Benno von Arent

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Benno von Arent (July 19 1898 - October 14 1956) was a member of the German Nazi Party and SS, responsible for art, theatres, movies etc.

Von Arendt was born in Görlitz on July 19 1898, and worked as a stage designer; he joined the SS in 1931 and the NSDAP in 1932. The same year, he was one of the people who started the "Bund nationalsozialistischer Bühnen- und Filmkünstler" ("Union of national-socialist stage and movie artists"), which was later called "Kameradschaft deutscher Künstler" ("fellowship of German artists") after Hitler began to rule Germany in 1933. Von Arent was made "Reichsbühnenbildner" ("Reich stage designer") in 1936 and "Reichsbeauftragter für die Mode" ("Reich agent for fashion") in 1939. In 1944, he was given the rank of SS-Oberführer.

Von Arent died in Bonn on October 14 1956.