10 Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals

10 Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals

1. John Demjanjuk

Born in Ukraine, Demjanjuk immigrated to the United States after World War II and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in the 1950s, working for many years in a Ford automotive plant in Ohio. In 2011, after lengthy court proceedings in the United States, Israel and Germany, a German court convicted him of being an accessory to more than 28,000 counts of murder while serving as a guard at the Sobibor concentration camp in Poland in 1943. Though Demjanjuk was released pending appeal and died in a German nursing home in 2012, the landmark ruling set an important precedent to charge guards who worked at Nazi death camps as accessories to the murders that occurred there, even when—as in Demjanjuk’s case—there was no evidence linking the defendant to a specific crime.

2. Laszlo Csatary

As a Hungarian police officer in the city of Kosice (now in Slovakia, but then occupied by Hungary) in 1944, Csatary allegedly organized the deportations of more than 15,000 Jews to Auschwitz. A Czechoslovak court convicted Csatary in absentia and sentenced him to death in 1948. He fled to Canada, where he worked as an art dealer until 1997. After Canadian authorities discovered he had lied on his passport application and revoked his citizenship, Csatary disappeared for another decade, until he was arrested in Budapest in 2012. Named by the Simon Wiesenthal Center (a Jewish human rights organization known for its determined hunting of former Nazis) as its “most wanted” suspect in 2011, the 98-year-old Csatary died while awaiting trial under house arrest in 2013.

3. Hans Lipschis

Following the precedent set by Demjanjuk’s 2011 conviction, German authorities launched a renewed campaign to bring in some 50 suspected former guards at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where some 1.5 million people were murdered between 1941 and 1945. The first to face charges, in 2013, was 93-year-old Hans Lipschis, who lived in Chicago for nearly three decades after World War II before being deported for lying about his Nazi past. Prosecutors alleged that Lipschis worked as a guard at Auschwitz from 1941-43, though he maintained he was only a cook. In February 2014, a German court ruled that Lipschis, who suffers from dementia, was mentally unfit to stand trial.

4. Vladimir Katriuk

A platoon commander in a Ukrainian battalion of the SS, the elite Nazi storm troopers, from 1942-44, Katriuk had immigrated to Canada by the 1950s. In 1999, a Canadian court found that he had lied about his past to enter the country, but the Canadian government later decided not to strip him of his citizenship. After a new study surfaced alleging that Katriuk was an active participant in a massacre of more than 150 people, mostly women and children, in the village of Khatyn in Belorussia (now Belarus) in 1943, the Simon Wiesenthal Center had placed him in second place on their annual list of the “most wanted” former Nazis. In May 2015, even as Russian authorities attempted to extradite Katriuk to try him for his alleged war crimes, the 93-year-old beekeeper died in Quebec after a long illness.

5. Oskar Groenig

After former SS-Unterscharführer (junior squad leader) Oskar Groenig was released from a British prison following World War II, he left the military and began a normal middle-class life working at a glass-making factory in Lower Saxony, Germany. Only decades later, after Groenig heard stories about people denying the Holocaust ever happened, did he decide to speak out about his service as a guard at Auschwitz. In a 2005 BBC documentary, he described the gas chambers and the selection process, though he said he did not take part directly in the killing. In July 2015, a court in northern Germany convicted Groenig—dubbed the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” for his alleged responsibility of keeping track of the money and possessions taken from the prisoners upon their arrival—with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, and sentenced the 94-year-old to four years in prison.

6. Gerhard Sommer

Of the ever-shrinking number of former Nazis still alive to be prosecuted, Gerhard Sommer currently heads the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of the “most wanted.” In 1944, Sommer was a soldier in the 16th SS Panzer Division when he allegedly helped massacre 560 civilians, including 119 children, in the Tuscan town of Sant-Anna di Stazzema. Though an Italian court convicted 10 former SS officers, including Sommer, in absentia in 2005, Germany never extradited any of them, and in 2012 German prosecutors dropped Sommer’s case for lack of evidence. After the case was reopened in 2014, specialists found that the 93-year-old Sommer—who lives in a nursing home north of Hamburg—was suffering from severe dementia and was unfit for trial.

7. Alfred Stark

A former corporal of the Gebirsgjäger division, the 92-year-old Stark stands accused of ordering the execution of 117 Italian prisoners of war on the Italian-occupied island of Kefalonia, Greece in 1943. Germany and Italy broke their alliance in September of that year, and in the aftermath of the break the Germans killed nearly 9,500 officers of the Acqui Division, including the POWs on Kefalonia. In 2012, a military court in Rome sentenced Stark in absentia to life in prison, but Germany has also refused to extradite him to face justice. Stark currently occupies the second position on the SWC’s “most wanted” list.

