Seldte, Franz

Born: Jun 27, 1882 AD
Died: 1947 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

1882 - Born in Magdeburg on the 29th of June.

1918 - On the 25th of December, he founded the Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten and became its leader. However, he had a number of arguments with its acting leader Theodor Duesterberg.

1931 - He together with Alfred Hugenberg and Adolf Hitler, helped create the Harzburg Front, an alliance against the Heinrich Brüning government.

1933 - In April, he joined the National Socialist German Workers Party and integrated the Stahlhelm into the Sturmabteilung.

         - In August, he became an SA-Obergruppenführer and later was a Reichskommissar for the Freiwilligen Arbeitsdienst.

1934 - In March, he was made leader of the German League of Front Fighters, an organization, however, that was soon disbanded.

1935 - He requested to be released from official responsibilities, but Hitler refused.

1945 - Seldte remained, without substantial power, when he became a member of the government as the Prussian Arbeitsminister.

         - He was arrested at the end of the war and died in a US military hospital at Fürth, before being arraigned on charges.

1947 - Died on the 1st of April.
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