Robert Neufang

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Robert Joseph Neufang (born January 7, 1901 in Neunkirchen , † January 24, 1972 in Saarbrücken ) was a German administrative officer and briefly politician ( KP ).


Professional career

After graduating from school in 1916, he initially had various occupations in industry and trade. He then entered the public service in Westmark and began to work in the Kaiserslautern nutrition department. There he was department head from September 1, 1941 to August 31, 1945. After the end of the Second World War , the Saar Neufang Regional Council, operating within the French occupation zone , transferred the management of the Saarland Food Office on November 9, 1945 retroactively to September 1.

After the transformation of the regional council into the administrative commission of the Saarland , he was appointed a member of this commission by decree of the Saarland military governor Gilbert Grandval of October 8, 1946. There he officiated between October 20, 1946 and July 7, 1947 as Director of Agriculture and Food. When the Communist Party decided to withdraw its representative from the committee because of its rejection of the Saarland's close economic and political ties to France , Neufang - who did not want to support anti-French policy - left the party in June 1947, although initially he did not resign . After he finally left the administrative commission, Otto Kindel ( DPS ) succeeded him in office.

A few weeks after his resignation, on August 16, 1947, he was appointed head of the Saarland State Road Traffic Office; he held this position until July 1, 1948. In 1952 he headed the Saar-Palatinate Institute for State Research for a few months and from August 1, 1953 he was head of the Saarland's government garage (= vehicle fleet ). In a document dated May 12, 1956, Norbert Brinkmann , the then Saarland Minister for Economics, Transport and Agriculture, transferred him to Post Office 2 to the Directorate of Post and Telegraph Administration.

However, with effect from December 31 of the same year, he was transferred again, against which Neufang appealed a year later. The Ministry of Economy, Transport and Agriculture denied his request for reinstatement on April 10, 1958. Ultimately, however, Neufang prevailed in court and the ministry had to uphold his objection.


Neufang had also been a member of Borussia Neunkirchen since 1920 . Between 1948 and 1950 he led the club as chairman and during this time he set up his own Saarland league under the umbrella of the Fédération Française de Football . He asserted his political contacts in 1948 when the club acquired the site of the Ellenfeldstadion - for which a right of first refusal had been in the land register since the lease agreement was signed in 1911 - as well as adjacent properties. From 1953 to 1956 Neufang then acted as honorary president of the association.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Birth register Neunkirchen, 1901, entry no.19
  2. Saarbrücken death register, 1972, entry No. 224
  3. Hans-Christian Herrmann: “The Saar in the sights of the SED”. In: Stiftung Demokratie Saarland ( Ed. ): October 23, 1955 - 50 years later. Documentation of a series of lectures . Unionprint Satz und Druck GmbH, Saarbrücken , 2005. Retrieved from on July 25, 2017.
  4. "New start with dates". In: Der Spiegel , № 25/1947, June 21, 1947, pages 2–3. Retrieved from ( Spiegel Online ) on July 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Bernd Reichelt: Football in the German-French border area Saarland / Moselle 1900–1952. A transnational history of political staging and sporting emancipation . Franz Steiner Verlag , Stuttgart , 2014, ISBN 978-3-515-10893-5 , page 376.
  6. Tobias Fuchs: "History of the Ellenfeldstadion". ( Memento from August 14, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Retrieved from on July 25, 2017.