Arthur Nebe

1894 - 1945

Photo of Arthur Nebe

Icon of person Arthur Nebe

Arthur Nebe (13 November 1894 – 21 March 1945) was a key functionary in the security and police apparatus of Nazi Germany and a Holocaust perpetrator. 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 Main Security Office (RSHA) in 1939. Prior to the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union, Nebe volunteered to serve as the commanding officer of Einsatzgruppe B, one of the four 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 within the RSHA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Nebe has received more than 556,650 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Arthur Nebe is the 268th most popular military personnel (up from 282nd in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from Germany (up from 646th in 2019) and the 62nd 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 560k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Arthur Nebes by language


Among military personnels, Arthur Nebe ranks 268 out of 1,466Before him are John Franklin, Władysław Sikorski, Erich Hoepner, Rochus Misch, Lothar Rendulic, and Federico da Montefeltro. After him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Reinhard Gehlen, Dmitry Yazov, Robert Nivelle, Maurice Benyovszky, and Yūsuf Balasaguni.

Most Popular Military Personnels in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1894, Arthur Nebe ranks 26Before him are Dietrich von Choltitz, Isaac Babel, Martha Graham, Benjamin Graham, Hermann Oberth, and Dashiell Hammett. After him are Pyotr Kapitsa, Kiichiro Toyoda, Otto Grotewohl, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Satyendra Nath Bose, and Wilhelm Bittrich. Among people deceased in 1945, Arthur Nebe ranks 61Before him are Georg Elser, Giovanni Agnelli, Odilo Globočnik, Robert H. Goddard, Vladimir Vernadsky, and Kurt Knispel. After him are Fumimaro Konoe, René Lalique, Heinrich Wölfflin, Franz Ziereis, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, and Boris Shaposhnikov.

Others Born in 1894

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1945

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Arthur Nebe ranks 612 out of 5,289Before him are Max Reger (1873), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), Louis Spohr (1784), Erich Hoepner (1886), Fritz Walter (1920), and Philipp Scheidemann (1865). After him are Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), Albert, King of Sweden (1340), Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1819), Erich Koch (1896), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Arthur Nebe ranks 62Before him are Otto Günsche (1917), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Karl Wolff (1900), Erich Priebke (1913), and Erich Hoepner (1886). After him are Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Günther Prien (1908), and Walther Wenck (1900).