8. Johann Robert Riss

After resistance fighters shot two German soldiers, Nazi troops reportedly retaliated by massacring some 184 civilians (including 27 children and 63 women) in the Tuscan town of Padule di Fucecchio in 1944. A year later, British sergeant Charles Edmonson took statements about the massacre from survivors, in the hopes of bringing those responsible to justice. Based on the accounts he collected, a military court in Rome sentenced Riss and two other former Nazis to life in prison in absentia in 2011 for their roles in the killings. The court also requested that the German government pay 14 million euros in compensation to the remaining relatives of the victims; Germany declined, and refused to extradite the three men. Riss, who is now 92 years old and lives in a village south of Munich, is third on the SWC’s current “most wanted” list; he denies the charges against him.

9. Algimantas Dailide

As an officer in the Lithuanian Security Police, sponsored by the Nazis, Dailide allegedly arrested 12 Jews who were attempting to escape Vilna, a Jewish ghetto in the city of Vilnius, in the early 1940s. He is believed to have handed them over to the Nazis, who presumably executed them. Dailide immigrated to the United States after the war, and was working as a real estate agent in Florida by the 1990s, when the U.S. government discovered his Nazi past and stripped him of his citizenship. After being deported, he and his wife settled in the small town of Kirchberg, in western Germany. Though a Vilnius court convicted him of war crimes, the Lithuanian government made only half-hearted attempts to bring him home to stand trial, and in 2008 a high court in Lithuania ruled Dailide’s health was too poor for him to serve time in prison. Meanwhile, he sits at No. 4 on the SWC “most wanted” list.

10. Adolf Hitler (?)

Okay, so maybe Hitler doesn’t exactly belong in the same category with these other “most wanted” Nazis—but there are still some people who believe the Nazi leader did not, in fact, commit suicide in a Berlin bunker in April 1945. Instead, as the leading theory goes, he escaped to South America and lived out the rest of his life unpunished for his unfathomable war crimes. Though scholars agree that Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, carried out a suicide pact in that bunker, rumors of Hitler’s survival surfaced as early as 1945, largely because officials never publicly identified the couple’s remains. In early 2014, the FBI declassified more than 700 pages of tips and notes on investigations into whether Hitler, like other leading Nazis, escaped to South America. The revelations sparked new investigations into the enduring conspiracy theory of Hitler’s escape, including expeditions into the secret network of tunnels Hitler had built under Berlin and the darkest reaches of the Argentinean jungle.


10 Forgotten Nazi War Criminals

Most people who know the history of World War II and the Holocaust are familiar with major Nazi war criminals&mdashHitler, Himmler, Heydrich, Goering, and Eichmann. Those Nazis are not on this list. This list is for those who committed major war crimes but are often overlooked or forgotten.

For instance, by far the most famous Nazi doctor was Josef Mengele, but there were a number of doctors who were just as evil. Also often forgotten are the German industrialists who procured slave labor through the SS and worked the vast majority of their workers to death. Finally, there are a few who should have been tried at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg but were absent due to various circumstances.


Ten Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals: Time Has Not Diminished Their Crimes

It's been nearly 63 years since the end of World War II, but time has not dimmed the crimes of 10 men wanted for their roles in committing atrocities and murder against innocents in the name of Nazi domination.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center released the names of the 10 on Wednesday:

1. Alois Brunner: Believed to be living in Syria, he was an operative of Adolf Eichmann and responsible for the deportation of Jews from Austria (47,000), Greece (44,000), France (23,500) and Slovakia (14,000) to death Nazi death camps. Brunner was convicted in absentia by France, but Syria has refused to cooperate with the investigation of his whereabouts.

2. Aribert Heim: Investigators don't have many leads of his whereabouts, but there is strong evidence that he is still alive. Heim was a doctor in the Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald and Mauthausen death camps. He is charged with performing horrific experiments on camp inmates, including an experiment at Mauthausen that involved testing the effectiveness of various chemicals and drugs for lethal injections. Heim vanished in 1962.

