List of convicted war criminals: Wikis


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This is a list of formally charged and convicted war criminals as according to the conduct and rules of warfare as defined by the Nuremberg Trials following World War II as well as earlier agreements established by the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907, the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, and the Geneva Conventions of 1929 and 1949.




  • Milan Babić (1956-2006), Croatian Serb and prime minister of Republic of Serb Krajina. Sentenced to 13 years following agreement[2]
  • Erich von dem Bach (1899-1972), German official and SS officer
  • Lazlo Baky, (d. 1946), Hungarian Interior Ministry official
  • Klaus Barbie (1913-1991), German Gestapo officer
  • Laszlo Bardossy (1890-1946), Hungarian Prime Minister
  • Franz Anton Basch (1901-1946), German Nazi leader in Hungary
  • Gottlob Berger (1897-1975), German SS official
  • Werner Best (1903-1989), German Plenipotentiary of Denmark
  • Hans Biebow (1902-1947), chief of German Administration of the Łódź Ghetto
  • Tihomir Blaškić (b. 1960), Bosnian Croat sentenced to 45 years, changed to 9 years following appeal[3]
  • Paul Blobel (1894-1951), German Einsatzgruppe C official
  • Martin Ludwig Bormann (1900-c. 1945), German Party Chancellor
  • Herbert Bottcher (d. 1950), German SS and Police Leader in Radom, Poland
  • Philipp Bouhler (1899-1945), German Fuhrer Chancellory official
  • Viktor Brack (1904-1948), German Fuhrer Chancellory official
  • Otto Bradfisch (1903-1994), member of the German SS Obersturmbannführer, Leader of Einsatzkommando 8 of Einsatzgruppe B of the Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei) and the SD, and Commander of the Security Police in Litzmannstadt (Łódź) and Potsdam
  • Miroslav Bralo (b. 1967), Bosnian Croat member of the "Jokers" anti-terrorist platoon, sentenced to 20 years[4]
  • Karl Brandt (1904-1948), German Plenipotentiary for Health official
  • Rudolf Brandt (1909-1948), secretary of Heinrich Himmler
  • Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walter von Brauchitsch (1881-1948), German Commander-in-Chief of the Army
  • Werner Braune (d. 1951), German Einsatzgruppe D official
  • Radoslav Brdjanin, Bosnian Serb sentenced to 32 years (30 following appeal)[5]
  • Fernand de Brinion (d. 1947), French collaborator and member of the Vichy government
  • Joseph Buhler (d. 1948), German Generalgouvernement official


  • Pierto Caruso (d. 1944), Italian police chief of Rome
  • Mario Čerkez (b. 1959), Bosnian Croat sentenced to 6 years[6]
  • Ranko Česić (b. 1964), Bosnian Serb sentenced to 18 years for Brčko[7]
  • Paul Chack (1876-1945), French collaborator
  • Carl Clauberg (1898-1957), medical doctor present at Auschwitz concentration camp






  • Franz Halder (1884-1972), German general and chief of Army General Staff
  • Fritz Hartjenstein (1905-1954), German Auschwitz concentration camp administrator
  • Emil Haussmann (d. 1948), German major
  • August Heissmeyer (1897-1979), German SS officer
  • Konrad Henlein (1898–1945), German Gauleiter of Sudetenland
  • Rudolf Hess (1884–1987), deputy Führer (leader) of Nazi Germany
  • Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (1904-1942), chief of the SD, the Gestapo, the SIPO & the RSHA and Acting Reichprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia until his assassination in June 1942.
  • Friedrich Hildebrandt (1898-1948), German RuSHA chief and Higher SS and Police Leader of Danzig
  • Richard Hildebrandt (1895-1945), German NSDAP Gauleiter of Franconia and SA Gruppenführer
  • Heinrich Himmler (1900–1945), commander of the SS, Chief of the German Police (including overseeing the Gestapo) and Minister of the Interior from 1943, forward
  • Oskar von Hindenburg (1883-1960), German commander of prisoner of war camps in East Prussia
  • Hirohito (1901-1989), Japanese Emperor Shōwa from 1926-1989
  • Hirota Koki (1878-1948), Japanese premier from 1936-1937
  • August Hirt (d. 1945), German medical officer who ran the Struthof-Nazweiler laboratory
  • Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), Führer (leader) of Nazi Germany; convicted at Nuremberg in absentia as he was not then known to be dead
  • Franz Hofer (1902-1975), German Gauleiter of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg
  • Hermann Hofle (1911-1962), German Higher SS and Police Leader in Slovakia
  • Otto Hofmann (1896-1982), German RuSHA official
  • Hans Hohberg (1898-1948), German WVHA official
  • Karl Holz (1895-1945), German NSDAP Gauleiter of Franconia and SA Gruppenführer
  • Homma Masaharu (1887-1946), Japanese general involved in the Bataan Death March
  • Erich Hoppner (d. 1944), German commander of 4th Panzer Army and Army Group North
  • Rudolf Francis Ferdinand Hoss (1900-1947), German Auschwitz concentration camp commander and deputy inspector of Nazi concentration camps
  • Franz Hossler (d. 1945), German Auschwitz concentration camp administrator
  • Hermann Hoth (1885-1971), German commander of Panzer Group 3, Army Group Center, 17th Group Army and Army Group South
  • Waldemar Hoven (1903-1948), German Buchenwald concentration camp doctor


