the people of the Czech villages of Lidice and Ležáky.
Karl Fiehler, 31. August 1895 – 8. December 1969, was a German politician of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) and Mayor of Munich from 1933 until 1945.
Ludwig Fischer (April 16, 1905 – March 8, 1947) was a German National Socialist lawyer, politician and a convicted war criminal.
Roland Freisler (30 October 1893 – 3 February 1945) was a jurist and judge of Nazi Germany. He was State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice, and President of the People’s Court. He was also an attendee at the Conference at Wannsee in 1942 which set in motion the The Holocaust.
Walther Funk, 18. August 1890 – 31. May 1960, was an economist and prominent Nazi official who served as Reich Minister for Economic Affairs from 1938 to 1945 and was tried and convicted as a major war criminal by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.
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