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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After he joined the Party, he became the Gauleiter (political officer) for the National Socialist Jurists' League.
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.
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.
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.
41) The CAH charge of which Baldur von Schirach was found guilty included an allegation of persecution and centered primarily on his deportation of Jews from Vienna in his capacity as that city's Gauleiter (regional branch Nazi leader).
But it has to be their decision, not the command of some tinpot Town Hall Gauleiter eager to meet Osborne's cash targets.
Patricia Ferguson, Scottish Labour external affairs spokesman, said the Gauleiter accusation was an "ugly smear" and Mr Salmond should withdraw it.
The appointment of Albert Forster as Nazi Party Gauleiter in Danzig shaped Greiser's development as a Nazi leader.
Upon victory, Gauleiter and Civil Administrator Artur Greiser declared that the Wartheland would become the "drilling ground" of the National Socialist movement, an area for experimentation in National Socialism (Exerzierplatz des Nationalsozialismus), and he began to "pioneer" population control based on Nazi "racial science," soon introducing an apartheid system to the population whereby Polish citizens of German decent were considered superior to those of Polish Christian heritage and those of Jewish heritage.
This alien concept reminds one of the powers of National Socialist Gauleiter, in Germany, and, like them, a mayor with such powers could soon be allowed to head a hierarchy of district, cell and block leaders enabling strong central control over the electorate and the filtering of such control ultimately down to the individual.
One of the most significant propaganda publications was the lavishly illustrated art magazine Der Kunst im dritten Reich (Art in the Third Reich) and Die Kunst im deutschen Reich (Art in the German Reich) which was first published in January 1937 by Gauleiter Adolf Wagner.
Number three in the Nazi hierarchy, Hitler's propaganda minister and Gauleiter, or head of the Nazi party in Berlin, the "little doctor" as he was sometimes called was one of the most brutal of all the fuhrer's followers.