List of Gauleiters

The following List of Gauleiters enumerates those who have held the German political rank of Gauleiter, most often associated with Nazi Germany.

  • Gau Bayerische Ostmark (Bavarian Eastern March) [Bayerische Ostmark was founded in 1933 when Oberfranken, Niederbayern & Oberpfalz merged. It was renamed Gau Bayreuth after its capital in 1943], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Berlin - Brandenburg [Gau Berlin - Brandenburg was divided into Berlin & Brandenburg 1929], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Brandenburg (the historical nucleus of the Prussian kingdom) [Gau Brandenburg was made a part of Kurmark 1933], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Danzig (Danzig; former free state, lost after the war to Poland, now Gdańsk) [Gau Danzig was known as Gau Danzig - Westpreussen after 1939], Gauleiter:
    • Hans-Albert Hohnfeldt (1926–1928)
    • Walter Maaß (1928–1930)
    • Albert Forster (1930–1945)
  • Gau Düsseldorf [Gau Düsseldorf was founded in 1929 from the bezirk Bergisches - Land], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Essen, Gauleiter:
    • Josef Terboven (1928–1945)
      • Acting Gauleiter: Fritz Schlessmann (April 1940 – May 1945)
  • Gau Hannover - Nord [Gau Hannover - Nord became a part of Südhannover - Braunschweig 1928], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Hannover - Sud [Gau Hannover - Sud became a part of Südhannover - Braunschweig 1928], Gauleiter:
    • Ludolf Haase (1927–1928)
  • Gau Hessen - Darmstadt [Gau Hessen - Darmstadt became a part of Hessen - Nassau 1933], Gauleiter:
    • Friedrich Mengeringhausen (1927–1931)
    • Peter Gemeinder (1931)
    • Karl Benz (1932–1933)
  • Gau Hessen - Nassau [Gau Hessen - Nassau was founded 1933 when Hessen - Darmstadt merged with Hessen - Nassau - Sud], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Hessen - Nassau-Nord (Hesses- Northern Nassau) [Hessen - Nassau - Nord was known as Gau Kurhessen after 1934], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Hessen - Nassau-Süd (Hesse- Southern Nassau) [Gau Hessen - Nassau - Süd became a part of Hessen - Nassau 1933], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Koblenz - Trier [Koblenz - Trier was renamed Gau Moselland in 1942], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Köln - Aachen (Cologne-Aachen)
  • Gau Kurmark (Elector's March) [Kurmark was founded in 1933 when Ostmark merged with Brandenburg; it was renamed Gau Mark Brandenburg in 1940], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Mittelfranken (Central Franconia) [Gau Mittelfranken became a part of Franken 1929], Gauleiter:
    • Wilhelm Grimm (1928)
  • Gau Moselland - see Gau Koblenz - Trier
  • Gau München-Oberbayern (Munich - Upper Bavaria) [Gau München - Oberbayern was founded in 1933 when the bezirk Oberbayern & Gross - München (Greater Munich; the Bavarian capital was also the official capital of the Nazi movement) merged], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria) [Gau Niederbayern became a part of Bayerische Ostmark 1933], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Niederdonau (Lower Danube, i.e. Niederösterreich, in Austria), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Niederschlesien (Lower Silesia, split-off of Gau Schlesien; after the war lost to Poland), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Oberdonau (Upper Danube, i.e. Oberösterreich, in Austria), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) [Gau Oberfranken became a part of Bayerische Ostmark 1933], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) [Gau Oberpfalz became a part of Bayerische Ostmark 1933], Gauleiter:
    • Franz Maierhofer (1929–1932)
  • Gau Oberschlesien (Upper Silesia, split-off of Gau Schlesien; after the war lost to Poland), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Osthannover (East Hannover), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Ostmark, (Gau Ostmark was made a part of Gau Kurmark 1933), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Ostpreußen (East Prussia), Gauleiter:
    • Bruno Gustav Scherwitz (1925–1927)
    • Erich Koch (1928–1945)
  • Gau Pfalz–Saar [Gau Pfalz - Saar was founded in 1935 when Saarland & Rheinpfalz merged. It was renamed Saarpfalz in 1937 and finally Westmark 1942], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Rheinland – Nord (Northern Rhineland) [Gau Rheinland - Nord became a part of Ruhr 1926], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Rheinland – Süd (Southern Rhenania) [Gau Rheinland - Sud was divided into Köln - Aachen & Koblenz - Trier 1931], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Rheinpfalz [Gau Rheinpfalz became a part of Pfalz - Saar 1935], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Ruhr [Gau Ruhr was divided into Westfalen - Nord & Westfalen - Sud 1932], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Saarland [Gau Saarland became a part of Pfalz - Saar 1935], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Schlesien [Gau Schlesien was divided into Niederschlesien & Oberschlesien, i.e. Lower- & Upper Silesia, 1940], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Schleswig - Holstein, Gauleiter:
  • Gau Sudhannover - Braunschweig (South Hannover - Brunswick) [Gau Sudhannover - Braunschweig was founded in 1928 when Hannover - Nord & Hannover - Sud merged], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Tirol (in Austria), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Tirol - Vorarlberg (in Austria), Gauleiter:
  • Gau Wartheland (named after the river Warta in Poland) [Wartheland was known as Warthegau before 1939], Gauleiter:
  • Gau Westfalen - Nord, Gauleiter:

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Last modified on 18 March 2014, at 02:06