Eberhard Graf von Kalckreuth

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Count Kalckreuth

Hans Alexander Theobald Eberhard Graf von Kalckreuth (born October 21, 1881 in Nieder-Siegersdorf , Lower Silesia ; † September 13, 1941 there ) was a German manor owner. In the Weimar Republic he was President of the Reichslandbund.


He attended the Protestant secondary school in Grünberg . After school, he took up the officer career and was an active officer in the 2nd Guards Field Artillery Regiment for four years . He took part in the First World War from 1914 to 1917 as a battery leader. After the war he took over the management of his father's property. Soon he became a board member of the Reichslandbund , which he chaired 1924–1928 and 1930–1933 as president. In September 1928 he became the first chairman of Viehzentrale GmbH. He was also a member of the central committee of the Reichsbank . On October 11, 1931, he took part in the meeting of the Harzburg Front . He was one of the signatories of the industrialists' petition to Paul von Hindenburg , which demanded Adolf Hitler's chancellorship . In January 1933 he agitated against Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher because of his "agrarian Bolshevism" and thus paved Hitler's way to power at Hindenburg.


  • Cuno Horkenbach: The German Empire from 1918 to today . Verlag für Presse, Wirtschaft und Politik, Berlin 1930, p. 518.

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Individual evidence

  1. Genealogical Handbook of the Count's Houses Volume XI, Volume 82 of the complete series, CA Starke Verlag , Limburg (Lahn) 1983, p. 129.
  2. Gotthard Jasper: The failed taming. Paths to Hitler's seizure of power 1930-1934, Frankfurt / M. 1986, p. 123