3. Ivan Demjanjuk: Convicted in 1988 by an Israeli court of being "Ivan the Terrible," the notorious SS guard who operated the gas chambers at the Treblinka death camp, a conviction that later was overturned by Israel's Supreme Court on grounds of reasonable doubt. Demjanjuk and his wife emigrated to the U.S. from Hungary in 1958. His citizenship was revoked in 1981 and he was later deported to Israel for trial. His citizen ship was ordered restored in 1998, but the Justice Department filed an appeal that was upheld. Demjanjuk then was tried and convicted on charges he committed mass murder while serving as a guard in the Sobibor and Majdanek death camps in Poland. He was ordered deported to Ukraine in 2005, but remains in the U.S. on appeals.

4. Milivoj Asner: Living in Austria, Asner served as police chief of Slovonska Ponega, Poland. Prosecutors say Asner played an active role in the persecution, deportation and murder of hundreds of Serbs, Jews and gypsies. Austria has refused to extradite him to Israel or Croatia for trial.

5. Sandor Kepiro: Living in Hungary, Kepiro served as a Hungarian policeman and is accused of the mass murder of 1,200 civilians in Novi Sad, Serbia. Originally convicted in absentia in 1946, he went unpunished and was allowed to live out his life, though Hungarian authorities have recently opened a new investigation into his crimes.

6. Mikhail Gorshkow: Believed living in Estonia after being denaturalized and deported from the U.S., Gorshkow participated in the murder of Jews in Belarus.

7. Erna Wallisch: Living in Austria, Wallisch served as a guard at the Madjanek death camp and has admitted his role in the mass murder of inmates. Austria refuses to prosecute due to its statute of limitations and will not extradite him to Poland for investigation and trial.

8. Soeren Kam: Living in Germany, Kam participated in the murder of anti-Nazi Danish newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen. Kam also stole the citizen registry of the Danish Jewish community and orchestrated the roundup and deportation of Jews to death camps, where dozens were murdered. Kam was indicted in Denmark for his crimes, but a German court refused to extradite him. At the request of the Wiesenthal Center, Dutch authorities have reopened the case.

9. Karoly (Charles) Zentai: Living in Australia, Zentai participated in manhunts, persecution, deportation and murder of Jews in Budapest. Discovered living in Australia in 2004, Zentai is appealing his extradition to Hungary.

10a. Algimantas Dailide: Living in Germany, Dailide arrested Jews who were then murdered by Nazis and Lithuanian collaborators. He emigrated to the U.S., was deported back to Germany, stood trial and was convicted in absentia by Lithuania, which has refused to implement his sentence.

10b. Harry Mannil: Living in Venezuela, Mannil arrested Jews and Communists who then were executed by Nazis and Estonian collaborators.


10 Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals

World War II concluded over seven decades ago, as did the postwar Nuremberg trials that followed. Despite the efforts by many to prosecute former Nazis for their role in the murder of 6 million Jews and other wartime atrocities, many of them continue to evade prosecution in the courts. Once the Germans were defeated, many of them left Europe for the United States, Canada and South America. Upon arrival they took on new identities. There were some high profile Nazi leaders who were found and prosecuted such as Adolf Eichmann. However, many evaded the law and were able to die free like the horrendous doctor Josef Mengele. With each passing year, the amount of living Nazis obviously gets smaller. Those seeking justice are in a serious race against the clock. Below is a list of the remaining “most wanted” Nazis who have been forced to face charges for their role in recent times, some who passed away before that could occur and some who are still out there.

John Demjanjuk

Demjanjuk was born in the Ukraine, but immigrated to the United States once World War II ended. He became a naturalized citizen in the 1950s, and was employed by a Ford automotive plant located in Ohio for many years. In 2011, a long court process in the United States, Israel and Germany took place. A German court found him guilty of being an accessory to over 28,000 counts of murder while working as a guard at the Sobibor concentration camp in Poland 1943. After a pending appeal, Demjanjuk was released before dying in a German nursing home in 2012. However, the ruling did establish a landmark precedent to charge guards who served at Nazi death camps as accessories to all the murder that took place there. There had been no direct evidence linking him to a specific crime, but he was still convicted.

Laszlo Csatary

Csatary worked as a Hungarian police officer in the city of Kosice (now in Slovakia, but then occupied by Hungary) in 1944. He allegedly facilitated the deportation of more than 15,000 Jews to the death camp of Auschwitz. In 1948, he was convicted in a Czechoslovak court in absentia and sentenced to death. Not surprisingly, he took off to Canada where he was an employed as an art dealer until 1997. The Canadian government found out that he lied on his passport application and revoked his citizenship immediately. Csatary went missing for a decade, but was arrested in 2012 in Budapest. In 2011, the Simon Wiesenthal Center (a Jewish human rights organization known for its determined hunting of former Nazis) as its “most wanted” suspect. At the age of 98, Csatary died awaiting trial under house arrest in 2013.

