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Schumacher, Kurt

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Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Political Leader

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1895 - Born on the 13th of October at Kulm in West Prussia.

1914 - He abandoned his studies and joined the German Army.

1918 - He joined the Social Democratic Party.

1924 - He was elected to the Wurttemberg Landtag.

1928 - He became the SPD leader in the state.

1930 - He was elected to the national legislature.

1932 - In August he was elected to the SPD leadership group at age 38, he was youngest SPD memberof the legislature.

1933 - He was arrested and severely beaten in prison by the Nazis and spent the next ten years inconcentration camps at Hueberg, Kuhberg.

1946 - British and Americans allowed the SPD to reform itself as a national party, with Kurt Schumacher as leader.

1952 - Died on the 20th of August at the age 57.

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