Gebhardt's Nazi career began with him joining the NSDAP on 1 May 1933. Two years later, he also joined the SS and became head physician at the sanatorium of Hohenlychen in the Uckermark, which he changed from a clinic for tuberculosis patients into an orthopedic clinic and later, during World War II, into a hospital for the Waffen-SS. In 1938, Gebhardt was appointed as Heinrich Himmler's personal physician. In May 1942, Himmler ordered Gebhardt dispatched to Prague in order to attend to the injured Reinhard Heydrich after the assassination attempt in Prague, by British Special Operations Executive (SOE) trained soldiers Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš of the Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile. His refusal to prescribe Sulfonamide (an early antibiotic) contributed to Heydrich's death and had many unfortunate implications for Concentration camp prisoners who he conducted "medical experiments" on later in World War II, as Gebhardt sought to 'prove' the worthlessness of sulfonamides in treating gangrene to vindicate his decision to not administer sulfa drugs in treating Heydrich’s fatal gunshot wounds.
(August 20, 1898 – December 27, 1967) was the chief aide and adjutant of German dictator Adolf Hitler until the end of World War II.
December 1907 – 3 January 1985) was born in Charlottenburg (Berlin). He first joined the Reichsmarine in 1926. In 1928 and 1929, he attended officer candidate courses. Thereafter, he continued in the navy and obtained the rank of Leutnant zur See (Second lieutenant) on 1 October 1930. In 1934, Eckhard transferred to the Luftwaffe glider school in Warnemünde. He was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann on 1 April 1935. He was transferred to the Air Ministry in July 1938 and on the General Staff. On 1 June 1940, he was promoted to major and from 15 January 1941 was attached to Chief of the Armed Forces Command Staff at Adolf Hitler's Führer HQ. Eckhard was promoted to Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant colonel) on 15 March 1942.
Gerda did not ever reunite with her husband, Eckhard, after the war ended. In fact, Gerda divorced Eckhard in 1946 because he did not remain with her in the Führerbunker until after the death of Hitler. Eckhard died on 3 January 1985 in Bad Kreuznach.
(30 April 1893 – 16 October 1946) was Foreign Minister of Germany from 1938 until 1945.
Ribbentrop became Hitler's favourite foreign-policy adviser, partly by dint of his familiarity with the world outside Germany, but also by shameless flattery and sycophancy. Germany's professional diplomats told Hitler the truth about what was happening abroad in Nazi Germany's early years. But Ribbentrop told Hitler what he wanted Hitler to hear. One German diplomat later recalled that "Ribbentrop didn't understand anything about foreign policy. His sole wish was to please Hitler". In particular, Ribbentrop acquired the habit of listening carefully to what Hitler was saying, memorizing the Führer's pet ideas, and then later presenting Hitler's ideas as his own – a practice that much impressed Hitler as proving Ribbentrop was an ideal National Socialist diplomat. Ribbentrop quickly learned that Hitler always favoured the most radical solution to any problem, and accordingly tended his advice in that direction.
As the war went on, Ribbentrop's influence waned. Because most of the world was at war with Germany, the Foreign Ministry's importance diminished. By January 1944, Germany had diplomatic relations with only a handful of countries:
Hitler, for his part, found Ribbentrop increasingly tiresome and sought to avoid him. The Foreign Minister's ever more desperate pleas for permission to seek peace with at least some of Germany's enemies – the Soviet Union in particular – certainly played a role in their estrangement. As his influence declined, Ribbentrop increasingly spent his time feuding with other Nazi leaders over control of anti-Semitic policies to curry Hitler's favour.
In April 1945, Ribbentrop attended Hitler's 56th birthday party in Berlin. Three days later, Ribbentrop attempted to meet with Hitler, only to be told to go away as Hitler had more important things to do than talk to him. This was their last meeting.
