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Hello,

For those who are interested, here is the full list of all HJ regional leaders in 1943

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Eric



Admin Edit: the list came from the 1991 book shown in post #3. However, it contains a lot of errors and also doesn't include the k.-Gebietsführer who covered the Gebietsführer when they were away so a new project was subsequently commenced here: List of Gebiet and Obergau leaders 1933-45


So, here's a fully-sourced and corrected version of the 1991 list (incorrect info from the book in red, fully-sourced info in yellow) for 1943. For all other years please click the above link.






1943

Gebiet NumberGebiet NameLeader named in the 1991 bookWho the leader actually was in 1943

1Ostpreussen



"Gebietsführer Albrecht Möller, then Gebietsführer Willi Boeckmann"
(Obergebietsführer Willi Boeckmann (Leutnant Boeckmann) who was on active service - killed in Ostpreussen on 28.7.1943)
Oberbannführer Oskar Dobat.

2Mark-Brandenburg

"Gebietsführer Hartmut Stegemann, then Oberbannführer Siegfried Döhn"
(Döhn left post in 1942)
Gebietsführer Fritz Knoop

3Berlin
"Oberbannführer Bayer"
(Bayer left post in 1942)
Gebietsführer Otto Hamann



4


Niederschlesien


Oberbannführer Herbert Hirsch


Oberbannführer Herbert Hirsch

5Pommern

"Gebietsführer Hans Schmitz, then Oberbannführer Gerd Wegner"
(Schmitz stood down in 1938)
Hauptbannführer Kurt Gerd Wegner



6


Nordmark


Gebietsführer Hubert Meiforth


Gebietsführer Hubert Meiforth

7Nordsee
"Obergebietsführer Lühr-Hogrese"
(Lühr-Hogrefe was KIA 1942)


Hauptbannführer Herbert Finkentey until April (moved to RJF staff). Replaced by Hauptbannführer (Promoted to Gebietsführer in Nov 1943) Willi Lohel

8Niedersachsen


"Gebietsführer Willi Blomquist"
(Blomquist took over Befehlsstelle Niederlande in Nov 1942)

Hauptbannführer Paul Conrad (k) until Jan 1943 then Oberbannführer Hans Sierck (promoted Hauptbannführer April 1943)

9
Westfalen (from Nov 1942: Westfalen-Nord)

"Gebietsführer Gustav-Adolf Langanke"
(Langanke was KIA in 1941)

Oberbannführer Wilhelm van Oopen until 6.3.1943 then Gebietsführer Walter Kröcher (from Gebiet 25)




10


Ruhr-Niederrhein


"Gebietsführer Fritz Striewe"


Hauptbannführer Fritz Striewe

11Köln- Aachen


"Gebietsführer Hohoff"
(Wehrmacht in 1942 - MIA Stalingrad 1943)


Oberbannführer Wilhem Wirths (k) until 1st of Nov 1943 then Hauptbannführer Karl Jeckstadt-Borchert (k)

12MosellandGebietsführer Rolf KarbachGebietsführer Rolf Karbach

13Hessen-Nassau

"Gebietsführer Erich Brandt"
(Erich Brandt left post in 1939)


Oberbannführer Dr Werner Gauhl (was promoted to Hauptbannführer in this year). From July 1943 Hauptbannführer Gustav Ernst


14

Kurhessen


"Gebietsführer Rehfeldt"
(Gebietsführer Rehfeld was KIA 1941)
Hauptbannführer August Schmidt



15


Mittelland


"Obergebietsführer Richard Reckewerth"


Obergebietsführer Richard Reckewerth

16Sachsen


"Gebietsführer Franz Schnaedter, then Hauptbannführer Alfred Frank"
(Schnaedter was never Gebietsführer of Gebiet 14. He was dismissed from the HJ in 1934)

Hauptbannführer Alfred Frank until 21.6.1943 (then Wehrmacht) then Hauptbannführer Wilhelm Gause

17Thüringen

"Gebietsführer Gunther Blum"
(Blum left in 1937)

Gebietsführer Theo Schulte

18Franken"Hauptbannführer Raschke"Gebietsführer(promoted 20.4.1943) Alfred Raschke

19Hochland

"Obergebietsführer Emil Klein, then Hauptbannführer Tom Stöckl"
Emil Klein left post in 1939
Gebietsführer Thomas Stöckl

