Joseph Berchtold

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Joseph Berchtold (March 6, 1897August 23, 1962), a former salesman who sold office products, he became Reichsführer SS in 1926 after Julius Schreck.

Berchtold was in the World War I and had the rank of second lieutenant at the end of the war. In 1920 he joined the NSDAP. He was thought to be better than Julius Schreck, but was still not able to keep the people who started the party under control. After a lot of arguing he resigned in 1927 and was replaced by his deputy, Erhard Heiden.

Preceded by
Julius Schreck
Reich Leader of the SS
Succeeded by
Erhard Heiden