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Rosenberg, Alfred

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Born: 1893 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Political Leader, Politician, Representative

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1893 - Alfred Rosenberg, born on the 12th of January in Tallin, Estonia. He was an early and intellectually influential member of the Nazi party, who later held several important posts in the Nazi government.

1917 - He studied architecture at the Riga Polytechnical Institute and engineering at Moscow University, completing his Ph.D. studies.

1918 - Emigrated to Germany, along with Max Scheubner-Richter who was something of a mentor to Rosenberg and his ideology.

1919 - He was one of the earliest members of the German Workers Party (later the National Socialist German Workers Party, better known as the NSDAP or the Nazi Party), joining in January.

1923 - Hitler appointed him as a leader of the Nazi movement, a position he held until Hitler was released.

1929 - Founded the Militant League for German Culture. He later formed the Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question, dedicated to identifying and attacking "Jewish" influence in German culture and to recording the history of Judaism from an anti-Semitic perspective.

1930 - He became a Reichstag Deputy and published his book on racial theory The Myth of the Twentieth Century (Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts) which deals with key issues in the national socialist ideology, such as the Jewish question.

1933 - He was named leader of the Nazi Party's foreign political office but he played little practical part in the role.

1934 - In January, he was deputized by Hitler with responsibility for the spiritual and philosophical education of the Party and all related organizations.

1940 - He was made head of the Hohe Schule (literally "high school"), the Centre of National Socialist Ideological and Educational Research.

1946 - He was sentenced to death and executed with other condemned co-defendants at Nuremberg on the morning of October.

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