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Walter Schütz

Member of the Reichstag
In office
Constituency Wahlkreis 1 (East Prussia)

Born October 25, 1897(1897-10-25)
Wehlau, East Prussia
Died March 29, 1933 (aged 35)
Political party Communist Party of Germany
Children Gustav Schütz
Religion None

Walter Schütz (25 October 1897 – between 27 and 29 March 1933) was a German communist politician.



Schütz was born in Wehlau (today Znamensk, Russia), where he attended school. He was trained as a machine fitter and worked at the municipal electricity works of Königsberg.

After World War I he worked as a car mechanic and joined the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in 1919. Schütz became the East Prussian Chairman of the Communist Party and Chief editor of the communist newspaper for East and West Prussia "Echo des Ostens" (Echo of the East).[1][2]

Schütz was elected as a member of the Reichstag in September 1930. He was arrested by the Nazi-SA in February or March 1933 and tortured and murdered in the SA headquarters of Königsberg.[3][4]


  • Hermann Weber/Andreas Herbst: Deutsche Kommunisten. Biographisches Handbuch 1918 bis 1945, Berlin: Karl Dietz Verlag 2004, p. 709 ISBN 3-320-02044-7


  1. ^ Valentin Tomin: Hinter der Front. Dokumentarerzählung über eine Deutsche Kundschaftergruppe, 1980, p. 61 (German)
  2. ^ Braunbuch über Reichstagsbrand und Hitler-Terror, 1933, p. 360. Faksimilenachdruck, Frankfurt am Main 1973 (German)
  3. ^ Heinz Brüdigam: Faschismus an der Macht. Berichte, Bilder, Dokumente über das Jahr 1933, 1982, p. 234.
  4. ^ Matull, Wilhelm (1973). "Ostdeutschlands Arbeiterbewegung: Abriß ihrer Geschichte, Leistung und Opfer" (in German). Holzner Verlag. p. 359. 

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