Kurt Haldweim (1918-2010) was the third Führer of the Greater German Reich. He served in that position for longer than anyone except for Adolf Hitler himself.
Haldweim died at the age of 91 after a series of illnesses and recuperations. He was an autocratic ruler, but nowhere to the extent of his predecessors, Hitler and Heinrich Himmler.
Haldweim was born in Austria, and served in the Second World War.
Haldweim was based on the historical Kurt Waldheim (1918-2007). Presumably, Turtledove changed the character's name as Waldheim was still living at the time In the Presence of Mine Enemieswas written.
- ↑ See, e.g., In the Presence of Mine Enemies, pg. 38.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 72.
- ↑ See, e.g., pg. 262.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 50