3. Hans Lipschis

An aerial photo of Auschwitz concentration camp shows a recently arrived transport on the rail spur that terminated in the camp, which was built in May 1944.source

With the precedent set by Demjanjuk’s conviction in 2011, German authorities started a new campaign to bring in 50 men that were suspected of being former guards at Auschwitz-Birkenau. During the years of 1941-1945 about 1.5 million people were murdered. At the age of 93, Hans Lipschis was the first one charged. He resided in Chicago for almost three decades after World War II ended before being deported for lying about his Nazi affiliation. Prosecutors believed he was a guard at Auschwitz from 1941-1943. He claimed that he worked only as a cook. However, in 1914 a German court found that Lipschis was mentally unfit to stand trial. He was suffering with dementia.

4. Vladimir Katriuk

Katriuk was a platoon commander in a Ukrainian battalion of the SS (the elite Nazi storm troopers) from 1942-1944. During the 1950s, he fled to Canada, but in 1999 a Canadian court realized he lied on his passport to enter the country. However, the Canada government opted to not take his citizenship away. The Simon Wiesenthal Center had placed him in second place on their annual list of the “most wanted” former Nazis after a new study came out. It cited Katriuk as an active part of the massacre of more than 150 people (mostly women and children) in the village of Khatyn in Belorussia (now Belarus) in 1943. The Russian authorities tried to extradite him in May, 2015 for these alleged war atrocities. At the age of 93, the bookkeeper died in Quebec after losing a battle with a longtime illness.

5. Oskar Groenig

The main gate at the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz II (Birkenau

After World War II ended, Oskar Groenig (former SS-Unterscharführer junior squad leader) was released from a British prison. He exited the military to start a normal middle class life, and he made a living at a glass making factory located in Lower Saxony, Germany. Decades later he got wind that people were saying the Holocaust never took place. This led to him speaking out about his time serving as a guard at Auschwitz in a 2005 BBC documentary. He went into detail about the gas chambers and the selection process that took place. He claimed that he took no part in the direct killing of innocents. A court in northern Germany convicted him in July, 2015. His nickname became the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” since he was believed to be responsible for tracking the money and possessions that were taken from prisoners who arrived. He was convicted of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, and at 94 years old sentenced to a four year prison sentence.

6. Gerhard Sommer

This man sits atop the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of the “most wanted.” Sommer was a soldier in the 16th SS Panzer Division in 1944 when he supposedly participated in the massacre of 560 civilians. This included 119 children in the Tuscan town of Sant-Anna di Stazzema. In 2005, an Italian court convicted 10 former SS officers (including Sommer), in absentia. Germany did not extradite any of those men, and the German prosecutor dropped the case against Sommer in 2012 due to lack of evidence. However, the case was reopened in 2014 after specialists found Sommer living in a nursing home north of Hamburg. He was deemed unfit for trial at the age of 93 and suffering from severe dementia.

7. Alfred Stark

Stark was a former corporal of the Gebirsgjäger division. Today he is 92 years old, and is being accused of giving orders to execute 117 Italian prisoners of war on the Italian-occupied island of Kefalonia, Greece in 1943. In September, 1943 Germany and Italy broke their alliance. The aftermath of the break led the Germans to kill almost 9,500 officers of the Acqui Division, including the POWs on Kefalonia. As a result, a military court based out of Rome in 2012, sentenced Stark to life in prison in absentia. Germany denied the call to extradite him to face justice. Stark is positioned in second place on the SWC’s “most wanted” list.

8. Johann Robert Riss

Young survivors at the camp, liberated by the Red Army in January .1945 source

Nazi troops retaliated violently after two resistance fighter shot two German soldiers. It sparked a massacre of about 184 civilians (including 27 children and 63 women) in the Tuscan town of Padule di Fucecchio in 1944. One year later, British sergeant Charles Edmonson spoke with survivors in hopes of making a case to obtain justice for those responsible. According to the various accounts he took, a military court in Rome sentenced Riss and two other former Nazis to life in prison in absentia in 2011 for their participation in the atrocities. The court wants the German government to pay 14 million Euros to compensate the relatives that are still living. Germany declined and even refused to extradite those convicted. Riss is 92 years old and resides in a village south of Munich he denies all charges against him. He is third on the SWC’s current “most wanted” list.

