Captain Ernst Roehm, a brillant soldier during WWI, was in
1918 a  prominent leader of the District Command: he served as
liaison between the District Command and the German
industrialists who were directly funding the District Command to
help it fight communism. Captain Roehm and many other
members of the District Command were members of a mystical
organization known as the 'Thule Society' [Thulegesellschaft].
The Thule believed in the  Aryan super race' and it preached the
coming of a German 'Messiah' who  would lead Germany to glory
and a new Aryan civilization. The Thule group was financed by
some of the very same industrialists who supported the District  
Command. The Thule was also directly supported by the German
High  Command (GHC)."

He met Adolf Hitler in 1919 when Hitler was spying for the GHC
and he helped to  launch Hitler's political career. Roehm
organized the storm troops  (Sturmabteilung or SA), the militia of
the National Socialist (Nazi) party. The  SA's role in the National
Socialist movement provoked conflict between Roehm  and
Hitler, who wanted the SA to be an instrument of the Nazi party,
rather than Roehm's private army. Roehm was imprisoned briefly
for his participation in the abortive beer-hall putsch (1923). After
his release conflict with Hitler flared  again, and Roehm
resigned (Apr., 1925) his party posts.

At the end of 1930, Hitler recalled him as SA commander. Within
a year, Roehm  had developed a large army and was Hitler's
principal rival for party power.  After Hitler became chancellor
(Jan., 1933), Roehm pressed unsuccessfully for SA control over
the regular army. Late in 1933 he was made minister without
portfolio. In June, 1934, he was coldly shot by SS men in Hitler's
blood purge, supposedly because he had been planning an
SA-led coup. He was 47.

According to Otto Strasser, Hitler never forgave Roehm for the
ridicule endured  in 1922 when the Hitlerian Brown Shirts were
forbidden by Roehm to prevent a  Communist Celebration of the
1st of May. A week earlier, Hitler, apprentice Nazi politician, had
sworn before 4000 militants that this Communist parade would
take place "over my dead body".
1887-1934
The rival of the boss
Chief of the  storm troopers,
whose ranks were largely
composed of dispossessed
members of the working
class, were anticapitalist in
tendency, and they hoped to
gain from the "revolution"
they had helped win via their
fighting in the streets. Hitler
was of the opinion that the
storm troopers were a
political force who, once the
Nazis had gained power,
were no longer needed.
Son of a Rhenish petty bourgeois Catholic family, Paul Josef
Goebbels
 got a PhD in Literature (Philology) from Heidelberg
University in 1921. Exempt of service  because of a clubfoot, he wrote
a romantic autobiographical novel "Michael", several plays and a lot
of lyric poems never of them ever published. He had several menial
jobs to support himself with the Dresdner Bank  and at the Cologne
stock exchange. Influenced by pacifist and anarchist Richard Flisges,
he moved to völkish socialism and then met Hitler in 1922, "the
incarnation of my faith and ideas" while he was assistant to Gregor  
Strasser. He joined the NSDAP and Hitler promoted him Gau of Berlin
where he was very successful in increasing party membership.

German Nazi propaganda minister (1933-1945) who exploited the
German  media to launch propaganda against the Jews and other
groups. He killed  his family and himself in his 48th year after
Germany's defeat.

On february, 24, 19421, Goebbels noted in his diary: "The Fuehrer
again  voiced his determination to remorselessly cleanse Europe of
its Jews. There can be no sentimental feelings here. The Jews have
deserved the catastrophe that they are now experiencing. They shall
experience their own annihilation together with the destruction of our
enemies. We must  accelerate this process with cold brutality; by
doing so we are doing an inestimable service to humanity."

