Herbert Albrecht

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Herbert Albrecht
Gauleiter of Mecklenburg
In office
1930–1931
Preceded by Friedrich Hildebrandt
Succeeded by Friedrich Hildebrandt
Personal details
Born (1900-01-12)12 January 1900
Altenburg, Germany
Died 13 June 1945(1945-06-13) (aged 45)
Political party National Socialist German Workers Party

Dr. Herbert Albrecht (12 January 1900, Altenburg, Saxe-Meiningen – 13 June 1945) was a Gauleiter (regional party leader) of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) from 1930 to 1931.

Life[edit]

Albrecht was born in Altenburg, Saxe-Meiningen on January 12, 1900. He completed the Realgymnasium in 1918. Afterwards, he volunteered for the German Army and joined the Anhaltische Infanterie-Regiment 93 as a Fahnenjunker. In 1919 he passed his final high school examination in Halle and became a member of the Freikorps Halle and Freikorps Anhalt.

In September 1919, Albrecht was assigned to Reichswehr Infanterie-Regiment 49 as an officer candidate (Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter). He was a member of the antisemitic organisations Reichshammerbund (founded by the German author Theodor Fritsch) and the Deutschvölkischer Schutz-und Trutzbund. Between 1919 and 1925, Albrecht was an agricultural worker, apprentice, and a civil servant in Holstein. He was also an agriculture student in Berlin, Rostock[1] and Giessen.

In 1920, Albrecht helped to organize the German Social Party in Berlin. Between 1923 and 1925 he was successively Gruppen-, Zugführer and Fahnenträger in the Nationsozialistische Hundertschaft Charlottenburg (later Sturm 33, Maikowski).

In 1925, Albrecht received his doctorate (phil.agr.) degree and in 1926-27 he volunteered as an administrator in Vogtland. In 1926 Albrecht was a candidate for the parliament in Saxony after having joined the NSDAP in the same year. From 1927 onwards, he was a public speaker for the NSDAP and a financial adviser. In addition, he was a contributor to the national-socialist newspaper Völkischer Beobachter since 1924.

In July 1930, Albrecht was nominated as a Gauleiter of Mecklenburg-Lübeck and in September he became a member of the Reichstag for Dresden-Bautzen. He voluntarily resigned as Gauleiter in 1931 and from 1931 to 1933 he was a chairman of the Faction for Economics in the Reichstag and deputy chairman of the Committee of Supply. He was a member of the Economic Counsellors for the Reich-Leadership and in 1933 was deputy to the Reichsrat (Reich-Counselor) – Thüringen. He was also Special Representative of the Thüringen Government in Berlin. In 1933 he was also a member of the Kleinen und Grossen Arbeitskonvents of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF), and a member of the Verwaltungsrats der Reichspost.

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Further reading[edit]

  • “Der Grossdeutsche Reichstag. Wahlperiode nach dem 30. Jan. 1933, verlängert bis zum 30.1.1947 ” (Berlin 1938: V. Decker’s Verlag, G Schenk, p. 145)
  • “Axis Biographical Research” Website by Michael D. Miller & Gareth Collins
  • Gauleiter: The Regional Leaders Of The Nazi Party And Their Deputies, 1925-1945 (Herbert Albrecht-H. Wilhelm Huttmann)-Volume 1 R. James Bender Publishing, 2012 by Michael D. Miller and Andreas Schutz
  • https://www.bundesarchiv.de/aktenreichskanzlei/1919-1933/0000/adr/adrag/kap1_1/para2_36.html

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