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Oscar von Hindenburg – Influential Son of German President von Hindenburg – 1883

Oscar von Hindenburg – Influential Son of German President von Hindenburg – 1883

Oscar had a great influence on German politics because he could control his father’s access to the president.

To this day, in 1883, Oscar von Hindenburg, son of German President and Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, was born. Oscar was a professional officer like his father. Already during World War I, in which his father became famous, he became an Oscar influential in military affairs. He served as his father’s liaison officer, reaching the rank of Major (Major).

After Oscar’s father Paul von Hindenburg became German president in 1925, Oscar became his adjutant. Oscar had a great influence on German politics because he could control his father’s access to the president. Oscar’s friend and colleague, Kurt von Schleicher, was named by Oscar’s father as German chancellor.

Some historians believe that Oscar had a role in persuading Paul von Hindenburg, as President of the Reich, to appoint Hitler as German chancellor in 1933. After his father’s death and the rise of the Nazis, Oscar was promoted to the rank of general. Later he was no longer particularly influential, and he lived until 1960. At the time of his death, he was in his 78th year.

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