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1900: Martin Bormann – Hitler’s Personal Secretary and Right-hand Man

1900: Martin Bormann – Hitler’s Personal Secretary and Right-hand Man
Photo Credit To Wikipedia Commons/Bormann (directly to Hitler's left) in Paris. June 1940

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  • Historical event
  • 17 June 1900
  • Bormann was born into a Protestant (Lutheran) family. However, he later became extremely anticlerical. Indeed, he was probably one of the greatest enemies of the clergy among the Nazis.

On this day Hitler’s private secretary Martin Bormann was born.

He was certainly one of the most powerful men in the Third Reich, rivaling even Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Göring.

Bormann was close to Hitler at all times, and not in the field, so that he was able to control the flow of information coming to the Führer and dispatch the commands issued by the Führer.

It is known that Bormann influenced Hitler’s conception of what is happening around him, much like in the famous case of Göring’s alleged “treason” against the Führer.

Martin Bormann was born in a small town in Wegeleben, a part of Germany which is predominantly inhabited by Protestants, between Magdeburg and Göttingen.

Thus, Bormann was born in a Protestant (Lutheran) family. But, he later became extremely anticlerical. Indeed, he was probably one of the greatest enemies of the clergy among the Nazis.

Bormann gained extremely high positions within the Nazi Party (NSDAP). He was awarded the political rank of Reichsleiter (the highest rank in the NSDAP, next only to the Führer).

He also became the head of the Nazi Party Chancellery (Parteikanzlei) and then the Führer’s personal secretary (Sekretär des Führers).

Some apparently thought that, using his influence on Hitler, Bormann was actually secretly the real ruler of Germany – Reichsleiter (the highest rank in the NSDAP, next only to the Führer).

He also became the head of the Nazi Party Chancellery (Parteikanzlei) and then the Führer’s personal secretary (Sekretär des Führers).

Some apparently thought that, using his influence on Hitler, Bormann was actually secretly the real ruler of Germany.

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