Waldemar Magunia

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Waldemar Magunia
Gauobmann of East Prussia
In office
Leader Erich Koch
SA-Oberführer of Ukraine
In office
February 14, 1942 – October 6, 1943
Appointed by Erich Koch
Preceded by Helmut Quitzrau
Personal details
Born December 8, 1902
Königsberg, East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died February 16, 1974 (aged 72)
Oldenburg in Holstein, Federal Republic of Germany
Political party NSDAP

Waldemar Magunia (December 8, 1902 in Königsberg (Prussia) – February 16, 1974 in Oldenburg in Holstein) was the leader of the Sturmabteilung (SA) in East Prussia and Commissioner General in Kiev.


A skilled baker and member of the Freikorps, he joined the Nazi Party in June 1921 and became the first leader of the SA in East Prussia. In 1933 he was elected to the Reichstag and became President of the Handwerkskammer (Chamber of Trade Crafts) for East Prussia, Head of the Landeshandwerksmeister (Society of professional handicraft workers) of Königsberg and NSDAP Gau Economic Advisor in East Prussia. Re-elected to the Reichstag in 1936 and 1938 he also served as Gauobmann (District Leader) of the German Labor Front (DAF) in East Prussia from 1937 to 1941.

From August 1941 to January 1942 he served as head of the civil administration in Bezirk Bialystok and as Deputy to the East Prussian Gauleiter, Erich Koch. Finally on February 14, 1942 he was appointed the General Commissioner for the General District of Kiev of the Reichskommissariat Ukraine and SA-Oberführer in the Reichskommissariat Ukraine.

After 1945 Magunia was a manager at a firm in Oldenburg in Holstein. He died on 16 February 1974.


  • Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Zweite aktualisierte Auflage, Frankfurt am Main 2005, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8, S. 387.
  • Erich Stockhorst: 5000 Köpfe – Wer war was im Dritten Reich. Arndt, Kiel 2000, ISBN 3-88741-116-1.

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