Famous for being branded as a "master of propaganda" Goebbels was
more than that as testified French philosopher Jacques Ellul who
pointed out that Goebbels' postwar image is itself a propaganda
distortion :"There remains the problem of Goebbels' reputation. He
wore the title of Big Liar and yet he never stopped battling for
propaganda to be as accurate as  possible. He preferred being cynical
and brutal to being caught in a lie. He used to say: "Everybody must
know what the situation is." He was always the first to announce
disastrous events or difficult situations, without hiding
anything. The result was a general belief between 1939 and 1942 that
German communiqués not only were more concise, clearer and less
cluttered, but were more truthful than Allied communiqués and,
furthermore, that the Germans published all the news two or three
days  before the Allies. All this is so true that pinning the title of Big
Liar on  Goebbels must be considered quite a propaganda success."
An immature sycophant who
loved Hitler and had some
genius for propaganda. Listen
to his chilling voice
here
Goebbels and his wife  killed all their
nice little kids except her son from a
first  marriage to Herr Quandt.
Catholic, discharged in 1918 without having fought in WWI, .
German Nazi leader,second in power to Hitler,
Heinrich  
Himmler
directed the Nazi elite forces, the Schutz Staffel (SS)
from 1929 to 1945, commanded the Third Reich's police and
secret police, the Gestapo (1936-1945) and coordinated the  
operation of the concentration and extermination camps
(1941-1945). He was
called "Uncle Heini" by the SS men behind his back. Captured by
the British, he  killed himself at age 45.

Of him, William Shirer, journalist in Germany before the war and
author of the  "Rise and fall of the third Reich" said:"in this weird
Nazi world, there were a number of men of little competence and
intelligence and no character, veritable thugs who would be
given posts of key importance, with power over  the life and
death of millions."

In his speech to the SS Group Leaders on 4th October 1943 in
Poznan, he declared:" ... What happens to the Russians, what
happens to the Czechs, is a matter of utter indifference to me.
Such good blood of our own kind as there may be among the
nations we shall acquire for ourselves, if necessary by
taking away the children and bringing them up among us.
Whether the other peoples live in comfort or perish of hunger
interests me only in so far as we  need them as slaves for our
culture; apart from that it does not interest me.  Whether or not
10,000 Russian women collapse from exhaustion while digging
a tank ditch interests me only in so far as the tank ditch is
completed for Germany. ....

Himmler once said to Otto Strasser that
"if the Fuhrer commands that I shoot  
down my own mother I shall obey and
be proud that the Fuhrer has such  
confidence in my obedience."
What a charming fellow! No wonder
that with such men nazi Germany spread
hell, havoc and misery all over Europe.
Here is an exemple of his terrifying handwriting.
Amateurs graphologists get to work !!
Himmler, the Super hero who
did not fight during WW1...
...but tried  hard to become a  
Super  Nazi
German police official under the Nazi regime. Forced to
resign (1931) from the navy for misconduct,
Reinhart
Heydrich
joined the SS. He soon won Heinrich
Himmler's confidence and in 1934 was appointed
deputy chief of  the Gestapo. He was deeply involved in
planning the extermination of the Jews. In 1941,
Heydrich was appointed protector of Bohemia and
Moravia.

Afflicted by a very high pitched voice and suspected of
being a quarter jewish, he tried to offset this with his
ruthless methods: his numerous  executions earned
him the name the Hangman of Europe. In May, 1942, he
was shot by Czech patriots. Several days later the
entire male population of  the village of Lidice was
murdered in retaliation.

Particularly cruel and bestial, he was given a lot fo
nicknames by his fellow  members in the Party : "Die
blonde Bestie" ; "Die Hebbe" (“The Goat”)
because Heydrich had a highpitched voice and a very
peculiar way of  laughing, which to some resembled the
bleating of a goat ; "Henker  Heydrich" (“Hangman
Heydrich) ; "Oberverdachtsschöpfer" (“Chief of
Suspicions”). In one word, he  was a complete nuts. A
lethal one.
1904-42
The mad man of Bohemia


Ex WWI pilot hero, member of the
squadron of the Red Baron which
he took over after the death of
von Richtoffen,  
 Hermann
Goering
was a bully, a cold blood
murderer  who had no hesitations
to eliminate his opponents and the
foes of the regime. He was a very
ambitious man, although not very
capable ; he became a nazi
politician responsible for the
buildup of  German air forces,
directed the German wartime
economy, and was named Hitler's
successor (1939). Morphinomane,
pompous and on the verge of
ridiculous, he  was a mixture of
condottiere and sybarite.
He was once transferred to a
padded cell in  a mental asylum in
Sweden after having tried to
strangle a nurse and knifed
another when he was in need of
morphine.

