The Holocaust, the murder of millions of civilians and the attempted ethnic cleansing of the entirety of Eastern Europe - these are just some of the policies carried out by Nazi Germany both before and during the Second World War. With Adolf Hitler directing policy as Führer, the Nazi Party leader attempted to expand the German Empire beyond its own borders and to remove all Jews and other "undesirables" from Europe.
The names of such Nazi orchestrators as Hitler, Josef Mengele, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Eichmann, Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Göring are well known - but there are equally, if not more, evil perpetrators out there who are not as widely publicised. "The Beast" herself orchestrated the murder of more than 500,000 women during the Holocaust, Oskar Dirlewanger was deemed so sadistic that he enjoyed watching his soldiers rape drugged women right in front of him, while Odilo Globocnik ordered the murder of several hundred thousand Poles and supposedly came up with the extermination-camp method of disposing of Jews for the "Final Solution" during World War II.
Yet these names are not as well known as some of the leaders of the Nazi government, despite their heinous crimes. So here are 10 of the most-evil Nazis you are likely to never have previously heard of - and be warned, their crimes are extremely shocking...
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