#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.
Third Reich's List of Unwanted Persons Gregor Strasser (31 May 1892 – 30 June 1934) was a German politician and founder of the Nazi Party. He became a rival to Adolf Hitler, left the Party in late 1932, and was murdered in 1934, during the "Night of the Long Knives". Gregor Strasser was taken to Gestapo headquarters in Berlin, shot in the back and mortally wounded.
Cuban Revolution (1953–1959) – The 1959 overthrow of Fulgencio Batista by Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and other forces resulted in the creation of the first communist government in the western hemisphere.
Kurt Blome, Nazi Plenipotentiary for Cancer Research, headed the Biological Warfare Program. Under his direction, thousands of concentration camp inmates were subjected to horrific experiments with biological agents. Blome was arrested in 1945 but escaped hanging thanks to a scandalous "arrangement" that associated him with US biological warfare programs. He continued to practice medicine in West Germany until he died, a free man who never paid for his crimes, in 1969.
*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.