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Kurt Budäus

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Kurt Budäus (* 6 March 1908 in Leipzig; † 16 April 1963 in Velbert) was a German politician (NSDAP).

Life

After attending school, Budäus completed his studies. In 1933 he joined the Reichswehr. He then worked as a foreign correspondent in Italy and France. On May 1, 1933, he joined the NSDAP (membership number 2,994,796). Before that he had already been a member of the Sturmabteilung (SA) from September 1932 to March 1933. He had been a member of the Hitler Youth (HJ) since September 1931. He did his military service in 1933 with the Reichswehr. Afterwards he worked as a foreign correspondent in Italy and France.

After attending the HJ-Gebietsführererschule Oberweser, Budäus worked for the HJ-Gebietsführung Niedersachsen, ultimately as chief of staff. In March 1939, he became deputy chief of the authorities department of the Reich Youth Leadership (RJF) and deputy inspector of the Adolf Hitler Schools. After temporarily participating in the Second World War, during which he was awarded the Knight’s Cross, he took over the Academy for Youth Leadership and the management of the Adolf Hitler Schools. Furthermore, the HJ-Gebietsführer headed the Office for Personnel Management at the RJF in 1941 and from January 1943, among other things, and was the school and university commissioner there.[1]

On 14 December 1943, Budäus entered the National Socialist Reichstag by way of succession, to which he belonged as a representative of constituency 35 until the end of Nazi rule.[2]

From November 1944 he led a unit of the 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitler Youth” and was promoted in the Waffen-SS to Sturmbannführer.[1]

After the end of the war, Budäus and other former HJ officials were arrested in the spring of 1946 by members of the U.S. Army, accused of belonging to an HJ underground organization.[3]

Literature

  • Michael Buddrus: Totale Erziehung für den totalen Krieg. Hitler Youth and National Socialist Youth Policy. Saur, Munich 2003, ISBN 3598116152.
  • Joachim Lilla, Martin Döring, Andreas Schulz: Statisten in Uniform. The Members of the Reichstag 1933-1945. A Biographical Handbook. Including the völkisch and national socialist members of the Reichstag from May 1924. Droste, Düsseldorf 2004, ISBN 3-7700-5254-4.

Individual references

  1. a b Michael Buddrus: Totale Erziehung für den totalen Krieg. Hitler Youth and National Socialist Youth Policy, Munich 2003, p. 1130
  2. Joachim Lilla (editor): Statisten in Uniform. The Members of the Reichstag 1933-1945, Düsseldorf 2004
  3. cf. Volker Koop: Himmlers letztes Aufgebot. The Nazi Organization “Werewolf”. Böhlau, Cologne 2008, ISBN 978-3-412-20191-3, p. 252