The Werwolves were known as a group of around 5,000 volunteers who were selected to be a part of Hitler’s followers and followed a Nazi plan.
This group was trained in silent killing and sabotage in 1944 and was attempting to create a resistance force behind the enemy lines. Once the Nazis had lost control of territories, this group was left behind.
In 1945 there were a few cases of these assailants popping up and killing some high-ranking officials throughout the country, but nothing more. Their most famous case was the assassination of Franz Oppenhoff, who was the appointed head of Aachen.
Franz was targeted because of his ideas to replace Nazi officials with non-Nazi administrators.