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Axmann, Artur

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 83 years of age.

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.


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