Wednesday, May 9, 2018

pencil sketch of a Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


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Dr K Prabhakar Rao said...

Franz Xaver Schwarz (27 November 1875 – 2 December 1947) was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) functionary and politician in Nazi Germany. He served as Reichsschatzmeister (National Treasurer) of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) during most of the party's existence.From 16 September 1931 forward, Schwarz had control of all financial matters of the Nazi Party.[1] He was elected to the Reichstag in 1933, representing the Franconia electoral district and continued thus to the end of World War II. He was also named a Reichsleiter (Reich Leader), which was the second highest political rank of the Nazi Party.[4] Hitler attended Schwarz's 60th birthday celebration on 27 November 1935.[4] Hitler's will, dated 2 May 1938 (which left his entire fortune to the party) included the provision that it be opened in Schwarz's presence.
Besides the party treasury (largely based on membership dues), Schwarz was responsible for the central assignment of NSDAP unique membership numbers. When members died or stopped paying dues, the old numbers were not freed up for new members. If old members picked up their dues later a new party number would be assigned. The Nazi Party had 8.5 million members on the books by 1945

Schwarz was regarded as an able administrator who generally kept out of party politics.For instance he is only mentioned twice in Joseph Goebbels's diaries. The first time (9 April 1926), Goebbels wrote dismissingly of him, but by November 1944, the Propaganda Minister's attitude had changed; he now regarded Schwarz as one of the most reliable and respectable party men.Schwarz died in an Allied internment camp near Regensburg on 2 December 1947, due to recurring gastric troubles. He was 72. In September 1948, Schwarz was posthumously classified by the Munich de-Nazification court as a "major offender".