Gauleiter


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Gauleiter

(ˈɡaʊˌlaɪtə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a provincial governor in Germany under Hitler
2. (sometimes not capital) informal a person in a position of petty or local authority who behaves in an overbearing authoritarian manner
[from German, from Gau district + Leiter leader]
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As Saul/Paul David Stout delivered an engaging interpretation, fierce and implacable as the Roman gauleiter, sorrowingly remorseful as the convertee Paul who has literally seen the light.
He launched the Nazi movement in Austria and served as a Gauleiter (leader of a regional branch of the NSDAP).
After he joined the Party, he became the Gauleiter (political officer) for the National Socialist Jurists' League.
All these were brought to the attention of the local gauleiter (Nazi Party district leader), Franz Hofer, who sensed military and political value.
Josef Goebbels, as Gauleiter (regional leader) of Berlin from 1926 onward, plays as large a role as Hitler throughout much of the book.
Gauleiter, collaborative Catholic priests, and other monsters and grotesques.
Juncker [the prime minister of Luxembourg at the time] a worthy representative of the authoritarian German Europe and the Middle Ages in social and employment affairs, where commissioners and Gauleiter dominate.
However, even during the Weimar era, Nazi Gauleiter Fritz Sauckel, a rabid anti-Semite, attempted to disrupt Simson's relationship with the Reichswehr with fabricated accusations.
Hitler's and Todt's decision to prioritise the route between Elbing and Konigsberg was certainly influenced by the intensive lobbying of the East Prussian Nazi Gauleiter Erich Koch who had rallied aggressively for a full-fledged job creation programme in his province.
Huber appealed to Orff, who had some good friends in the Nazi hierarchy, particularly Baldur von Schirach, the Gauleiter of--irony of irony, considering Orff's Schulwerk--Hitler Youth and later Vienna, to intercede on behalf of her husband.
Herr Julius Streicher, the Third Reich's great helden-tenor of anti-Semitism, was convicted by a jury of his Gauleiter peers of having taken bribes from rich Nuremberg Jews.
When a local Volksdeutsche leader, Gauleiter Fromm, came to Hans Valentin Hube on January 28, 1941, he complained about Romanian conscription and recounted all manner of mistreatment of Volksdeutsche by Romanian authorities.