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List of members and officials of the German Nazi Party in the years leading up to and comprising World War II. This list includes all Nazi Party members who held significant titles, ranks or occupations within the party between the years 1920 (when the Nazi Party was founded) and 1945, when the Second World War ended and the Nazi Party was dissolved.

NOTE: The list does not include Nazi leaders and officials from satellite parties created following WWII, such as the American Neo-Nazi organization. It also leaves out individuals associated with Nazism, but who were not ranking members of the party, such as Leni Riefenstahl.

Many of these leaders of the Nazi Party never attained the infamy and notoriety of iconic Nazi officials such as Reinhard Heydrich (chief of the Reich Main Security Office, which included the Gestapo) or propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Nevertheless, students of 20th Century European History - and World War II in particular - may find this collection of Nazi leadership helpful, detailing the top Nazi leaders and top Nazi officials.
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Ernst Hanfstaengl “Confidante and early supporter of Adolf Hitler“

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Ernst Kaltenbrunner Capital punishment, Hanging “SS-Obergruppenführer“ Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany during World War II. An Obergruppenführer in the Schutzstaffel, between January 1943 and May 1945 he held the ...more

Ernst Röhm Murder “A co-founder of the Sturmabteilung“ Ernst Julius Günther Röhm, sometimes spelt in English language works Roehm, was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and later an early Nazi leader. He was a co-founder of the ...more

Ernst Rudin

Ernst Wilhelm Bohle “Leader of the Foreign Organization of the German Nazi Party“ Ernst Wilhelm Bohle was the leader of the Foreign Organization of the German Nazi Party from 1933 until 1945.

Erwin Rösener Hanging “SS-Obergruppenführer“ Erwin Friedrich Karl Rösener was an SS-Obergruppenführer who was responsible for mass executions of civilians in Slovenia and was posthumously on the indictment at the Nuremberg Trials

Eugen Hadamovsky “National programming director for German radio“

Felix Steiner “SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS“

Franz Gürtner “Minister of Justice“ Franz Gürtner was a German Minister of Justice in Adolf Hitler's cabinet, responsible for coordinating jurisprudence in the Third Reich. Detesting the cruel ways of the Gestapo and SA in ...more

Franz Hayler “State Secretary and acting Reich Economics Minister“ Franz Hayler was a German self-employed salesman who rose during the Third Reich to State Secretary and acting Reich Economics Minister as a member of the NSDAP and the SS.

Franz Hofer “Gauleiter of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg regions“ Franz Hofer was, in the time of the Third Reich, the Nazi Gauleiter of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg. As the Nazi party chief for the Tirol/Vorarlberg province he was the most powerful figure in the ...more

Franz Pfeffer von Salomon “Supreme Leader of the SA“ Franz Pfeffer von Salomon, also known as Franz von Pfeffer, was the first commander of the SA upon its re-establishment in 1925, following its temporary abolition in 1923 after the abortive Beer ...more

Franz Ritter von Epp “General of the German army“ Franz Xaver Ritter von Epp was a regular officer in the Imperial German Army of the early part of the 20th century, who rose to the office of Reichsstatthalter of Bavaria, a position of ...more

Franz Schlegelberger Louis Rudolph Franz Schlegelberger was State Secretary in the German Reich Ministry of Justice and served a while as Justice Minister during the Third Reich. He was the highest-ranking defendant ...more

Franz Seldte Franz Seldte was co-founder of the German Stahlhelm paramilitary organization, a Nazi politician, and Minister for Labour of the German Reich from 1933 to 1945.

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Franz Six “Chief of Amt VII“

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Franz Xaver Schwarz “National Treasurer of the NSDAP“ Franz Xaver Schwarz was a German politician who served as Reichsschatzmeister of the Nazi Party during most of the Party's existence.

Franz Ziereis “Commandant Mauthausen concentration camp“

Friedrich Jeckeln “Leader of one of the largest collection of Einsatzgruppen“ Friedrich August Jeckeln 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 ...more

Friedrich Rainer Capital punishment Friedrich W. Rainer was an Austrian Nazi politician, Gauleiter as well as a State governor of Salzburg and Carinthia. He is the only Austrian governor who has ever held the same office in two ...more

Friedrich Syrup Friedrich Heinrich Karl Syrup was a German jurist and politician.

Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger Suicide “High-ranking member of the SA and SS“ Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger was a Nazi official and high-ranking member of the SA and SS. Between 1939 and 1943 he was Higher SS and Police Leader. in the General Government in German-occupied ...more

Fritz Hartjenstein “SS-Obersturmbannführer“

Fritz Reinhardt Fritz Reinhardt was a state secretary in the German Finance Ministry in the time of the Third Reich.

