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Hitler, Adolf(Encyclopedia)Hitler, Adolf ä´dôlf ht´lr [key], 1889–1945, founder and leader of National Socialism (Nazism), and German dictator, b. Braunau in Upper Austria. Early Life The son of Alois Hitler (1837–1...
Braun, Eva(Encyclopedia)Braun, Eva ´vä broun [key], 1912–45, mistress and later wife of the German dictator Adolf Hitler. She was a shop assistant to a Nazi photographer, through whom she met Hitler. She entered his ho...
Strasser, Gregor(Encyclopedia)Strasser, Gregor gr´gr shträs´r [key], 1892–1934, German political leader. A pharmacist, he joined the National Socialist (Nazi) party in its infancy and participated in Adolf Hitler's abor...
Schleicher, Kurt von(Encyclopedia)Schleicher, Kurt von, 1882–1934, German general. A leading Reichswehr (army) figure after World War I, Schleicher wielded great power in the years before Adolf Hitler came to power (1933). He was wa...
Bormann, Martin(Encyclopedia)Bormann, Martin bôr´män [key], 1900–1945, German National Socialist (Nazi) leader. He met Adolf Hitler in 1924 and soon became an important figure in the Nazi party hierarchy. He succeeded Rudolf...
Roehm, Ernst(Encyclopedia)Roehm or Röhm, Ernst both: rnst röm [key], 1887–1934, German National Socialist leader. An army officer in World War I, he met (1919) Adolf Hitler, whose political career he helped to launch. Ro...
Starhemberg, Ernst Rüdiger von(Encyclopedia)Starhemberg, Ernst Rüdiger von, 1899–1956, Austrian politician, a descendant of the 17th-century general of the same name. He took part in Hitler's beer-hall putsch of 1923 (see Hitler, Adolf) but ...
Ribbentrop, Joachim von(Encyclopedia)Ribbentrop, Joachim von y´aäkhm fn rb´ntrôp [key], 1893–1946, German foreign minister (1938–45). After World War I he became a wealthy champagne merchant. He joined the National Soci...
Hess, Rudolf(Encyclopedia)Hess, Rudolf, 1894–1987, German National Socialist leader, b. Alexandria, Egypt; son of a German merchant. In 1920 he became an ardent follower of Adolf Hitler and after the Munich beer-hall putsch ...
Landsberg am Lech(Encyclopedia)Landsberg am Lech länts´brk äm lkh [key] or Landsberg, town (1994 pop. 23,810), Bavaria, SW Germany, on the Lech River. Textiles, metal goods, and paper are manufactured. Its fortress served as...
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