#Emil #Maurice was SS member No. 2 after Adolf Hitler and the leader of Hitler's first bodyguard detail. A close friend of the Leader from the old days, Maurice claimed a special position in Hitler's inner entourage. #Himmler (SS member No. 168) was deeply jealous of Maurice and tried to expel him from the SS because of Maurice's distant Jewish ancestry. The effort failed because of Hitler's personal intervention. Maurice survived the war and died in 1972.
Karl Brandt was a German Nazi war criminal. He rose to the rank of SS-Gruppenführer in the Allgemeine-SS and SS-Brigadeführer in the Waffen-SS. Among other positions, Brandt headed the administration of the Nazi euthanasia program from 1939 onwards and was selected as Adolf Hitler's personal physician in August 1934. In 1942, he became Reich Commissioner for Health and Sanitation. He was involved in criminal human experimentation, along with his deputy Werner Heyde and others.
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Theodor Eicke~In 1933, Himmler obtained Eicke from an asylum. Later, he appointed him commandant of Dachau. Eicke reorganized the camp. He devised a system that was used as a model for future camps in Germany. He established new guarding provisions (rigid discipline, total obedience to orders, and tightening disciplinary and punishment regulations for detainees). Uniforms were issued for prisoners and guards. May 1934, Eicke became Concentration Camps Inspector for himself.
Otto and Anne Frank at the wedding of Jan & Miep Gies.
This is a picture of Karl Silberbauer. He was the officer that found and captured Anne Frank and her friends in the Secret Annex. He was a member of the SS.
Hitler presides over the launching of the Beetle. As the country ramped up for war, every German worker was required to put money aside every week for a Volkswagen or "People's Car", designed by Hitler with the help of Ferdinand Porsche. Millions of marks were collected by the Reich in this way, though not a single VW was ever delivered to a contributor. Hitler did present one to Eva Braun as a birthday present, though it's not certain that she ever learned to drive.
The Banality of Evil: Arthur Karl Greiser (1897-1946) was a Nazi politician, SS-Obergruppenführer, and Reich Governor of the German-occupied territory of Wartheland. He was one of the persons primarily responsible for organizing the Holocaust in Poland, as well as numerous other crimes against humanity. Arrested by the Americans in 1945, he was tried, convicted and executed by hanging in Poland in 1946.
SS Standartenführer Heinz Harmel, regimental commander of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich being awarded Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, as 296th soldier of the German Wehrmacht on 12/09/1943.