Arthur Nebe

1894 - 1945

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Arthur Nebe (German: [ˈaʁtuːɐ̯ ˈneːbə] ; 13 November 1894 – 21 March 1945) was a German SS functionary who held key positions in the security and police apparatus of Nazi Germany and was, from 1941, a major perpetrator of the Holocaust. Nebe rose through the ranks of the Prussian police force to become head of Nazi Germany's Criminal Police (Kriminalpolizei; Kripo) in 1936, which was amalgamated into the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA) in 1939. Before the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union, Nebe volunteered to serve as the commanding officer of Einsatzgruppe B, one of the four mobile death squads of the SS. The unit was deployed in the Army Group Centre Rear Area, in modern-day Belarus; it reported over 45,000 victims by November 1941. In late 1941, Nebe was posted back to Berlin and resumed his career with the RSHA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Nebe has received more than 864,746 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Arthur Nebe is the 323rd most popular military personnel (down from 308th in 2019), the 748th most popular biography from Germany (down from 717th in 2019) and the 67th most popular German Military Personnel.

Arthur Nebe was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) and Gestapo officer. He was the commanding officer of Einsatzgruppe B, which was responsible for mass murder in the Baltic states, Belarus, and Ukraine. He was also the head of the Gestapo in Berlin and was involved in the 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Among military personnels, Arthur Nebe ranks 323 out of 2,058Before him are Nikolai Yudenich, Georg von Frundsberg, Kurt Knispel, Thrasybulus, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, and Erich Priebke. After him are Nearchus, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Reinhard Gehlen, Prokop the Great, Shunroku Hata, and François Christophe de Kellermann.

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Among people born in 1894, Arthur Nebe ranks 32Before him are Pyotr Kapitsa, Otto Grotewohl, Hermann Oberth, Benjamin Graham, Kim Hyong-jik, and Fyodor Tolbukhin. After him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Wilhelm Bittrich, Karl Böhm, Nazli Sabri, Dashiell Hammett, and Martha Graham. Among people deceased in 1945, Arthur Nebe ranks 64Before him are Pavlo Skoropadskyi, Karl-Otto Koch, Georg Elser, Felix Salten, Boris Shaposhnikov, and Kurt Knispel. After him are Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Juana Bormann, Heinrich Wölfflin, Odilo Globočnik, Maurice Halbwachs, and Otto Neurath.

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Among people born in Germany, Arthur Nebe ranks 748 out of 7,253Before him are Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), David Strauss (1808), Günter Schabowski (1929), Erich Priebke (1913), Maria Barbara Bach (1684), and Johann Martin Schleyer (1831). After him are Christopher Clavius (1538), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929), Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), and Reinhard Gehlen (1902).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Arthur Nebe ranks 67Before him are Maurice de Saxe (1696), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Kurt Meyer (1910), Walther Wenck (1900), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), and Erich Priebke (1913). After him are Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Eduard Dietl (1890), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), and Hugo Sperrle (1885).