Alfred Scholz (politician)

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Memorial plaque on Alfred-Scholz-Platz in Berlin-Neukölln

Alfred Heinrich Paul Scholz (born May 15, 1876 in Berlin ; † November 2, 1944 in Woltersdorf (near Berlin) ) was a German politician (SPD), initially mayor of Neukölln and from 1920 district mayor of the Neukölln district .

Scholz was elected to the Rixdorf City Council in 1906. In 1911 he was elected head of the city council of Rixdorf - as the first city councilor of the SPD in the German Reich . From 1921 to 1933 he was district mayor of Neukölln. Scholz was dismissed after the " seizure of power " by the National Socialists , citing the law to restore the civil service .

His parents were the buffet chef Johann Heinrich Scholz and Pauline Bunge. In 1899 Scholz married Gertrud Uster (1881–1950), who later became the city councilor of Berlin. This marriage resulted in four children, two sons and two daughters: Erwin (1899–1904), Hertha Beese (1902–1987), Arno Scholz (1904–1971) and Ella (Gertrud Martha) (married Walter, later mother of Advertising specialist Harry Walter ).

The marriage was divorced and Alfred Scholz married Lina Scholz born in 1925. Beck and had another son: Helmut Scholz (1927–2013)

In 2014 the “Platz der Stadt Hof” on Karl-Marx-Straße was renamed “Alfred-Scholz-Platz” after its redesign in honor of the first district mayor of Neukölln.

Web links

Commons : Alfred Scholz (SPD)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Birth certificate Berlin V a, No. 2351, dated May 19, 1876
  2. Betty Grünberg / Hubert Maessen (ed.): Harry Walter: 60 - The biography of the father of political advertising in Germany. ISAP (Institute for Strategy, Analysis and Planning), Neuss 1989, pp. 1–3
  3. ^ Gudrun Wedel: Autobiographies of women. A lexicon. Böhlau Verlag, Cologne, Weimar, Vienna 2010, p. 319: Hass, Gertrud