A blackmailer, he said once: "If the
Catholic  Christian is convinced
that the Pope is infallible in all
religion and ethical matters,
so we National Socialists declare
with the  same ardent conviction
that for us too the  Fuhrer is
absolutely infallible in all political
and other matters." He hated  
Jews and was in charge of the
anti-jews measures adopted as
soon as 1933.

Severely criticized for Germany's
military  decline, he lost favor with
Hitler and was stripped of his
command (1943). After the
war, he was convicted and
sentenced to  death at the
Nuremberg trials (1946): all his
utterances in the Nuremberg cell
were pervaded, in a final act of
illusory self-overvaluation, by the
idea that he would one day be
celebrated as a martyr. He was
glad he had been condemned to
death, he stated shortly before the
end, because the man
condemned to life imprisonment
had no chance of becoming a
martyr. 'In fifty or sixty years there
will be statues of  Hermann Goring
all over Germany,' he  remarked,
and added, 'Little statues, maybe,
but one in every German home.'


  
Göring, married to a Swedish
baroness, built a vast Prussian
estate, Karinhall, named after
her. To avoid it falling into
enemy hands, Göring had
Karinhall blown up on April 20,
1945, immediately before
attending Hitler's last birthday
party. He exulted in aristocratic
trappings, and after the Nazis
conquered much of Europe,
collected artworks looted from
numerous museums
The cynical and murderous
satrap
1893-1946
Goering  loved
to parade and
show off in
various military
outfits and even
used to  dress
up like a
woman  in
amazing  pink
dresses
During his trial at
Nuremberf,
Goering was the
most
courageous of all
indicted Nazis
and even set the
example for most
of them. He was
flamboyant and
unrepentant.
He eventually
manaded to escape
the gallows and to
commit suicide with
the help of an
American officer
who befriended him
He was so glad to have been sentenced to death that
he committed suicide in his cell with the voluntary
help of a GI named Lt.  Jack "Tex" Wheelis. Wheelis
was an American officer on Burton Andrus' staff at  
the courthouse/prison in Nuremberg. He  befriended
Göring and the two struck up a reasonably close
relationship. Göring  presented Wheelis with a gold
wristwatch which Wheelis proudly sported after the  
trial and executions. Wheelis also obtained
items from Göring's luggage stored at the prison and
gave them to Göring totally against regulations.
Wheelis probably felt  that his friend should have the
opportunity to avoid the shame of hanging and
provided the means of suicide from Göring's
luggage. The full account is related in "The  Mystery
of Hermann Göring's Suicide" by the late Ben
Swearingen, without doubt the  most comprehensive
study of the suicide.

Goering's IQ was 138. He wore several  nicknames
given to him by different  members of the NSDAP :
der Dicke" (“Fatso”) or "Hermann Meier". Meier (or
Maier, Meyer) is quite a common German  last name.
In 1939, Göring promised in a public speech that no
enemy aircraft would  reach Reich territory - else he
could be called "Meier."
The "little rat" with a Ph.D and the big fat
man with a lot of decorations from WW1
hated each other.  Goebbels thought that
Goering was a bag of wind and Goering
that Goebbels was a little pest and a sucker
Nazi official, member of the SS and Waffen-SS (with the rank of
SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer) and commander of the Auschwitz
concentration camp,
Rudolf Hoess was born on November 25,
1900 in Baden-Baden into a strict Catholic family. After the end of
the  war, Hoess became a fighter for the Freikorps in Upper
Silesia, in the  Baltic area and in the Ruhr basin.

He joined the NSDAP in 1922, and was sentenced to ten years in
jail  in 1923 after his involvement in the murder of Walter Kadow.
Hoess applied for SS membership in 1933 at a request from
Heinrich  Himmler and was accepted in 1934; in 1938, he received
a promotion  to SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer and became an adjutant in
the  Sachsenhausen camp, and, after joining the Waffen-SS in
1939, finally overtook as the commander of Auschwitz in 1940.
During his interrogatory by the Allies in 1946, he confessed to the
2.5 million murders of Jews in the  Auschwitz concentration camp.

