Willi Stöhr

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Willi Stöhr (6 November 1903 – after 1995), German NSDAP official, was born in Wuppertal-Elberfeld. He joined the NSDAP in 1923. In 1932, he was made a senior official of the Hitler Youth movement, and in 1933, when the National Socialist movement came to power, he was appointed to administrative position in Frankfurt am Main, and also adjutant to Jakob Sprenger, Gauleiter (regional party head) of Hesse-Nassau. In 1937, he became head of the party's propaganda organisation in Hesse-Nassau. In October 1944, he was appointed head of the civil administration of German-occupied Lorraine, although the area was already being overrun by the Allied armies. In February 1945, he was made Gauleiter of the Gau Westmark, based in Saarbrücken, and was in charge of the defence of the city, which fell to the Americans on 20 March 1945. After a period of imprisonment, he immigrated to Canada, where he was still living in 1995: his date of death is unknown.

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  • Ernst Klee, Das Personen-lexikon zum Dritten Reich (Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt-am-Main, 2005), 605