- Aloïs BRUNNER: Head of a special commando sent by Eichmann in May, 1943 to help Rothke arrest Jews; Commandant of Drancy (SS-Hauptsturmführer). Born in 1912; condemned to death in absentia in France in 1956; given refuge by Syria, which has ignored extradition requests by Germany (1984) and France (1989).
Local SiPo-SD officials cited in this volume
- Klaus BARBIE: Chief of the Gestapo in Lyon, 1943-44 (SS-Hauptsturmführer). Born in 1913; employed by U.S. occupation authorities after the war, then smuggled to South America; discovered in Peru in 1971; extradited from Bolivia to France in 1983; tried in Lyons and condemned in 1987 to life in prison, where he died a few years later.
- Hans-Dietrich ERNST: Head of the SiPo-SD in Angers, 1942-44 (SS-Hauptsturmführer). Born in 1908; condemned to death in absentia four times by French courts; died while under indictment in Germany in the 1980s.
- Herbert HAGEN: Head of the SiPo-SD in Bordeaux, 1940-1942 (see Higher SS Commanders).
German Embassy in Paris
- Otto ABETZ: German ambassador to Paris. Born in 1903; sentenced to 20 years in prison in Paris in 1949; freed in 1954; died in 1958.
- Ernst ACHENBACH: Chief of the Embassy's Political Section with jurisdiction for Jewish affairs. Born in 1909; member of the West German Bundestag after the war; died in 1991.
- Carl Theo ZEITSCHEL: Expert on Jewish affairs in the Political Section. Born in 1893; died in the bombing of Berlin in 1945.
German Military Command in France
- Otto von STULPNAGEL, Military commander in France until April 1942 (General). (Succeeded as commander by his cousin, General Karl Heinrich von Stulpnagel.) Committed suicide in prison in Paris in 1948.
- Werner BEST: Head of the military administration staff. Died while under indictment in Germany in the late 1980s.
- Kurt BLANKE: Head of the Jewish affairs section in the economics department. Became mayor of the city of Celle in Lower Saxony, West Germany.
- Marshal (Henri) Philippe PETAIN: Chief of State of Vichy France. Born in 1856; condemned to death in 1945, sentence commuted to life imprisonment by Charles De Gaulle; died in custody in 1951.
- Admiral François DARLAN: Vichy Prime Minister, February 1941 to April 1942. Assassinated in 1943 in Algeria.