Max Brauer

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Max Brauer
Max Brauer 1927.jpg
Max Brauer in 1927
First Mayor of Hamburg
In office
22 November 1946 – 2 December 1953
Preceded by Rudolf Hieronymus Petersen
Succeeded by Kurt Sieveking
First Mayor of Hamburg
In office
4 December 1957 – 31 December 1960
Preceded by Kurt Sieveking
Succeeded by Paul Nevermann
Personal details
Born (1887-09-03)3 September 1887
Ottensen, Germany
Died 2 February 1973(1973-02-02) (aged 85)
Hamburg, Germany
Nationality German
Political party Social Democratic Party (SPD)

Max Julius Friedrich Brauer (3 September 1887 – 2 February 1973) was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and first elected First Mayor of Hamburg after World War II.

Life[edit]

In 1923 Brauer was mayor of the independent city of Altona. Brauer fled the Nazi regime to the United States in 1933 with a passport of a friend.[1] In 1934 Brauer's German citizenship was revoked and he maintained the U.S. citizenship. In July 1946 he came back to Hamburg working for the American Federation of Labor.[2] In October 1946 after the election of the Hamburg Parliament, Brauer was elected as the First Mayor of Hamburg. After Brauer complained in a letter to the British forces about the supply shortfall in Hamburg, the British Governor Vaugham H. Berry ordered not to heat the officers' mess until there were a solution.[1]

From 1961 until 1965 Brauer was member of the German Bundestag.[2]

He is buried in Altona Main Cemetery.

Honours[edit]

In 1960, Brauer was given the honorary citizen award of Hamburg.[3] The street Max-Brauer-Allee in the Altona borough is named after him.

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Verg, Erik; Verg, Martin (2007), Das Abenteuer das Hamburg heißt (in German) (4th ed.), Hamburg: Ellert&Richter, pp. 163, 167, 184, ISBN 978-3-8319-0137-1 
  2. ^ a b Koplitzsch, Franklin (2005), "Brauer, Max", Hamburg Lexikon (in German) (3 ed.), Ellert&Richter, pp. 82–83, ISBN 3-8319-0179-1. 
  3. ^ Staff, Hamburgische Ehrenbürger (in German), State Chancellery, retrieved 2008-08-13 

External links[edit]

Media related to Max Brauer at Wikimedia Commons