List of SS personnel

Between 1925 and 1945, the German Schutzstaffel (SS) grew from eight members to over a quarter of a million Waffen-SS and over a million Allgemeine-SS members. Other members included the SS-Totenkopfverbände (SS-TV), which ran the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. The following list of SS personnel gives the names of notable persons who are counted among the organization's most famous, influential or notorious members.

Führer (Adolf Hitler)

Oberster SA-Führer and SS Member# 1 Adolf Hitler at SA Parade Nuremberg September 1935; SA at the left; SS man Jakob Grimminger behind car
Inspection by the Nazi party and Himmler at the Dachau concentration camp on 8 May 1936.

Prior to 1934 the SS were nominally under the command of the Sturmabteilung[1] and so it could be said that both Adolf Hitler as Oberster SA-Führer and Ernst Röhm as Stabschef SA outranked the most senior SS position of Reichsführer-SS. Following the Night of the Long Knives Hitler "raised the SS, hitherto subordinate to the SA, to the rank of an independent organisation".[2] Hitler also was considered SS Member No. 1, Emil Maurice (considered the founder of the SS) was member No. 2, while Himmler was SS member No. 168. Based on the seniority system of SS membership number, this made Hitler senior in the SS to all other members even if not by rank.

After the Night of the Long Knives, when the SS became independent from the SA, Hitler was listed on SS officer rolls as member No. 1 and considered supreme commander of the entire SS (Oberste Führer der Schutzstaffel: Literally, "Supreme Leader of the SS") by virtue of his position as the Führer of Germany. There is no photographic record of Hitler ever wearing an actual SS uniform nor was there a special SS insignia for Hitler above that worn by Himmler.

SS Generals

Following is the list of persons holding the title positions as well as actual highest ranks of the Schutzstaffel (SS) since the earliest inception of the armed SS units in Nazi Germany. The ranks include distinctive insignia designs worn on the collar points by all officers.


Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Reichsführer-SS         (19251945)
Julius Schreck First Reichsführer-SS
Hitler's chauffeur
Later held the ranks of SS-Standartenführer and SS-Oberführer
Posthumously awarded the ranks SS-Brigadeführer and SS-Ehrenführer of the SS Regiment Munich
5 Leader of the Stoßtrupp-Hitler, forerunner of the SS (1923); officially joined SS (1925) 53
Joseph Berchtold Second Reichsführer-SS
Co-leader of the Stoßtrupp-Hitler; forerunner of the SS (1923) 750
Erhard Heiden Third Reichsführer-SS
Member of the Stoßtrupp-Hitler, forerunner of the SS (1923); officially joined SS (1925) 74
Heinrich Himmler Reichsführer-SS
Chief of German Police
Minister of the Interior
Chief of the replacement Army
168 2 August 1925 14303
Karl Hanke Final Reichsführer-SS
203013 15 February 1934 102606

Oberst-Gruppenführer (Colonel General)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Oberst-Gruppenführer         (April 1942–forward)
Kurt Daluege Commander of the Ordnungspolizei (Orpo-Order Police) 1119 1928 31981
Sepp Dietrich Original commander of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) and later commander of the 6th SS Panzer Army 1177 5 May 1928 89015
Paul Hausser Commander of the II SS Panzer Corps 239795 February 1934 4158779
Franz Xaver Schwarz NSDAP Treasurer 38500 16 September 1931 6

Obergruppenführer (General)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Obergruppenführer         (1932–1945)
Friedrich Alpers Staatssekretär / SS-Obergruppenführer /Staatsrat / Generalforstmeister /Major der Reserve (Luftwaffe) 6427 March 1931 132812
Max Amann Honorary SS Member. Party leader for the Reich of the Department Press 53143 3
Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski Higher SS and Police Leader of Central Russia 9831 15 February 1931 489101
Herbert Backe Minister of Agriculture 1944–1945 22766 1 October 1933 87882
Gottlob Berger Commander of the SS-Hauptamt 275991 1936 426875
Werner Best Reich Plenipotentiary of Denmark 23377 1931 341338
Wilhelm Bittrich Waffen-SS combat commander, II SS Panzerkorps 39177 1934 829700
Ernst Wilhelm Bohle Leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party Foreign Organization 276915 13 September 1933 999185
Martin Bormann Secretary of Hitler/Party leader for the Reich in charge of the NSDAP Chancellery 555 September 1929 60508
Philipp Bouhler Head of the Action T4/Party Leader for the Reich in charge of the Hitler's Chancellery (Kanzlei des Führers) 54932 20 April 1933 12
Walter Braemer born 7 January 1883. Involved in War Crimes in Poland; captured 2 May 1945-released October 1947;
1945 request for extradition to war crimes in Poland were refused by the United Kingdom government September 1950.
Died 13 June 1955
223.910 1 October 1935 4.012.32
Franz Breithaupt Commanding general of the SS and Police Courts 39719 1 December 1932 602663
Walter Buch Party Leader for the Reich as Chairman of the Inquiry and Mediation Board 81353 1 July 1933 7733
Leonardo Conti State Secretary for heath matters 3.982 72.225
Richard Walther Darré First Director of the Race and Settlement Office ('Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt' or RuSHA), and Minister of the Reich for Food and Agriculture 6882 July 1930 248156
Karl-Maria Demelhuber Commanded the SS-Standarte Germania, 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord, XII. SS-Armeekorps and XVI. SS-Armeekorps. 252392 15 March 1935 4439
Otto Dietrich Party Leader for the Reich as NSDAP Press Chief
Honorary rank
101349 1932 126727
Karl von Eberstein Early member of the Nazi Party, the SA, the SS, Reichstag delegate, an HSSPF and SS-Oberabschnitt Führer, head of the Munich Police in World War II 1386 1 April 1929 15067
Joachim Albrecht Eggeling Gauleiter of Saxony and Anhalt
High President of Merseburg
186155 1935 11579
Theodor Eicke First chief of the Inspektion der Konzentrationslager (Concentration Camps Inspectorate) and commander of the SS Totenkopf Division 2921 August 1930 114901
Karl Fiehler Lord mayor of Munich/Party Leader of the Reich in charge of the communal policy 91724 31 July 1933 37
Albert Forster Gauleiter of Danzig 158 12 June 1926 1924
Hans Frank General Governor of Poland 1939 1945
Karl Hermann Frank Higher SS and Police Leader of Bohemia and Moravia.

State Minister of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia 1943 - 1945

310466 6600002
August Frank Frank became SS Administrative Officer of the Special Purpose Troops (SS-Verfügungstruppe) and of the concentration camp guards, the SS Death's Head units (SS-Totenkopfverbände or SS-TV), although the presence of a bureaucratic rival somewhat limited his authority in the second capacity. In February 1940, Frank became chief supply officer of the Waffen-SS and SS-TV units under Pohl. 5669 8 April 1932 1471185
Herbert Otto Gille Waffen-SS commander 39854 December 1931 537337
Curt von Gottberg Also General der Waffen-SS 45923 September 1932 948753
Ernst-Robert Grawitz Also General of Waffen-SS; Reichsarzt SS and Polizei; Head of German Red Cross; son in law of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS Siegfried Taubert 27.483 November 1931 1.102.844
Ulrich Greifelt Held the rank of major general by 1941, and then being appointed as "Chief of SS German Nationhood Staff", a position he held from November 1941 through his arrest by the Allied forces in May 1945. 72909 1667407
Arthur Greiser Gauleiter of Reichsgau Wartheland 10795 1929 166635
August Heissmeyer Commander of the SS Education Main Office 4370 21573
Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorf He wore the uniform of an General der Polizei uniform in his capacity as Polizeipresident Berlin

SA Obergruppenführer

Rudolf Hess Also Deputy-Führer of the NSDAP until 11 May 1941 50 1 November 1925 16
Konrad Henlein Gauleiter of the Sudetenland 310307 6600001
Maximilian von Herff Commander of the SS Personnel Main Office 405894 1 April 1942 8858661
Reinhard Heydrich Chief of the RSHA; President of Interpol; chaired the 1942 Wannsee Conference; Deputy Reich-Protector of Bohemia and Moravia 10120 14 July 1931 544916
Friedrich Hildebrandt
Richard Hildebrandt Led the SS-Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt 7088 89221
Hermann Höfle Higher SS and Police Leader in Slovakia 463903 3924970
Friedrich Jeckeln Higher SS and Police Leader of Eastern Russia 4367 12 January 1930 163348
Hans Jüttner Commander of the SS-Führungshauptamt 264497 541163
Ernst Kaltenbrunner Second Chief of the RSHA after Heydrich's assassination 13039 300179
Hans Kammler Head of V-2 program 113619 20 May 1933 1011855
Georg Keppler Keppler commanded the 2. SS-Division Das Reich, 3. SS-Division Totenkopf, I. SS-Panzerkorps, III.(germanische) SS-Panzerkorps and the XVIII.SS-Armee-Korps. 273799 10 October 1935 338211
Wilhelm Karl Keppler Secretary of state in Foreign Office; founder of the Freundeskreis der Wirtschaft 50816 August 1932 62424
Matthias Kleinheisterkamp Waffen-SS Divisional and Corps Commander 132399 8 January 1934 4158838
Wilhelm Koppe Höhere SS und Polizei Führer, HSSP in Wartheland 25955 2 January 1932 305584
Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger Higher SS and Police Leader of Poland 6123 16 March 1931 3995130
Walter Krüger Commander of :
4th SS Polizei Panzer Division
2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
IV SS Panzer Corps
VI SS Panzer Corps
266184 3991530
Hans Lammers Minister of the Reich/Head of the Reich Chancellery
Honorary rank
118404 1010355
Hartmann Lauterbacher Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter / Oberpräsident / SS-Obergruppenführer /M.d.R. / Preußischen Staatsrat 382406 9 November 1940 86837
Werner Lorenz Commander of the Main Office of Ethnic Germanization (Hauptamt Volkdeutsche Mittelstelle) 6636 1931 337994
Benno Martin SS-Obergruppenführer, General of the Waffen-SS and Police and Higher SS leader (Polizei und Höherer SS) in Nuremberg. 187117 10 April 1934 2714474
Emil Mazuw Landeshauptmann (nominal governor) of the Province of Pomerania from 1940 to 1945. A member of the SS since 1933, he held the ranks of SS-Obergruppenführer, General of the Waffen-SS (1944), General of Police (1942) and Ostsee Higher SS and Police leader (1939–1945). He was engaged in euthanasia during the Second World War. Convicted after the war of crimes associated with abuses of political prisoners and Jews; sentenced to 16 years imprisonment. 2556 7 June 1930 85231
Wilhelm Murr
Konstantin von Neurath German Foreign Minister 1932–1938