On May 25, 1946, he was handed over to Poland and sentenced to
death by hanging on April 2, 1947, a sentence which was carried
out  on April 16 in front of the entrance of the crematorium of the  
Auschwitz  concentration camp. He never showed any remorse or
sense of guilt for what he did.
Rudolf  Hoess 1904-42
The mass cleanser
When Hitler became chancellor (1933), he
named  
Rudolf Hess as  deputy führer and
later (1939) as second in succession to the
Nazi  leadership. He was known for his dress-
up attire as Black Bertha in the gay  bars of
pre-war Berlin and Goebbels and Goring
surnamed him Fraulein  Hess in mockery of
his utter devotion and fanatical loyalty to
Hitler. In May 1941 Hess  was captured in
Scotland, where he had flown apparently in a
bid to start peace talks with Britain. At the
Nuremburg trials (1946) he was sentenced to
life imprisonment in Spandau Prison, Berlin,
for war crimes that he had  never committed.
The
poor man eventually took his life in jail in
a German  prison aged 91. His IQ was 120
(tested at Nuremberg). He was one of the
scapegoats of the post-war era and the Allies
failed to give him a fair trial.

Hess who was allegged to be an homosexual
was given within the Party  many nicknames :
he was thus called “Hesserl” by Hitler,
“Fräulein Hess”  by Otto Strasser, “Fräulein
Anna” by Ernst Hanfstaengl, “Fräulein Gusti”
by  Helen Hanfstaengl, “Black Paula” by Ernst
Röhm, “Black Grete” by Bella  Fromm and
“Black Emma” by Erich Ebermayer.
1897-1987
The idolatrous Goofy.
Hitler granted Hess' wife a pension
Rosenberg (January 12,
1893 – October 16, 1946)
was born to Baltic German
parents in Reval (Tallinn)
Estonia, then part of the
Russian Empire. He studied
architecture at the Riga
Technical Institute and
engineering at Moscow
University, completing his
Ph.D. studies in 1917.
Buildings that he designed
in this period still stand in
the central part of Tallinn.
During the Russian
Revolution of 1917, he
supported the counter-
revolutionaries and,
following their failure,
Rosenberg emigrated to
Germany in 1918  
Alfred Rosenberg was the Nazi party
ideologist, Baltic state born, expounded
Nazi doctrine in a confused and tortuously
written hodge-podge of racial abracadabra
The Myth of the 20th Century (1930) that he
considered as the most important
philosophical work of the time. He is
considered the main author of key Nazi
ideological tenets, including its racial
theory, Lebensraum, abolition of the
Versailles Treaty, and persecution of the
Jews and Christian churches. Always been
highly considered by Hitler but hated by
every member of the NSDAP : Goering
called his works "a junk", Goebbels
"philosophical belching"  and dubbed him
the "reich philosopher while Hitler said it
was "too obscure to work through".
Nevertheless, he was useful to the "cause".

Rosenberg was captured by Allied troops at
the end of the war. His insolence, his
insignificance and his arrogance became
obvious when he was tried at Nuremberg
where he more or less admitted the
charges against him : he was found guilty
on all counts and was sentenced to death.
He was executed with other guilty
co-defendants at Nuremberg on the
morning of October 16, 1946, aged 53. His
IQ was 127.
A very ambitious man and an opportunist who did anything to  please his
Fuehrer and the Allies at the end of the war,  
Albert Speer   trained as an
architect and joined the Nazi party in 1931 as member #474,481. He
became one of Hitler's personal architect (1934-1945) and minister of
armaments (1942-1945) after the death of Fritz Todt. He was Hitler's
favorite nazi and
stopped to nothing to please his Fuehrer. During
Nuremberg Trial, in spite of a sentence to 20 years imprisonement, he was
considered as the only "decent nazi", a brand which was largely unjustified
and was recently debunked. He was actually a very ambitious and cunning
man, served Hitler well until he was convinced that the IIIrd Reich was
doomed in 1945 and went to great length to prove to the Nuremberg
Tribunal that he "betrayed" Hitler more than 60 times during the last
months of the war. He died in his bed aged 76 in 1981 after having
published an interesting book "
Inside the Third Reich" which is an
apology of his "bad behavior" during the Nazi era. His IQ was 128.
1904-81
The Führer closest  aide
Speer's first major commission as a Party member  (card # 474481) came in 1932 when Karl Hanke (whose villa Speer previously worked on) recommended
him to Goebbels to help renovate the new District Headquarters in Berlin, and, later, to renovate Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry. Goebbels was impressed
with his work and recommended him to Hitler, who assigned him to help Paul Troost renovate the Chancellery in Berlin. Speer proved to be a most able
organizer and was rewarded first as  Reichbauinspektor (RBI)  then in 1943 became Armaments Minister.
Ernst  Kaltenbrunner joined the Nazi party and
the SS in Austria in 1932. He was the Gauredner
(district speaker) and Rechtsberater (legal consultant) of the
SS division VIII. In mid-1935 Kaltenbrunner was the leader of
the Austrian SS. He assisted in the Anschluss and Hitler
promoted him to SS Brigadefuhrer on the day the Anschluss
was completed. On September 11 1938 he was promoted to
the rank of SS Gruppenfuhrer. He was also a member of the
Reichstag from 1938.

