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Schirach, Baldur von

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1974 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

1907 – born in Weimar on the 9th of May.

1925 – Schirach joined a Wehrjugendgruppe at the age of ten and became a member of the NSDAP.

1929 – He was soon transferred to Munich and became leader of the Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Studentenbund.

1931 – He was a Reichsjugendführer in the NSDAP.

1933 – He was made head of the Hitler Youth and given a SA rank of Gruppenführer.

1936 – He was made a state secretary.

1940 – He organized the evacuation of 5 million children from cities threatened by Allied bombing.

1942 – On the 15th of September, he mentioned their deportation as a "contribution to European culture.

1943 – He fell into disfavor, but remained at his post.

1946 – He was found guilty on the 1st of October, of "crimes against humanity" for his deportation of the Viennese Jews.

1966 – He was released on the 30th of September, and retired quietly to southern Germany.

1974 – Died on the 8th of August.