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Axmann, Artur

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Military Officer

1913 – Born on the 18th of February in Hagen, Germany.

1928 – He studied law and founded the first Hitler Youth group in Westphalia.

1932 – He was called to be a Reichs Leader (Reichsleiter) of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) to carry out a reorganization of Nazi youth cells.

1933 – Became Chief of the Social Office of the Reich Youth Leadership.

1940 – He was on active service on the western front until May.

       – In August of the same year he succeeded Baldur von Schirach as Reich Youth Leader (Reichsjugendführer) of the Nazi Party.

1941 – He was severely wounded on the eastern front, losing an arm.

1944 – He received the German Order, the highest decoration the Nazi party could bestow.

1945 – After Hitler’s suicide on the 30th of April, he escaped from the bunker together with Martin Bormann and Dr. Ludwig Stumpfegger.

       – He was arrested in December when a Nazi underground movement which he had been organizing was uncovered.

1949 – A Nuremberg de-Nazification court sentenced him in May to a prison sentence of three years and three months as a ‘major offender’.

1958 – A West Berlin de-Nazification court fined the former Hitler Youth leader 35,000 marks (approximately 3,000 pounds, or $23,876.97 USD), about half the value of his property in Berlin.

1996 – Died on the 24th of October.