Günther Blum

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Günther Blum (born July 8, 1905 in Krefeld ; † August 3, 1973 ) was a German politician ( NSDAP ) and Hitler Youth leader.

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Günther Blum was born the son of a lawyer. After attending school, he became involved in the Fichtebund and the Jungnationalen Bund . He was later excluded from the latter. He later studied law in Halle .

On March 1, 1930, Blum joined the NSDAP ( membership number 210.167). In the party he quickly rose to one of the leading figures of the Hitler Youth: in 1931 he became HJ area leader Hochland , before he was recalled by the Reich Youth Leadership as HJ district leader of Halle-Merseburg in December 1931 and as area leader in the newly formed HJ area Middle Elbe was used. From March 1933 to April 1938, Blum served as area leader of HJ area 17 (Thuringia), with his official seat in Weimar. At the same time he was chairman of the Thuringia regional committee of the German youth associations.

After the beginning of the Second World War , he was transferred to Krakow as HJ area leader in autumn 1939 , where he was also responsible for the German Youth Office.