20Württemberg



"Gebietsführer Hugo Wacha, then Gebietsführer Erich Sundermann"
(Hugo Wacha was dismissed as Gebietsführer in 1934)
Obergebietsführer Erich Sundermann



21


Baden


"Obergebietsführer Friedhelm Kemper"


Obergebietsführer Friedhelm Kemper

22Bayreuth


"Bannführer Willi Hausladen"
(no reference known that shows this Bannführer in post as Gebietsführer at any time)
Hauptbannführer Ferdinand Müller until March 1943 then: Hauptbannführer Overbeck

23Mittelelbe

"Gebietsführer Kurt Kräft"
(Kräft left post in 1936)
Hauptbannführer Rudolf Schreiber

24Mecklenburg



"Gebietsführer Walter Unger, then Gebietsführer Werner Altendorf"
(Altendorf left post in 1942 and was followed by Unger)
Hauptbannführer Walter Unger

25Westmark"Gebietsführer Walter Kröcher"Gebietsführer Walter Kröcher until March (then to Gebiet 9 Westfalen-Nord vice van Oopen) then Oberbannführer Max Keller (k)

26Hamburg

"Gebietführer Wilhelm Kohlmeyer"
(Obergebietsführer Wilhelm Kohlmeyer enlisted into SS in 1942 and KIA same year in Russia)
Oberbannführer Franz Paul (k)


27

Wien
"
Hauptbannführer Karl Kowarik"

Hauptbannführer Karl Kowarik then Hauptbannführer Sepp Kracker-Semler

28Niederdonau

"Bannführer Kurt Sommerfeld"
(Sommerfeld left post in 1941)
Hauptbannführer Kracker-Semler

29Oberdonau"Hauptbannführer Heinz Kess"Gebietsführer Heinz Keß until Apr 1943 (returns to Wehrmacht - KIA 16.10.1943) then Hauptbannführer Joseph Fasold


30

Steiermark


"Oberbannführer Karl Cink"





Hauptbannführer Karl Clink until 20.4.1943 then: Hauptbannführer Eduard Danzinger

31Kärnten

"Oberbannführer Hans Schoas"


Hauptbannführer Hans Schoas-Regger



32


Salzburg


"Bannführer Eduard Danzinger"



Hauptbannführer Eduard Danzinger and Oberbannführer Hannes Käfer

33

Tirol-Voralberg


"Oberbannführer Otto Weber"


Hauptbannführer Otto Weber


34

Düsseldorf

"Hauptbannführer Karl-Heinz Hünermund"


Hauptbannführer Karl-Heinz Hünermund(k) then from 1.9.1943: Hauptbannführer Gerhard Michalk



35


Sudetenland


"Gebietsführer Gunter Prager"


Gebietsführer Günther Prager



36


Schwaben


"Gebietsführer Rudolf Peschke"


Peschke then Oberbanbannführer Kurt Dannenmann



37


Danzig-Westpreussen



"Gebietsführer Horst Krutschinna, then Hauptbannführer Karl-Heinz Göpfert"


Göpfert then Gebietsführer Rudolf Henkel

38Wartheland

"Gebietsführer Schmitz"
(Schmitz left post in 1941)

Obergebietsführer Werner Kuhnt

39Mainfranken
"Hauptbannführer Raschke"
(Raschke left post in 1942)
Gebietsführer Heinrich Emsters

40Oberschlesien


"Gebietsführer Werner Altendorf, then Oberbannführer Horst Huisgen"
(Werner Altendorf was in the NSDAP Gauleitung Kattowitz)
Hauptbannführer Horst Huisgen

41Osthannover


"Obergebietsführer Lühr-Hogrese"
(Was never Gebietsführer Osthannover. He was stripped of his rank in 1940 and excluded from the HJ)
Hauptbannführer Helmut Eiffert

42Westfalen-Süd

"Bannführer Wilhelm von Oopen"
(van Oopen was Gebietsführer Westfalen-Nord - KIA 1943)
Oberbannführer Hugo Bald


43

Böhmen-Mähren

"Hauptbannführer Siegfried Zoglmann"


Gebietsführer Siegfried Zoglmann then Obergebietsführer Friedrich Knoop





The following were missing from the 1991 list but were in existence in 1943:


44GeneralgouvernementHauptbannführer Erwin Förschle until Dec 1943 then Hauptbannführer Eckart Schimmelpfeng

45Befehlsstelle NiederlandeOberbannführer Wilhelm Voss then Gebietsführer Willi Blomquist

46Befehlsstelle OstenHauptbannführer Siegried Nickel

47Befehlsstelle OstlandObergebietsführer Heinrich Luer

48Befehlsstelle UkraineNot currently known

Befehlsstelle BelgienBefehlsstelle BelgienHauptbannführer Rudolf Hemesath. From June to November 1942 Bannführer Adolf Janßen stood in for Hemesath. From Nov 1942: Hauptbannführer (later Gebietsführer) Gerhard Bennewitz
 
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Thanks Eric :thumb: Where did you find the list?

Hi Garry,

here is the source, pages 121-122. This book was published in 1991 and the edition is currently sold out.

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Just thinking... How about a list of all HJ Gebiet leaders (HJ-Gebietsführer), BDM Obergau leaders (Obergauführerinnen) and the Gebietsjungvolkführer from 1933 onwards by year? I love going over the top with lists and I'm sure that we could fill in quite a few gaps and come up with a useful reference.
 

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Hi Eric,

The 1943 list in post #1 above lists someone who was dead in 1943 so it would be useful to know whether there is a footnote showing the name/date of the source document. I can then understand the error(s) in the list.
 

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Hello Garry,

thank you very much for your huge research work. Concerning the sources of contemporary historians, they do not always mention them.
I imagine well that they did not invent either.
Best regards

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Hi Eric,

I don't think that they invented it but that listing is nevertheless incorrect in many places.
 

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Can anyone decipher this signature?

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Can anyone decipher this signature?

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Checked out some old newspapers from Ostpreussen and this must be the signature of Oskar Dobat, the k-Gebietsführer Ostpreussen. An article dated 30.9.1942 shows that he took up his post in that month (the pic that I posted is from one month later). He appears to have remained in post until the end. Strange signature but definitely his.
 

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Checked out some old newspapers from Ostpreussen and this must be the signature of Oskar Dobat, the k-Gebietsführer Ostpreussen. An article dated 30.9.1942 shows that he took up his post in that month (the pic that I posted is from one month later). He appears to have remained in post until the end. Strange signature but definitely his.

Hi Garry,
I found information about Oskar Dobat, this might interest you :

DOBAT, OSKAR
geb. am 4.5.1914 in Heilsberg; HJ-Führer, ledig; NSDAP seit 1.5.1934, Mitgl.-Nr. 3.538.935; als Bannführer. 1/1934 Führer des Bannes Insterburg-Gumbinnen-Stallupönen im HJ-Gebiet Ostland; 4/1936 zum Oberbannführer in der RJF befördert; 10/1936 - 10/1938 Wehrmacht, als Oberbannführer. in der HJ-Gebietsführung Ostland; Kriegseinsatz, 1941 ΕΚ II, 5/1941 Leutnant; als Hauptbannführer. ab 4/1944 Führer des HJ-Gebietes Ostpreußen.
 
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Hi Garry,
I found information about Oskar Dobat, this might interest you :

DOBAT, OSKAR geb. am 4.5.1914 in Heilsberg; HJ-Führer, ledig; NSDAP seit 1.5.1934, Mitgl.-Nr. 3.538.935; als Bannführer. 1/1934 Führer des Bannes Insterburg-Gumbinnen-Stallupönen im HJ-Gebiet Ostland; 4/1936 zum Oberbannführer in der RJF befördert; 10/1936 - 10/1938 Wehrmacht, als Oberbannführer. in der HJ-Gebietsführung Ostland; Kriegseinsatz, 1941 ΕΚ II, 5/1941 Leutnant; als Hauptbannführer. ab 4/1944 Führer des HJ-Gebietes Ostpreußen.