Fritz Sauckel Hanging “Gauleiter of Thuringia“ Ernst Friedrich Christoph "Fritz" Sauckel was a German Nazi politician, Gauleiter of Thuringia and the General Plenipotentiary for Labour Deployment from 1942 until the end of the ...more

Fritz Todt “Civil engineer“ Fritz Todt was a German engineer and senior Nazi figure, the founder of Organisation Todt. He died in a plane crash during World War II.

Gerhard Wagner Gerhard Wagner was the first Reich Doctors' Leader in the time of Nazi Germany. Born a surgery professor's son, he studied medicine in Munich and served as a doctor at the front in World War I. ...more

Gertrud Scholtz-Klink Gertrud Scholtz-Klink later known as Maria Stuckebrock was a fervent Nazi Party member and leader of the National Socialist Women's League in Nazi Germany.

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Gottfried Feder “Economic theorist and one of the early leaders of the NSDAP“ Gottfried Feder was a German economist and one of the early key members of the Nazi Party. He was their economic theoretician. Initially, it was his lecture in 1919 that drew Hitler into the

Gottlob Berger “Chief of Staff for Waffen SS“ Gottlob Christian Berger was a German Nazi official and convicted war criminal, who had been Chief of Staff for the Waffen-SS. Berger was an early member of the Nazi party and the SA, who ...more

Gregor Strasser Gregor Strasser was a German politician and prominent figure in the Nazi Party. He became a rival to Adolf Hitler, resigned from his political offices in late 1932, and was executed in 1934, ...more

Gunter d'Alquen “Chief Editor of the SS official newspaper”

Gustav Adolf Scheel Gustav Adolf Scheel was a German physician and "multifunctionary" in the time of the Third Reich. As the commander of the Security Police and the SD, he organized in October 1940 the ...more

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach “Ran the Friedrich Krupp AG heavy industry conglomerate“ Gustav Georg Friedrich Maria Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, nicknamed "Taffi", ran the German Friedrich Krupp AG heavy industry conglomerate from 1909 until 1941. He was indicted for ...more

Gustav Simon Gustav Simon was, as the Nazi Gauleiter in the Moselland Gau from 1940 until 1944, the Chief of the Civil Administration in Luxembourg, which was occupied at that time by Nazi Germany.

Hanns Johst “Playwright and Poet Laureate of the Nazi party“

Hanns Kerrl “Reichsminister of Church Affairs for the Third Reich“ Hanns Kerrl was a German Nazi politician. His most prominent position, from July 1935, was that of Reichsminister of Church Affairs. He was also President of the Prussian Landtag and head of the ...more

Hanns Ludin “Diplomat and ambassador to Slovakia“ Hanns Elard Ludin was a German diplomat. Born in Freiburg to Friedrich and Johanna Ludin, Ludin began his Nazi affiliation in 1930 by joining the party, and was arrested for his political ...more

Hans Aumeier “Deputy commandant at Auschwitz“

Hans Biebow “Chief of Administration of the ?ód? Ghetto“

Hans Frank Capital punishment, Hanging “Governor-General of occupied Poland“ Hans Michael Frank was a German lawyer who worked for the Nazi Party during the 1920s and 1930s, and later became Hitler's personal lawyer. After Hitler's ascension to power in 1933, Frank ...more

Hans Friedrich Karl Günther “Academic teaching racial theories and eugenics“

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Hans Fritzsche “Senior official at the Ministry for Propaganda“ Hans Georg Fritzsche was a senior German Nazi official, ending the war as Ministerialdirektor at the Propagandaministerium.

Hans Hinkel “Journalist and commissioner at the Reich Ministry“ Hans Hinkel was a German journalist and ministerial official in Nazi Germany. He studied at the University of Bonn, where he was a member of the academic fencing fraternity Sugambria. Hinkel, ...more

Hans Jüttner “SS-Obergruppenführer“

Hans Kammler “SS Construction projects and V-2 program“

Hans Lammers “Head of the Reich Chancellery“ Dr. jur. Hans Heinrich Lammers was a German jurist and prominent Nazi politician. From 1933 until 1945 he served as head of the Reich Chancellery under Adolf Hitler.

Hans Nieland “Lord Mayor of Dresden“ Hans Heinrich Nieland was a politician of the German Nazi-Party and Lord Mayor of Dresden from 1940 until 1945.

Hans Schemm Hans Schemm was a Gauleiter in Nazi Germany.