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Abbreviation

German

English

Volksgericht People's Court, Highest Court

for Political Crimes Volksgemeinschaft. People's or racial community;

the world-wide community
composing all people of

German blood
Volksgenosse Racial comrade; a person of

German blood regardless of
citizenship

W

WSS

WFSt

.Waffen-SS

Combat SS
Wehrkreis

Military District
Wehrkreiskom-
mando

Military authority in charge

of a Wehrkreis Wehrmacht

Armed Forces (Army, Navy,

and Air Force)
Wehrmacht-
Fuehrungsstab .. Operational Staff of Armed

Forces
Wehrwirtschafts-
fuehrer

Title awarded to prominent

industrialists for merit in

armaments drive
Wehrwirtschafts-

und Ruestungs-
amt

War Economy and Armament

Office (in OKW)
Weltanschauung World-view or philosophy
Winterhilfswerk Winter Relief Organization
Wirtschaft-und-

Verwaltungs
Hauptamt Economic and Administration

Main Office (of SS) in
charge of Concentration
Camps

Wi-Rue .......

WHW
WVHA

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Leutnant
Oberleutnant

2d Lieutenant | Ensign
1st Lieutenant Lieutenant (j.g.)

Hauptmann

Captain

Lieutenant

Major
Oberstleutnant

Major
Lieut. Colonel

Lieut. Commander
Commander

Leutnant zur See Untersturmfuehrer
Oberleutnant zur Obersturmfuehrer

See
Kapitaenleutnant Hauptsturm-

fuehrer
Korvettenkapitaen Sturmbannfuehrer
Fregattenkapitaen Obersturmbann-

fuehrer
Kapitaen zur See Standartenfuehrer

Oberfuehrer
Konteradmiral Brigadefuehrer
Vizeadmiral Gruppenfuehrer
Admiral

Obergruppen

fuehrer

Oberst

Colonel

Captain

AMERICAN MILITARY FORCES NAVY, AND SS WITH THEIR EQUIVALENTS IN THE TABLE OF COMMISSIONED RANKS IN THE GERMAN ARMY,

Generalmajor
Generalleutnant
General der Infan-

terie, Artillerie,
etc.

Brig. General Commodore
Major General Rear Admiral
Lieut. General Vice Admiral

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