Anton Joachimsthaler

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Anton Joachimsthaler (* 1930 in Hohenelbe , Czechoslovakia ) is a German historian . He was best known for his research on youth and the beginnings of the German dictator Adolf Hitler ("Correction of a Biography").


Joachimsthaler was born in the Sudetenland . He studied electrical engineering at the Oskar von Miller Polytechnic, a predecessor of the Munich University of Applied Sciences . After that, he worked for the Deutsche Bundesbahn from 1956 in the mechanical and electrical engineering service in various positions, most recently as department head in the Munich-Freimann repair shop . Since 1969 he has been working part-time with contemporary and railway history. Since the 1970s he has published on technology and contemporary history and worked as an employee and consultant on contemporary history television programs on the ZDF ( Hitler as a private person ). His work Correction of a Biography , in which he made many previously little-known facts about Hitler's youth known to a wider public, received a lot of attention .

Contributions to research

Joachimsthaler is best known for his contributions to research into the life of Adolf Hitler . In this context, through his research in the city archives of Hitler's hometown Linz, he was able to determine, for example, that the Linzer Stefanie Rabatsch, to whom Hitler, as his childhood friend August Kubizek had vouched, had an enthusiastic childhood love, was called Isak. According to Joachimsthaler, the fact that Hitler had a romantic interest in a girl who was not Jewish, but who, due to her Jewish-sounding name, was of Jewish origin, made the later woman seriously anti-Semitic Dictator already at that time highly unlikely.

One of Joachimsthaler's main research fields in the history of railways was the broad-gauge railway desired by Hitler with a gauge of 3000 millimeters, i.e. more than twice as wide as the European standard gauge of 1435 millimeters.


As an author:

  • History of the development of electric locomotives . In: 100 Years of the Electric Railway . Keller Verlag, Starnberg 1980, ISBN 3-7808-0125-6 , page 22 ff.
  • Bundesbahn repair shop in Munich-Freimann. History, people, vehicles 1925–1985 . Bundesbahn repair shop Munich-Freimann, Munich 1985.
  • The broad-gauge railway: the project to develop the greater European area 1942–1945 . Herbig Verlag, Munich 1985, ISBN 3-7766-1352-1 .
  • Correction of a biography. Adolf Hitler 1908–1920 . Munich 1989.
  • Hitler's path began in Munich. 1913-1923 . Munich 2000, ISBN 3-7766-2155-9 (revised version of "Correction of a Biography"; preface by Ian Kershaw ).
  • Hitler's list. A document of personal relationships . Herbig, Munich 2003, ISBN 978-3-7766-2328-4 .
  • Hitler's End - Legends and Documents. Herbig, Munich 2004, ISBN 978-3-7766-2383-3 .
  • Essay: Hitler's entry into politics and the beginnings of the NSDAP. In Munich - "Capital of Movement". Bavaria's metropolis and National Socialism. Catalog for the exhibition project of the Münchner Stadtmuseum in connection with the Munich City Archives .Münchner Stadtmuseum. Edited by Richard Bauer, Ed. Minerva, Wolfratshausen 2002, ISBN 978-3-932353-63-5 .

As editor:

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ralf Rossberg: German railway vehicles from 1838 to today . Springer-Verlag, 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-95770-3 ( [accessed on January 20, 2017]).
  2. ^ Ralf Rossberg: German railway vehicles from 1838 to today . Springer-Verlag, 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-95770-3 ( [accessed on January 20, 2017]).