November 1942: Members of a German submarine crew are questioned by an American officer at Oran, Algeria, after they beached their vessel on the North African coast when the submarine sustained damage from British depth charges. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
Friedrich August Jeckeln, (2 February 1895, Hornberg, Baden – 3 February 1946) was an SS-Obergruppenführer who served as an SS and Police Leader in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II. Jeckeln was the commanding SS General over one of the largest collection of Einsatzgruppen and was personally responsible for ordering the deaths of over 100,000 Jews, Slavs, Romani, and other "undesirables" of the Third Reich.
The Banality of Evil: Karl Brandt was a German physician and SS-Obersturmbannführer. He joined the Nazi Party in 1932 and became Adolf Hitler's escort physician in August 1934. He he was selected by Philipp Bouhler, the head of Hitler's Chancellery, to administer the Aktion T4 euthanasia program. Accused of involvement in human experimentation and other war crimes, Brandt faced trial before a U.S. military tribunal. He was convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged on June 2, 1948.
These Previously Unseen Photos Bear Witness to the Carnage of World War II
An M-10 Tank Destroyer from the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion supporting the 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division in Rohrwiller, 4 February 1945. Notice the extensive damage to the town’s church, which was likely damaged by shell blasts.
Gottlob Berger (16 July 1896 – 5 January 1975) was a German Nazi who held the rank of Obergruppenführer during World War II and was later convicted of war crimes. In 1939, he was Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler's main recruiting officer. From 1940, he was Chief of Staff for the Waffen-SS and head of SS-Hauptamt (English: SS main office).