In April 1941 was promoted to Major General of the Police. On
January 30 1943, Kaltenbrunner was appointed Chief of the
RSHA, comprising both the Security Police (SIPO) and the SD,
replacing Reinhard Heydrich, who had been assassinated in
June 1942. Kaltenbrunner held this position until the end of the
war. Toward the end of the war, Kaltenbrunner's power
increased greatly, especially after the attack on Hitler of July
20 1944. He gained direct access to Hitler. It was said that even
Heinrich Himmler feared him.

On December 9 1944 he was awarded the Knight's Cross. By
then his full title was SS Obergruppenfuhrer and General of the
Police Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Chief of the Security Police and
the SD. At Nuremberg, he denied every charge against him in
spite of all evidence. Probably the most hated Nazi among the
defendants, he was found guilty of war-crimes and crimes
against humanity and sentenced to death. He was executed at
around 1.40 a.m. on October 16, 1946; his last words were
"Germany, good luck." His IQ was 113.

For a complete biography of Kaltenbrunner, please read this
page.

Hitler's private Secretary after the emprisonement in England of Rudolf Hess,
Martin Bormann  was the 'Brown Eminence', mute and dangerous in the
background. Holding the threads in his hands and also the thunderbolts which,
during Hitler's uncontrolled outbursts in the final phase, Bormann was able to
direct adroitly towards those whom he felt to be his rivals. In one sense he
eventually became more powerful than Hitler himself, and he was a classic
embodiment of the dictator in the ante-chamber.

"I know,' said once Hitler, dismissing occasional remonstrations from those
around him, 'that Bormann is brutal. But there is sense in everything he does and I
can absolutely rely on my orders being carried out by Bormann immediately and in
spite of all obstacles."

In a memorandum of 19th August 1942 he wrote:" The Slavs are to work for us. In
so far as we do not need them, they may die. Slav fertility is undesirable. They may
possess contraceptives or abort, the more the better. Education is dangerous.
We shall leave them religion as a means of diversion. They will receive only the
absolutely necessary provisions. We are the masters, we come first."

Borman was killed  on May 1, 1945 while trying to escape from Soviet
troops advance. He was last seen jumping on a German tank that was blown off by
an anti-tank grenade. His alleged body was exhumed in 1976 from a street close to
Berlin's Weidendamm Bridge near Lehrte Station. A DNS test in 1998 revealed it
was Bormann's. It was cremated and dispersed in the Baltic sea at the German's
taxpayer's expenses. Nazis hunters continue to chase a ghost dead since long.
1900-?
Herr Gestapo
In 1963 his tomb was opened and found empty.
There have been many conspiracy theories about
his post-war life and career. Many suspect that, if he
did not kill himself or was killed, Müller worked for
the Soviet Union as a spy during the Cold War.
The sinister shadow  of
the Gestapo

German Nazi official who as head of the Gestapo's
Jewish section (1939-1945),
Adolf Eichmann  
was chiefly responsible for the murder of hundreds
of thousands of Jews during World War II. After the
war he fled to South America, was captured by the
Israeli secret service (1960), and was tried and
executed in Israel. He was  probably one of the most
disgusting personnage of the IIIrd Reich.

