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Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Mark Costa » 01 Mar 2011 13:44

I thought I would start a thread that tries to list all of the NSDAP officials that held the 1933-1939 RANK of Reichs hauptamtsleiter in the pre-war rank structure. There weren't that many and the rank was considered very prestigious in the party in the pre-war years. So here are the ones that I can think of off hand. Also, maybe we can post as many photos of these men wearing the insignia of this rare rank. I start off with a photo of Dr. Walter Gross. Please feel free to add to this list.

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Claus Selzner
Heinrich Simon
Walter Gross
Otto Marrenbach
Erich Hilgenfeldt
Richard Buchner
Dr Fritz Todt
Albert Speer
Hermann Neef
Martin Seidel
Gustav Oexle
Willy Damion
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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Mark Costa » 01 Mar 2011 18:53

A few more names to add to the list:

Dr. Gerhard Wagner -- before his promotion to Reichshauptdienstleiter.
Richard Manderbach
Hans Oberlindober
Theodor Adrian von Renteln
Arno Schickedanz
Fritz Tittmann
Gotthard Urban
Fritz Wächtler -- before his promotion to Gauleiter.
Wilhelm Weiss -- later SA Obergruppenführer.
Fritz Wiedemann
Werner Willikens
Robert Bauer
Helmut Friedrichs
Ralf Brockhausen

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Halfdan S. » 03 Mar 2011 00:12

Herbert Backe
Adolf Dresler
Friedrich Geisselbrecht
Hanns Oberlindober
Hermann Reischle
Wilhelm Ritterbusch
Walter Schultze
Walter Stang
Herbert Stenger
Otto georg Thierack
Heinrich Walkenhorst

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Mark Costa » 03 Mar 2011 01:05

Two more addtions:

Dr. Johann Wilhelm Ludowici
Walter Sommer

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Halfdan S. » 04 Mar 2011 00:30

Wilhelm Baur
Albert Bormann

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Pitino » 04 Mar 2011 15:40

Mark,
-Great thread!!! I had actually thought about doing this earlier, but never got around to it. Here are some more to add to your list an I got them straight from the (April 10, 1938) Reichstag elections. Also, when was Walter Gross appointed Reichshauptamtsleiter, because according to these same election he was just a Reichsamtsleiter?

1.-Robert Derle- Reichshauptamtsleiter
2.-Dr. Ludwig Fischer- Reichshauptamtsleiter
3.-Hugo Fischer- Reichshauptamtsleiter
4.-Otto Gohdes- (By 1938)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
5.-Karl Janowsky- (December 1935)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
6.-Bernd Freiherr von Kanne- Reichshauptamtsleiter
7.-Fritz Mehnert- Reichshauptamtsleiter

-Here are some dates for some you already have:

-Wilhelm Baur- (1934)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Claus Selzner- (1938)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Otto Marrenbach- (1936)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Hanns Oberlindober- (1934 or March 29, 1935)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Hermann Neef- (1934)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
Theodor Adrian von Renteln- (By February 18, 1936)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Ralf Brockhausen- (May 8, 1934)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Gustav Robert Oexle- (November 1933)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Martin Seidel- (May 1934)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Helmuth Friedrichs- (November 1934)- Reichshauptamtsleiter
-Erich Hilgenfeldt- (1934)- Reichshauptamtsleiter

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Pitino » 04 Mar 2011 15:44

Halfdan S. wrote:Herbert Backe
Adolf Dresler
Friedrich Geisselbrecht
Hanns Oberlindober
Hermann Reischle
Wilhelm Ritterbusch
Walter Schultze
Walter Stang
Herbert Stenger
Otto georg Thierack
Heinrich Walkenhorst

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Halfdan S.,
-I may be incorrect, but are you sure that Ritterbusch and Walkenhorst were Pre-War holders of the Reichshauptamtsleiter rank?

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Pitino » 04 Mar 2011 16:07

-Hans Schemm was also held the Reichshauptamtsleiter title.

-Hans Schemm- (1934)- Reichshauptamtsleiter

-("Deutsche Biographische Enzklopedia", Rudolf Vierhaus)

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Pitino » 04 Mar 2011 16:38

-Here are a few more:

-Dr. Kurt Blome- (on May 3, 1939)- was a Reichshauptamtsleiter der NSDAP

-("Biologische Waffen-nicht in Hitlers Arsenalen", Erhard Geissler")

-Friedrich Haselmayr- Reichshauptamtsleiter der Partei
-Rudi Peuckert- (unsure if he was Pre-War)- Reichshauptamtsleiter

-Here is a date for one you already have:

-Albert Bormann- (June 3, 1938)- Reichshauptamtsleiter

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Halfdan S. » 04 Mar 2011 22:11

Pitino, you might be right about Ritterbusch and Walkenhorst - Ritterbusch didn't come to the Partei-Kanzlei until 1940 und Walkenhorst not until 1942. Before that they worked at Kreis- and Gaulevel.

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Mark Costa » 05 Mar 2011 00:41

Schemm's status would have been something like Goebbels' and Schirach's duel status' as a Reichsleiter/Gauleiter. Schemm never wore the uniform of a RL HauptAmtsleiter.

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Mark Costa » 05 Mar 2011 00:53

Pitino:

Claus Selzner's promotion date has to be before 1938 as he is shown wearing the collar tabs in his 1936 Reichstag bio
photo.

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Igor Karpov » 05 Mar 2011 10:38

Guys, you forgot the Dr. Max Frauendorfer.

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Pitino » 05 Mar 2011 22:16

Mark Costa wrote:Pitino:

Claus Selzner's promotion date has to be before 1938 as he is shown wearing the collar tabs in his 1936 Reichstag bio
photo.

Mark
Mark,
-Selzner is listed as Reichshauptamtsleiter in his (1938) Reichstag bio, but he is not listed as Reichshauptamtsleiter in his (1936) bio. I am usure where I got the date from but from his Reichstag bios we can conclude that he was appointed Reichshauptamtsleiter sometime (before 1938). It may be (1936) as you say he is wearing the tabs in his (1936) picture, but his bio leaves it out. If anyone can give us the official date it would be great!!!

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Re: Pre- War Reichshauptamtsleiters

Post by Pitino » 06 Mar 2011 17:00

Mark,
-I have found a new Pre-War Reichshauptamtsleiter!!!! In the (1938) list of Leiters im Stab des StdF Wilhelm Keppler is listed as Reichshauptamtsleiter Wilhelm Keppler as Hauptamtsleiter des Zentralstelle fur die Wirtschaftspolitischen Organisation der NSDAP.

-(Das Bundesarchiv)

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