Arthur Nebe

1894 - 1945

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Arthur Nebe (German: [ˈaʁtuːɐ̯ ˈneːbə] (listen); 13 November 1894 – 21 March 1945) was a key functionary in the security and police apparatus of Nazi Germany and 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, and 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 676,661 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Arthur Nebe is the 300th most popular military personnel (down from 268th in 2019), the 717th most popular biography from Germany (down from 612th in 2019) and the 68th most popular 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 300 out of 1,468Before him are Alexander Yegorov, John J. Pershing, Emilio De Bono, Juan Pujol García, Alexander Löhr, and Dmitry Yazov. After him are Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, John Franklin, Xiahou Dun, Qutayba ibn Muslim, and Maximilian von Spee.

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Among people born in 1894, Arthur Nebe ranks 32Before him are Dashiell Hammett, Kiichiro Toyoda, Wilhelm Bittrich, Alexander Oparin, Kōnosuke Matsushita, and Satyendra Nath Bose. After him are Norman Rockwell, Karl Böhm, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Otto Grotewohl, Heinrich Lübke, and Paul Blobel. Among people deceased in 1945, Arthur Nebe ranks 67Before him are Fumimaro Konoe, Boris Shaposhnikov, Kurt Knispel, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Georg Elser, and Juana Bormann. After him are Odilo Globočnik, Otto Neurath, Franz Ziereis, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Heinrich Wölfflin, and Konrad Henlein.

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Among people born in Germany, Arthur Nebe ranks 717 out of 6,142Before him are Günter Schabowski (1929), Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), Gerd Binnig (1947), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), and Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668). After him are Max Schmeling (1905), David Strauss (1808), Johann Tetzel (1460), Hardy Krüger (1928), Gisela of Hungary (980), and Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Arthur Nebe ranks 68Before him are Erich Priebke (1913), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Karl Wolff (1900), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), and Götz von Berlichingen (1480). After him are Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Walther Wenck (1900), Hugo Sperrle (1885), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), and Eduard Dietl (1890).