Reich Protector of Bohemia Moravia 1939 - 1943

Carl Oberg Higher SS and Police Leader of France 36075 7 April 1932 575205
Günther Pancke Higher SS and Police Leader of Denmark
Waffen-SS General
10110 1931 282737
Karl Pfeffer-Wildenbruch Obergruppenführer, General der Waffen-SS und der Polizei, during World War II, he commanded the 4th SS Polizei Division and the VI SS Army Corps and the IX SS Mountain Corps. 292713 March 1939 1364387
Artur Phleps Commander of the 7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen 401214 30 June 1941
Oswald Pohl Chief of the SS Economics and Administration Office (WVHA) 147614 1933 30842
Hans Prützmann SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei; General der Waffen-SS 3002 142.290
Rudolf Querner From 1 May 1941 to at the end of January 1943 Querner was SS and Police Leader (HSSPF) Nordsee in Military district X, based in Hamburg. Working closely with Gauleiter Karl Kaufmann Querners had responsibility over all police matters and was also involved in the deportation of the Hamburg Jews, which began at the end of October 1941. 308240 22 May 1938 2385386
Hanns Albin Rauter SS and Police Leader in the Netherlands 262958 Joined Austrian Nazi Party
Wilhelm Rediess SS and Police Leader in Norway 2839 22 July 1930 25574
Joachim von Ribbentrop Foreign minister 1938–1945 63083 February 1938 1199927
Erwin Rösener Higher SS and Police Leader SS-Oberabschnitt 'Alpenland' (Wehrkreis XVIII; HQ: Salzburg)
24 November 1941 – 8 May 1945
3575 1930 46771
Fritz Sauckel Honorary rank
Gauleiter of NSDAP Gau of Thuringia
254890 1395
Paul Scharfe Commander of the SS Legal Main Office 14220 1 October 1931 665697
Julius Schaub Co-founder of the SS, personal assistant to Hitler 7 February 1925 81
Dr. Johann Friedrich Scheid[3] Director of Hermsdorf-Schönburg GMBH. Had Honorary SS Rank. In August 1944 presided over a secret meeting with German industrialists to using assests to rebuild Germany in the postwar period.[4][5] Listed in 1944 reference[6] and 1946 reference[7]
Arthur Seyss-Inquart Leader of NS opposition in Austria prior Anschluss, Deputy governor-general of Poland then Commissaire for the Reich in Netherlands 292771 6270392
Felix Steiner Commander of III (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps 253351 4264295
Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart Born 16 November 1902. Reich Interior State Secretary; author of Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935; participant in Wannsee Conference in 1942. In 1949, sentenced to 4 years but released for time already served. Died in a car accident in 1953. 280042 378144
Fritz Wächtler


Prince Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont SS-Obergruppenführer and Higher SS and Police Leader of the SS-Oberabschnitt Fulda-Werra 2139 2 March 1930 160025
Fritz Weitzel He became a member of Nazi Party in 1925 and of SS in 1926. In 1930 he was promoted to leader of SS in Rheinland and Ruhr. He became Polizeipräsident in Düsseldorf in 1933, and Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer West in 1938. 408 1927 18833
Karl Wolff Chief of staff to Heinrich Himmler and Supreme SS and Police Leader of Italy 14235 7 October 1931 695131
Udo von Woyrsch Higher SS and Police Leader in the SS-Oberabschnitt Sudost 3689 162349
Alfred Wünnenberg SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen SS and the commander of the 4th SS Polizei Panzer Grenadier Division

Last Commander of the Main Office for Uniformed Police forces (Ordnungspolizei)

405898 2 October 1939 2222600

Gruppenführer (Lieutenant General)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Gruppenführer         (19251945)
Ludolf von Alvensleben Held ranks of NSDAP-Reichstagsabgeordneter, SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS; commander of the Selbstschutz of Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia and Major General of the police (1943). Higher SS and Police leader in Silesia 177002 149345
Hans Baur Generalleutenant der Polizei. Hitler's Pilot 808258 None, but received Golden Party Badge
Karl Brandt Hitler's physician 260353 29 July 1934 1009617
Karl-Heinrich Brenner Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of Polizei 307786 11 September 1938 3460685
Josef Bürckel
Hermann Fegelein SS-Cavalry General, Eva Braun's brother-in-law. Commander of the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer 66680 1931 1200158
Josef Fitzthum SS-Gruppenführer, Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS und Polizei, politician, and Beauftragter des Reichsführer-SS Albanien (special representative of the Reichsführer SS in Albania) 41936 1932 363169
Helmuth Friedrichs born 22 Sept 1899. Office of the Deputy Fuhrer. Disappeared February 1945-fate unknown 278.229 1936 124.214
Karl Gebhardt "Reichsarzt-SS"; also a major general (Generalmajor) in the Waffen-SS 265894 1935 1723317
Dr. Karl Genzken Chief of Medical Office of the Waffen-SS. Involved in human experiments 207954 5 November 1933 39913
Odilo Globocnik Higher SS and Police Leader of the Adriatic Region; Head of Operation Reinhardas SSPF Lublin (Poland)
Richard Glücks Inspector of Concentration Camps/Amt D WVHA 58706 1932 214805
Wilhelm Harster GeneralLeutnant of Police; although unable to join post war BND recommended SS contacts to BND as potential agents 225932 9 November 1933 3226594
Hans Hinkel Journalist and commissioner at the Reich Ministry for the People's Enlightenment and Propaganda
Otto Hofmann Head of RuSHA, 1943. SS and Police Leader Southwest Germany; Wannsee Conference participant 7646 1931 145729
Fritz Katzmann Higher SS and Police Leader in Lemberg (Lwów), Galicia and Danzig-West Prussia 3065 1 July 1930 98528
Wilhelm Kube General-Kommissar for Weissruthenien (now known as Belarus) 114771 1934 71682
Wilhelm Friedrich Loeper Honorary rank; Gauleiter of the NS Gau Magdeburg Anhalt 142592 6980
Georg Lörner Also Generalleutnant of the Waffen-SS; Deputy Chief of under Oswald Pohl, of the Wirtschaftsunternehmen im SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt ( Main SS Economic and Administrative Department, SS WVHA), chief of Amtsgruppe B, (Division B) of the WVHA, and deputy chief of Amtsgruppe W (Division W) of the WVHA. 37719 July 1932 676772
Paul Moder Senator of Altona, Hamburg; Sturmbannführer (major) in Waffen-SS; SS-und Polizeiführer {Warsaw} 11716 1 September 1931 9425
Heinrich Müller Chief of the Gestapo (Secret State Police), Amt IV (Department IV) of the RSHA; Wannsee Conference participant 107043 20 April 1934 533199
Arthur Mülverstadt SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei; Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division 292712 1331860
Werner Naumann Freundeskreis der Wirtschaft & Secretary of State in Propaganda Ministry
Arthur Nebe Chief of the Kriminalpolizei (Criminal Police), Amt V (Department V) of the RSHA, Einsatzgruppe B Commander (June–November 1941) 280152
Otto Ohlendorf Commander of the Inland-SD, Amt III (Department III) of the RSHA 880 28 May 1925 6531
Werner Ostendorff Dual rank as SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS; Commander of 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen and 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich 257146 1 October 1935 1691488
Hermann Prieß Commander of 3rd SS Division Totenkopf following the death of Theodor Eicke in February 1943. Commanding officer of the 1st SS-Panzerkorps "Leibstandarte" during the Battle of the Bulge. Hermann Prieß was convicted of war crimes because of his involvement in the Malmedy massacre and was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. He was released in 1954. 113258 1472296
Johann Rattenhuber Commander of the Reichssicherheitsdienst (RSD); (Hitler bodyguard unit) 52877 1 May 1933 3212449
Eggert Reeder Chief of the German Military Administration next to the Commander of Wehrmacht in occupied Belgium and northern France 340776 1933 1998009
Heinz Reinefarth Waffen-SS and Police General/Senior SS and Police Leader in Wartheland (former polish Posnania) 56634 December 1932 1268933
Karl-Gustav Sauberzweig 2nd Commander of 13th Waffen SS Division 1 August 1943
Walter Schimana SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS und Polizei. SSPF for Central Russia; and HSSPF for Greece; and Danube Sector 337753 1934 49402
Max Simon SS-Gruppenführer (major general) und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS

commander of the XIII SS Army Corps

83086 May 1933 1350576
Jakob Sporrenberg SS-Gruppenführer (major general) und Generalleutnant der Polizei in Minsk Russia and Lubin Poland 3809 1 October 1930 25585
Bruno Streckenbach SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS. Captured by Soviets and in 1952 was sentenced to 25 years in prison but released 10 October 1955. The West German government eventually brought Streckenbach to trial in 1973 but the case was dismissed due "to the defendant's poor health". Died on 28 October 1977 14.713 1 September 1931 489.792
Jürgen Stroop SS and Police Leader of Warsaw; later senior SS and Police leader in Greece 44611 7 July 1932 1292297
Adolf von Bomhard Also Generalleutnant of the Ordnungspolizei; Chief of the Command Office of the Uniformed Police Main Office
Fritz von Scholz Commander of 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland 135638 1937 1304071
Baron Otto Wächter Governor of Cracow and Governor of Galicia District 235338 March 1935 301093
Dr. Richard Wendler Born Oberdorf in Allgau 22.1.1898 Joined the army 2.10.1916 Beim Nachrichten-Ersatz-Abt Munchen to 3.4.1917 Beim A-Fernsprechung in Nach Abt 121 to 4.1919. Member of 1919 Freikorps Epp; member of Zeitfreiwilligenbataillon "von Krauss" (Einsatz im Ruhrgebiet) 1920. Awarded a Doctorate in law Jan 1922. He joined the Nazi Party 1.7.28; joined the SA 1.7.28. Transferred to the SS as Strumbannführer 1.4.1933. Beim SD to 1945. Oberburgermeister von Hof-an-der-Saale 1933 – 24.1.42. Gen Maj der Polizei 27.9.41; mdud Gen Lt der Polizei 21.6.43. Stadtkommissar von Kielce 14.9.39 – 6.6.40; Stadthauptmann in Distrikt Radom to 4.8.41; SSPF Stanislau-Rostow und SS Standortkommandant to 27.1.42; SSPF Rostow-Awdejewka to 27.5.42; i.V Gouverneur von Lublin 15.2.42 – 27.2.41; MWGB Gouverneur Krakau to 25.5.43; Gouverneur Lublin 26.5.43 – 22.7.44; Involved with the Czestochowa Ghetto. He was sentenced in 1949 to 3 years working camp, from 1955 he worked as a lawyer in Munich. He died Prien Bavaria on 24.8.72 {His sister was married to Gebhard Himmler - brother of Heinrich Himmler} 36050 1 April 1933 93116

Brigadeführer (Major General)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Brigadeführer         (19321945)
Otto Abetz German ambassador to Vichy France; sentenced to 20 years in 1949 for war crimes; released 1954. Died 1958 253.314 1 August 1935 7.011.453
Franz Augsberger Also Generalmajor der Waffen-SS-20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Estonian) 139 528 20 April 1932 360 700
Lothar Beutel Born 6 May 1902 in Leipzig. Einsatzgruppen IV commander 1939. Died 16 May 1986 in Berlin-Steglitz 2422 1930 135.238
Walther Bierkamp Born 17.12.1901 in Hamburg; SS-Brigadeführer and major of the police; SD Düsseldorf,Einsatzgruppe D,SD Krakau;-suicide 15.05.1945
Gottfried Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen Member of the Reichstag; chairman of the regional council (Regierungspräsident) for Stettin, and later also for Potsdam.
Hugo Blaschke Hitler's dentist. Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS 256882 2 May 1935 452082
Josef Bühler Deputy governor Central Government on Kraków; attended Wannsee Conference 20 January 1942
Ernst Damzog b. 30 October 1882, Strassburg {France}-d.July 1945 Helle. Involved with the Einsatzgruppen in killing Jews and Poles; also involved in KZ Chelmo killings as well 36.157 15 June 1933 5.081.001
Léon Degrelle Promoted by Himmler to this rank on 2 May 1945 (unofficial)/Commander of the Waffen SS division "Wallonie" None 1 June 1943
Anton Dunckern Born 29 June 1905. Commander of the Security Police (SiPo) and SD in Occupied Lorraine (Metz); also a Generalmajor der Polizei. From 31 May to 1 July 1953, Dunckern was tried as a war criminal before the Military Court of the 6th Region in Metz; sentenced to 20 years at hard labor. In June 1954, he was granted an early release from a prison; died 9 December 1985. 3526 315601
Ernst Fick SS-Brigadefürer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS 2853 124.087
Hans Fischböck Involved in Final Solution in the Netherlands

