Wilhelm Paasche

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Wilhelm Paasche (born February 18, 1913 in Stallupönen ; † March 4, 1997 in Namibia ) was a National Socialist functionary and from 1945 (after the death of Rolf Carls ) to 1946 district administrator of the Stormarn district .


Born the son of a farmer, Paasche attended high school in Vacha , where he also obtained his Abitur. He studied administrative law in Munich and Königsberg , where he passed the Great State Examination in 1942. From 1939 to 1945 he was an officer in the Second World War .

From 1931 Paasche was active in the National Socialist youth movement, in 1936 became head of the NS district training office and in 1938 head of the organization office of the Reich student leadership of the NSDAP . After the end of the war, in May 1945 he was appointed provisional district administrator for the Stormarn district. On February 16, 1946, the British military government dismissed him for concealing his NSDAP membership.

Wilhelm Paasche continued to be politically active from 1951 to 1953 as a district council member for the BHE . Since 1947 he has been the owner of a tax consultancy office between 1954 and 1956 as a councilor in Braunschweig and Lüneburg . He then worked in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forests. From 1962 to 1978 he was senior district director of the Lüchow-Dannenberg district .

In addition to his administrative work, he was mainly active in home care and co-founded the Rotarian Association in Lüchow. After his retirement Paasche stayed mainly on his ranch in British Columbia , Canada , where his grave is.


  • N. Fischer: The modeled region: Stormarn and the Hamburg area from the Second World War to 1980 . 2000, 31f., 36-39
  • HK Weigelt / E. Droste zu Vischering / W. Paasche: Hunting in Canada and Alaska . 1989.

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