War crimes of the wehrmacht were those carried out by the german combined armed forces wehrmacht heer kriegsmarine and luftwaffe during world war iiwhile the nazi partys own ss forces in particular the ss totenkopfverbnde einsatzgruppen and waffen ss of nazi germany was the organization most responsible for the genocidal killing of the holocaust the regular armed forces represented . Atrocities by german soldiers during ww2 first person accounts for decades after the second world war ended german soldiers from the heer luftwaffe and the kriegsmarine have maintained that during the war they acted in the best traditions of a soldier and that they did not have anything to do with the horrors that the nazis committed. The nuremberg trials in 1945 established that the infamous ss were responsible for most nazi war crimes the wehrmacht consisting of the army navy and air force was more or less freed from such accusations the reason the wehrmacht was acquitted from war crimes lies in its structure. War crimes of the wehrmacht were those carried out by the nazi german armed forces during world war ii while the principal perpetrators of the holocaust amongst german armed forces were the nazi german political armies the ss totenkopfverbnde and particularly the einsatzgruppen the
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