List of Nazis of non-Germanic descent

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List of Nazis of non-Germanic descent, including notable people in Nazi German service, such as Schutzstaffel members, who had some non-German ancestry. Notably, there were several high-ranking Nazis of partial Jewish descent. There were also many of Slavic descent. See Nuremberg Laws for further information on the status of non-Aryan people in Nazi Germany.

OKW and OKH secret reports show that half-Jews could only serve in Ersatzreserve II or Landwehr II, while quarter-Jews remained in the Wehrmacht and were eligible for promotion.[1] Employment or promotion of quarter-Jews required Hitler's approval.[1] Cambridge University researcher Bryan Rigg noted that there were two field marshals and fifteen generals (two full generals, eight lieutenant generals, five major generals) who were Jews or of partial Jewish descent.[2] Rigg estimated that there were 150,000 men of some Jewish descent that served in the German armed forces during World War II. 1,671 have been identified (as of 2010).[3] Hitler personally issued German Blood papers to mischlings (mixed Jewish) for their continuing service.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Engel 2017, p. 187.
  2. ^ "'Jewish' Senior Officers In Hitler's Army: Erhard Milch, Wilhelm Keitel, Walther von Brauchitsch, Erich Raeder, and Maximilian von Weichs. - Gawronski Rafzen's Blog". Gawronski Rafzen's Blog. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Tyson 2010, p. 204.
  4. ^ Richard [Oscar] Darré, Meine Erziehung im Elternhause und durch das Leben, Wiesbaden, 1925
  5. ^ a b Galland 1954, p. vii.
  6. ^ Joseph Poprzeczny (19 February 2004). Odilo Globocnik, Hitler's Man in the East. McFarland. pp. 11–. ISBN 978-0-7864-8146-0.
  7. ^ Kempka, Erich (2010) [1951]. I was Hitler's Chauffeur. London: Frontline Books-Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-1-84832-550-0.
  8. ^ Kosk, Henryk P (2001). Generalicja Polska: Popularny Słownik Biograficzny. T. 2, M – Ż, suplement (in Polish). Pruszków: Oficyna Wydawnicza Ajaks. ISBN 978-83-87103-81-1.
  9. ^ Hamilton 1984, p. 161.
  10. ^ Rigg 2002.
  11. ^ "The Curious Case of Martin James Monti".
  12. ^ Pierre Joffroy (1 February 1972). A spy for God: the ordeal of Kurt Gerstein. Grosset & Dunlap. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-448-00002-2.
  13. ^ Barry M. Lituchy (6 July 2006). Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia: analyses and survivor testimonies. Jasenovac Research Institute. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-9753432-0-3.
  14. ^ Gothaisches genealogisches Taschenbuch der adeligen Häuser: Deutscher Uradel. Justus Perthes. 1942. p. 620.


Further reading[edit]

  • Montalbano, William (24 December 1996). "The Jews in Hitler's Military". LA Times.