Rosenberg: "The Fuhrer Let Me Rule Russia!"

Alfred Rosenberg is thought to be a very controversial person. He almost had no official position, and those few he did have, he wasn’t successful in at all - he once almost ruined the whole National Socialist Party.

Rosenberg: "The Fuhrer Let Me Rule Russia!"

Alfred Rosenberg is thought to be a very controversial person. He almost had no official position, and those few he did have, he wasn’t successful in at all - he once almost ruined the whole National Socialist Party.

Five Minutes to Paulus

A sudden appearance by the captured German field marshal caused an uproar in the courtroom. The Tribunal heard first-hand about the preparations for the attack on the Soviet Union that was to be carried out in the autumn of 1940.

Five Minutes to Paulus

A sudden appearance by the captured German field marshal caused an uproar in the courtroom. The Tribunal heard first-hand about the preparations for the attack on the Soviet Union that was to be carried out in the autumn of 1940.

Friedrich Jeckeln (fifth from the left) with Reichskommissar of Ostland Hinrich Lohse and a group of officers at the Riga railway station/ Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1970-043-42 / Fotograf: unbekannt / CC-BY-SA 3.0Friedrich Jeckeln (fifth from the left) with Reichskommissar of Ostland Hinrich Lohse and a group of officers at the Riga railway station/ Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1970-043-42 / Fotograf: unbekannt / CC-BY-SA 3.0

These to Be Germanised, Those Be Expelled, Others Be Killed

Yuriyus Traksyalis, a Lithuanian historian, Head of the Lithuanian Military Heritage Institute, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences, executive director of the project “The Book of Memory. Europe – Chronicle of the Victory” explained what future Hitler had in mind for the Baltic Republics and how the occupation authorities implemented these plans.

Friedrich Jeckeln (fifth from the left) with Reichskommissar of Ostland Hinrich Lohse and a group of officers at the Riga railway station/ Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1970-043-42 / Fotograf: unbekannt / CC-BY-SA 3.0Friedrich Jeckeln (fifth from the left) with Reichskommissar of Ostland Hinrich Lohse and a group of officers at the Riga railway station/ Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1970-043-42 / Fotograf: unbekannt / CC-BY-SA 3.0

These to Be Germanised, Those Be Expelled, Others Be Killed

Yuriyus Traksyalis, a Lithuanian historian, Head of the Lithuanian Military Heritage Institute, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences, executive director of the project “The Book of Memory. Europe – Chronicle of the Victory” explained what future Hitler had in mind for the Baltic Republics and how the occupation authorities implemented these plans.

Fritz Sauckel at the 1945–1946 Nuremberg TrialsFritz Sauckel at the 1945–1946 Nuremberg Trials

Fritz Sauckel: ‘Humans More Primitive Than Machines’

Coming from pretty humble origins - being the only child of a postman and seamstress - it’s unlikely that Ernst Friedrich Christoph “Fritz” Sauckel, ever imagined, while a child, that he would grow up to be a slave owner. Presumably he never dreamt of such a thing during his adolescence, joining the Merchant Navy aged 15 in 1909 and sailing in Swedish, Norwegian and German ships. He became a first-class sailor - which shows he wasn’t afraid of hard work - rising to the rank of Able Seaman. It was Nazism that made him a slave owner and a criminal.

Fritz Sauckel at the 1945–1946 Nuremberg TrialsFritz Sauckel at the 1945–1946 Nuremberg Trials

Fritz Sauckel: ‘Humans More Primitive Than Machines’

Coming from pretty humble origins - being the only child of a postman and seamstress - it’s unlikely that Ernst Friedrich Christoph “Fritz” Sauckel, ever imagined, while a child, that he would grow up to be a slave owner. Presumably he never dreamt of such a thing during his adolescence, joining the Merchant Navy aged 15 in 1909 and sailing in Swedish, Norwegian and German ships. He became a first-class sailor - which shows he wasn’t afraid of hard work - rising to the rank of Able Seaman. It was Nazism that made him a slave owner and a criminal.

Irma Grese, leader of the women's Waffen SS at Belsen and assistant to Josef  Kramer, the Beast of Belsen, seen wearing placard no. 9 on her chest, during the War Crime Trials at Lueneburg, Germany, Sept. 17, 1945. Wardens at Belsen Hertha Ehlert, wearing no. 8 and Ilse Lithe, no. 10, sit either side of Irma Grese. Irma Grese, leader of the women's Waffen SS at Belsen and assistant to Josef  Kramer, the Beast of Belsen, seen wearing placard no. 9 on her chest, during the War Crime Trials at Lueneburg, Germany, Sept. 17, 1945. Wardens at Belsen Hertha Ehlert, wearing no. 8 and Ilse Lithe, no. 10, sit either side of Irma Grese.

‘Frau Lampshade’, ‘The Stomping Mare’ and Others

Today we know the names of several dozen female Nazi criminals whose deeds could horrify the most diehard reader. We’ve picked the worst of the worst, although some of them managed to live to a ripe old age and die free.

Irma Grese, leader of the women's Waffen SS at Belsen and assistant to Josef  Kramer, the Beast of Belsen, seen wearing placard no. 9 on her chest, during the War Crime Trials at Lueneburg, Germany, Sept. 17, 1945. Wardens at Belsen Hertha Ehlert, wearing no. 8 and Ilse Lithe, no. 10, sit either side of Irma Grese. Irma Grese, leader of the women's Waffen SS at Belsen and assistant to Josef  Kramer, the Beast of Belsen, seen wearing placard no. 9 on her chest, during the War Crime Trials at Lueneburg, Germany, Sept. 17, 1945. Wardens at Belsen Hertha Ehlert, wearing no. 8 and Ilse Lithe, no. 10, sit either side of Irma Grese.

‘Frau Lampshade’, ‘The Stomping Mare’ and Others

Today we know the names of several dozen female Nazi criminals whose deeds could horrify the most diehard reader. We’ve picked the worst of the worst, although some of them managed to live to a ripe old age and die free.

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