The German Empire was one of the Central Powers in the World War I, and numerous war crimes were perpetuated under the orders of the empire. Nazi Germany, under the dictatorship and control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party also witnessed an unprecedented number of war crimes. The brutality of German war criminals has been written about in numerous accounts by the witnesses and survivors of the horrendous crimes committed against humanity. General Lothar von Trotha, of the Imperial German Army was widely condemned for his brutality in the Herero Wars, particularly for his role in the genocide that led to the near-extermination of the Herero. Josef Mengele, a physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II was a member of the team of doctors responsible for the selection of victims to be killed in the gas chambers and for performing deadly human experiments on prisoners. Josef "Sepp" Dietrich was another war criminal who participated in a series of political extra-judicial executions during the Night of the Long Knives. Heinrich Luitpold Himmler, a leading member of the Nazi Party, was one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust. This section provides you information about the life and works of notorious German war criminals.
Otto Adolf EichmannAdolf Eichmann
19 March 1906
One of the Main Organizers of the Holocaust
Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
16 March 1911
War Criminal

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich
07 March 1904
Nazi Official

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler

Klaus BarbieKlaus Barbie
25 October 1913
Nazi Leader

Ernst RöhmErnst Röhm
28 November 1887
Nazi War Criminal
Rudolf HössRudolf Höss
25 November 1901
Nazi War Criminal

Irma GreseIrma Grese
07 October 1923
Nazi Guard

Ilse Koch Ilse Koch
22 September 1906
Nazi Concentration Camp Overseer

William JoyceWilliam Joyce
24 April 1906
Politician
Alfred RosenbergAlfred Rosenberg
12 January 1893
Nazi Party Ideologue, Author

Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl
10 May 1890
Military Commander, Nazi War Criminal
Franz von PapenFranz von Papen
29 October 1879
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany

Oskar DirlewangerOskar Dirlewanger
26 September 1895
War Criminal

Karl BrandtKarl Brandt
08 January 1904
Personal Physician of Adolf Hitler
Oskar Gröning Oskar Groening
10 June 1921
War Criminal

Friedrich JeckelnFriedrich Jeckeln
02 February 1895
Officer, Politician, War criminal