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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The charges against Greiser alleged that "[i]t must be taken that more than 300,000 persons perished in Chelmno." Trial of Gauleiter Artur Greiser, 13 LAW REPORTS OF TRIALS OF WAR CRIMINALS at 95.
The presence of the local Gauleiter Julius Streicher--and the publication of his abysmal anti-semitic rag Der Sturmer provided a further embarrassing set of links for the city to deal with after the war.
The book under review by Maurice Williams is a political biography of Friedrich Rainer describing his youth in Carinthia, his years as a burgeoning National Socialist, his desire to create an independent National Socialist Austria, his role as Gauleiter of Salzburg and then of Carinthia, and his position as Supreme Commander of Operation Zone Adriatic Coastland after 1943.
Fritz Sauckel, a particularly brutish Gauleiter, was in charge of drafting the forced laborers, virtually slaves.
Also, Hitler's Gauleiter there, Seyss-Inquardt, was efficient.
And on this it is interesting to note that Dennis Wheatley, famous for his popular kitsch black magic and sorcery novels, many of which echoed Nazi rituals, was listed by the Nazi security services as a possible future Gauleiter of North London, though they suspected he might be 'not entirely clean on the Jewish question'.
The sentiments of these young Americans would have warmed the cockles of a Nazi Gauleiter's heart in the 1930s.
Within a day or two of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg's unsuccessful plot, the Gauleiter of our region organized a demonstration at the foot of the castle near town, where some members of the Stauffenberg family lived.
Julius Streicher, the Jew-baiting Gauleiter of Franconia, had allowed hair to grow on his shaven pate and, smartly dressed in a blue suit, was more at ease than he had earlier appeared to be.
I could adduce a heap of other articles denouncing our brave new ally, the Gauleiter of Zagreb, as he moves to create a purified "Republic." But in what terms can Milosevic and his apologists denounce this outcome?
One of the first to call for their extermination was the former Gauleiter (area commander) of Burgenland.
The fits and starts of Himmler's politicization following the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 and his appointment as Gauleiter of Bavaria are clearly delineated.