Gottlob Berger was a German high ranking Nazi official who held the position of the lieutenant general and chief of SS main office during the Second World War, who was the in-charge of recruiting for the SS. Born and raised in Wurttemberg into an upper middle class family, he later volunteered to join the German Army during the First World War, ending up with the rank of lieutenant towards the end of the war. He also won an Iron Cross First Class for his services towards the army. He further joined the Nazi Party in the early 1920s. He also worked as a physical education teacher briefly before rejoining the Nazi Party later in the decade. He took several positions within the German army in the 1930s and eventually he was appointed as the head of the recruiting office of the SS Main office in 1938. He was an competitive recruiter who brought Waffen-SS to become one most crucial part of the German Army. As the recruiting head, his methods were not always liked by the higher Nazi officials, but he delivered nicely, recruiting about 38 divisions of the Waffen-SS towards the end of war. He was captured in May 1945 by the American troops and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, getting released after six and a half years.