SS Elite: The Senior Leaders of Hitler’s Praetorian Guard Volume 2: K-Q

Author(s): Max Williams 

ISBN: 9781781554340
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A detailed examination – in words and pictures – of the principle figures in the SS.

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  • An astonishing piece of research and the author’s life’s work

  • Part two of a three-part series

  • Superbly illustrated with 510 unpublished mono photographs

In the turbulent times of the post-First World War era, new political parties emerged frequently in Germany, many with opposing extremist policies. The Communist movement grew out of the Socialist working classes using the Russian Bolshevik Party as a template. In direct opposition, the new National Socialist German Workers’ Party under the leadership of Adolf Hitler occupied the extreme right-wing position. Head-on conflict was inevitable and both parties organised violent demonstrations against the other.

Hitler recognised that he was physically vulnerable and ordered the formation of his own protection squad, made up of loyal men who would not shirk from a fight. From the rudimentary ranks of Hitler’s select few grew the infant SS, a modern praetorian guard, which developed over the years into a massive and efficient military style force with tentacles spreading into all elements of everyday life in Nazi Germany.

To administer this organisation, Hitler appointed leaders upon whom he could rely. Many names remain obscure, but this book highlights who they all were and how they appeared.

BOOK ISBN 9781781554340
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 400 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 630 black-and-white photographs



Max Williams is a retired police officer with a strong fascination in history. He has spent many years collecting autographs, original images and information about personalities of the Third German Reich which he has built into a private archive. He is the author of a two volume pictorial biography of SS General Reinhard Heydrich and is often acknowledged as an expert on the SS organization and for assisting other authors with historical studies of Hitler’s regime. He is married and lives with his wife and son in the London area.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Hans Friedrich Karl Franz Kammler
Jürgen Christof Albrecht Axel von Kamptz
Karl Otto Kurt Kaufmann
Georg Heinrich Keppler
Wilhelm Karl Keppler
Dietrich Klagges
Matthias Kleinheisterkamp
Kurt Friedrich Julius Knoblauch
Karl Heinrich Wilhelm Koppe
Paul Körner
Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger
Walter Krüger
Hans Heinrich Lammers
Hartmann Lauterbacher
Werner Karl Adolf Otto Lorenz
Benno Franz Theodor Martin
Karl Theodor Alexander Heinrich von Maur
Emil Mazuw
Wilhelm Murr
Constantin Freiherr von Neurath
Carl Albrecht Oberg
Günther Pancke
Karl Paul Pfeffer-Wildenbruch
Artur Martin Phleps
Oswald Ludwig Pohl
Hans Adolf Paul Prützmann
Ernst Rudolf Querner