Ribbentrop was a defendant at the Nuremberg Trials. He was charged with crimes against peace, deliberately planning a war of aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors presented evidence that Ribbentrop actively planned German aggression and to deport Jews to death camps. He also advocated executing American and British airmen shot down over Germany. The latter two charges carried the penalty of death by hanging.
Ribbentrop was the first politician to be hanged on 16 October 1946 (Göring having committed suicide before his own hanging). He was escorted up the 13 steps to the waiting noose and asked if he had any final words. He calmly said: "God protect Germany. God have mercy on my soul. My final wish is that Germany should recover her unity and that, for the sake of peace, there should be understanding between East and West." As the hood was placed over his head, Ribbentrop added: "I wish peace to the world." After a slight pause the executioner pulled the lever, releasing the trap door. Ribbentrop's neck snapped; he died instantly. But he was not formally pronounced dead for seventeen minutes. Pro-Nazi sympathisers have since seized upon this interval to construct medically nonsensical statements such as "The hangman botched the execution and the rope throttled the former foreign minister for twenty minutes before he expired."
Frentz was born at Heilbronn. During the Nazi regime in Germany, he worked as a cameraman for Leni Riefenstahl; from 1939 to 1945, he was closely associated with photographing and filming activities of higher echelons of leaders of Nazi Germany, including German dictator Adolf Hitler.
Frentz left the bunker April 24, 1945.
In the morning of 29th April 1945, 3 couriers were sent out of the Bunker:
1) SS-Standartenführer Wilhelm Zander
2) Major Willi Johannmeier
3) Heinz Lorenz
Their order was to bring the copies of Hitler's Last Will to:
Dönitz / Schörner / "Headquarter" of the Nazi party in Munich (the Braune Haus)
They actually made it out of the Bunker…..
Willy Johannmeyer was born in Iserlohn, Westphalia, on 27 July 1915. After Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933, he joined the SS, becoming member Nr. 262992. In 1936, he assigned to the 64th Infantry Regiment  as Cadet (Fahnenjunker) and two years later, he rose to the rank of Leutnant. By 1939, he was the leader of the Signal Corps training centre of the 503rd Infantry Regiment.
In November 1944, Johannmeyer was transferred to the Führerhauptquartier in Berlin, being at the time the Reich Chancellery, as Army Adjutant (Heeresadjutant), replacing Martin Bormann's brother, Albrecht Bormann. Johannmeyer was present at the conferences held twice a day (3.00 pm and at midnight) in the Chancellery's greenhouse, and later to those in the Führerbunker.
Johannmeyer was among the occupants of the so-called Führerbunker, the underground headquarters in encircled Berlin (where Hitler committed suicide) and was also present at Hitler's last birthday ceremony on 20 April 1945. During the night of 28–29 April, Hitler ordered that three copies of his political testament be handed to Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner in Czechoslovakia, Karl Dönitz in Schleswig-Holstein, and Paul Giesler in Tegernsee by Willy Johannmeyer, Bormann's adjutant SS-Standartenführer Wilhelm Zander and Chief Press Secretary (Stellvertretender Pressechef) Heinz Lorenz, respectively. The three officers said their farewell to Hitler and were handed a white dossier with the testament by Martin Bormann at approximately 4.00 am that night. Armed with automatic weapons and wearing helmets and uniforms to break through Soviet lines, the officers left Berlin later that day.
Heinz Lorenz (7 August 1913 – 23 November 1985) was German dictator Adolf Hitler's Deputy Chief Press Secretary during World War II.
A native of Schwerin, he studied law and economics at the universary. He left school and in 1934 became a junior editor with the Deutsches Nachrichtenbüro DNB (German News Service). In 1936, he transferred to the Press Office and worked under Otto Dietrich, Press Chief of the NSDAP. He became a reserve officer and served as Hauptschriftführer of the DNB from late 1942 onwards. In 1945, Lorenz became the deputy press attaché in the Führerbunker. Towards the end of the war, after Germany's own communications system was all but lost, Lorenz became part of a group who fabricated news reports by reviewing and re-writing Allied news reports.