Josef Mayr (politician, 1900)

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Josef Mayr (born June 16, 1900 in Augsburg , † August 2, 1957 in La Spezia in Italy) was a German politician and member of the NSDAP . From 1934 to 1945 he was Lord Mayor of Augsburg.

life and work

Mayr was born as the son of a railway official in Augsburg and attended secondary school . From 1917 to 1918 he served as a volunteer in the First World War , after which he joined the Freikorps . After the war he became secretary of the Augsburg city treasury; he continued his education through courses at the Administration Academy.

In 1922 he joined the NSDAP. In 1929 he moved into the city council and in 1933 Mayr became second mayor of Augsburg. In December 1934 he was elected First Mayor, at the same time he was Gauamtsleiter for local politics. Between 1939 and 1943 he was a reserve officer in the Wehrmacht with interruptions , most recently with the rank of major .

In April 1945 he was arrested and subsequently interned by soldiers of the US Army . After denazification , he worked as an employee in the private sector from 1948. He later moved to Utting am Ammersee and took early retirement in 1955 due to illness. Mayr died two years later in Italy.


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