Seventy years on from his exploits at the Battle of the Bulge, a look at Otto Skorzeny's journey from Hitler's top commando to Irish farmer
Martin Bormann. Martin Ludwig 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 gained Hitler's trust and derived immense power within the Third Reich by controlling access to the Führer and by regulating the orbits of those closest to him.
Amon Leopold Goeth (11 December 1908 – 13 September 1946) was an SS Hauptsturmführer the commandant of the Nazi concentration camp in Płaszów in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He was tried as a war criminal after the war. After the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland at Kraków found him guilty of murdering tens of thousands of people, he was executed by hanging. The film Schindler's List depicts his occasional practice of shooting camp internees for sport.
Obergruppenführer-SS and ,Holder of" The Blood Order" Ernst Kaltenbrunner (4 October 1903 – 16 October 1946) was an Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany during World War II. Between January 1943 and May 1945, he held the offices of Chief of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA, Reich Main Security Office), President of Interpol and, as a SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei und Waffen-SS, he was the highest-ranking Schutzstaffel (SS) leader to face show trial at t Nuremberg
Theodor Eicke (1892-1943) was an SS-Obergruppenführer and commander of the Waffen-SS Totenkopf Division. Theodore Eicke executed SA Chief Ernst Röhm following the Night of the Long Knives purge in 1934. Eicke was killed on February 26, 1943 when his Fieseler Fi-156 Storch was shot down by Soviet troops. This man was a thug, and does not deserve credit for his medals. They belong to the brave soldiers in the Totenkopf Panzer Division that served under him.
Wilhelm Keitel (22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) Hanged as a war criminal. RK 30.09.1939 Generaloberst Chef OKW Königl. Dekret Nr. 2868 / 14.10.1941, GFM, Chef des OKW Romanian Order of Michael the Brave, 2nd and 3rd Classes (Orden “Michael der Tapfere” II. u. III. Kl.)
Heinz Guderian (June 17th, 1888 - May 14th, 1954) RK 27.10.1939 General der Panzertruppe K.G. XIX. AK (mot.) 17.07.1941 [24. EL] Generaloberst Befh. Pz.Gr. 2
Friedrich Karl Florian (4 February 1894 in Essen – 24 October 1975 in Mettmann) was the Gauleiter of Düsseldorf in Nazi Germany. In the final phase of the war, Florian was forced to keep sending people to their deaths, including minors of the Hitlerjugend. He showed much regret after the war for his actions.
Hugo F. Boss joined the National Socialist Party in 1931, and one of his first big assignments was to supply the Nazis with their infamous brown shirts.
Wilhelm Frick (12 March 1877 – 16 October 1946) was a prominent German politician of the Nazi Party, who served as Reich Minister of the Interior in the Hitler Cabinet from 1933 to 1943. After the end of World War II, he was tried for war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and executed.
Thr Banality of Evil: As SS commander of Special Detachment 11b, Werner Braune organized and conducted mass murders of Jews in the German-occupied areas of the southern Ukraine and the Crimea. For his role in these crimes, Braune was tried before the Nuremberg Military Tribunal in 1948 in the Einsatzgruppen Trial. He was sentenced to death, and was executed by hanging in 1951.
Erich von Manstein
Leo Dietrich Franz Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg (1886-1974) was a German cavalry and armor officer best known for his command of Panzer Group West that battled the Allied invasion of Normandy. Von Schweppenburg fought nonstop from 1939 until the end of WW2. Postwar, he spent 2 years in US captivity and during the early 1950s he was instrumental in advising how to restructure the newly built German Army (Bundeswehr) of West Germany.
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Kurt Meyer, here as an Obersturmbannfuehrer during the 3rd battle of Kharkov, was known as "PanzerMeyer" to his men, who would follow him "to hell and back." Upon promotion on 16 June 1944 at the age of 33 Meyer became one of the youngest divisional commanders in the Waffen-SS during WW2.Postwar, he was sentenced to death for killing Allied prisoners. His sentence was commuted and he was free in 1954. He died in 1961 of a heart attack.
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