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Well he was arrested by the Nazis and could have been executed had Speer not interceded.

I'm sure that Nazis have arrested errant Nazis from time to time. Being arrested by a cop doesn't mean that you cannot be a cop yourself. And it seems like the Nazis paranoia levels were high: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun#Arrest_and_r...

That's just evidence that he needed to be a party member and SS member to protect himself and his team. Because he wasn't more cooperative with Himmler, he got arrested under charges that Himmler trumped up.

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