Secretary of State for economics matters next to the Reich Commissar in the Netherlands

Karl Genzken Chief of Medical Office of the Waffen-SS 207954 5 November 1933 39913
Ulrich Graf Hitler's Bodyguard 26 8
Wilhelm von Grolman SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei 4130 352.864
Desiderius Hampel Brigadeführer and Generalmajor der Waffen SS
Franz Hayler Born 29 August 1900 in Schwarzenfeld and died 11 September 1972 in Aschau im Chiemgau. He was a German self-employed salesman who rose during the Third Reich to State Secretary and acting Reich Economics Minister as a member of the NSDAP and the SS. 64697 23 March 1934 754133
Franz Josef Huber Served as chief of the State Police (SiPo) and Gestapo for Vienna, the "Lower Danube" and "Upper Danube" regions; also a Generalmajor der Polizei 107099 4583151
Heinz Jost born 9 July 1904. SD officer and original Chief of the Ausland-SD, Amt VI (Department VI) of the RSHA & Commander of Einsatzkommando A (29 March – 2 September 1942). Tried in Einsatzgruppen Trial of 1947-1948. In 1951, Jost was released from Landsberg prison. He then worked in Düsseldorf as a real estate agent. He died on 12 November 1964 at Bensheim. 36243 25 July 1934 75946
Bronislaw Kaminski Commander of Kaminski Brigade
Dr. Adolf Katz SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS 3199 149.075
Fritz Kranefuss Head of Financial Department under Himmler 53092 964992
Christian Peder Kryssing Commander of Frikorps Danmark and SS-Kampfgruppe Kueste
Franz Kutschera SS General and Gauleiter of Carinthia. SS and Police Leader of the Poland's Warsaw district, and a Generalmajor der Polizei. 19659 1 November 1931 363031
Gustav Lombard SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS 185.023 May 1933 2.649.630
Kurt "Panzermeyer" Meyer Noted for his command of 1st SS Reconnaissance Battalion (LSSAH) and later as the Waffen-SS division commander of 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend. 17 559 15 October 1931 316 714
Wilhelm Mohnke Waffen-SS divisional commander of the LSSAH and (Kommandant) Battle Commander for the defence of the central government district (Zitadelle sector) that included the Reich Chancellery and Führerbunker during the Battle of Berlin 15541 1 September 1931 649984
Erich Naumann SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei; commander of Einsatzgruppe B (November 1941 – March 1943) 170257
Hans Nieland Lord Mayor of Dresden 61702 33333
Karl Pflomm SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei 2913 304.896
Hans Plesch SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei 4339 347.695
Anton Reinthaller 292775 December 1938
Joachim Rumohr Brigadeführer und Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS 7450 1933 216161
Walter Schellenberg SD officer and second Chief of the Ausland-SD, Amt VI (Department VI) of the RSHA 124.817 10 January 1934 3.504.508
Gustav Adolf Scheel Police Major General; Leader of the National Socialist Students' Federation, Superior SS and Police Leader in Salzburg, Gauleiter in Salzburg. Leader of the Berlin SD School; Inspector of the Security Police (SiPo) and the SD in Stuttgart; Leader of the Nazi Old Gentlemen's Federation; Chairman of the Reich Student Works; President of the German Study Works for Foreigners; Member of the Reich Labour Chamber and the Reichstag; commander of the SiPo and the SD under Chief of the civil administration in Alsace; Leader of the SD Upper Division South (Munich); Inspector of the SiPo and the SD under the higher SS and Police leaders South and Main; Higher SS and Police leader; Leader of the SS Upper Division Alpenland (Salzburg); Volkssturm Leader 107189 1 October 1931 391 271
August Schmidthuber CO of the 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen from 20 January 1944 to 8 May 1945, and the 21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg (1st Albanian) from May 1944 onwards. 266450 17 May 1935
Karl Eberhard Schöngarth Commander of an Einsatzgruppen; perpetrated the Massacre of Lviv professors, among other atrocities; Wannsee Conference participant
Walther Schröder b. 26 November 1902. PolizeiPraesdent in Lubeck; SS and Police fuhrer in Lettland; involved in killing of Jews in Reichskommissariat Ostland. d.31 October 1973 290.797 20 April 1938 6288
Hinrich Schuldt Awarded Knight's Cross with oak Leaves and Swords
Erwin Schulz Born 27 November 1900, Berlin. Chief of Einsatzkommando 5 In May 1941. Sentenced to 20 years in Einsatzgruppen Trial; commuted to 15 years January 1951-released 9 January 1954. Died 11 November 1981. 1935
Hendrik Seyffardt Founder of the SS Dutch Legion
Franz Six Chief of Amt VII (Department VII) of the RSHA; charged with creation of Chief of Einsatzgruppen for England
Vorkommando of Moscow of Einsatzgruppe B
107480 1935 245679
Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz Heer panzer general 82857 1405562
Bruno Streckenbach Born 7 February 1902. Awarded 30 January 1939 Golden Party Badge; Chief of Amt I (Department I), Administration and Personal of the RSHA; and Einsatzgruppen Commander, 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. Died 28 October 1977 14713 1 September 1931 489972
Otto Steinbrinck Freundeskreis der Reichsführer SS 63084 30 May 1933 2638206
Wilhelm Trabandt Colonel of 1 SS Infantry Brigade
Commander of 18th SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Horst Wessel
218.852 May 1936 7035171
Friedrich Uebelhoer born 25 Sept 1893. Governor of the Lodz ghetto until December 1942. Disappeared 1945-fate unknown. 209059 11707
Edmund Veesenmayer Special Representative of the Reich in various South East countries. Involved in the Final Solution in Croatia, Serbia and Hungary
Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig Also Generalmajor der Ordnungspolizei.
Jürgen Wagner Commander of 23rd SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland
4th SS Polizei Division
23 692 15 June 1931 707279
Friedrich Weber Commander of the NSDAP Old Guard 265902 July 1934 15
Karl Maria Wiligut Section VIII (Archives) RUSHA
Himmler's Personal Staff
September 1933
Theodor Wisch SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS 4759 369.050
Fritz Witt First commander of the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend. Awarded the Knight's Cross on 4 September 1940. He was killed by an allied naval barrage in 1944 21518 1 December 1931 816769

SS Officers

Oberführer (Senior Colonel)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Oberführer         (19261945)
Dr. Humbert Achamer-Pifrader Born 21 November 1900 in Teplitz-Schönau, Married Maria Hauser in 1929, Joined NSDAP on 10 November 1931, SS-Oberführer und Oberst der Polizei, Einsatzgruppe A Commander (10 September 1942 – 4 September 1943), head of the Gestapo in Darmstadt in 1940, Inspector of the SiPo and SD in Wiesbaden July 1942, Inspector of the SiPo and SD in Berlin September 1943. Died 25 April 1945 in Linz 275750 September 1935 614104
Josef Altstötter Member of Reich Ministry of Justice; member of SA # 31; tried 1947 in Judges' Trial-released 1950-died 1979 289.254 15 May 1937 5.823.836
Adolf Ax Waffen-SS commander.

Chief of Staff of the Commander of the Waffen-SS in The Netherlands 1942 1944

3848 1 December 1930 378043
Werner Blankenburg born 19 June 1905 in Caputh. Involved in Nazism "Euthanasia"-program Action T4, the annihilation of the Polish Jews in the "Aktion Reinhard", and the experiments with castration by X-Rays in KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau. Officially declared dead 31 December 1945 in 1956 ironically he actually died under alias Werner Bieleke 28 November 1957 124744
Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock He was born 6 May 1897. His military service; 2 August 1914 to 1 February 1919 F.A.R 31.; Alleged to have been member of Freikorps. 10 July 1924....Leutnant {police}; 1 April 1928...Oberleutnant {police}; 1 January 1934...Hauptmann {police}; 1 April 1936...Major {police}; 1 November 1941...Sturmbannführer (Joined SS at this rank); 5 January 1942...Obersturmbannführer; Einsatzgruppe B, Sonderkommando 7c Commander (June 1942); 9 November 1943...Standartenführer; 1 August 1944...Oberführer. Commander of 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division, 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS. Died 11 March 1978 Hanover Germany 405821 2223186
Karl-Heinz Bürger Also a police colonel 156 309 30 January 1933 68 902
Alfred Buntru Also a hydraulic engineer and informant for the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) 1937
Prince Christoph of Hesse born 14 May 1901. Killed in airplane accident. 7 Oct 1943. Also Hauptmann d.R.;b. Stab RFSS;Luftwaffe Major 35903 February 1933 1 498 608
or 696 176
Karl Diebitsch Artist and soldier responsible for much of the Third Reich SS regalia. Prof. Diebitsch worked with graphic designer Walter Heck to design the all-black SS uniform. Also with his business partner Industrialist Franz Nagy, Diebitsch began the production of art porcelain at the porcelain factory Porzellan Manufaktur Allach. 141990 1 May 1920
November 1933.
1,436 {membership lapsed},
4,690,956 reinstated.
Rudolf Diels First commander of the Gestapo until April 1934; later Chief of the Regional Gouvernement (Regierungsprasident) of Köln 187116 April 1934 3955308
Dr. Eduard Deisenhofer Waffen-SS combat commander
Dr. Oskar Dirlewanger born 26 Sept 1895; Leader of Dirlewanger Brigade; died 7 June 1945 357267 1,098,716
Wilhelm Fuchs born 1 September 1898 in Mannheim. SS-Oberführer und Oberst der Polizei, Leader of Einsatzgruppe "Serbien" from April 1941 to January 1942 and Befehlshaber der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD (BdS) {Serbia}, Kommandeur of Sicherheitspolizei and des SD in Litauen, BdS Ostland in Riga and from 15 September 1943 to 27 May 1944 Leader of Einsatzkommandos 3 {USSR}. Died 24 January 1947 Belgrade. 62.760 1 December 1932 1.038.061
Fridolin Glass Born 1910. Commander of SS Regiment 89 before outbreak of World War II. Killed in action 1943 155.767 April 1934 440.452
Karl Höfer Oldest member of SS – born 29 December 1862 276338
Hubert Klausner Gauleiter of Carinthia
Martin Kohlroser
Erhard Kroeger Former leader of the National Socialist Group in Estonia. Commander of Einsatzkommando 6/Einsatzgruppe C 357243 23 October 1938 7 675 747
Hans Loritz KZ commander Esterwegen concentration camp 4.165 1 August 1930 298.668
Emil Maurice SS Member No. 2, credited with founding the SS 2 February 1925 39
Thomas Müller Waffen-SS combat commander
Erich Neumann (politician) Born 31 May 1892. Participant Wannsee Conference. Arrested after World War II but released because of poor health. Died 23 March 1951 222.014 August 1934 2.645.024
Ferdinand Porsche He made contributions to advanced German tank designs: Tiger I, Tiger II, and the Elefant, as well as the super-heavy Panzer VIII Maus tank, which was never put into production. He also made contributions in aircraft design, including the Junkers Ju 88, and the Focke-Wulf Ta 152. Additionally, he helped develop and manufacture retaliatory weapons (Vergeltungswaffen), such as the V-1 flying bombs (Fi 103 flying bombs). None 5643287
Emanuel Schafer Einsatzkommando/SD/Himmler's personal staff 280018 4659879
Julian Scherner SS and Police Leader of Kraków
Julius Schreck First Reichsführer-SS 5 February 1925 53
Emil Sembach SS headquarters in Silesia killed during the Long knives night in 1934. 6.640 1 April 1932 3.575
Otto Steinhäusl Police President of Vienna and Leader of Interpol. 292773 1938
Benno von Arent born in Görlitz, Prussia, on 19 July 1898. His uncle was Benno von Arent (Generalleutnant). Member of the Freikorps. Joined the Nazi Party in 1932 he was one of the founders of the "Bund nationalsozialistischer Bühnen- und Filmkünstler" ("Union of national-socialist stage and movie artists"), which was renamed "Kameradschaft deutscher Künstler" ("fellowship of German artists") after Hitler's rise to power in 1933. Arent was appointed "Reichsbühnenbildner" ("Reich stage designer") in 1936 and "Reichsbeauftragter für die Mode" ("Reich agent for fashion") in 1939. He designed the diplomatic uniform of the Nazi diplomatic service. In 1944, he was given the rank of SS-Oberführer. Died 14 October 1956 1931
Ferdinand von Sammern-Frankenegg Born 17.3.1897 Grieskirchen. Stub: 9.11.37; Staff : 17.3.38; Fuhrer 37 SS – Standarte (Linz) : 12.3 – 31.12.1938; Reichstag deputy 1938-1944; b. Stab SS – Oberabschnitt Nordost : 1.1 – 7.2.1939; m.d.F. SS – Abschnitt IX : 1.3 – 1.7.1939; Stabsfuhrer SS – Oberabschnitt Main : 1.7 – 1.9.1939; Fuhrer SS – Abschnitt IX (Wurzburg) : 1.9.1939 – 15.5.1942; Oberf : 30.1.41; SSPF Warschau : 15.5.1942 – 19.4.1943; b.m. SS – Abschnitt IX : 1.6 – 1.7.1943; Fuhrer b. Stab RFSS : 1.7.1943 –;Polizeigebietsfuhrer Esseg : 15.7.1943 – 20.9.1944; Brif u. Gen.Mjr d. Pol: 20.4.1944; killed 20.9.1944 b. Banja Luka. 292 792 1 459 955
Gustav Adolf Wiemann Waffen-SS Officer and son-in-law of SS-Oberstgruppenführer Paul Hausser 1938
Arpad Wigand SS and Police leader (SS-und Polizeiführer (SSPF)) in Warsaw from 4 August 1941 until 23 April 1943. Aide to Erich von dem Bach Zelewski. In 1981, Wigand was found guilty in Hamburg for war crimes and was sentenced to 12.5 years. 2999 30682

