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Kurt Daluege

Given NameKurt
Born15 Sep 1897
Died24 Oct 1946


ww2dbaseKurt Daluege was born to a Prussian state official in the small Upper Silesian town of Kreuzburg. He entered the German Army in 1916 and was wounded several times during WW1; he was awarded the Iron Cross (second class) medal for bravery. In the 1920s, he was active in para-military organizations Selbstschutzes Oberschlesien (SSOS, "Upper Silesian Self Defense") and Freikorps Ro├čbach, meanwhile, he studied at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany. In 1923, he joined the Nazi Party, eventually rising to the position of the leader of the Sturmabteilung (SA). In 1926, he married K├Ąthe Schwarz, with whom he had four children. In Jul 1930, he resigned from his post from the SA per Adolf Hitler's orders and joined the Schutzstaffel (SS). His knowledge of the SA was now being used against his former organization, which Hitler suspected would one day turning against him politically. In Nov 1932, he was elected to the Reichstag as a representative of the Electoral District Berlin-Ost, a seat he retained until 1945. At the same time, he served in the Prussian Ministry of the Interior as the police chief. In 1936, after the German police was reorganized under a central command in Berlin, he was made an administrative leader in the police force, but without any executive powers. In Jun 1942, Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated, and Daluege was placed as the Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia to fill the hole that Heydrich left; in this role, he was among those responsible for the destruction of the villages of Lidice and Le┼ż├íky in Bohemia as retaliation for the assassination. In May 1943, he suffered a heart attack, and by Aug 1943 he was relieved of all his duties for continued health problems. In May 1945, he was arrested by American troops in L├╝beck, Germany. He was interned in Nuremberg, German until Sep 1946, when he was extradited to Czechoslovakia to face trial for the massacres of Lidice and Le┼ż├íky. He was found guilty and was hanged at Pankr├íc prison in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was buried in an anonymous pit at Prague's D├íblice cemetery.

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15 Sep 1897 Kurt Daluege was born.
5 Jun 1942 Kurt Daluege was named Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia.
24 Oct 1946 Kurt Daluege passed away.


Portrait of police chief SS-Gruppenf├╝hrer Kurt Daluege, 8 Mar 1936Himmler, Heydrich, Daluege, and Adolf H├╝hnlein at a memorial ceremony on German Police Day, Horst-Wessel-Platz, Berlin, Germany, 16 Jan 1937Daluege, Lankenau, and Bomhard reviewing police forces, Bremen, Germany, 23 Apr 1937, photo 1 of 2Daluege, Lankenau, and Bomhard reviewing police forces, Bremen, Germany, 23 Apr 1937, photo 2 of 2
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