Salaries in the Nazi Germany

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Post by HaEn » 20 Nov 2004 16:48

Totalkrieg wrote:Very intersting but Axis History Factbook table give the salary of a Generalfeldmarschall as 1120 dollars. That would be 2800 DM. That's a lot more than Hitler's salary.
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Hitler, supposedly was "frugal" with his private personal expenses. He also supposedly set an 'example" of not being"greedy", by not demanding a high salary. Keep in mind though that just like his counterpart Stalin, he lived in a government supplied mansion, rode in a government supplied mercedes, flew in . . . oh well, you get the picture.
Oh ell. HN.

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Post by Filippov 125 » 21 Nov 2004 21:32

Does anyone know how much a volunteer (ex. a HiWi) would be paid? I read they were paid similar to a German soldier, but I wondered if anyone knows exactly how much.

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Post by Eistir » 30 Apr 2005 00:04

HaEn wrote:
Totalkrieg wrote:Very intersting but Axis History Factbook table give the salary of a Generalfeldmarschall as 1120 dollars. That would be 2800 DM. That's a lot more than Hitler's salary.
Is something wrong here?


Hitler, supposedly was "frugal" with his private personal expenses. He also supposedly set an 'example" of not being"greedy", by not demanding a high salary. Keep in mind though that just like his counterpart Stalin, he lived in a government supplied mansion, rode in a government supplied mercedes, flew in . . . oh well, you get the picture.
Oh ell. HN.


Does that mean that Roosevelt-Churchill was living in his private house,was driwing his private car,airplane,ship what so ever?As we all know,we have still royal familys who is living easy life on tax payers money,without taking any responsibilitys.

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Post by maxxx » 30 Apr 2005 12:45

But I never heard HM the Queen claims royalties for having her picture on stamps, as Hitler did...

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Post by Eistir » 01 May 2005 00:49

maxxx wrote:But I never heard HM the Queen claims royalties for having her picture on stamps, as Hitler did...


Are you shore that she don't get royalties out of it?She is getting her royalties out of everybodys taxes,and thats the same s...,or what?
BTW how much money A.Hitler hade on his bankacount after his death?Is there any info about that?

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Post by maxxx » 01 May 2005 08:36

Nondescript Handle wrote on another thread in the "propaganda" section:

But all personal property of A. Hitler (including the rights on "Mein Kampf", a bank account worth 91698.77 DM and the house at Prinzregentenplatz 16, Munich) were given to the State Bavaria in a verdict of a Munich court October 15, 1948.

Copyrights that wasen't Hilers property in 1948 (copyrights of "Mein Kampf" in the UK and USA for example) are naturally not property of the State Bavaria. In some countries the copyright has become void 50 years after the death of the author, but in the EU that threshold are 70 years (2015).

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Post by Eistir » 02 May 2005 20:35

But all personal property of A. Hitler (including the rights on "Mein Kampf", a bank account worth 91698.77 DM and the house at Prinzregentenplatz 16, Munich) were given to the State Bavaria in a verdict of a Munich court October 15, 1948.
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Hmm...not that much.

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Post by David Thompson » 02 May 2005 23:05

In April 1945, as he contemplated the ruins of the Third Reich from his bunker beneath the Reichskanzlei, Adolf Hitler could at least take some small comfort from the fact that he was a very wealthy man. Defining Hitler's personal wealth was no easy task, of course, for the distinction between Hitler's private property and the property of the German state had become thoroughly blurred by the end of the Second World War. Hitler had acquired his collection of approximately 10,000 works of art largely through the murderous agencies of the Nazi kleptocracy, and some might even question the propriety of the royalties charged to the German government for the right to reproduce his likeness on the nation's postage stamps. Even if we exclude items like these from his wealth, however, Hitler had earned a substantial fortune through his career as an author. Mein Kampf, Hitler's mix of autobiography and anti-Semitic rant, was one of the bestsellers of the first half of the twentieth century, and it continues to sell almost 20,000 copies in English each year.

Mein Royalties
http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/1 ... alties.php

See also, Hitler's Fortune
http://nazipartytime.homestead.com/HitlersFortune.html

"Mein Kampf" earned Hitler an estimated $62.5 million, according to Helm - on top of his government salaries and allowances of as much as $625,000 a year. The figures are Helms estimates of what reichsmarks from Hitler's time would buy in today's dollars.

Hitler himself paid no taxes after Bavarian authorities granted him an exception under pressure from the Nazis.

Large sums were spent on building lavish homes, and Hitler's manias included an attempt to put together a huge art collection. Yet at the same time, he managed to project an image of personal modesty.

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Post by Karl » 11 Jul 2005 09:50

Those are good tables Christian.

Thank you.

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Post by Armfeldt » 11 Jul 2005 10:59

Windward wrote:Hitler's salary as German führer was 1500 RM per month, of course he had other incomes as remuneration from "Mein Kampf" and stamps used his head portrait, and German plutocrats' tribute.

I have read that Hitler´s only income was from the selling of Mein Kampf.
Where have you read that Hitler earned 1500 RM/month?

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Post by Marcus » 30 Aug 2005 19:05

I've added some data on the real wages (not the nominal wages, but a way to measure how much you get for the salaries compared to other periods) to the site at http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=7112

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Post by jopaerya » 01 Sep 2005 13:02

Hello All

Here some hour wages in Reichspfennigs from
1928 to 1936 from the book Economic Development
of Germany under National Socialism from
Vaso Trivanovitch 1937.


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Post by Valamyr » 17 Sep 2005 20:33

Though it doesnt answer whether or not a feldmarshall earned more than the Reichchancellor, I see interesting parrallels to be made with modern democraties.

The salary of the President of the United States (2005) is listed as 400,000 US$. The salary of the highest paid 5-star general of the US Army is 356,700 US$, more than the Secretary of Defense, his boss.

Though I have less hard data, I believe high-ranking Israeli generals briefly enjoyed higher salaries than the highest officials of the state for a brief period after the Yom Kippour war.

Also; Hitler was a millionaire thanks to Mein Khampf, and might have cared little about his personal wages. Although he "devalued" the office of Feldmarshall by naming a dozen to that prized rank, the office was traditionally reserved to a handful of officiers who were treated very well. I believe it might not be impossible that one of them earned more than the head of state.

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