#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.
Joachim von Ribbentrop was rumored to have pursued an active affair with Wallis Simpson; he was Foreign Minister of Germany from 1938 until 1945. He was later hanged for war crimes after the Nuremberg Trials.
Late 1930's. German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
Felix Kersten convinced Himmler to disobey Hitler's order to kill 60,000 Jewish prisoners as the Allied forces were about to overtake the concentration camps they were held in. Source: Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr=6376855
Anton Schmid (January 9, 1900 – April 13, 1942) was a German sergeant (feldwebel) who, during World War II in Vilnius, Lithuania, was executed by his superiors for helping 250 Jewish men, women, and children escape from extermination by the Nazi SS during the European Jewish Holocaust.