Curt Lahr

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Curt Robert Lahr (born February 2, 1898 in Silberstrasse , † February 16, 1974 in Stuttgart ) was a senior Saxon state employee, head of the Saxon State Chancellery and President of the Saxon Savings Banks Association.


Lahr, who came from a humble background, worked from 1916 to 1920 as an unskilled worker for the city administrations in Nossen and Schwarzenberg before becoming an accountant for the Sparkasse of the Rechenberg community . In 1923 he took over the management of the Sparkasse in Augustusburg , which he managed until 1932. In this position he joined the NSDAP in 1930 . In 1932 he took over the management of the Sparkasse and Stadtbank Hartha . In May 1933 he entered the Saxon civil service. In May 1933, Johann Christian Eberle appointed him his deputy and successor as President of the Saxon Savings Bank Association. From 1933 to 1935 Lahr was the personal advisor to Reichsstatthalter and Gauleiter Martin Mutschmann . In 1935 he took over the management of the Saxon State Chancellery , which he headed until 1937.

In October 1936 he became a co-founder of the “ Heimatwerk Sachsen - Association for the Promotion of Saxon Ethnicity e. V. “, of which the Erzgebirge industrialist Friedrich Emil Krauss was elected chairman, Arthur Graefe took over the management . The aim of this association, which remained closely linked to the State Chancellery, was to control and harmonize all cultural endeavors in Saxony in the interests of the NSDAP.

After Eberle's death, in order to avoid increasing differences with the Gauleiter about his social commitment, from 1938 onwards he only devoted himself to the savings bank system. After the end of the Second World War he was deposed and interned in various prisoner-of-war camps. Before retiring, he worked as a sales representative at Deutsche Sparkassenverlag in Stuttgart .

Curt Lahr had been married since 1924 and had a son and two daughters.

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