Walter Brugmann

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Walter Brugmann
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Born (1887-04-02)2 April 1887
Leipzig, German Empire
Died 26 May 1944(1944-05-26) (aged 57)
The Eastern Front
Political party
Nazi Germany NSDAP

Generalbauinspektor Walter Brugmann (2 April 1887 in Leipzig, † 26 May 1944) was a Nazi German architect. From 1928 he was head of the city engineering office in Leipzig. From 1933 he was a city planner in Nuremberg,[1] and in 1940 worked as general supervisor for Berlin. From 1942 he worked as head of the Organisation Todt in southern Russia. A member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP),[2] he died in an unexplained plane crash 1944.[3]

Brugmann led the Nuremberg Office of Structural Engineering of the massive Party Rally Grounds project devised by Adolf Hitler, consisting of marching field for military exercises, stadium, arena, congress hall, and zeppelin field. Brugmann handled stone supplies delivered by concentration camp prisoners. The project took off in 1940, when the slave labor brought in from across Europe delivered 19,075 cubic meters of quality stone to Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds for Brugmann construction. Work came to a complete stop in 1943 due to looming German defeat at the front.[4]

On 14 May 1943 he was awarded the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords.

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  1. ^ Centrum Industriekultur (Hrsg.): Architektur Nürnberg 1904–1994. Nürnberg 1994, ISBN 3-921590-21-3
  2. ^ "La Cruz Al Merito De Guerra" Kriegsverdienstkreuz (see: Walter Brugmann), at Wehrmacht-info.
  3. ^ Albert Speer - Inside The Third Reich p.337
  4. ^ "Forced and Slave Labor in Nazi-Dominated Europe" (PDF file: 1.13 MB). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. p. 134. Retrieved 3 June 2012.