If you have ever been interested in World War II you will surely like Insider Monkey’s article about the most evil Nazis ever. When the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime started to surface, a lot of people found them hard to believe at first. And, admittedly, you can’t really blame them. The sheer scope of industrial-level genocide performed by one of the most modern countries in the world is hard to comprehend even today, when we know all the facts, let alone in the 1940s. As more and more death camps were being liberated by the Allied and Soviet forces and Holocaust was revealed in its entirety, even the staunchest critics of the Nazi regime were overwhelmed by its evil. It was quickly realized that this couldn’t be committed by any small group, but instead was a result of a state-wide deliberate effort that took years to plan and execute. Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three Nazis from their list.
SS-Standartenführer Paul Blobel was responsible for killing 3,000 Jews in Zhytomyr ghetto and was heavily involved in Babi Yar massacre. Later in the war, he was in charge of covering the evidence of Nazi atrocities across Eastern Europe, by digging up mass graves and burning the victims’ remains. He was sentenced to death and hanged in 1951. The 36th Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SS, AKA Dirlewanger Brigade, was formed to fight Polish partisans. The unit was composed of criminals who were offered a choice to exchange their prison sentences for a tour of duty on front lines. The founder and CO of the unit was Oskar Dirlewanger, often described as “the most evil man in SS”. Apparently, his atrocities against civilians were so inhuman that even his fellow SS officers called for his removal and disbanding of his unit. Friedrich Jeckeln was one of the most notorious Einsatzgruppen commanders, responsible for Rumbula massacre, Babi Yar, and Kamianets-Podilskyi massacre, and personally responsible for killing some 100,000 civilians deemed undesirable by the Third Reich during the Holocaust. He was sentenced to death and executed by the Soviets in 1946.
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