Standartenführer (Colonel)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Standartenführer         (19251945)
Humbert Achamer-Pifrader Born 21 November 1900 Bohemia. Served In Austrian Army in World War I. In 1935 Head of Gestapo in Darmstadt. By July 1942, he was Chief of Security Police and SD in Wiesbaden. In September 1942 he became, in succession to Walter Stahlecker and Heinz Jost, commander of Einsatzgruppen A, which was responsible for the mass murder of civilians (mostly Jewish). In addition, he was commander of the Security Police (Sipo) in Riga for sometime. On 31 August 1943, awarded with the Iron Cross 2nd Class award. In 1944 he returned to the Reich Security Main Office in Berlin and took over as Chief of Security Police in the field units of the Unit IV B. Killed in air raid 21 April 1945 275.750 September 1935 614.104
Gunter d'Alquen Born 24 October 1910. Chief of Propaganda OKW; Editor of Das Schwarze Korps;Commander of the SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers. Died 15 May 1988. 8452 1931 66.689
Emil Augsburg Born 1 May 1904. AMT VI of the RSHA; Vorkommando Moskau of SS officer Franz Six; postwar worked for American Intelligence and for the Gehlen Organization from 1949 to 1966. Reported died 1981 307,925 11 September 1938 5,518,743
Paul Blobel Born 13 August 1894. Einsatzgruppe C, Einsatzkommando 4a Commander (June 1941 – 13 January 1942). executed 7 June 1951 29100 January 1932 844662
Hans Collani born February 13, 1908 in Stettin, died July 29, 1944 at Narva(suicide)) Waffen-SS Officer
Max de Crinis Born 29 May 1889. psychiatric director of the Clinic "La charité" of Berlin. Also worked with RuSHA/Action T-4. Committed suicide 2 May 1945 276 171 1936 688 247
Erich Ehrlinger Born 14 October 1910. Einsatzkommando commander. After the end of the war Ehrlinger went into hiding in Schleswig-Holstein under the alias of Erich Fröscher. In October 1945 he went to Roth, near Nuremberg. In 1950, he moved with his family to Konstanz and worked under a false name as a host in the local casino. In 1952, he married for the second time, and started using his real name, and by 1954 worked as a foreman in Volkswagen in Karlsruhe. In December 1958, he was arrested. Two years later Ehrlinger was sentenced by the State Court of Karlsruhe (Landsgericht Karlsruhe) to twelve years imprisonment. The case was appealed and eventually returned to the public prosecutor's office. Due to disability, his sentence was officially remitted in 1969, four years after he was released from prison. Died 31 July 2004 107493 May 1935 541195
Waldemar Fegelein born 9 January 1912. Commander of 2nd SS Cavalry Regiment; 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer;
37th SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Lützow. Brother of Hermann Fegelein. died 20 November 2000
229780 2942829
Hermann Florstedt born 18 February 1895. Commandant of Majdanek Concentration Camp. executed 15 April 1945 8660 1931 488 573
Karl Gesele born 15 August 1912. With 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsführer-SS and 37th SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Lützow. died 8 April 1968 10,596 August 1931
Hans Friedemann Götze Born 3 November 1897. Son of SS Brigadefuhrer Friedemann Götze. Commander of SS Heimwehr Danzig KIA 3 May 1940
Jakob Grimminger born 25 April 1892. Member of SS-Standarte 1 and bearer of the Blutfahne. Died 28 January 1969 135 25 February 1926 759
Kurt Gruber born 21 October 1904 in Syrau, Vogtland – died 24 December 1943 in Dresden) was a Nazi politician and from 1926 to 1931 the first chairman of the Hitler Youth (Hitler-Jugend or HJ). 7.270.
Max Hansen born 31 July 1908. Commander of the 1st SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment in the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Died 7 March 1990 27813 1931 478376
Gebhard Ludwig Himmler born 29 July 1898. Died 1982. Brother of Heinrich Himmler 214.049 30 January 1944 1.117.822
Peter Högl Member of SS-Begleitkommando des Führers 249998 3289992
Walter Huppenkothen b. 31 December 1907-d.5 April 1978 1 MAy 1933
Karl Jäger Commander of Einsatzkommando 3/Einsatzgruppe A. Author of the infamous Jäger Report. 62823 1932 359269
Rudolf Lange SD Commander of Latvia, Commander Einsatzkommando A-2. Wannsee Conference participant 93501 1 March 1933 1159583
Michael Lippert Killed SA leader Ernest Rohm July 1934

SS-Totenkopf Officer then Commander of the NCO School of the Waffen-SS in Arnhem (the Netherlands)

2 968 10 March 1931 246 989
Enno Lolling Concentration Camps Inspectorate; Physician with Amt D III of the SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt for Medical Services and Camp Hygiene, with headquarters at Oranienburg 179,765 28 August 1933 4,691,483
Josef Albert Meisinger The Butcher of Warsaw as Commander of the Security Police and SD 36134 5 March 1933 3201697
Rudolf Mildner b.7 July 1902. The chief of the Gestapo at Katowice and who was the head of the political department at Auschwitz, conducting "third degree" methods of interrogation from March 1941 until September 1943. As such, he frequently sent prisoners to Auschwitz for incarceration or execution. He visited Auschwitz on several occasions. In December 1944, he was appointed chief of the SiPo, Gestapo and SD in Vienna. After the war, Mildner testified at the Nuremberg Trials and remained in custody until released in 1949. Postwar fate unknown 275.741 1935 614.080
Erich Mix Born 27 June 1898 Trzcińsk. Served in World War I {4 credits} and World War II {8 to 13 credits}.ALso Mayor of Settina and Wiesbaden. Died 9 April 1971 132400 1 September 1933 1.334.064
Professor Dr. Wilhelm Pfannenstiel SS physician at Bełżec and Auschwitz 273083 1934 2828629
Joachim Peiper Waffen-SS Commander of LSSAH Kampfgruppe Peiper (the unit involved in the Malmedy massacre) (branch: Panzertruppe) 132496 16 Oct 1933
Heinrich Petersen Commander of 18th SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Horst Wessel 134.299 964.574
Ruediger Pipkorn Born 19 November 1909. 1945 commander of 35th SS and Police Grenadier Division. Killed 25 April 1945
Alfons Rebane born 24 June 1908. Awarded Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Nicknamed "Estonian Rommel" .Postwar worked for MI6 and involved in Operation Jungle. Died 8 March 1976.
Arthur Rödl KZ Commander -Gross-Rosen concentration camp; Buchenwald concentration camp; 1.240 1928 98.023
Wolfram Sievers Born 10 July 1905. Himmler's personnel Staff
General Secretary of the Ahnenerbe
Deputy of Managing Board of Directors of Reich Research Council. Executed 2 June 1948
275325 1935 144983
Josef Spacil Born 3 January 1907. SS economist at the Higher SS and Police Leader office for southern Russia
Chief of Section II RSHA
6797 10 April 1931 1,200,941
Dr Rudolf Tröger Born 23 April 1905 in Leipzig; Died 18. June 1940 in France) Jurist im Rang eines Regierungsdirektors, SS-Führer, Gestapomitarbeiter und Führer des Einsatzkommandos 16 der Einsatzgruppen der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD. 261.192 1933 2.434.089
Hilmar Wäckerle First commandant of Dachau Koncentration camp 9.729 1 March 1931 530.715
Wilhelm Zander Assistant to Martin Bormann 27789 552659

Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Obersturmbannführer         (19331945)
Georg Betz SS officer who served as Adolf Hitler's personal co-pilot and Hans Baur's substitute 625419
Helmut Bischoff Gestapo chief of Poznań and Magdeburg; director of security for the V-weapons program 272403 November, 1935 203122
Dr. Otto Bradfisch Einsatzgruppe B, Einsatzkommando 8 commander (June 1941 – 1 April 1942) 310810 26 September 1938 405869
Werner Braune Commanded Einsatzkommando 11b/Einsatzgruppe Special Purpose Unit D. 107,364 November 1934 581,277
Fritz Darges With 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich and 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking 72.222 1 April 1933 4.166.936
Léon Degrelle Belgian Waffen-SS Foreign Legion Commander None 1 June 1943 None
Fritz Dietrich SS police chief (SS und PolizeiStandortführer ) in Liepāja (German:Libau), Latvia. 280034 May 1936 2674343
Hans Dorr Waffen-SS officer May 1933
Adolf Eichmann Born 1906. Head of the Gestapo's Sub-Office of Resettlement and later head of the Office of Jewish Affairs under RSHA Amt IV Gestapo and officially known as sub-department, Referat IV B4. Tried and Hanged 1962 45326 1 April 1932 889895
Hans Fleischhacker SS-Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt 307399 1940 7501920
Bruno Gesche 4th Commander of the SS-Begleitkommando des Führers 1934–1945 1093 1927 8592
Fritz Hartjenstein Commandant at Birkenau; Natzweiler concentration camp; Flossenbürg
Karl Hass born October 5, 1912. Joined SD 1934. Involved in deporation of 1,000 Jews to KZ Auschwitz; placed Princess Mafalda of Savoy in German custody. Involved in Ardeatine massacre. Postwar used by US to Spy on USSR; sentenced to life in prison in 1988; died under house arrest April 21, 2004 117557
Werner Haase Born 2 August 1900. Hitler's Personal physician. Died 30 November 1950 while a POW of USSR 254.097 1 April 1941 3.081.672
Fritz Hippler Film producer of The Eternal Jew 284122 10 April 1937 62133
Wilhelm Höttl RSHA
Head of Counter Intelligence for Central and Southeastern Europe; second in command to Himmler's representative in Hungary
309510 1938 6309616
Rudolf Höß Commander of Auschwitz concentration camp 193616 20 September 1933 3240
Dr. Ernest Kah born Baden-Baden Germany; became NSDAP member 1 Sept 1932 290543 1 August 1937 1298873
Vinzenz Kaiser Born 28 February 1904 Waltersdorf, Austria. An "Old Guard" NSDAP member. Formed SA troop in 1927. 1934 fled Austria and joined SS Austrian Legion Adolf Eichmann was also a member of this unit}. 1931 member of SS with rank of Sturmführer. Member of 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. 1938 part of Anschluss-company commander in SS Regiment Der Führer later part of 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. Also member of 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsführer-SS and 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen. Awarded Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Died while a POW 19/20 April 1945 17127 10 October 1931 54828
Herbert Kappler Commander of SS and Police Forces in Rome, Italy 55211 8 May 1933 594899
Erich Kempka Hitler's chauffeur-cofounder of SS-Begleitkommando des Führers 2803 1 April 1930 225639
Max Koegel Section Commander at Auschwitz 1254463 4 March 1936 215.123
Bodo Lafferentz On staff of the SS "Race and Settlement Central Agency". Later involved in researching oil shale sites and wind power also V-2 Rocket development. Organised the Bayreuth opera "War Festival". 347155 17 February 1939 2594441
Arthur Liebehenschel Commandant of the Majdanek and Auschwitz death camps, succeeding Rudolf Höß. Served as an adjutant in the Columbia Haus and Lichtenburg camps, Inspectorate of Concentration Camps and as a senior director in the SS Economics Department. Prosecuted in the Auschwitz Trial in Kraków and executed by hanging on 28 January 1948. 29254 1 February 1932 932760
Kurt Lischka Tried 1979 with Herbert Hagen and Erich Heinrichsohn 195590 1 June 1933
Knud Børge Martinsen Commander of Frikorps Danmark
Gustav Adolf Nosske born 29 December 1902. Head of Aachen Gestapo in 1935 and head of Frankfort Gestapo 1936-1941. Head of Einsatzkommando 12 from 1941-1942.In April 1942 Nosske joined the RSHA office in Berlin concerning the Occupied Eastern Territories. In 1943 he was appointed head of the "Foreigners and Enemies of the State" division of the Gestapo. He worked as a liaison between the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories and the RSHA. From August 1943 to September 1944 he was head of the state police in Düsseldorf. Nosske was arrested by the Allies and brought to trial at the Einsatzgruppen Trial in 1948 at Nuremberg. He was the only accused who did not seek clemency from General Lucius D. Clay in the American sector of occupation.[3] On 10 April 1948 Nosske was sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes. In 1951 his sentence was commuted to ten years in prison. Upon returning to civilian life he became a coach in Württemberg. On 26 March 1965 he testified as a witness at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials. Died in 1990. 1933
Karl Rabe Born 11.06.1905; Muehlhausen. Became member of NSDAP 1 June 1930 54628 1 June 1932 259544
Karl Rasche Of Dresdner Bank; sentenced 1949 in Ministries Trial to served 7 years; released 1950-died 1951 323.879 May 1939 2.207.508
Harald Riipalu Estonian member of the SS
Franz Schädle Commander of Adolf Hitler's personal bodyguard unit, (SS-Begleitkommando des Führers) 2605 1 February 1930 73.203
Hermann Schaper Commander of Kommando SS Zichenau-Schroettersburg and Einsatzgruppe B 3484 105606
Walter Schmidt Waffen-SS 311100 1935
Heinz Schubert Defendant in Einsatzgruppen Trial sentenced to death-commuted to 10 years 107326 10 October 1934 3474350
Georg Schönberger Waffen-SS winner of Knights Cross of the Iron Cross 1351 12 February 1929 103004
Richard Schulze b.20 Sept 1898. Chef der Gestapo in Darmstadt. 1937 wurde er Chef der Kriminalpolizei von Gleiwitz. Im September 1939 war er im Stab der Einsatzgruppe II in Polen eingesetzt, danach war er als Kripochef in Kattowitz und ab 1941 in Königsberg (Preußen) tätig. Im August 1942 amtierte er im Rang eines Oberregierungsrates als Kriminalrat und Gruppenleiter im Reichskriminalpolizeiamt. Dort führte er im Amt V die Gruppe C (Stellvertreter Kurt Amend), die unter anderem nach entflohenen Kriegsgefangenen fahndete und hatte zudem die Funktion eines Verbindungsführers des RSHA zum Chef des Kriegsgefangenenwesens inne. d.29 Dec 1969 1938 4.705.801
Richard Schulze
A.k.a. Richard Schulze-Kossens
Commander of SS Officers School Bad Tolz, Bavaria November 1934 264.059
Johann Schwarzhuber b.29 August 1904. Connected with KZ Dachau and KZ Auschwitz. Executed 3 May 1947 142.388 8 April 1933 1.929.969
Eduard Strauch Commander of Einsatzkommando 2, anschliessend commander of two Nazi organizations, the Security Police (German:Sicherheitspolizei), or SiPo, and the Security Service (German:Sicherheitsdienst, or SD, first in Belarus (then called White Russia or White Ruthenia) and later in Belgium. In October 1944, he was transferred to the Waffen-SS. 19.312 December 1931 623.392
Dr. Ludwig Stumpfegger Worked under Dr. Karl Gebhardt with Dr. Fritz Fischer and Dr. Herta Oberheuser in medical experiments on human subjects from Ravensbrück. Hitler's personal surgeon from 1944, forward. Some sources report that he helped Magda Goebbels kill her children as they slept in the Vorbunker on 1 May 1945. 83.668 2 June 1933 3.616.119
Christian Frederik von Schalburg Commander of Frikorps Danmark
Anton Thernes Born 8 February 1892. Commandant of KZ Majdanek. Executed 3 December 1944
Andreas Weggel SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS 2345 59.693
Martin Gottfried Weiss Born 3 June 1905 Weiden in der Oberpfalz. Commandant at Neuengamme concentration camp and in 1945 Dachau concentration camp. Executed 29 May 1946 Landsberg Germany 31147 43136
Eduard Weiter Born: 18 July 1889 in Eschwege near Kassel in Germany. Servedin World War I. Commandant of Dachau 1943-1945. Alleged to have been shot by one of his own subordinates April 1945 and died 2 May 1945 276877 October 1936 3.958.951
Max Wielen Oberregierungs- und Kriminalrat (ORuKR); Hauptmann d.R. a.D. Position: Chief, Stapoleitstelle Breslau. Involved in killing of POWS from The Great Escape; sentenced to prison 1947 but released after only serving a few years on 24 October 1952 128841 1759395

