Walther Kadow

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Walther Kadow
Born 1860
Died 31 May 1923(1923-05-31)
Cause of death Murder
Occupation School teacher
Known for Murder victim
Political party German Völkisch Freedom Party
Movement Fascism

Walther Kadow (1860 – 31 May 1923[1]) was a German school teacher who was murdered by Rudolf Höss and accomplices in May 1923 in the forest near Parchim. Kadow was member of the rightwing German Völkisch Freedom Party, and was suspected of having betrayed German nationalist Albert Leo Schlageter to the French occupation authorities in the Ruhr. Schlageter was executed by the French and was later regarded as a martyr by the Nazis. Höss received a ten-year sentence for the revenge killing, while his accomplice, Martin Bormann who was former student of Kadow, was sentenced to one year in prison for his part in the murder.

Bormann would later become Head of the Nazi Party Chancellery and private secretary to Adolf Hitler. Höss later became commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp.


  1. ^ "Mai 1923 - Ereignisse - Chroniknet". Chroniknet (in German). Retrieved 2017-01-12.