Reichministers, Gauleiters, and Politicians of the Third Reich – A thru G / Reichsminister, Gauleiter und Politiker des Dritten Reiches – A durch G

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Artur Axmann

Artur Axmann, 18 February 1913 – 24 October 1996, was the Reichsjugendführer (National Leader) of the Hitler Youth (Hitlerjugend) from 1940 to the war’s end in 1945. He was the last living Nazi with a rank equivalent to Reichsführer.

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 the propagandistic creator of the Desert Fox myth attached to the German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

Hans Biebow

Hans Biebow, 18 December 1902 – 23 June 1947, was the chief of German Nazi administration of the Łódź Ghetto in occupied Poland.

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

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.

Josef Bühler

Josef Bühle, 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.

Josef Bürckel

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 the Reichstag. He was an early member of the Nazi party and was influential in the rise of the National Socialist movement.

Kurt Daluege

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.

Richard Walther Darré

Richard Walther Darré, born Ricardo Walther Oscar Darré; 14 July 1895 – 5 September 1953, was one of the leading Nazi “blood and soil” (German: Blut und Boden) ideologists and served as Reichsminister of Food and Agriculture from 1933 to 1942. He was an SS-Obergruppenführer and the seventh most senior officer of the SS. When the Second World War ended, Darré was the senior-most SS-Obergruppenführer, with a date of rank from 9 November 1934, outranked only by Heinrich Himmler and the four SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer.

Hans Dauser

Hans Dauser, 5 October 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.

Otto Dietrich

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.

Eugen Dollmann

Eugen Dollmann, 8 August 1900 in Regensburg – 17 May 1985 in Munich, was a German Diplomat and a member of the SS.

August Eigruber

August Eigruber, 16 April 1907 – 28 May 1947, was an Austrian-born Nazi Gauleiter of Reichsgau Oberdonau (Upper Danube) and Landeshauptmann of Upper Austria, later hanged by the Allies.

Hans Frank

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

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

Ludwig Fischer, 16 April 1905 – 8 March 1947, was a German National Socialist lawyer, politician and allegedly called a convicted war criminal by the Allies courts.

Roland Freisler

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 Holocaust.

Walther Funk

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.

Ulrich Graf

Ulrich Graf, 6 July 1878 – 3 March 1950, was one of the earliest members of the Nazi Party and of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle. He was a German National Socialist politician and member of the SA and SS.

Leopold Gutterer

Leopold Gutterer, 25 April 1902 in Baden-Baden – 27 December 1996 in Aachen, was a Nazi official and politician. During the Nazi period, he rose to the post of State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda and was temporarily vice president of the Reich Chamber of Culture. Gutterer was a close confidant of Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.



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