9. Algimantas Dailide

He was an officer in the Lithuanian Security Police which was sponsored by the Nazis. Dailide was accused of arresting 12 Jews who were trying to escape Vilna (Jewish ghetto in the city of Vilnius) during the early 1940s. He then handed them over to the Nazis that most likely murdered them. After the war he fled to the United States and worked as a real estate agent in Florida. Once the United States government found out about his Nazi ties, they stripped him of his citizenship. He got deported, and he and his wife moved to a small town of Kirchberg, in western Germany. The Vilnius court convicted him of war crimes, but the Lithuanian government made lame attempts to bring him home for trial. In 2008, a high court in Lithuania determined that Dailide’s health made him ineligible to serve time in prison. He remains at No. 4 on the SWC “most wanted” list.

10. Adolf Hitler

There are some people that do not believe that Adolf Hitler actually committed suicide in his Berlin bunker in April 1945. The leading theory about this most wanted Nazi states that he escaped to South America where he lived the rest of his life unpunished for all the atrocities he headed. Scholars agree that his wife Eva Braun committed suicide inside that bunker as well. However, rumors that Hitler survived came about in early 1945. Officials never publically identified the couple’s remains. The FBI declassified more than 700 pages of tips and notes on investigations in 2014 into whether Hitler (like other leading Nazis) escaped to South America. These pages ignited a bunch of new investigations into the conspiracy theory related to Hitler’s escape, including expeditions into the secret network of tunnels that were built based on Hitler’s orders. They are located under Berlin and in the dark corners of the Argentinean jungle.


Algimantas Mykolas Dailide (born 1921, 12th March in Kaunas) was an official in the Lithuanian Security Police (Saugumas). Following the end of the War, he sought refuge in the US, claiming to have been a ‘forester’.
Whilst in the US he worked as a real-estate agent up until his retirement, when he moved to Florida (Gulfport). In 1997 he had his citizenship revoked, and he voluntarily left the US in 2004.

A court in Lithuania convicted him of having arrested and detained some Jews who had attempted to flee from the Vilna Ghetto, and for also arresting and detaining 2 Polish nationals, who would later become political prisoners. However, he was not given a jail sentence due to the fact that he was ‘very old and does not pose a danger to society’


On the one hand, Von Braun (1912 &ndash 1977) was a genius, visionary, and a brilliant engineering manager who is rightly credited as the father of America&rsquos space program. We went to the Moon, in large part, thanks to him, and if the day ever comes when humans set foot on Mars and colonize the Red Planet, it will also be thanks to him in large part. Mankind owes Von Braun a huge debt for his contributions to the space sciences. On the other hand, the man was a war criminal, responsible for the deaths of thousands of slave laborers who perished while toiling on his rockets in atrocious conditions, of which he was fully aware.

During WW2, Von Braun was an SS Sturmbanfuhrer &ndash equivalent to an army Major &ndash who developed and oversaw the manufacture of the V-2 rockets, the world&rsquos first ballistic missiles. His rockets, carrying a one ton explosive warhead, rained down terror and claimed the lives of thousands, the overwhelming majority of them civilians, in London, Antwerp, and other cities. After the war, he pretended to have been an oblivious scientist, too engrossed in his blueprints, calculations, and other pointy head work, to fully comprehend the horrors of the regime he served.

In reality, he had been quite comfortable with the Third Reich, the Nazi party, and the SS, until late in the war. Far from being oblivious to Nazi horrors, Von Braun was personally involved in Nazi atrocities, and was a direct, hands-on participant in war crimes. Among other things, he personally supervised the manufacturing of rockets, using tens of thousands of slave laborers. An estimated 20,000 slave workers toiling to build Von Braun&rsquos rockets died of starvation, maltreatment, or were murdered by their guards while building his rockets. He was often at the slave labor facilities, and had firsthand knowledge of the horrific workplace conditions.

After the war, he was one of the first Germans secretly moved to the US in Operation Paperclip. He was put to work by the US Army to develop its intermediate range ballistic missile program, and he developed the rocket that launched America&rsquos first space satellite. When NASA was created, he joined it as director of the Marshall Space Flight Center, and was put in charge of the Saturn V rockets that sent the Apollo Program&rsquos spacecraft to the Moon. In recognition of his services, he was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975.

