Famous War Criminals - List of Famous War Criminals
When Peter von Hagenbach was executed in the 15th century, he became the first person to have been convicted at an “international" war crimes trial. Major Connaught, a Royalist who was hanged for his part in the massacre of villagers in a church in the mid 17th century is another example of a war criminal. Even though war crimes have been happening from the past several centuries, such crimes were perpetuated at an unprecedented level during the World War II. One of the most feared Nazi leaders, Adolf Eichmann was a war criminal held responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews during the war. Josef Mengele, also known as Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death”, was notorious for the brutal human experiments he conducted on prisoners-of-war. While a majority of war criminals are males, women like Ilse Koch, Dorothea Binz, and Irma Grese have proven that some females also display unspeakable brutality during war time. More recently, former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević was brought to trial for alleged war crimes but died before the trial could be concluded. Former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor and Omar al-Bashir, current head of state of Sudan are also regarded as war criminals. This section provides you information about the life and crimes of notorious war criminals from all over the globe.
The Most Famous War Criminals
|Irma Grese||October 7, 1923||German||Irma Grese was a notorious German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War|
|Mutsuhiro Watanabe||January 18, 1918||Japanese||Mutsuhiro Watanabe was an Imperial Japanese Army corporal in the Second World War|
|Ernst Kaltenbrunner||October 4, 1903||Austrian||Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II|
|Alfred Rosenberg||January 12, 1893||German||Alfred Rosenberg was one of the leading ideologists of the Nazi Party who played a decisive role in shaping Nazi philosophy|
|Ilse Koch||September 22, 1906||German||Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, the chief of the Nazi concentration camps in Buchenwald and Majdanek|
|Reinhard Heydrich||March 7, 1904||German||Reinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II|
|Klaus Barbie||October 25, 1913||German||Klaus Barbie was a Nazi leader infamous for his crimes against French prisoners during World War II|
|Karl Brandt||January 8, 1904||German||Karl Brandt was a German physician who served as Adolf Hitler’s personal physician|
|Pol Pot||May 19, 1925||Cambodian||Pol Pot was the Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge|
|Charles Taylor||January 28, 1948||Liberian||Charles Taylor is a former politician from Liberia, who served as the President of the country for six years|
Irma Grese was a notorious German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War
Reinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II
Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II
Oskar Gröning is a German ex- SS junior squad leader and posted at Auschwitz concentration camp during the World War II.
John Demjanjuk was a former Nazi guard in the Sobibór extermination camp in the occupied Poland, convicted in Germany for assisting in the murder of 28,060 Jews.
Karl Brandt was a German physician who served as Adolf Hitler’s personal physician
Martin Bormann was the private secretary of Adolf Hitler and head of the Nazi Party Chancellery
Charles Taylor is a former politician from Liberia, who served as the President of the country for six years