Wilhelm Schroeder

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This article is about the Nazi soldier. For the Austrian electronic musician, see Bill Leeb.

Wilhelm Schroeder (born 23 April 1898 in Leipzig, d. 8 July 1943 at Redin, Carinthia) was a German politician (NSDAP).

Life and Work[edit]

After attending elementary school Schroeder graduated from 1920 to 1921 an agricultural apprenticeship. From October 1914, Schroeder as a volunteer at the First World War, in part. Having initially belonged to the infantry, Schroeder was in October 1917, or only used from 1918 (discrepancies in various editions of the Reichstag manuals), as a pilot. Since 1916, he held the rank of lieutenant in the reserve. During the war he was among other things with the Iron Cross, awarded in both classes. After the war he attended from 1919 to 1920 a high school in Dresden, where he made up a high school. He then studied for a year agriculture, economics, history and art in Munich . In the years 1923 to 1932 Schroeder earned his living as Gutsinspektor. In 1927 he married.

In January 1923, Schroeder joined the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) in (Mitgliedsnr. 63,277), after he had stood since 1922 in connection to the Nazi Party. He was also a member of the Sturmabteilung (SA). After the temporary ban on the party in the period from November 1923 to January 1925 he joined the Nazi party in 1926 again. In the following years, he held various party functions: In 1930, he appeared as a party speaker. He was also local leader and agricultural Gaufachberater. In 1932 he took over the leadership of the SA Standard 139 (until February 1935).

In the general election of July 1932 Schroeder was a candidate for the constituency of the NSDAP 29 (Leipzig) in the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic elected. After his mandate in the next three elections - in November 1932, March 1933 and November 1933 - was confirmed, Schroeder took the occasion of the election of March 1936, the mandate for the constituency 22 (Düsseldorf East), which he retained until April 1938. Recently, he represented the April 1938 until his death in July 1943, the constituency 34 (Hamburg). Among the important parliamentary events where Schroeder was involved during his time deputies, included among others, the vote on the - with Schroeder's voice adopted - Enabling Act in March 1933. After the " seizure of power "by the Nazis in the spring of 1933 Schroeder was promoted to SA-Standartenführer. 1934 Schroeder was a member of the State Farmers' Council of Saxony. On 12 February 1935 he joined the Schutzstaffel (SS) at (Mitgliedsnr. 261,293). Of 6 May 1935 until 15 January 1937 he led the 20th SS Regiment (Düsseldorf). From 1 January 1937 until 20 May 1939 Schroeder was leader of the SS Section XV (Dortmund). On 9 November 1937 he was promoted to SS Chief Leader.

On 1 Schroeder June 1939 was promoted to staff leader of the SS section Alpine country whose headquarters were in Salzburg. In 1943 he was appointed First Lieutenant of the Waffen-SS transported. According to the work of "The Big German Reichstag" Schroeder died in July 1943 as a First Lieutenant of the Waffen SS during an anti-partisan action in Carinthia. [1] (For personal documents condolence his commander F. Bochmann, department FBNr.48 2 79 a, 15 July 1943 is shown) that Schroeder 8 July 1943 "west of the village Gouki has remained as head of the heavy tank company of our regiment from the enemy." Also a newspaper cutting refers to the fact that Schroeder "is as SS Lieutenant leader and company commander in the SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division 'Totenkopf' fallen in the ongoing heavy fighting in the East."

Other awards that Schroeder had, were the Golden Party Badge, the Reich Sports Badge in Gold, the sword of honor of the Reichsführer SS and the skull ring of the SS.