Martin Bormann

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Martin Bormann in July 1934 during Night of the Long Knives

Martin Ludwig Bormann (Born 17 June 1900 in Wegeleben, Prussia, Germany–Died 2 May 1945 in Berlin, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany) was a Nazi 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 1927 he joined the Nazi Party and later joined the Schutzstaffel in 1937 and was ranked as SS-Obergruppenfuhrer . 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 after 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". credoreference.com. 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  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". credoreference.com. 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.

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