Otto Adolf Eichmann (known as Adolf Eichmann; March 19, 1906 – May 31, 1962) was a high-ranking
Nazi and SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lt. Colonel). Due to his organisational talents and ideological
reliability, he was tasked by Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich to facilitate and manage the
logistics of mass deportation to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe.
He was captured by Israeli Mossad agents in Argentina, indicted by Israeli court on 15 criminal
charges, including charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes. He was convicted and
executed by hanging. Good for him.
Dr. Hans Frank was a senior Nazi official in Nazi Germany and Governor-General of
Poland during World War II. Frank was born in Karlsruhe and joined the German army
in 1917. He served in the Freikorps and joined the German Labour Party in 1919,
becoming a member of NSDAP in 1927. He studied law, passing the final state
examination in 1926, and rose to become the personal legal advisor to Hitler.He was
elected to the Reichstag in 1930 and in 1933 he was made Minister of Justice for
Bavaria.



From October 26, 1939 following the division of Poland, Frank was the
Governor-General of the Occupied Polish Territories
(Generalgouverneur fur die besetzten polnischen Gebiete).
He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against
humanity and on October 1, 1946 he was sentenced to
death by hanging. His IQ was 130.





In december 1941, Hans declared: " Currently there are in the Government
Generalship approximately 2 1/2 million, and together with those who are kith and kin
and connected in all kinds of ways, we now have 3 1/2 million Jews. We cannot shoot
these 3 1/2 million Jews, nor can we poison them, yet we will have to take measures
which will somehow lead to the goal of annihilation, and that will be done in
connection with the great measures which are to be discussed together with the
Reich.
In 1942 the Germans began the systematic extermination of the Jewish population.
The General Government was the location of four of the six extermination camps in
which the most extreme measures of the Holocaust, the genocide by gassing of
undesired "races," chiefly millions of Jews from Poland and other countries, was
carried out between 1942 and 1944.

An early party member, originally a
schoolteacher and a notorious
pornograph,
Julius Streicher  
aired his sadistic and anti-Semitic
mania in his periodical, "Der
Sturmer. Streicher was also the
host of the yearly Nazi party
congresses at Nuremberg and,
after 1933, was gauleiter (district
leader) of Franconia. He was
convicted at the Nuremberg war
crimes trial and was hanged aged
61 in october 1946. His IQ was 106.
1885-46
The pornographic editor of little
mental capacity. At the end of the
wr he grew a beard and donned
an artist look to try to escape
being arrested by the Allies

Robert Ley, the son of poor peasants, was
born in Niederbreidenbach, on 15th  
February, 1890. He was a military aviator
during the First World War but was shot
down over France in 1917 and spent over
two years as a prisoner of war. After the  war
Ley worked as a chemist but was sacked
because of his serious drink
problem. He joined the National Socialist
German Workers Party (NSDAP) in 1925 and
later that year became Gauleiter for
Rhineland South. In 1932 Ley replaced the  
murdered Gregor Strasser as leader of the
Reich Organization. He also began  
publishing the Nazi journal Westdeutscher
Beobachter.

On 2nd May, 1933, Adolf Hitler ordered the
arrest of Germany's trade union  leaders. He
then gave Ley the task of forming the
German Labour Front (DAF) to
replace the now outlawed trade unions. Ley
confiscated union funds and used the money
to fund the Strength through Joy programme.
After the war Ley was charged with war
crimes. While awaiting trial in Nuremberg Ley
wrote a  statement denouncing Anti-Semitism
and then hanged himself in his cell on 25th  
October, 1945. .
Robert Ley had a beautiful wife Inge who was in
love with Hitler and committed suicide after
post-natal sickness and depression during the war
Gregor Strasser was an early leader of the German
National Socialist  German Workers' Party
(Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) or
Nazi Party. Born to a Catholic family in Geisenfeld, (Upper
Bavaria), he was  educated and employed as a pharmacist.
When World War I broke out he served his country as a First
Lieutenant and won the Iron Cross for bravery.After the war,
Strasser was a member of the Freikorps, until he  joined the
NSDAP and became a leading member of the Sturm
Abteilung  (SA) He took part in the Beer Hall Putsch of
November 8 and 9, 1923 and  was imprisoned. In 1925 he
was appointed the party leader in northern  Germany where
he created the Stormtroopers or SA. Many historians
consider Gregor Strasser as having been advocate of
social-democracy  and opponent of Nationalism within the
party.

