Heinrich Grillo

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Wilhelm Heinrich Grillo (born October 8, 1875 in Godesberg , † September 11, 1941 in Gießen ) was a German politician ( NSDAP ) and district administrator of the Wetzlar district .


Heinrich Grillo initially embarked on a military career. He passed the ensign examination on October 1, 1895 and became a flag junior in the Dragoon Regiment "Field Marshal Prince Leopold of Bavaria" (Westphalian) No. 7 in Saarbrücken . In 1896/97 he attended the war school in Neisse and, after passing his exams, became a lieutenant on July 22, 1897 . From October 1, 1901 to January 17, 1905, he served in the Königs-Jäger regiment on Horseback No. 1 in Posen . Then he was transferred to the reserve and he spent the time up to 1908 with stays abroad and traveling. From 1909 to 1911 he was a volunteer at the Hofgut Kloster Altenberg in the Wetzlar district to learn about agriculture and forestry. From 1912 to 1913 it trained in bookkeeping and from 1914 attended the Eisenach Forest Academy. From August 1914 until his release on January 17, 1919 he did military service . He was an orderly officer and commander of the field police at the VRK General Command. From 1919 to 1923 he was a member of the supervisory board of various larger plants in the Rhineland and Westphalia.

In 1930 he became a member of the NSDAP ( membership number 371.022). He became local group leader and, in the spring of 1931, district leader of the NSDAP in the Wetzlar district. He belonged to the local parliament and was after the seizure of power of representation as mandated by the Nazis on May 29, 1933, the leadership of the district office. On December 6, 1933, he became provisional and on January 26, 1934, he became district administrator of the Wetzlar district. He remained in this position until 1941.

Heinrich Grillo married Henriette "Henny" Marie Karoline, née Glüsing (born March 1, 1889 in Eckernförde), the daughter of a pastor , in 1933 or 1934 .


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