SS man Alois Brunner, assistant to arch butcher Adolf Eichman, was one of the key exterminators of the Jews of Salonika, Greece. He was also responsible for deportations from France, Slovakia, and Poland. After the war, he escaped to Syria. The pro-Nazi Syrians shielded him from all attempts at extradition. Curiously, he also survived Mossad attempts to liquidate him. If he is still alive, he is 100 years old.
A German police unit arrived in Olkusz on July 31, 1940, and gathered all the Jewish men in the main square. The Jews were forced to lie on the ground while the policemen and members of the SD registered them. The Germans beat the Jews, shooting one of them. In order to further humiliate them, Rabbi Moshe Yitzhak Hagerman was forced to don his tallith and tefillin (phylacteries) that had been defiled, and to stand barefoot and pray next to the prostrate men of the Jewish community.
Mother Marie Skobtzova. Russian Orthodox Nun in France who helped Jews during the Holocaust. In July 1942 the Nazis rounded up thousands of Jews for deportation. Mother Maria managed to enter the stadium where they were being held, and with the help of garbage collectors, smuggled out several children in garbage bins. The Nazis soon warned her to stop helping Jews, but she did not listen. Mother Maria was arrested in February 1943 and sent to concentration camps, where she perished.
"Hauptsturmfuhrer Günther Eberhard Dieter Wisliceny was a right hand man to Adolf Eichman, chief administrative architect of the slaughter of European Jews. A theology student in his younger days, Dieter became the hot pursuer of the Jews in Slovakia, Hungary and Greece. After the war, Wisliceny provided key evidence against Eichmann that was used in the 1960s against the latter during his trial in Israel. Wisliceny was tried and hanged in Czechoslovakia in 1948."
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Josef Tiso, a Catholic priest, was the pro-Nazi leader of Slovakia during the war years. He collaborated with the Germans in deporting 73,000 Slovak Jews, mostly to Aushswitz where they were all gassed. After the war, Tiso was tried, convicted, and hanged for his war crimes.
War criminal the butcher of Malmedy (1944) - SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper (right), serving with SS-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on the Eastern Front, is photographed in conversation with another officer probably in 1943. Peiper, adjutant to Heinrich Himmler between 1940 and 1941, was Himmler's protege and one of the most aggressive young panzer commanders of WW2. He survived the war and was killed by Nazi hunters in France in 1976.