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Alfred Rosenberg
Alfred Rosenberg
Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany (born in the Russian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1893
Date of Death: 1946
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging
Occupation: Politician, Author of Non-Fiction
Spouse: Hilda Leesmann (1915–1923, divorced)
Hedwig Kramer (1925–1946)
Children: A son who died in infancy; daughter Irene (b. 1930)
Political Party: NSDAP
Political Office(s): Legislator, Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories
Turtledove Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Alfred Rosenberg (12 January 1893 – 16 October 1946) was a key member of the Nazi Party before and during its reign in Germany. Rosenberg was born to a German family in Estonia in the Russian Empire. Rosenberg was one the main authors of the Nazi ideology, including its racial "theory", persecution of the Jews, Lebensraum, abrogation of the Treaty of Versailles, and opposition to "degenerate" modern art. He was the leader of the foreign policy office of the NSDAP, 1933-1945, and Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories, 1941-1945. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials, and hanged.

Alfred Rosenberg in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

Alfred Rosenberg was one of nearly two dozen[1] German officials who was captured by the Allies at the end of World War II. The Allies sought to try these captives for war crimes. These plans were stopped twice by the German Freedom Front, first in November 1945 when the GFF destroyed the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg[2] and second in 1946, when the GFF destroyed the American residency zone in Frankfurt with a radium bomb.[3]

In 1947, the Soviets decided to try the officials in Berlin. The GFF prevented this by crashing a plane into the courthouse, killing all the lawyers and judges, but leaving the accused unharmed.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 260.
  2. Ibid., pg. 108.
  3. Ibid., pg. 260.
  4. Ibid., pg. 407-8.
Political offices
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Preceded by
New office
Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories
1941-1945
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Office abolished