List of Nazi Party leaders and officials

This is a list of Nazi Party (NSDAP) leaders and officials. It is not meant to be an all inclusive list.

Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler

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(from left) Philip Bouhler, Karl Freiherr Michel von Tüßling, Robert Ley with his wife Inge; Munich, July 1939

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  • Fritz WächtlerGauleiter of the eastern Bavarian administrative region of Gau Bayreuth. He was an Obergruppenführer in both the SA and the SS.
  • Otto Wächter – Austrian lawyer and high-ranking member of the SS. He was appointed to government positions in Poland and Italy. In 1940 68,000 Jews were expelled from Krakow, Poland and in 1941 the Kraków Ghetto was created for the remaining 15,000 Jews by his decrees.
  • Otto Wagener – Soldier and economist. Was successively Stabschef of the SA, head of the Party Economic Policy Section, and briefly, Reich Commissar for the Economy. Subsequently he resumed his army career, reaching the rank of Generalmajor.
  • Adolf Wagner – A participant in the Beer Hall Putsch, he was Gauleiter of Gau Munich-Upper Bavaria as well as Deputy Minister President and Interior Minister of Bavaria. He was an SA-Obergruppenführer.
  • Gerhard Wagner – Reich Health Leader (Reichsärzteführer) from 1934 to 1939.
  • Josef WagnerGauleiter of Gau Westphalia-South from 1931 and also of Gau Silesia from 1934. Oberpräsident of the Prussian provinces of both Upper Silesia and Lower Silesia from 1934 and, after their union, the Province of Silesia (1938–1941). He was also an Obergruppenführer of both the SA and NSKK. Relieved of his posts in November 1941 and expelled from the Nazi Party in October 1942, he was executed by the Gestapo in 1945.
  • Robert Heinrich Wagner – A participant in the Beer Hall Putsch, he was Gauleiter of Gau Baden from 1925 and Reichsstatthalter of Baden. He was also Chief of Civil Administration for occupied Alsace from 1940 to 1944 and an NSKK-Obergruppenführer.
  • Karl Wahl – An early Party member, he was Gauleiter of Gau Swabia and an SS-Obergruppenführer.
  • Paul Wegener – A regional administrator in occupied Norway from 1940 to 1942, he succeeded Karl Röver as Gauleiter of Gau Weser-Ems and Reichsstatthalter of both Oldenburg and Bremen from 1942 to 1945. He was an SS-Obergruppenführer. President Karl Dönitz named him a State Secretary as staff chief of the civilian cabinet in May 1945.
  • Karl Weinrich – He was Gauleiter of Gau Electoral Hesse from 1928 to 1943 and an Obergruppenführer in the National Socialist Motor Corp (NSKK).
  • Ernst von Weizsäcker – A career diplomat, he was State Secretary in the Foreign Office from 1938 to 1943 and Ambassador to the Holy See from 1943 to 1945. An SS-Brigadeführer, he was convicted of war crimes in the Ministries Trial.
  • Wilhelm Weiß – Editor-in-Chief of the Nazi Party's official newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter, from 1938 to 1945, President of the Reich Press Association and an SA-Obergruppenführer.
  • Horst WesselSturmführer in the Berlin SA and author of the Horst-Wessel-Lied ("Die Fahne Hoch"), the Party anthem. Elevated to martyr status by Nazi propaganda after his 1930 murder– by Communists or by a rival pimp, according to their opponents.
  • Max Winkler – Reich Commissioner for the German Film Industry.
  • Christian Wirth – SS-Obersturmführer. He was a senior German police and SS officer during the program to exterminate the Jewish people of occupied Poland during World War II, known as "Operation Reinhard". Wirth was a top aide of Odilo Globocnik, the overall director of "Operation Reinhard" (Aktion Reinhard or Einsatz Reinhard).
  • Hermann Wirth – Dutch-German historian and scholar of ancient religions and symbols. He co-founded the SS-organization Ahnenerbe, but was later pushed out by Heinrich Himmler.
  • Eduard Wirths – Chief camp physician at Auschwitz concentration camp from 1942 to 1945.
  • Karl Wolff – SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS. He became Chief of Personal Staff to the Reichsführer-SS (Heinrich Himmler) and SS Liaison Officer to Hitler until his replacement in 1943. From 1943 to 1945, Wolff was the Supreme SS and Police Leader of the 'Italien' area. By 1945 Wolff was acting military commander of Italy, and in that capacity negotiated the surrender of all the forces in the Southwest Front.
  • Alfred Wünnenberg – SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS und der Polizei. Commander of the SS-Polizei-Division, 1941–1943; Chief of the Ordnungspolizei (Orpo), 1943–1945 after Kurt Daluege suffered a massive heart attack.

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