From left: Dr. Josef Mengele, Rudolph Hoess, and Josef Kramer. Hoess, infamous Commandant of Auschwitz during it's most active period, confessed to overseeing the murder of two and a half million Jews. Kramer, "The Beast of Belsen," was commandant of Bergen-Belsen, and responsible for tens of thousands of deaths. Both Commandants were executed by the Allies.
Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von Brauchitsch (4 October 1881 – 18 October 1948) was a German field marshal and the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army in the early years of World War II.He was also informed that he had a malignant cardiac disease, most likely incurable. Like other generals in the aftermath of the failure at Moscow, Brauchitsch was made a scapegoat. He was dismissed as Commander-in-Chief of the German Army on 19 December and transferred to the Führerreserve
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893-1946) in diplomatic dress greet guests including papal nuncio Cesare Orsenigo (1873-1946) at a New Year reception in Berlin in January 1939.