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Gau Franken
Gau Franconia
Gau of Nazi Germany

1933 – 1945
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Gau Franken
Map of Nazi Germany showing its administrative subdivisions, the Gaue and Reichsgaue
Capital Nuremberg
Gauleiter
 - 1933 - 1944 Julius Streicher
 - 1944 - 1945 Karl Holz
History
 - Establishment 1933
 - Disestablishment 1945
Population
 - 17 May 1939[1] 1,065,122 

Gau Franconia (German:Gau Franken), was an administrative division of Nazi Germany in Middle Franconia, Bavaria from 1933 to 1945. Previous to that, since 1926, it was the regional subdivision of the Nazi Party in this region.

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History

The Gau was established in 1929 under the leadership of Julius Streicher, who was then Gauleiter of the Gau Nürnberg-Fürth.

Streicher was disgraced in 1940 but no new Gauleiter was appointed until November 1944, when Karl Holz took the post.

Gauleiter

  • Julius Streicher - 1929 to 16 February 1940
  • Hans Zimmermann 16 February 1940 to 4 April 1942, acting
  • Karl Holz 19 March 1942 to 20 April 1945, acting until November 1944

See also

Sources

References

  1. ^ Bayrisches Landesamt für Statistik accessed: 26 June 2008
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