  • Max Ilgner (1895-1957), German I.G. Farben official
  • Bela Imredy (1891-1946), Hungarian Prime Minister
  • Seishiro Itagaki (1885-1948), Japanese War Minister


  • Andor Jarosz (d. 1946), Hungarian interior minister
  • Friedrich Jeckeln (d. 1946), German SS officer and Police Leader of Ostland
  • Goran Jelisić (b. 1969), Bosnian Serb sentenced to 40 years for murders in Brčko. Personally killed 13 civilians[13]
  • Alfred Jodl (1890-1946), German commander of operations personnel
  • Drago Josipović (b. 1955), Bosnian Croat sentenced to 15, changed to 12 years following appeal[14][15]
  • Heinz Jost (d. 1946), German Einsatzgruppe commander
  • Hans Jüttner (1894-1965) commander of German SS's Main Leadership Office and Obergruppenführer.



  • Esad Landžo, Bosnian Muslim sentenced to 15 years for Čelebići prison camp[8]
  • Hartmann Lauterbacher (1909-1988) German Gauleiter of the Gau of South Hanover-Braunschweig, SS Gruppenführer Leader and high area leader (Obergebietsführer) of the Hitler Youth.
  • Hinrich Lohse (1896-1964), German politician
  • Werner Lorenz (1891-1974), German head of Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle (Repatriation Office for Ethnic Germans) and an SS Obergruppenführer.






  • Mlado Radić, Bosnian Serb, sentenced to 20 years for Omarska camp[16]
  • Erich Raeder (1876-1960), German grand admiral, sentenced to life imprisonment, later released
  • Friedrich Rainer (1903-1947?), German Gauleiter and an Austrian Landeshauptmann of Salzburg and Carinthia, sentenced to death
  • Ivica Rajić (b. 1958), Bosnian Croat sentenced to 12 years[26]
  • Hanns Albin Rauter (d. 1949), German Higher SS and Police Leader in Holland, sentenced to death
  • Hermann Reinecke (1888-1973), German OKW official, sentenced to life imprisonment, later released
  • Hans Conrad Julius Reiter (1881-1969), German SS officer and involved in medical experiments at the Buchenwald concentration camp, sentenced
  • Lothar Rendulic (1887-1971), German commander of 52nd Infantry Division, sentenced to 20 years (later 10)
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893-1946), German foreign minister, sentenced to death
  • Henrick Rogstad (d. 1945), Norwegian collaborator and SS security police chief
  • Karl von Roques (d. 1949), German Rear Area Army Group South commander
  • Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946), German east minister, sentenced to death
  • Risto Ryti (1889-1956), Finnish premier (1939-1940) and president (1940-1944), convicted for crimes against peace, 10 year hard labor, pardoned 1949






  • Gerhard Wagner (1888-1939), German Reich Doctors' Leader (Reichsärzteführer)
  • Robert Wagner (1895-1946), German Chief of Civil Administration in Alsace and Reichsstatthalter of Baden
  • Edward Waiter (d. 1945), German administrator of the Dachau concentration camp
  • Fritz Walther (d. 1946), German railroad official
  • Walter Warlimont (1894-1976), German OKW official
  • Maximilian von Weichs (1881-1954), German general
  • Henry Wirz (1822-1865), Confederate administrator of the Andersonville Camp
  • Max Winkler (1875-1961), German Main Trusteeship Office East official
  • Dieter Wiesliceny (d. 1948), German SS deportation expert in Greece, Slovakia and Hungary
  • Karl Wolff (1900-1984), Heinrich Himmler Chief of Staff




World War II

American military tribunal at Dachau in 1946, tried 75 people for the Malmedy massacre. 73 of these were convicted.[1]

Yugoslav Wars

After the Yugoslav Wars, an international Court was formed to try war criminals (ICTY). However, ICTY tried only a selected number of high-ranking people (a total of 161), with local Courts (in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia) starting trials mostly against inidividuals or soldiers who carried out orders of those high-ranking officers. Many of those have been convicted.

Croatia raised charges against 3666 people for war crimes, of which 1381 were dropped due to lack of evidence.[34]


  • Glueck, Sheldon. War Criminals: Their Prosecution and Punishment. New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1966.
  • Minear, Richard H. Victors' Justice: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1971.
  • Taylor, Telford. Nuremberg and Vietnam: an American Tragedy. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1970.

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