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 (hĭn′dən-bûrg′, -bo͝ork′), Paul von 1847-1934.
German field marshal and politician who as president of the Weimar Republic (1925-1934) appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor (1933).
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(Placename) the German name for Zabrze


(ˈhɪndənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈhɪndənbʊrk)
(Biography) Paul von Beneckendorff und von (paul fɔn ˈbɛnəkəndɔrf ʊnt fɔn). 1847–1934, German field marshal and statesman; president (1925–34). During World War I he directed German strategy together with Ludendorff (1916–18)
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(ˈhɪn dənˌbɜrg)

Paul von (Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg), 1847–1934, German field marshal; 2nd president of Germany 1925–34.
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Noun1.Hindenburg - German field marshal and statesmanHindenburg - German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
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KARACHI: German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg is seen flying over Manhattan on May 6, 1937, hours before a disaster that killed 36 people and marked an end to the airship era.
Almost 80 years after the Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey brought the era of airships to an abrupt end, the giant flying machines look poised to make a comeback.
Half of the studies deal with the history of the German National People's Party (Deutschnationale Volkspartei, DNVP) and that of the Pan-German League (Alldeutscher Verband, ADV); other essays focus on the German combat leagues, the Catholic right, Reich President von Hindenburg, jurist and political theorist Carl Schmitt, and the Protestant theologian Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, director of the Bethel Institutions.
Surely with all that boundless praise and enough puff to re-inflate the Hindenburg it could not be anything but entertaining, innovative, thrilling, ground-breaking etc.