Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger

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Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger
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Deputy Chief of the Reich Chancellery
In office
Early 1942 – 30 April 1945
PresidentAdolf Hitler
ChancellorAdolf Hitler
State Secretary of the Reich Chancellery
In office
February 1938 – Early 1942
Personal details
Born(1890-04-14)14 April 1890
Grünfier, Posen, Prussia
Died25 April 1947(1947-04-25) (aged 57)
Nuremberg, American Zone, Germany
Political partyNazi Party (NSDAP)
ProfessionLawyer; Military officer

Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger (14 April 1890 – 25 April 1947) was a German politician. He was an official and state secretary in the Reich Chancellery during the Nazi Germany era. He was the deputy head of the Reich Chancellery under Hans Lammers.[1]

Kritzinger was eventually arrested, along with most of the other surviving members of the Wannsee Conference, in 1946. During the Nuremberg Trials, where he was a witness, he said he was ashamed of his actions during the Nazi regime. He was released in April 1946 but then arrested again in December of the same year.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mommsen, Hans. "Die Deutschen - ein Volk von Tätern? : Zur historisch-politischen Debatte um das Buch von Daniel Jonah Goldhagen "Hitlers willige Vollstrecker : ganz gewöhnliche Deutsche und der Holocaust" ; Referat und Podiumsdiskussion eines Kolloquiums des Gesprächskreises Geschichte der Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung und der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bonn der Deutsch-Israelischen Gesellschaft, Bonn, 4. September 1996 / hrsg. von Dieter Dowe. Forschungsinstitut der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Historisches Forschungszentrum. - Bonn, 1996 (Gesprächskreis Geschichte ; 14). - ISBN 3-86077-579-0 . - Teil 2". Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Retrieved 17 January 2021.