Although Nazi Germany was the creation, product and a ‘baby’ primarily of one individuals (genius, actually) – Adolf Hitler, it was build and shaped by many others. Hundreds and thousands of others, in fact. Therefore, to understand Nazi Germany one must understand these influential characters
Hence, for the fifteenth chapter, I selected twenty such individuals and presented their biographies in sufficient detail. I did not pronounce moral judgements on their decisions or actions (let alone on them personally), but I did pronounce legal judgements when appropriate. In other words, if and when one of these individuals committed a crime, I explicitly said so (i.e., called a criminal a criminal).