Wernher Von Braun thus presents a conundrum and a moral dilemma. He is a pioneer who undoubtedly contributed much to the advancement of mankind in the space sciences. If our species ever becomes a multiplanetary one &ndash something many scientists see as the only safeguard against our extinction in the next millennium &ndash it will be thanks in large part to Von Braun. It is no exaggeration to say that he was history&rsquos most important and influential rocket engineer and space advocate. So there is no question that the man did a lot of good in his life.

However, does that absolve him of his personal responsibility for having gone along with the Nazis&rsquo aggressive war plans? Does it wash away the stain of having been a loyal Nazi and member of the SS? Does it cleanse him of the sin of having been responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of slave laborers, who perished while building his precious rockets? Was Wernher Von a Braun a Nazi villain, space hero, or both?


Top 10 Most Evil Nazis

1 Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler was a German dictator, and a leading member of the Nazi party. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust.

It makes sense that he was more evil than Hitler since he managed to kill the Jews while Hitler never even visited the concentration camps. You can tell this guy was just plain sadistic and evil

Pfft, screw Hitler, yeah, he wanted Jews dead, but Himmler is the prick who made Hitler's wet dream come true!

It's often thought that if he was completely in charge, the Holocaust would've caused even more deaths.

The twisted mind behind the Holocaust. He was the one who told the Nazis what to do with the Jews.

2 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September . read more.

The rot started at the top in the form of Hitler.

This mad boi started it all.

The man who started it all.

3 Josef Mengele Josef Mengele was a German Schutzstaffel officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

Mengele was a literal sadist. He's one of the few Nazis that reportedly enjoyed what he was doing (and I think we all know his role). The other Nazis were evil as all can be too but they did it more because they believed in a cause, less because they enjoyed murder. Mengele on another hand legitimately enjoyed the screams and cryings. For this reason, he should be #1.

The infamous Shutzstaffel (SS) officer who sewed twins together to create conjoined twins, shredded people's genitals to change their sex, tried to change people eye colors, and much more. Ultimately killed over 200,000 people.

I HATE HIM, reason is that he was a brutal "scientist" and "doctor", he actually put twins together, back to back, And he did a whole bunch of other experiments, the patient would usually just die immediatly or a while later, sometimes A day or more.

He ripped out a twins eye and put it on the others back or head. Then her eye changed color. Only good thing about him was the amazing angel of death song by slayer

4 Adolf Eichmann Otto Adolf Eichmann was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust.

The second-in-command of the Shutzstaffel (SS) and while Hitler ordered the Holocaust, and Himmler planned it, this guy actually organized it.

Was head of the Einsatzgruppen until his assassination in 1942. The Einsatzgruppen were the Nazi death squads that the SS used to carry out mass executions in Eastern Europe. Their targets were Jews, the intellectual class of Poland, Soviet commissars and Romani/Gypsies. It is estimated that they killed between 1.3 million and 2 million people.
Reinhard was also head of the Gestapo and SD.

Even most senior Nazi figures feared of this man.

Hitler called him ‘the man with the iron heart’ Truth is he had no heart. Pure evil

6 Joseph Goebbels Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

I HATE this guy. He was a nazi, which makes him a bad person already. He killed millions of innocent people because they existed. Many evil people have the distinction of being good parents, but this guy KILLED HIS OWN CHILDREN. The autopsy on the oldest child, Helga, who was only 12 years old, shows that she was killed with violence and really didn't want to die. I hope this man rots in hell.

The only thing he did was make the Nazi propaganda.

"There is no human law or law of God or national law that states that any healthy being has to permit the snake to eat the mouse - but on the other hand, it is perfectly justified to defend the mouse." - Kaltenbrunner

Scarface 6 foot+ towering archetype of the perfect movie Nazi with an awesome sounding name.

"Oppression is the essence of power." - Kaltenbrunner

The 16th President of the Reichstag, the Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe, the founder of the Gestapo and Hitler's second-in-command.

Herman Goering must be in second
He is the most evil nazi ever

HOW IS THIS WOMAN NOT ALREADY ON THE LIST? In fact, how is this woman not already in the Top 2? I could take a whole day explaining why this woman is worse than Hitler and Himmler combined.

Bitch with a whip, enough said.

himmller ilsa kosh mengele in this order

The divisions actions were so bad even the Waffen SS complained, let that sink in for a moment.

Mein fuhrer I object to your plans.

Known to be the most anti-semitic Nazi

17 Erwin Rommel Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II. He worked under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich as a leading general and gained fame from his battles in North Africa. 18 George Soros George Soros, Hon FBA is a Hungarian-American investor, business magnate, philanthropist, political activist and author. Soros is one of the world's most successful investors.

