List of infamous war criminals. The list includes names such as Josef Mengele, Adolf Eichmann, Omar al-Bashir, Reinhard Heydrich and Hideki Tojo.

When Peter von Hagenbach was executed in the 15th century, he became the first person to have been convicted at an “international" war crimes trial. Major Connaught, a Royalist who was hanged for his part in the massacre of villagers in a church in the mid 17th century is another example of a war criminal. Even though war crimes have been happening from the past several centuries, such crimes were perpetuated at an unprecedented level during the World War II. One of the most feared Nazi leaders, Adolf Eichmann was a war criminal held responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews during the war. Josef Mengele, also known as Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death”, was notorious for the brutal human experiments he conducted on prisoners-of-war. While a majority of war criminals are males, women like Ilse Koch, Dorothea Binz, and Irma Grese have proven that some females also display unspeakable brutality during war time. More recently, former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević was brought to trial for alleged war crimes but died before the trial could be concluded. Former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor and Omar al-Bashir, current head of state of Sudan are also regarded as war criminals. This section provides you information about the life and crimes of notorious war criminals from all over the globe.

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
Ukrainian, American

Hideki Tojo Hideki Tojo

William Joyce William Joyce
German, American

Arthur Seyss-Inquart Arthur Seyss-Inquart
Austrian, Czech

Ali Hassan al-MajidAli Hassan al-Majid

Friedrich JeckelnFriedrich Jeckeln
Dorothea BinzDorothea Binz
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Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachAlfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
Wanda KlaffWanda Klaff

Hildegard LächertHildegard Lächert

Herta EhlertHerta Ehlert

Hans von SalmuthHans von Salmuth
Hermann PisterHermann Pister

Friedrich FlickFriedrich Flick


Greta BöselGreta Bösel

Hilde LiesewitzHilde Liesewitz