Hi Eric,

Yes, I originally used that 4/1944 date given by Buddrus in my lists but today I found a newspaper article from 30.9.1942 that reports on his appointment as k-Gebietsführer Ostpreußen vice Boekmann who went off to war. You can see that here (page three under the photo). Was nice to find it and all because Dobat had a strange way of signing his name :)
 

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Garry,

Regarding Gebiet 1 (Ostpreussen), here is another information about Albrecht Möller that could interest you :

MÖLLER, ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH
geb. am 3.6.1911 in Plau/Mecklbg.; Schüler, ledig; NSDAP seit 1.6.1930, Mitgl.-Nr. 250.233; 1928 SA, HJ seit 7/1928; Realgymnasium in Rostock, 1930 wegen politischer Betätigung für die NSDAP relegiert; 1929 Gründer und Führer des NS-Schülerbundes in Rostock; 1930 Gauführer des NS-Schülerbundes für den Gau Mecklenburg-Lübeck, daneben Landarbeiter und Berichterstatter für den Niederdeutschen Beobachter, ab Herbst 1930 Reichsgeschäftsführer in der Reichsleitung des NS-Schülerbun-des in Berlin; 1931 Führer des neugebildeten Gauverbandes Nord des NS-Schülerbundes in Rostock (umfassend die NSS-Gaue Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, Pommern); zugleich Pressereferent des SA-Gausturmes Mecklenburg-Lübeck; 1932 zum Gbf. befördert und zum Führer des HJ-Gebietes Ost (später umbenannt in Ostsee) ernannt; 6/1933 Provinzialbeauftragter des JFdDtR für Ostpreußen; ab 1933 stellvertretender Führer des HJ-Gebietes Ostland in Königsberg; 4/1933 auch Vorsitzender des Landesausschusses Ostpreußen der deutschen Jugendverbände in Königsberg; ab 12/1933 Leiter der Abteilungen 1 (Organisation), 2 (Personal) und Ε (Schulung und Ertüchtigung) in der Führung des HJ-Obergebietes Ost; nach der Auflösung der Obergebiete in die Abteilung II (Personal)/ins Personalamt der RJF berufen mit der Aufgabe, die Personalabteilungen in den HJ-Gebietsführungen zu organisieren; ab 3/1935 Schulungsleiter in der NSDAP-Gauleitung Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel; 1935 Heirat, später ein Kind; als Gbf. 11/1937 ehrenvoll aus den Diensten der HJ entlassen. Veröffentlichte u.a. Warum Nationalsozialistischer Schülerbund?, München 1931 (zus. mit L. Brandt); Wir werden das Volk. Wesen und Forderung der Hitlerjugend, Breslau 1935.
 

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I think Möller does not really fit the signature...
 

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Garry,

Regarding Gebiet 1 (Ostpreussen), here is another information about Albrecht Möller that could interest you :

MÖLLER, ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH...


Hi Eric,

I have owned a copy of the Buddrus book that you quote here and in your previous post for some years now. If you look at the tables you will see that I reference this excellent publication often. I have not found or seen evidence that Möller was ever the actual Gebietsführer Ostland if this is what you are implying with your post.

I have a reference here, Verordnungsblatt RJF Nr.4 10.3.1933, which shows that Möller was a Gebietsführer without portfolio (z.b.V.) and that, effective from the 1st of March 1933, he had been assigned to the staff of Gebiet Ostland. The reference doesn't say that he was previously Gebietsführer Ostland and in the absence of evidence that he was, we should consider that he wasn't. The evidence currently available suggests only that he was slated for the position if and when he was required.

My lists only contain personnel who can be shown to have actually held the respective appointments but clearly, if anyone can provide evidence that Möller was the Gebietsführer of Ostland at some point before 1.3.1933 I will of course include that in my lists. However, your list in post #1 of this thread purporting to show the leaders of all of the Gebiete in 1943 has Möller in charge which is simply and demonstrably wrong. The list from that book has many other errors too and in fact, only six of the entries are fully correct. Three others are partially correct and the rest are incorrect with some of them even having dead men in post.




As far as Dobat is concerned, the evidence shows that he initally took up his appointment of Gebietsführer of Ostpreussen in 1942 and not in 1944 as mentioned in the Buddrus book. The fact that Buddrus gives us the April 1944 date must mean that he saw it in a reference which in its turn means that it is possible that:

Dobat required a temporary replacement at some point between then and September 1942 or...
his appointment changed from k-Gebietsführer to Gebietsführer in April 1944 after being confirmed in post by the RJF.

We can't know what Buddrus' reference said but actually it's irrelevant in the context of my lists as we now know that Dobat was the k-Gebietsführer in 1942.
 
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