Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger was the deputy head of
the Reich Chancellery and was present at the Wannsee
Conference in 1942.
Kritzinger was the only participant at this conference who was aghast
at what was being proposed for dealing with “The Jewish Question,”
as he had been assured earlier by Hitler that such a drastic option against the Jews would not happen (Conference
chairperson Reinhard Heydrich replied that for reasons of political expediency, Hitler would continue to officially deny the policy, but that the decision
to annhilate the Jews was taken in secret and that he was obliged to
support this goal, despite there being no written order from Hitler).
He was acquitted of crimes by an allied court in 1946. He died in 1947.