Strasser was a committed socialist and social radical as was
Ernst Röhm.  Strasser saw a need to redistribute wealth in
Germany and like Röhm, opposed Hitler's policy of catering
to the country's major industrialists such as Emil Kirdorf. His
outspoken views led Kirdorf and others to reject the
party for a time, causing a deep rift with Hitler and other
leaders of the party.

In 1932 he was placed in charge of party organization. In
December 1932,  Paul von Hindenburg invited Kurt von
Schleicher to become chancellor and  invited Strasser to be
his deputy. Schleicher hoped that in bringing Strasser
in he might pull with him the entire left wing of the NSDAP.
Hitler and  Hermann Göring challenged the move claiming it
was an attempt to create a  split in the NSDAP. A meeting of
high-ranking Nazi officials was held at  which all present
repudiated Strasser and declared themselves "ready to
continue the fight at the sides of Hitler".

In order to maintain party unity Strasser resigned all party
positions and  found work in a large chemical firm. On June
30, 1934, the date known as  "The Night of the Long Knives",
Strasser was attacked in his home while  having lunch by
Nazi Party elements loyal to Hitler, and was taken to prison,
where he was later shot.
After the official refoundation of the NSDAP by
Adolf Hitler  in 1925,  Strasser became the first
Gauleiter of Lower Bavaria/Upper Palatinate and
he  reorganized the whole NSDAP structure, both
in its regional formation and its vertical
management hierarchy. The Nazi Party became
a strictly centralist organization with the party's
own control machinery and high propaganda
capability. The personal rivalry with Adolf Hitler
worsened dramatically when Reichskanzler Kurt
von Schleicher offered Gregor Strasser the
vice-chancellorship and the office of the
Prussian Prime Minister in 1932.   The plan
failed  but Hitler felt he had been "attacked from
behind" and made a terrible scene to Stasser
who concluded:"It is bad enough the man is a
Bohemnian but if he's also an hysteric as well,
then we are in for disaster."  Hitler  never forgave
Strasser and  put him on the list of the Blood  
Purge. He was savagely murdured during the Nite
of the Long  Knives in 1934. According to Ernst
Hanfstangel, Hitler foreign press officer, Strasser
was half-jewish.
HITLER AND HIS  HENCHMEN
1897-1945
The propagandist rat
(October 4, 1903 – October 16, 1946) was
the son of a lawyer. Educated at the State
Realgymnasium in Linz and Graz
University. He obtained a law degree in
1926. He worked as a lawyer briefly in
Linz and Salzburg and from 1928 in Linz.
He was a huge man, standing just over 6'6
tall.
1906-62
The bureaucratic Exterminator
Born in Wegeleben (near
Halberstadt) in the German
Empire, the son of post office
employee Theodor Bormann and
his wife Louise Gobler. Bormann
dropped out of school to work on
a farm in Mecklenburg. After
serving briefly with an artillery
regiment at the end of World War
I, Bormann joined the Freikorps
in Mecklenburg
Heinrich Müller  (left) was the head of
Nazi Germany's RSHA's Amt IV and led the
Gestapo from 1939 until his mysterious
disappearance at the close of the
World War II, on the 29th of April, 1945.

A protégé of Reinhard Heydrich, Muller's
rise in the ranks of the SS only took
off after the Night of the Long Knives on
June 30, 1934. As head of the Gestapo,
Muller answered only to Heydrich himself,
and after Heydrich's death, to Ernst
Kaltenbrunner.

Heinrich Muller was an active participant
in most of the very worst crimes
committed by the Nazi regime. One of his
direct subordinates was Adolf
Eichmann who was one of the main
organizers of the Holocaust. Heinrich had
been assumed dead in 1945, but in 1963
his tomb was opened and found
empty. There have been many conspiracy
theories about his post-war life and
career.
1900-46
The eraser of Poland
The pink
svastika means
that the person
was an
homosexual or
suspected to
be or derided
as being gay
At the end  of the war, Ley  tried to
escape and changed his look but he was
arrested by the Allies, sent to jail where
he wrote a  political testament protesting
his  innocence and claiming he did not
understand what was done to him. He
contested the legality of the trial with
some good  legal  arguments.
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