Siegfried Zoglmann

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Siegfried Zoglmann (born August 17, 1913 in Neumark / Kreis Taus ; † October 20, 2007 in Bonn - Bad Godesberg ) was a Sudeten German and German politician. He was a Hitler Youth leader and since 1934 a member of the NSDAP. After 1945 he rose in the North Rhine-Westphalian FDP . At the beginning of the social-liberal federal government (SPD-FDP) in Bonn, he was one of the right-wing FDP members who left their party. After founding a national liberal party, which was unsuccessful, he later joined the CSU .

Life and work

Zoglmann, son of a farmer, had been a leader in the Sudeten German youth movement since 1928. In 1933 he was imprisoned for one year in Moravian-Ostrau . After his release from prison he worked as a journalist in Cologne from 1934 and in Berlin from 1935. In Berlin he headed the foreign press office of the Reich Youth Leadership . In the months after the Munich Agreement of September 30, 1938, he was the youngest member of the international commission that had to determine the final course of the German-Czechoslovak border. After the " smashing of the rest of the Czech Republic " he became head of department at the Reich Protector in Bohemia and Moravia in 1939 . During the Second World War he was deployed from 1940 to a war correspondent company. In 1942 he volunteered for the Waffen-SS , where he was last company commander in the rank of SS-Obersturmführer .

After the end of the war, Zoglmann came to North Rhine-Westphalia as a displaced person . He worked as editor-in-chief of the right wing FDP newspapers Der Progress , Die Deutsche Zukunft and Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung . In 1951 he became managing director of the Northwest German newspaper and magazine publisher. In 1961 he founded the "interwerbung" agency. He has also tried his hand at grocery retailing as an entrepreneur.

Siegfried Zoglmann was buried in the castle cemetery in Bad Godesberg .

Party memberships

Zoglmann was a member of the DNSAP and from 1934 the NSDAP . He was regional leader Bohemia and Moravia of the Hitler Youth .

Zoglmann became a member of the FDP in North Rhine-Westphalia in 1950. In 1950 he was appointed state press officer, elected to the state executive in 1951 and finally deputy state chairman. In addition to Ernst Achenbach , he was Friedrich Middelhauve's liaison to the Naumann district .

Within the FDP, Zoglmann was one of the strict opponents of the social-liberal coalition and, above all, of the New Ostpolitik . On June 17, 1970 he founded the National Liberal Action (NLA) with Dietrich Bahner and other members of the Hohensyburger Kreis within the FDP in order to strengthen the influence of the right wing within the party. After the federal party congress of the FDP from June 22 to 24, 1970 in Bonn had confirmed Walter Scheel's reform-oriented, social-liberal line (see Freiburg theses ), the NLA was constituted nationwide. Zoglmann became its chairman and resigned from the FDP on October 9, 1970. After the NLA was transferred to the German Union in 1971, Zoglmann was its chairman until 1974. When the failure of the DU as an independent party became foreseeable, he switched to the CSU in November 1974.

Displaced persons policy

Zoglmann was a co-founder of the Sudeten German Landsmannschaft , for which he was regional chairman in Bavaria from 1976 to 1988. In addition, Zoglmann was a member of the Sudeten German Council . He co-founded the national-conservative Witikobund .


From 1954 to 1958 Zoglmann was a member of the state parliament in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Zoglmann was a member of the German Bundestag from 1957 to 1976. From 1961 to 1963 he was parliamentary manager of the FDP parliamentary group, then until 1968 deputy group chairman. When he left the party on October 9, 1970, Zoglmann also left the FDP parliamentary group and became a guest of the CSU regional group. Although still living in North Rhine-Westphalia, Zoglmann, who was non-party at the time, was re-elected to the Bundestag in 1972 on the CSU state list.

As an author

  • Bannführer SZ together with Gauleiter Hans Krebs : Sudeten Germany marches. Publishing house for social ethics and art care Dr. Friedrich Osmer, Berlin 1938 ( presentation )


See also


  • Rudolf Vierhaus , Ludolf Herbst (ed.): Biographical manual of the members of the German Bundestag 1949–2002 . KG Saur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-598-23782-0 , p. 991 .
  • Ernst Klee : The dictionary of persons on the Third Reich. 2nd, updated edition Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8 .
  • Zoglmann, Siegfried . In: Martin Schumacher (Ed.): MdB - The People's Representation 1946–1972. - [Xylander to Zywietz] (=  KGParl online publications ). Commission for the History of Parliamentarism and Political Parties e. V., Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-00-020703-7 , pp. 1421 , urn : nbn: de: 101: 1-2014070812574 ( [PDF; 111 kB ; accessed on June 19, 2017]).
  • Susanna Schrafstetter: Siegfried Zoglmann, His Circle of Writers, and the Naumann Affair: A Nazi Propaganda Operation in Postwar Germany. In: David A. Messenger, Katrin Paehler (Ed.): A Nazi past. recasting German identity in postwar Europe. Univ. Press of Kentucky, Lexington 2015, pp. 113-138, ISBN 0-8131-6056-1 .

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Individual evidence

  1. TRADE: Rabid Power . In: Der Spiegel . No. 21 , 1975 ( online ).