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Werner Grothmann
Werner Grothmann
Werner Grothmann
(23 August 1915 – 26 February 2002) was a mid-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS
Waffen-SS
of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
and aide-de-camp to Reichsführer-SS
Reichsführer-SS
Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler
from 1940 until Himmler's death in 1945. Biography[edit] Grothmann was born in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
in 1915. In his youth he studied economics and carved out a career as an accountant at a bank. In 1933 he joined the Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
(SS) at 18 years old, and was assigned to the Junkerschule SS
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Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Hitler
(German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] (listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP). He rose to power as Chancellor of Germany
Chancellor of Germany
in 1933, and as Führer
Führer
in 1934.[a] During his dictatorship from 1933 to 1945, he initiated World War II
World War II
in Europe by invading Poland on 1 September 1939. He was closely involved in military operations throughout the war and was central to the perpetration of the Holocaust
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Allies Of World War II
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations
United Nations
from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers
Axis powers
during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression. At the start of the war on 1 September 1939, the Allies consisted of France, Poland
Poland
and the United Kingdom, as well as their dependent states, such as British India. Within days they were joined by the independent Dominions of the British Commonwealth: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.[1] After the start of the German invasion of North Europe until the Balkan Campaign, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, and Yugoslavia joined the Allies
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Karl Dönitz
Karl Dönitz
Karl Dönitz
(sometimes spelled Doenitz German: [ˈdøːnɪts] (listen); 16 September 1891 – 24 December 1980) was a German admiral who played a major role in the naval history of World War II. Dönitz briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
as the head of state of Nazi Germany. He began his career in the Imperial German Navy
Imperial German Navy
before World War I. In 1918, he was commanding UB-68 when she was sunk by British forces. Dönitz was taken prisoner. While in a prisoner of war camp, he formulated what he later called Rudeltaktik[2] ("pack tactic", commonly called "wolfpack"). At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the Kriegsmarine
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Frankfurt Am Main
Frankfurt, officially Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main (German: [ˈfʁaŋkfʊɐ̯ t am ˈmaɪn] ( listen); lit. ' Frankfurt
Frankfurt
on the Main'), is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse
Hesse
and the fifth-largest city in Germany. Frankfurt
Frankfurt
was a city state, the Free City of Frankfurt, for nearly five centuries, and was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire; it lost its sovereignty in 1866. In 2015, Frankfurt
Frankfurt
has a population of 732,688 within its administrative boundaries,[4] and 2.3 million in its urban area.[2][5] The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million[1] and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after Rhine-Ruhr
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Geheime Feldpolizei
The  Geheime Feldpolizei (help·info) (Secret Field Police) or GFP was the secret military police of the German Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
until the end of the Second World War. These units were used to carry out plain-clothed security work in the field such as counter-espionage, counter-sabotage, detection of treasonable activities, counter-propaganda, protecting military installations and the provision of assistance to the German Army in courts-martial investigations. GFP personnel, who were also classed as Abwehrpolizei, operated as an executive branch of German military intelligence detecting resistance activity in Germany and occupied France
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Lüneburg
Lüneburg
Lüneburg
(officially the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg, German: Hansestadt
Hansestadt
Lüneburg, pronounced [ˈhanzəʃtat ˈlyːnəbʊɐ̯k], Low German
Low German
Lümborg, Latin
Latin
Luneburgum or Lunaburgum, Old High German Luneburc, Old Saxon
Old Saxon
Hliuni, Polabian Glain), also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. It is located about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of another Hanseatic city, Hamburg, and belongs to that city's wider metropolitan region
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Lübeck
Lübeck
Lübeck
(pronounced [ˈlyːbɛk] ( listen)) is a city in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, and one of the major ports of Germany. On the river Trave, it was the leading city of the Hanseatic League, and because of its extensive Brick Gothic
Brick Gothic
architecture, it is listed by UNESCO
UNESCO
as a World Heritage Site. In 2015, it had a population of 218,523. The old part of Lübeck
Lübeck
is on an island enclosed by the Trave. The Elbe–Lübeck Canal
