Albert Bormann

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Albert Bormann

Albert Bormann (born September 2, 1902 in Halberstadt , † April 8, 1989 in Munich ) was the younger brother of Reichsleiter Martin Bormann and a functionary of the NSDAP .


He was the third child of the post office clerk Theodor Bormann from his second marriage to Antonie, geb. Mennong. His father died early and the mother married Albert Vollborn.

Bormann was a bank clerk by profession and carried out this activity from 1922 to 1931. In 1927 he joined the NSDAP and the SA . From 1929 to 1931 he was Gaufführer of the Hitler Youth in Thuringia . From 1931 he worked in the private law firm of Adolf Hitler , of which he became head in 1933. From 1934 the private chancellery was the main office I of the Fuehrer's chancellery . From 1934 he worked as the personal adjutant of the NSDAP leader, hence Hitler's. Initially paid as an SA-Sturmbannführer, promotions soon followed, up to group leader of the NSKK and Reich Main Office leader of the NSDAP (1940). For the NSDAP he became a member of the Reichstag in 1938 as a representative of the Berlin-West constituency. On April 21, 1945 Albert Bormann was flown to Obersalzberg.

After the surrender he lived under a false name as a farm worker in Bavaria. In 1949 he reported himself and was interned for a short time. After his release, Albert Bormann lived in southern Germany.

Bormann was considered competent and reliable. Martin Bormann saw in his brother an annoying competition, because he realized that his brother could influence Hitler even without him. Albert Bormann distilled z. For example, from his private letters, an early form of demoscopic analyzes that he was allowed to present to Hitler and that - at least until the " seizure of power " in 1933 - influenced Hitler's policy. It is rumored that Martin Bormann classified his brother's wife, a Hungarian, as too "Hungarian". The brothers were considered enemies: if they were in the same room, they did not speak to each other. Albert Bormann was inconspicuous but effective and occasionally also had an influence on personnel decisions in Hitler's immediate environment, for example when Traudl Junge was appointed Hitler's private secretary. As a person, he resigned from his brother, who was not an insignificant influence. A scientific study that describes his work in more detail does not exist.


  • Joachim Lilla , Martin Döring, Andreas Schulz: extras in uniform: the members of the Reichstag 1933–1945. A biographical manual. Including the Volkish and National Socialist members of the Reichstag from May 1924 . Droste, Düsseldorf 2004, ISBN 3-7700-5254-4 .

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