WHAT. Odilo Globocnik should be higher. He liquidated the Warsaw, Bialystok, and other ghettos in Poland and was in charge of the death camps.


Walter Schreiber Experimented On Auschwitz Inmates by Freezing Them, and Infected Other Prisoners With Gangrene

Doctor Walter Schreiber (1893 &ndash 1970) was a prominent epidemiologist and highly regarded biology professor in the interwar years. During the Second World War, he rose to the rank of major general in the Wehrmacht Medical Service. He was also a member of the Reich Research Council, in which capacity he conducted cruel and sadistic medical experiments upon prisoners. After the war, he testified in the Nuremberg Trials against Herman Goering, worked for the CIA and the US military, and was thus shielded from accountability for his medical atrocities.

Schreiber was a medical student when WWI erupted in 1914, at which point he voluntarily enlisted in the German army. He was wounded early in the conflict, and after his recovery resumed his studies, then served as a military doctor until war&rsquos end. After the war, he became a professor of biology and hygiene, and became one of the world&rsquos foremost experts on epidemics.

Doctor Walter Schreiber. Operation Paperclip

During the Nazi era, Schreiber introduced the use of lethal phenol injections &ldquoas a quick and convenient means of executing troublemakers&ldquo. During the war, he conducted experiments on prisoners in Auschwitz by freezing them in order to examine the effects of extreme cold. He conducted other sadistic medical experiments on female prisoners in Ravensbrueck concentration camp, by cutting open their legs and deliberately infecting them with gangrene, then giving them bone transplants. The subjects of his experiments usually suffered slow and agonizing deaths.

At war&rsquos end, he was captured by the Red Army and taken to the USSR, where he was held in the infamous Lubyanka prison in poor conditions. His conditions improved when his captors discovered his true identity, and the Soviets put him to work providing medical care to high ranking German prisoners. He was produced at the Nuremberg Trials to testify against Herman Goering, who had been in charge of Germany&rsquos biological weapons development.

In 1948, he evaded his handlers and made it to the West, where he was hired by the US military and the CIA to work as chief medical doctor in Camp King, a clandestine POW interrogation site in Germany. He was sent to the US in 1951 as part of Operation Paperclip, which recruited German scientists, engineers, and technicians, and sent them to the US to work for the government.

Schreiber began work at the Air Force School of Medicine in Texas, but the publication of newspaper articles soon thereafter about his medical atrocities led to a public outcry. So his intelligence handlers relocated him and his family to Argentina in 1952. There, he worked as an epidemiologist in a research laboratory, until his death from a heart attack in 1970.


They sentenced 12 to death:

Hermann Göring, Reichsmarschall and Hitler’s deputy

Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Foreign Minister

Wilhelm Keitel, the Chief of the Armed Forces High Command

Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the Chief of the Reich Main Security Office

Alfred Rosenberg, the Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories and Leader of the Foreign Policy Office

Hans Frank, the Governor-General of Occupied Poland

Wilhelm Frick, the Minister of the Interior

Julius Streicher, the founder and publisher of anti-Semitic newspaper Der Stürmer

Fritz Sauckel, the General Plenipotentiary for Labour Deployment

Alfred Jodl, the Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command

Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Reichskommissar for the Occupied Dutch Territories

Martin Bormann, Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery.

The Allied forces captured and tried 24 Nazis and charged 21.


Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by Von Schadewald » 19 Apr 2007, 20:05

As reported by the Jerusalem Post:

Alois Brunner, Aribert Heim, Ivan Demjanjuk, Milivoj Asner, Sandor Kepiro, Mikhail Gorshkow, Erna Wallisch, Soeren Kam, Karoly Zentai, Algimantas Dailide, Harry Mannil.

Post by David Thompson » 19 Apr 2007, 21:02

Post by JamesL » 19 Apr 2007, 21:11

The Israelis had him in their custody for years. The Israeli Supreme Court overturned his Israeli conviction.

John was also tried twice in the USA. His original conviction was overturned. A second trial on other charges is now under appeal to the US Supreme Court.

When will World War II end?

Post by Maksymetz » 20 Apr 2007, 06:24

Probably around 2053 when the last WW2 veteran dies


Why do I say this? There are still veterans from the 1st World War that are still alive to this day. There were also Americans who were alive during the American Revolution and were alive during the American Civil War as well (they were probably shaking their heads!).

Post by Von Schadewald » 20 Apr 2007, 15:16

There may even have been a drummer boy from Waterloo or the Battle of New Orleans who was alive at the time of the trenches of WW1!