Elbe–Lübeck Canal
connects the Trave
Trave
with the Elbe
Elbe
River. Another important river near the town centre is the Wakenitz. Autobahn 1 connects Lübeck
Lübeck
with Hamburg
Hamburg
and Denmark. Travemünde
Travemünde
is a sea resort and ferry port on the coast of the Baltic Sea
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Karl Wolff
World War II:Italian Campaign AwardsIron Cross, German Cross
German Cross
in GoldOther workbusinessman Karl Wolff
Karl Wolff
(13 May 1900 – 17 July 1984) was a high-ranking member of the Nazi SS who held the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer
SS-Obergruppenführer
in the Waffen-SS. He became Chief of Personal Staff Reichsführer-SS (Heinrich Himmler) and SS Liaison Officer to Hitler until his replacement in 1943. He ended World War II
World War II
as the Supreme Commander of all SS forces in Italy. Wolff evaded prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials, apparently as a result of his participation in Operation Sunrise
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Final Solution
The Final Solution
Final Solution
or the Final Solution
Final Solution
to the Jewish Question was a Nazi plan for the genocide of Jews
Jews
during World War II
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Denazification
Denazification
Denazification
(German: Entnazifizierung) was an Allied initiative to rid German and Austrian society, culture, press, economy, judiciary, and politics of the National Socialist ideology (Nazism). It was carried out by removing those who had been Nazi Party
Nazi Party
or SS members from positions of power and influence and by disbanding or rendering impotent the organizations associated with Nazism. The program of denazification was launched after the end of the Second World War
Second World War
and was solidified by the Potsdam Agreement
Potsdam Agreement
in August 1945. The term denazification was first coined as a legal term in 1943 in the Pentagon, intended to be applied in a narrow sense with reference to the post-war German legal system
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Flensburg
Flensburg
Flensburg
(Danish: Flensborg, Low Saxon: Flensborg, North Frisian: Flansborj, South Jutlandic: Flensborre) is an independent town (kreisfreie Stadt) in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Flensburg
Flensburg
is the centre of the region of Southern Schleswig. After Kiel
Kiel
and Lübeck
Lübeck
it is the third largest town in Schleswig-Holstein. In May 1945, Flensburg
Flensburg
was the seat of the last government of Nazi Germany, the so-called Flensburg government
Flensburg government
led by Karl Dönitz, which was in power from 1 May (The announcement of Hitler's death) for one week until German armies surrendered and the town was occupied by Allied troops
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Freising
Freising
Freising
is a town in Bavaria, Germany, and capital of the Freising district, with a total population of 45,227.Contents1 Location 2 Cultural significance 3 History 4 Politics 5 Education 6 Also see 7 Twin towns 8 Famous citizens 9 Points of interest 10 References 11 External linksLocation[edit] The city is located north of Munich
Munich
at the Isar
Isar
river, near the Munich International Airport. Anyone taking off or landing at Munich
Munich
airport can see the city to the north with its two hills, the cathedral hill with the bishop's castle and the Freising cathedral
Freising cathedral
and Weihenstephan Hill with the oldest working brewery in the world
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Businessman
A business person is a person involved in business – in particular someone undertaking activities (commercial or industrial) for the purpose of generating cash flow, sales, and revenue utilizing a combination of human, financial, intellectual and physical capital with a view to fuelling economic development and growth. An entrepreneur is an example of a businessperson
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Institut Für Zeitgeschichte
The Institute of Contemporary History (Institut für Zeitgeschichte) in Munich was conceived in 1947 under the name Deutsches Institut für Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Zeit ("German Institute of the History of the National Socialist
National Socialist
Era"). Founded by the German government and the State of Bavaria
Bavaria
at the suggestion of the Allied Forces, it was established in 1949 and renamed in 1952. Its purpose is the analysis of contemporary German history. The Institute is funded by the German government, and the German states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
and Saxony
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Peter Longerich
Peter Longerich
Peter Longerich
(born 1955) is a German professor of history. He is regarded by fellow historians, including Ian Kershaw, Richard Evans, Timothy Snyder, Mark Roseman and Richard Overy, as one of the leading German authorities on the Holocaust.[1]Contents1 Career 2 Published works 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] In 2002–03, Longerich was the third holder of the Visiting Chair at the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt. In 2003-04, he was J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Senior Scholar in Residence at the Centre for Advanced Holocaust
Holocaust
Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington DC, where he worked on a biography of Heinrich Himmler
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