Werner Kniehahn

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Werner Kniehahn (born June 12, 1895 in Naumburg (Saale) , † February 14, 1967 in Berlin ) was a German mechanical engineer and university professor .

After graduating from high school in Chemnitz in 1914 and doing military service in World War I, he studied in Stuttgart and Dresden to become a qualified engineer. In 1921 he took his diploma and in 1924 his doctorate. He worked in Dresden as an assistant at the chair for mechanical engineering. In 1925/26 he worked for the Dynamowerk Berlin , then at the Reich Patent Office . In 1929 he completed his habilitation at the TH Dresden , where he then taught as a private lecturer. From 1938 to 1945 he was appointed professor of precision mechanics there, first extraordinary, then full professor . At the same time he worked as a technical senior manager at the Hollerith plant in Berlin. a. in censuses and on behalf of the SS . In November 1933 he signed the German professors' confession of Adolf Hitler . He was a military economist .

From 1952 to 1963 he taught general mechanical engineering at the TH Berlin , and from 1957 to 1959 as rector of the TH / TU Berlin. He was an honorary senator of the TU Berlin. As a member of the board, he headed Wanderer-Werke AG in Siegmar-Schönau .


  • Motor vehicle , Potsdam 1930/31
  • The importance of the office machine industry , Berlin 1934


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