The BBC have a recording made c 1935 of a man recounting as eyewitness to the funeral of the Duke of Wellington!

Post by David Thompson » 20 Apr 2007, 15:58

Post by Georg_S » 20 Apr 2007, 19:46

To me it´s pretty "strong" to put names as Alois Brunner (Judenreferent RSHA IVb4) and responsible for 100000< deaths and SS-Stubaf Aribert Heim doctor at KL Mauthausen together with SS-Hstuf Sören Kam , who suspected to have shot one or two political oponents in Denmark during the war.

I new some people who have served in different camps during the war, maybe they should be published in that newspaper as well, just because that they stod guard (SS-Mann and SS-Uscha) in a tower.

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by PF » 09 Nov 2010, 22:29

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by Kajtmaz » 10 Nov 2010, 00:32

"Képíró has accused Efraim Zuroff of libel and initiated criminal proceedings in a Budapest court. The case opened in October 2010. If convicted, Zuroff faces up to two years in prison.[7][8]"

[7]
"The investigation of the charges is continuing, according to Zuroff's attorney, Marton Rosta.

Kepiro, now 96, sued Zuroff in 2007, alleging that Zuroff had made statements about the case as fact rather than opinion.

Rosta said the court agreed with Kepiro and opened the current trial, in which Zuroff is required to back up his "factual" statement."

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by David Thompson » 10 Nov 2010, 03:43

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by Kajtmaz » 18 Jul 2011, 21:57

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by Hecht » 18 Jul 2011, 23:08

So, just to have a general wiev about the subject, I was thinking to update the situation here:

Alois Brunner very likely dead
Aribert Heim very likely dead
Ivan Demjanjuk convicted 5 years, he won't serve time due age
Milivoj Asner died 06.2011
Sandor Kepiro aquitted
Mikhail Gorshkow no infos about him
Erna Wallisch dead
Soeren Kam Unclear situation
Karoly Zentai Unclear situation
Algimantas Dailide convicted but won't serve due age
Harry Mannil aquitted and died 2010

Any other still alive that would eventually face trial or that is actually serving time?
Boere for example? Is he serving time?

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by Hecht » 18 Jul 2011, 23:39

I've found many more whose situations are unclear to me.

Peter Egner
Klaas Carl Faber
Adolf Storms (dead?)
Ivan Kalymon
Anton Geiser
Josef K.
Georg Ilius
Wolfgang Manke
Hans Michelsen
Hermann Lager
Wilhelm Bachler
Horst Gunther Gabriel
Gunther Heinroth
Erich Kieppe
Alfred Luhmann
Kalr Mess
Helmut Odenwald
Fritz-Ulrich Olberg
Ferdinand Ostrehaus
Wilhelm Karl Starke
Herbert Wilke
Hans Georg Winkler
Josef Schenngraber
Josef Baumann
Hubert Bichler
Arnold Rosler

I've found online that the were, covering the period ending March 31, 2010, 852 ongoing investigations of accused Nazis.
Looks like a huge number to me.
Also 2,718 investigations globally since the beginning of 2001, achieved 87 convictions.
I would like to know more about these 87.

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by Sid Guttridge » 19 Jul 2011, 11:53

"852 ongoing investigations of accused Nazis" may look like a "huge number", but at this stage, very few convictions are likely under even the optimum of circumstances.

However, it seems like a good idea to keep investigations going so that those war criminals who have escaped being held to account judicially have to keep looking over their shoulders to their dying day.

Inadequate though it may be, this is the last form of redress that the victims' families probably have.

Re: Most Wanted still living Nazi War Criminals

Post by UMachine » 20 Jul 2011, 02:22

MajorT wrote: "852 ongoing investigations of accused Nazis" may look like a "huge number", but at this stage, very few convictions are likely under even the optimum of circumstances.

However, it seems like a good idea to keep investigations going so that those war criminals who have escaped being held to account judicially have to keep looking over their shoulders to their dying day.

Inadequate though it may be, this is the last form of redress that the victims' families probably have.


Resident in Hungary. Accused of mass murder of civilians at Novi Sad, Serbia. Convicted in Hungary in 1944 but never punished. A new investigation has led to an indictment against him for war crimes and a trial is scheduled to begin in May.

Resident in Germany. Accused of serving as an SS guard at the Treblinka I concentration camp and to have participated in executions. Under official investigation by prosecutors in Germany following the discovery of witness statements about his role at Treblinka.