Martin Bormann

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Martin Bormann (1934)

Martin Ludwig Bormann (17 June 1900 in Halberstadt – 2 May 1945 in Berlin) was a German politician and member of the Nazi Party. He was the private secretary of Adolf Hitler. He was also a member of Hitler's Cabinet.

In 1923, he took part in the Munich putsch. At this time, he became one of Hitler's closet advisors.[1] Because he took part in a murder, he was convicted to one year in prison in 1924 by the German Staatsgerichtshof.[2] In May 1941, he became a Reichsminister. This was because Rudolf Hess' flight to Scotland.[1] In 1943, he became Hitler's private secretary.[2] At the Nuremberg Trials, Bormann was convicted to death in 1946. This happened while he was not there.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bormann, Martin from Chambers Biographical Dictionary". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved July 28, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Martin Bormann". Spiegel Online. Hamburg: SpiegelNet GmbH. Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011. Staatsgerichtshof
  3. "Bormann, Martin (1900 to 45) from Chambers Dictionary of World History". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved July 28, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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