Gauleiter: The Regional Leaders of the Nazi Party and Their Deputies

Volume 3

Michael Miller

This third volume presents the lives and careers of 37 men who governed many of the 43 administrative regions (Gaue) of the NSDAP. Lavishly illustrated and relying on numerous primary sources and first-hand accounts, it fills a significant void in the historiography of the Third Reich and 20th Century Europe.
Date Published :
July 2021
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Contributor(s) :
Andreas Schulz
Illustration :
508 black & white
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781558263
Pages : 616
Dimensions : 9.76 X 6.77 inches
Stock Status : In stock


No dictator can effectively govern a nation on his own. This was certainly the case with Adolf Hitler, who had little time for or interest in the day-to-day regional administration of the Nazi Party. For that purpose, he appointed his most loyal, charismatic, and brutal subordinates: The “Little Hitlers”, officially known as Gauleiters.

In this third volume of a series begun in 2012, Michael Miller and Andreas Schulz present in meticulous detail the lives, careers, and crimes of 37 such men. Included are several whose wartime career paths took them outside of their home provinces and led to widespread oppression and terror outside the borders of the Reich. Among these were Fritz Sauckel, who presided over the roundup of millions for slave labor in the Reich, Josef Terboven who oppressed the people of Norway with uncompromising brutality for five years, and Gustav Simon who ruthlessly “Germanized” Luxembourg. Perhaps most notorious of all was Julius Streicher, whose virulent attacks - in writing and at the podium - made him the unofficial face of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany.

About The Author

Michael Miller was born in Torrance, California on 28 May 1971. A U.S. Navy Veteran (1989-1993) who served in Sardinia and Spain, he is the author or co-author of six books on the senior leadership of the Third Reich. His interest in European history, with emphasis on the Second World War, dates back to 1978. He currently works as a certified peer specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in California.


Ernst Friedrich Christoph (Fritz) Sauckel; Dr med Gustav Adolf Scheel; Hans Heinrich Schemm; Bruno Gustav Scherwitz; Baldur Benedikt von Schirach; Dr jur Ernst Paul Hans Schlange; Georg Friedrich (“Fritz”) Schlessmann; Richard Arthur Kurt Schmalz; Erich Karl Traugott Schmiedicke; Dr med Gustav Hermann Schmischke; Prof Dr phil Walter Schultz; Franz Schwede (known as Schwede-Coburg; Gustav Johannes Simon; Jakob Sprenger; Gustav Louis Erich Staebe; Wilhelm Konrad Stich; Wilhelm (“Willi”) Stöhr; Gregor Strasser; Julius Streicher; Erich Emil Arthur Hermann Stürtz; Otto Telschow; Josef Antonius Heinrich Terboven; Kurt Thiele; Fritz Tittmann; Dr jur Siegfried Josef Uiberreither; Prof Dr phil habil Karl Theodor Vahlen; Ludwig Viereck; Fritz Wächtler; Adolf Wagner; Heinrich Robert Wagner; Dr h c Josef Wagner; Karl Wahl; Friedrich (Fritz) Wambsganss; Paul Wegener; Paul Otto Karl Weinrich; Albert Wierheim; Hans Zimmermann.

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