Sturmbannführer (Major)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Sturmbannführer         (19211945)
Hans Aumeier Deputy Commandant KZ Auschwitz 2.700 August 1929 164.755
Richard Baer Commander at KZ Auschwitz I 44225 1932 454991
Rudolf Batz Born 10 November 1903. leader of Einsatzkommando 2; KdS (Kommandeur der Sicherheitspolizei) in Cracow and shortly after that became the head of the Gestapo in Hannover. Committed suicide after 1961 arrest. 272458 10 December 1935 2955
Ernst Biberstein Commander of SS action command 6/action group C [EK 6/Egr. C].
Tried 1947/1948 and sentenced to death. Sentence commuted to Life imprisonment in 1951. After 1958 prison release, reported to have been part of the Gehlen Org. Died 8 December 1986.
272962 13 September 1936 40718
Karl Bömelburg Gestapo leader in France 35898 1931 892239
Anton Burger Commandant of Theresienstadt concentration camp
Joseph Darnand French Waffen-SS Foreign Legion Commander
Adolf Diekmann Born 18 December 1914. Involved in Oradour-sur-Glane massacre. KIA 29 June 1944
Walter Drexler Awarded Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 239247 March 1938
Otto Förschner KZ Commandant 191.554 5 274 260
Dr. Helmut Glaser born 27.09.1910, Gmuend Austria. Joined NSDAP 8 May 1931 301760 10 OCt 1930 444132
Dr. Herbert Grohmann born 13.9.1908, Breslau {Wroclaw}. Doctor of Medicine. Became member of NSDAP 1 June 1931 51663 18 Jan 1932 544053
Adam Grünewald Commandant of Herzogenbusch concentration camp 1934
Hans Günther Adolf Eichmann deputy; Brother of Rolf Günther 290.129 1937 119.925
Rolf Günther Adolf Eichmann deputy; Brother of Hans Günther 290.130 1937 472.421
Ernst Hermann Himmler Born 23 December 1905-killed in Battle of Berlin May 1945. Brother of Heinrich Himmler 1933 676777
Wilhelm Höttl RSHA Officer 309510 6309616
Hermann Höfle Deputy head of the Aktion Reinhard programme. Postwar member of Gehlen Organization 307469
Axel Holst Born 11 August 1891 Vallby Sweden. Immigrated to Germany and became member of SS Reiter Troop; attached to SS Oberabschnitt Nord; became a Sturmbannführer on 23 June 1934. Killed in a riding accident 26 January 1935 185012
Hans Hüttig born 5 April 1894. Involved in KZ Buchenwald; KZ Sachsenhausen; KZ Flossenbürg; KZ Natzweiler-Struthof; KZ Herzogenbusch; KZ Grini; detained 1945; sentenced to death 2 July 1954; released 1956. died 23 February 1980. March 1932
Professor Herbert Jankuhn member of Ahnenerbe
Helmut Kämpfe SS Officer captured by the French Resistance which led to Oradour sur Glane massacre 124.465 2.387.476
Karl-Heinz Keitel Kavallerie-Regiment Nord; 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Maria Theresia; 37th SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Lützow
Hans Josef Kieffer Deputy Gestapo leader in France 280104 2632427
Ludwig Kepplinger He was a Sturmbannführer (Major), in the Waffen-SS during World War II
Wilhelm Kment Commander, 1st Company, 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
Decorated personally by Himmler
167103 Prior to 1935 4262124
Werner Knab Gestapo chief in Norway
Commander of the Security Police in Lyon, France
191584 1935 3269940
Horst Kopkow Born 29 November 1910 Ortelsburg East Prussia. Counterintelligence against Spy rings whuch as Red Orchestra and MI6 and SOE agents-of which he was authorized executions of said agents; Postwar employee of MI6. Died 13 October 1996. Glenskirchen Germany. 46034 1931 607161
Hans Kraus born 6.01.1904 Riga Latvia. 357289 1 June 1940
Bernhard Krüger Born November 26, 1904. Leader of VI F4A (RSHA) aka Operation Bernhard. Detained by the British after the War and turned over to the French; released; acquitted at Denazilization hearing. Died 1989. 528729
Dr. Helmut Kunz Waffen SS medical Office 284787 1936 5104323
Dr. Rudolf Lange Einsatzgruppe A, Einsatzkommando 2 Commander (3 December 1941 – 1944) 290308 1936
Hans Latza HSSP Norway 129260 2180945
Ernst Lerch Operation Reinhard 309,700 1 March 1934 1,327,396
Heinz Linge Hitler's valet 35795 1932 1.260.490
Hubert-Erwin Meierdress Panzer ace with 1st and 2nd SS Divisions 265243 1 August 1934 3601911
Karl Freiherr Michel von Tüßling Born 27. July 1907 in Tüßling, Bavaria. In 1935 summoned to Berlin; from 1936, personal adjutant of Reichsleiter Philipp Bouhler, who was in charge of Hitler's Chancellery (Kanzlei des Führers) and head of the euthanasia programme Aktion T4[8] SS-Sturmbannführer: 30.01.1941[9] Provided affidavit in 1947 to exonerate war criminal Viktor Brack at the Nuremberg trials.[10] 56074 April 1933 1726624
Georg Konrad Morgen SS judge and lawyer
Alfred Naujocks An SD commander, leader of the Gleiwitz incident 624279 1930 or 1931 26246
Dr. Kurt Plötner Born 19 October 1905. Involved in Human Experiments. Postwar recruited by the CIA. Died 26 February 1984.
Paul Otto Radomski born 21 September 1902. Commandant of the Syrets concentration camp and Haidari concentration camp. Relieved of command in 1944. Unknown if he survived the War. 2.235 96.942
Karl Rahm Commandant of the Theresienstadt concentration camp
Walter Reder born 4 Feb 1915 Czechoslovakia. May have been involved in suppression of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and was definitely involved in Marzabotto massacre of 1944. Sentenced to life in prison in 1951 and released in 1985. Died 26 April 1991
Philipp Schmitt Commandant of the concentration camp Fort Breendonk and the SS-Sammellager Mecheln 44291 March 1932 19192
Dr. Horst Schumann Involved in human Experiments 190.002
Otto Skorzeny Waffen SS/RSHA commando leader 295979
Walter Stamm Born 1904. Connected with the SD and Section IV {Gestapo} Warsaw. Died 1970 291041 3472486
Karl Streibel Specialist Officer attached to Staff Oberabschnitt Ost as referent zbz in Arbeitsstab der Allgemeine SS Lublin; duty as leiter der Ausbildungslager Trawinki in stab SSPF Lublin 60152 554023
Dr. Carl Værnet Involved in human experiments
Wernher von Braun Allgemeine-SS battalion officer (also SS Horseriding Club) 185068 1940 5,738,692
Hans-Georg von Charpentier Born 16 July 1902. Awarded Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. KIA 9 March 1945 258019 May 1935 1375222
Johann von Leers SS Officer and Propagandist
Dr. Albert Widmann born 1912. Chemist involved in Action T4 killings and human experiments. Arrested 1959-served 6 years. Died 1986 351098 December 1939 5454700
Christian Wirth Commandant of Bełżec extermination camp 345.464 April 1939 420.383
Eduard Wirths Chief SS doctor (SS-Standortarztat) at the KZ Auschwitz 311.594 1934
Herbert Wölk 15.429 278.643
Egon Zill Born 28 March 1906 Plauen. Komandant of Natzweiler and Flossenburg KZ camps. In 1955 sentenced to Life inprisoment later reduced to 15 years. Died 23 October 1974 Dachau Germany 535 1 August 1926 20.063

Hauptsturmführer (Captain)

Name Position SS Number Joined SS NSDAP Number
Hauptsturmführer         (19281945)
Franz Abromeit Born 08.08.1907, RSHA. Died 30.06.1964. 272353 329305
Klaus Barbie Head of the Gestapo in Lyon, France 272 284 26 September 1935 4.583.085.
Bruno Beger Racial anthropologist who worked for the Ahnenerbe.
Wolfgang Birkner KdS Warschau (Komandeur der Sicherheitspolizei); Kommando SS Bialystok 265.793 3,601,309
Joachim Boosfeld 362.256 1939
Alois Brunner Born 08.04.1912, Rohrbrunn, Austria. Commandant of Drancy internment camp. Adolf Eichmann's assistant. Postwar alias Dr. Georg Fischer-resident in Syria. Alleged to have been member of West German BND. In 1989 the Syrian Government declined to extradite him to Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Alleged to have been alive as of 2001. Unknown if still alive. 342767 10 August 1939 510 064
Karl Chmielewski the "Devil of Gusen", Schutzhaftlagerführer at Gusen concentration camp, Commandant of Herzogenbusch concentration camp, Tried and convicted in 1961 of war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to Life Imprisonment 63935 1932 1508254
Douglas Berneville-Claye British imposter/forger; member of Staff of III (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps
Theodor Dannecker born 27.03.1913 in Tübingen; SS-Hauptsturmführer, SD Belgium, Sonderkommando Eichmann in Sofia and Hungary;-suicide 10.12.1945 in Bad Tölz
Heinz Drescher Kriminalrat der Polizei, Head of Central fingerprint collection with RKPA within RSHA 290306 9.11.1938
Siegfried Wolfgang Fehmer SD/Gestapo/Kriminalrat, a police investigator, and headed the infamous Abteilung IV headquartered in Victoria Terrasse, Norway 290166 181345
Henk Feldmeijer Born Johannes Hendrik Feldmeijer (Assen, 30 November 1910) member of the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands # 479. Commander of the Nederlandsche SS. Served in Waffen-SS. Member of the Sonderkommando-Feldmeijer and the killing of Dutch Resistance members in Operation Silbertanne. {Members of Sonderkommando-Feldmeijer included Heinrich Boere and Klaas Carel Faber}. Killed 22 February 1945
Henri Joseph Fenet (11 July 1919 – 14 September 2002) was a French volunteer during World War II who was awarded both the Croix de Guerre by France, and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross by Nazi Germany. Battle of Berlin, 28 April, one-hundred eight Soviet tanks had been destroyed in the southeast of Berlin within the S-Bahn. The French squads under the command of Fenet accounted for "about half" of the tanks.[5]For the success of the battalion during the Battle of Berlin Fenet was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 April 1945 by Wilhelm Mohnke.
Horst Fischer Born 31 December 1912. Doctor at KZ Auschwitz. Executed in East Germany 8 July 1966 293.397 1 November 1933 5.370.071
Arthur Hermann Florstedt Born 18 February 1895; World War I veteran. Served at KZ Sachsenhausen concentration camp and was Commandant of Majdanek. Charged with embezzlement and killing prisoner witness. Shot by SS 15 April 1945 8.660 May 1931 488.573
Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Born 22 April 1910. Aide to Werner Best; also served in SS Panzer Corps. Died 31 July 2001 May 1931
Karl Fritzsch Member of Staff of KZ Dachau; KZ Auschwitz; KZ Flossenbürg. Introduced Zyklon B gas into Auschwitz; involved in death of Saint Maximilian Kolbe 7287 1930 261135
Wilhelm Gerstenmeier Born 1908. Involved in Harvest Festival massacre of Jews. Executed 3 December 1944 for war crimes. 13300
Amon Göth Commander of the Plaszow Labor Camp 43673 1930 510764
Viktor Eberhard Gräbner 9th SS Reconnaissance Battalion, 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen; awarded the Knight's Cross. KIA during Operation Market Garden, 1944 247812
Oskar Hans SD-Hauptamt; 25 April 1941, from RSHA I to Norway, BdS Oslo/Leiter I, to May 1945; 25 May 1945, arrested Kristiansand; he stood trial but was released by the Supreme Court of Norway in August 1947; July-Aug 1948, tried by British Military Court in Hamburg ("Trandum Case No. 2"); sentenced to 15 years for killing of six British citizens. 101662 1933
Karl Hass SD; participant in the Ardeatine Caves massacre 1934
Walter Hauck Born 4 June 1918. Was in German Police. Also served in the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend. Involved in the Ascq massacre on 1 April 1944 and a massacre at Leskovice in May 1945. Judged 1949 and sentenced to death; After requests by some widows of the Ascq massacre, his sentence was converted to life imprisonment. Released in July 1957. In 1969 and 1977, Czechoslovakia asked Germany to extradite him for punishment for the second massacre, but these requests were rejected by a Stuttgart court. In 2005, the Czech Republic again asked for his extradition. Died 6 November 2006 in Germany. 382.376
Gottlieb Hering In Action T4 and later served as the second and last Commandant of Bełżec extermination camp during Operation Reinhard
Kurt Heissmeyer Doctor involved in "experiments" on Jewish children at Bullenhuser Damm
Dr. August Hirt Had Jews gassed for their skeletons 100.414 1 April 1933
Franz Hoessler K-Z Auschwitz; KZ Bergen Belsen 41.940 1931 1.374.713
Waldemar Hoven K-Z Buchenwald physician 244.594 1934
Heinz Kessler[11] 193182
Karl Kloskowski Served in 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich and SS Brigade Westfalen 1936
Franz Konrad Acquisitions officer Warsaw Ghetto 46204 January 1933 1085499
Waldemar Kraft Held Honorary rank in the SS
Josef Kramer Commandant of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp; involved with Dr. August Hirt in killing of Jews in 1943 32.217 20 June 1932 753.597
Karl Wilhelm Krause Born 05/03/1911 Michelau, Prussia. Reichsmarine 1931-34; Hitler's Valet/Orderly 1934–to mid-September 1939; LSSAH 1934-to mid-September 1939; Kriegsmarine in late 1939-1943 and Flak-Zug,II./Pz.Rgt. 12 from Dec. 1943 to 1945. Interrend until June 1946; fined and released. Died 6 May 2001 236 858
Henri Lafont Head of French Gestapo
Ewald Lindloff born 2 September 1908. Served in 1st SS Division and in LSSAH {Hitler Bodyguard Division}. Placed in charge of disposing of Hitler's remains on 30 April 1945 by Otto Günsche. KIA 2 May 1945 1 May 1932
Maximilian List Commandant of Lager Sylt and Lager Norderney labour camps on Alderney
Heinz Macher Leader of the SS group ordered to blow up the castle Wewelsburg
Josef Mengele Medical officer at Auschwitz-Birkenau 317885 May 1938 5574974
Erich Priebke SD and Sicherheitspolizei commander in Rome, Italy
Sigmund Rascher German SS doctor, who carried out deadly experiments on humans in the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau 1939
Franz Karl Reichleitner Second and last Commandant of Sobibor extermination camp 357065 6369213
Eduard Roschmann Commandant of the Riga Ghetto; Kommandeur der Sicherheitspolizei und SD IV = Department 4 (Gestapo) 152681 1938
Bernd Rosemeyer Stab des SS-Hauptamt; Racing car driver killed 1 January 1938 214952 1. January 1936
Arthur Rudolph[11] 193418
Hermann Schaper Kommando SS Zichenau-Schröttersburg 3484 105606
Wilhelm Schröder[12] 177382
Günther Schwägermann Adjutant to Dr. Joseph Goebbels. 312.231
Heinrich Schwarz Administrative aide to Rudolf Höß; Commandant of Auschwitz III-Monowitz (1943-1945); Commandant of Natzweiler-Struthof (1945)
Siegfried Seidl Born 24 August 1911. Commandant of Theresienstadt concentration camp. Executed 4 February 1947 46.106 1932 300.378
Franz Stangl Commandant of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps
Erich Steidtmann Commander of 3rd Battalion/Police Regiment 22 during Warsaw Ghetto Uprising;
member of German Police Battalion 101 during Aktion Erntefest{harvest Festival massacre}
160 812
Karl Streibel born 11 October 1903 Bavaria. Commander of Trawniki concentration camp. Reportedly died 1986. 1933
Max Teichmann[12] 177718 1977669
Richard Thomalla 41.206 1932 1.238.872
Eduard Paul Tratz Zoologist and officer in the Ahnenerbe
Otto Albrecht Alfred von Bolschwing born 15 October 1909, Schoenbruch.Promoted Hstuf: 30.01.1941, (SD). SS captain and adjutant to Adolf Eichmann. After the war worked for the CIA; lost US Citizenship 1981. Died 7 March 1982 San Francisco, California 353.603 1933 984.212
Rudolf von Ribbentrop Waffen-SS Officer (branch: Panzertruppe)
Walter Wache Born 17.01.1908 Wein son of a Headmaster. He attended the Humanistische Gymnasium where he studied German and History. In 1928 he was a member of the Freikorps. He became very politically active in 1929 he became leader of the Deutschen Mittelschülerbund Österreichs which later became known as NS-Schülerbund hervorging. In 1932 he joined the NSDAP and the same year was accepted into the SS after a 6 Month course. In 1933 he graduated and became a teacher. In Austria at that time he was given a criminal record for his political activities and therefore was unable to take a job with the state as a Librarian. He therefore applied to work in Rome in a major Library but was refused because of his highly political beliefs. In 1934 he obtained a scholarship in Prague to study German Human Sciences but was arrested for spying and deported to Germany. Here he was granted German citizenship and his career began in earnest with the SS working in the RuSHA as a Historical researcher. In October 1936 he became an Assistant at the University of Köln where he became a lecturer and Professor in Middle and Modern History. Alongside this career he worked in a political capacity for the SS. He created film for the University promoting the National Socialist doctrine writing articles in “SS-Leithefte” at the same time wrote the book/pamphlet ‘Judenfibel’ as a reference to the Jews. Became a SS Untersturmführer 24.04.1937. In 1938 his work extended with the ‘Ahnenerbes'. He was awarded the EKII in 1941. Was stationed at the SS Panzergrenadier-Schule Prosetschnitz before joining Das Reich on 9.3.44.Promoted 2.2.44 to O'stuf 2SS Das Reich then again on 30.1.45 to Hauptsf. in the Waffen SS. Postwar reported to have settled in Republic of South Africa 80401 1932 1300059
Bernhard Wehner Born 15 December 1909. Led sub-department BI a2 Department V aka Reichskriminalpolizeiamt {Reich Criminal Police Department} of the RSHA under Arthur Nebe. Postwar journalist for Der Spiegel; 1954 head of Düsseldorf Criminal Police Department. Died 31 December 1995 414.073 1942 518.544
Hermann Weiser Waffen-SS captain and recipient of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 351242
Michael Wittmann Born 22 April 1914. aka "The Black Baron". Waffen-SS Panzer ace with the LSSAH (branch: Panzertruppe) KIA 8 August 1944 311623 October 1936
Hans Woellke Commander of Schutzmannschaft Batallion 118. Killed in action on 22 March 1943

Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Obersturmführer         (19321945)
Heinz Barth Born 15 October 1920. Involved in Oradour-sur-Glane of 1944. Arrested 1981; tried 1983 sentenced to life; released 1997. Died 14 August 2007 458037 10 February 1943 7844901
Rolf Czurda SD officer in Poland; portrayed in the film Schindler's List 359504 1940(?)
Julius Dettmann SD Officer and member of Section IV B4 of the Gestapo in Amsterdam Netherlands 414,783 722,240
Dr. Irmfried Eberl Involved in T-4 Euthanasia Program and K-Z Treblinka 687095
Paul Egger Luftwaffe pilot and 102nd SS Heavy Panzer Battalion
Heinz Felfe Born 18.03.1918. SD Switzerland and Netherlands; postwar KGB spy in British Intelligence and the CIA-sponsored Gehlen Organization. Exposed 06.11.1961 and tried 1963; sentenced to 14 years but exchanged in 1969 for 3 German Students. Died 08.05.2008 286288 1936 3710348
Hans Fleischhacker born 10.03.1912 Töttleben. Erfurt. Involved with SS-Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt. In 1948 designated a Mitläufer. case brought against him for involvement in KZ Auschwitz in 1970-but dismissed in 1971 on grounds of "insufficient evidence". Died 30 January 1992 1937
Kurt Gerstein born 11.08.1905. Munster, Westphalia.Germany. Member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS and author of the Gerstein Report. Died 25.07.1945 while a POW 417.460 10 March 1941 2.136.174
Willy Hack {SS-Oberscharführer} in SS-Panzer-Pionier-Battalion 3: Feb. 1942;SS-Obersturmführer in SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt: Jan. 1945; in charge of construction site Schwalde V. {Jewish-American POWS were held here}. Hanged 1952, Dresden. 70329
Karl-Friedrich Höcker Adjutant at KZ Auschwitz 182.961 October 1933 4.444.757
Dr. Johann Paul Kremer Born December 26, 1883. SS doctor at Auschwitz; involved in Human experiments; tried 1947 Auschwitz trial death sentence cummuted to life in prison; released 1958; died 1965 262703 1934 1265405
Bruno Lohse Goering's Reichsleiter Rosenberg Taskforce in Paris 1933
Dr. Franz Lucas born 15 September 1911, in Osnabrück, Germany died 7 December 1994, in Elmshorn, Germany. Assigned to KZ Auschwitz 350030 15 November 1937
Ernst Misselwitz Born 1909. Head of RSHA -Reich Main Security Office of the Paris Gestapo at 84 Avenue Foch on Avenue Foch. Misselwitz was in charge of Gestapo section that fought against the Communists and French Resistance. As senior SD officer, he was given freedom of action and autonomy to hunt anyone thought to be anti-Nazi. He became a trusted agent of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), and led numerous operations against the French Resistance. Ernst Misselwitz ran the interrogation and torture chamber in Paris Gestapo HQ. Before working Paris Misselwitz worked shorty in the Gestapo HQ in Lyon. With the Liberation of Paris on 25 August 1944, Misselwitz move from Paris to German. In October 1945, the 36-year old Misselwitz reported to the French security services in the northwest of Berlin. But, Misselwitz was arrested and imprisoned for a short time, and offered to be a spy among his inmates, starting in early 1946. In 1952 Misselwitz was convicted in a Paris court In absentia, he was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the torture of Brossolett, but was never found or arrested, as after his release he became a secret agent for the French special services.
Heinz Müller[11] Born July 27, 1915 193096
Josef Oberhauser Born 1915. Served in SS Guard Detachment at KZ Belzec. Postwar sentenced too 4.5 years in prison. Died 1979. 288.121 November 1935
Rudolf August Oetker born 20 September 1916 Bielefeld, Germany. Became a Ustuf:21.6.44.
Died January 16, 2007 Hamburg Germany.
Karlis Ozols Born 1912. Commanded a Latvian/SD murder commando in Minsk Ghetto and Ghettos of Slutzk and Riga Ghetto. In August 1943 commanded 4th Company of the 282-A. Schutzmannschaft Battalion in Rīga. Transferred to the Lettische Freiwilligen Polizei Regiment 2 as the III Battalion on 4 February 1944 of the Latvian Legion. Died 2001 in Australia
Friedrich Peter Member of an Einstatzgruppe
Leader of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ)
Fritz Ritterbusch Dob 11 January 1894. Served in World War I. Since the spring of 1940 to January 30, 1941 he held an unspecified role in the Division IV camp Flossenbürg KL, where then was transferred to the post of commander of one of the camp guard companies. The camp moved to the headquarters staff of KL Hinzert, where he was adjutant to the commandant of the camp, Paul Sporrenberga. On 18 June 1943 he moved to KL Lublin. In the spring of 1944 he was moved to KL Gross-Rosen where since May 1944 to 13 February 1945 he was company commander and the head of sub Parschnitz in Pozici and AL Trautenau in Trutnov in the Czech Republic. His post-war fate is unknown. 9107 1931 317
Pio Filippani Ronconi Born 10 March 1910. Volunteer for the Waffen SS. Died 11 February 2010
Hans Stern Served in 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland and SS Brigade Westfalen
Arnold Strippel Born 6 February 1911 Unhausen. b. III Wachtruppe Sachsen: 1.6.34-1938. b. 3 SS-TSta Thuringen: 1938-1941. Stabscharfuhrer /Kommandantur KL Natzweiler: 1941-1942.Feldfuhrer / KL Lublin u. 2 Lagerfuhrer: 6.1942- 5.7.1943. KL Ravensbruck: 7.1943. Lagerfuhrer KL Herzogenbusch: 7.43-10.44. KL Neuengamme: 10.44-5.45. {also involved with KZ Auschwitz; Sachsenburg; Buchenwald; Majanek} Involved in Bullenhuser Damm killings in 1945. Frankfurt Sentence 21x lebenslange Haft + 10 Jahre Haft 1.6.1949; released 21.4.1969. Frankfurt Sentence to the same sentence before + 121'500 Mark Busse 8.1969. Majdanek 3 Sentence 3 Jhr. + 3 Mte. Haft 30.6.1981. Died 1995 in Frankfurt-Kalbach 236290 4334442
Anton Thumann Schutzhaftlagerführung Gross-Rosen concentration camp Neuengamme concentration camp 24.444 1.726.633
Hans Tidow SS-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS 3087 124.424
Anton von Hohberg und Buchwald Former SS-Oberabschnittsreiterführer {regional SS Cavalry leader; reported killed by SS General Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski during Night of the Long Knives in 1934

Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Untersturmführer         (19211945)
Wilhelm Boger Police commissioner and member of the Political Department at Auschwitz; later convicted of crimes against humanity 2779 1930 153652
Karl Brandt[11] Promoted April 20, 1939 193764
Dr. Heinz Brücher Born January 14, 1915. member of SS Ahnenerbe; Botanist.
Died December 17, 1991
Prince Christoph of Hesse Hauptmann d.R.; b. Stab RFSS; Luftwaffe Major 35903 1498608
or 696176
Paul Dickopf SD; postwar president of Interpol 337259 1937
Dr. Hermann Gauch Nazi Race theorist
Kurt Gildisch 3rd commander of SS-Begleitkommando des Führers 1933–1934
Maximilian Grabner Gestapo agent and head of the Political Department at Auschwitz-infamous leader of Block 11; later executed for crimes against humanity September 1938 1214137
Fritz Henke Awarded Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
Wolfgang Kügler Was an SS-Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) and a Teilkommandoführer (detachment leader) for Einsatzkommando 2, a subdivision of Einsatzgruppe A. Following World War II, he was tried and found guilty of war crimes before a court in West Germany. His sentence was reported to have been 8 months in prison and a fine. The most serious charge against him was that he had organized and been a commandter at the massacre of about 2,700 Jews, mostly women and children, on the beach at Liepāja, Latvia. Kügler claimed he was absent on leave in Germany when these murders occurred.
Walter Kutschmann Kriminalkommisar/Gestapo Chief in Drobohycz. After being identified as living in Argentina by Simon Wiesenthal arrested on 28 June 1975; he was later released on 29 June 1975. Kutschmann died 30 August 1986 404651 1940 7475729
Hermann Maringgele
Martin James Monti US deserter and SS propaganda officer; member of SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers 1945
Dr. Hans Münch Born 14 May 1911-d.about 2001. Assigned to KZ Auschwitz.
Johann Niemann Deputy commandant of Sobibor extermination camp 270.600 1934 753.836
Willem Sassen Netherlands PK ("Propaganda Kompanie")
Hanns-Martin Schleyer Leader of board of Zentralverband der Industrie in Prague 221714 30 June 1933
Hans Sommer Worked with Police in France
GDR agent after the war, as a Stasi agent planted into the post-war Gehlen Organisation.
Tscherim Soobzokov Member of North Circassian Legion
Reimond Tollenaere Waffen SS Belgian Foreign Legion officer
Lauri Törni Finnish officer who underwent 7 weeks of training with the Waffen SS and then returned to Finland

SS Non-Commissioned Officers

Hauptscharführer (Sergeant Major)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Hauptscharführer         (19341945)
Lorenz Hackenholt SS-NCO in charge of gassing at Bełżec extermination camp; declared legally dead-fate unknown 1933 1727962
Pieter Menten Born 26 May 1899. Involved in 1941 Massacre of Lviv professors. Also involved in the killing of Jews. In 1949 sentenced to 8 months for working in a uniform as a Nazi Interpreter.
In 1951 Dutch Govt refused his extradition to Poland. In 1980 he was sentenced to 10 years for war crimes. Died 14 November 1987
Otto Moll Born 24 March 1915. KZ Auschwitz. Director and Chief Head of all crematoria. Commandant of Furstengrube and Gleiwitz I concentration camps.
Executed 28 May 1946
267670 1 May 1935
Detlef Nebbe Born June 20, 1912. KZ Auschwitz personnel. Sentenced to life by Supreme National Tribunal. Released by amnesty in the mid-1950s 1933
Martin Sommer Hangman of KZ Buchenwald 110035 15 May 1934 294863
Gustav Sorge KZ Esterwegen concentration camp Sachsenhausen concentration camp 1931
Erich von der Heyde Born 1 May 1900. During 1936, von der Heyde became the advisor for nitrogen and agriculture in the Political-Economic Policy Department (WIPO, Wirtschaftspolitische Abteilung) of the I.G. in Berlin. From mid-1938 he was also the counterintelligence operative of I.G. Farben’s “NW 7” (intelligence) office, where his duties included counterintelligence and taking action against breaches of secrecy. In addition, he passed on reports from abroad that appeared to be of general interest, distributing them internally at the I.G. and sending them to the Wehrmacht. In this capacity, he was borrowed by the Reich Main Security Office (RSHA, Reichssicherheitshauptamt) and by 1940 had been promoted to Hauptscharführer. In September 1940, he was called up for service in the Wehrmacht, and until the war’s end he served in the military-economic branch of the War Economy and Armament Office (Wehrwirtschafts- und Rüstungsamt; and later the War Economy Staff, or Wehrwirtschaftsstab). Acquitted in 1948 I.G. Farben trial. Died 5 August 1984 1934
Gustav Franz Wagner Starter deputy commander of the Sobibór extermination camp 1931 443217

Oberscharführer (Senior Sergeant)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Oberscharführer         (19321945)
Ernst Barkmann Waffen-SS tank commander
Erich Bauer In charge of gas chambers at Sobibor extermination camp; Action T4
Kurt Bolender In charge of gas chambers at Sobibor extermination camp; Action T4
Derk-Elsko Bruins Born 20 March 1923. Dutch Collaborator who joined the Waffen SS. Awarded the Knight's Cross Medal. Died 5 February 1986 Germany. Brother of Siert Bruins
Franz Bürkl Deputy commander and infamous executioner at Pawiak Prison, Warsaw, Poland
Thomas Haller Cooper Anglo-German ethnic. Born 1919. Served in 8th Company, Totenkopf Infantry Regiment; British Free Corps; and the Panzer and Grenadier Training Battalion of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler;
{Also alleged to have been involved in the Shoah}. In January 1946 sentenced to hang for high treason. Sentence commuted and served 7 years in prison until January 1953. Died 1987
Karl Frenzel T-4 program and KZ Sobibor 334948
Bruno Gesche Commander of SS-Begleitkommando des Führers; demoted from Obersturmbannführer 20 December 1944 for drunkenness; member of Dirlewanger Brigade 1093 8592
Siegfried Graetschus KZ Sobibor-commanded Ukrainian guard, killed in revolt
Heinrich Harrer Austrian mountaineer and explorer in Tibet 1938
Hermann Michel T-4; KZ Sobibor; Operation Reinhard-fate unknown-fled to Middle East?
Rochus Misch Born 29 July 1917. Hitler's telephone operator who in the last weeks of the war handled all of the direct communication in the Führerbunker. Died 5 September 2013 1937
Eric Muhsfeldt Born 18 February 1913. Senior NCO of the Auschwitz Sonderkommando. Involved in Operation Harvest Festival. Hanged 28 January 1948
Josef Oberhauser Bełżec extermination camp 288.121 November 1935
Karl Silberbauer b. 21 June 1911. Vienna Gestapo;SD at the Hague; Arrested Anne Frank;postwar recruited by the Federal Intelligence Service (Germany) to infiltrate neo-Nazi and pro-soviet groups. Died 2 Sept 1972 1943
Adolf Storms B.28 August 1919; involved in the 29 March 1945 Deutsch Schützen massacre; indicted in 2009. died 28 June 2010
Martin Weiss Born 21 February 1903 Karlsruhe. In spring 1941 he was drafted again. He was assigned to Einsatzkommando 3, part of Einsatzgruppe stationed in Bad Düben.
In October 1941 he was assigned to work in the Office of the Commander of Security Police (Sicherheitsdienst or SD and Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei or Sipo) in Vilnius, Lithuania, then part of the Reichskommissariat Ostland.
Was also de facto commander of the Vilna Ghetto. He was also the commander of the notorious Nazi-sponsored Ypatingasis būrys (Lithuanian special SD and German Security Police Squad),
which was largely responsible for the Ponary massacre where up to 100,000 Jews were shot to death.
In February 1950, a court in Würzburg found him guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Scharführer (Sergeant)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Scharführer         (19251945)
Heinz Auerswald b.1908. In Ordnungspolizei held the rank of Oberwachtmeister – equivalent to Scharfuehrer. He was "Kommissar für den jüdischen Wohnbezirk" ("Commissioner for the Jewish Residential District") in Warsaw Ghetto, Poland from April 1941 to November 1942. died 1970 216.399 7 June 1933 4.830.479
Erich Fuchs Sobibor 1934
Samuel Kunz b.1922. Volksdeutsche who served in USSR army; captured and trained as a SS Guard at Trawniki SS training camp. Posted to KZ Belzec death camp. Arrested in Berlin Germany July 2010 charged with being involved aiding deaths of 430,000 Jews and personally killing 10
Erich Lachmann Sobibor
Heinrich Freiherr von Stackelberg Economics Professor 1933

Unterscharführer (Corporal)

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Unterscharführer         (19341945)
Perry Broad b. 25 April 1921. KZ Auschwitz personnel. Served a prison sentence 1965-1969. Died 28 November 1993. 1941
Siert Bruins Born 2 March 1921 in the Netherlands. 1943 became a German citizen. Killed a Dutchman Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944. Member of Sipo in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, from 1944-1945. Lived in Germany which refused to extradite him to Netherlands. In 1980 sentenced to seven years for killing two Jewish brothers in April 1945. In 2013 age 92 tried in German Court for Dijkema killing. Died 28 September 2015.
Oskar Gröning Born 10 June 1921. Joined the SS in 1940. In Auschwitz from 1942 to 1944. Captured 1945 released 1947/1948. Tried at age 93 on 20 April 2015 charged with adding in killing of 300,000 of 425,000 Hungarian Jews. Found guilty and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Reinhold Hanning Born 28 December 1921. Joined the Waffen SS age 18. Served two years in Auschwitz. Tried at age 94 in June 2016 charged with being an accessory to killing of 170,000. Found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison. 1940
Harald Nugiseks born 22 October 1921. Member of Estonian Legion awarded Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Died 2 January 2014
Pierre Paoli b.31 December 1921; executed 15 June 1946
Franz Schönhuber Waffen SS member; later chairman of The Republicans (Germany) political party
Franz Suchomel Treblinka
Eugène Vaulot born 1923 Paris. Served in 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne (1st French). Awarded Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. KIA 2 May 1945
Ernst Zierke born 6 May 1905. involved in Action T4 Bełżec; Dorohucza; Sobibor Camp III. Acquitted in 1964 Belzec trial and released in 1965 Sobibor trial on health grounds. Died 1972

Junior SS personnel

Name Position SS number Joined SS Party number
Heinrich Barbl Rottenführer; participated in the T-4 Euthanasia Program and later Operation Reinhardt.
Josef Blösche Rottenführer; member of SD; involved in the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 314655 6547348
Erich Dinges Sturmmann; born 20.11.1911. Assigned to KZ Auschwitz; in 1947 Auschwitz Trial sentenced to 5 years; died 23.04.1953 [13] 1 March 1932
Alfried Krupp born 13 August 1907. member of the Förderndes Mitglied der SS
Arms/Steel industrialist/Colonel in National Socialist Flyers Corps (NSFK). Sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in 1948; pardoned by John J. McCloy in 1951. Died July 30, 1967
None 1931 6989627
Erwin Lambert born 7 December 1909, Schildow. SS rank Rottenführer; He supervised construction of the gas chambers for the Action T4 euthanasia program at Hartheim, Sonnenstein, Bernburg and Hadamar, and then at Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps during Operation Reinhard. He specialized in building larger gas chambers that killed more people than previous efforts in the extermination program. At the conclusion of Operation Reinhard, Lambert was posted to Trieste, where he continued to participate in genocide by installing cremation facilities at the concentration camp Risiera di San Sabba. After the war, Lambert was arrested on 28 March 1962. At the First Treblinka Trial in 1965, Lambert was tried for the first time and sentenced to four years imprisonment for aiding and abetting the murder of at least 300,000 people. Having already served this time, he was allowed to live as a free man. At the Sobibor Trial in 1966, Lambert was acquitted. At the trials Lambert denied involvement in the killing operation and claimed that he merely suspected that the buildings would be used for killing. Died on 15 October 1976. 1.491.565
Eric Pleasants British defector and member of the SS British Free Corps None 1940 None
Horst Tappert 1943 served with the "SS-Panzergrenadieregiment 1 Totenkopf"
Erich Topp Briefly member of Allgemeine-SS;[14] dropped active NSDAP/SS membership after becoming member of armed Forces.Commander of U-552. 1934 2621078

See also


Former SS Ranks changed after 1934:


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