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Ohnesorge, Wilhelm, 1872-1962


  • [Wilhelm Ohnesorge (1872-1962) was a German politician and postal minister.] Karl Wilhelm Ohnesorge was born on June 8, 1872 in Gräfenhainichen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. He was an early member of the National Socialist German Worker's (Nazi) Party, founding a branch of the organization in Dortmund. With the rise of the Nazis to power, Ohnesorge became Reichspostminister (minister of the national post office) in 1937. During his tenure he researched the use of the post office and radio services to spread propaganda. He was also involved in the proposed developed of an atomic weapon. He left the post office in 1945 at the end of World War II. He died in Munich on February 1, 1962.
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    • Ohnesorge, Karl-Wilhelm, 1872-1962
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18720608
    • Death Date

        19620201
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Deutsche Reichspost
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
    • Birth Place

        Gräfenhainichen, Germany
    • Death Place

        Munich, Germany
    • Gender

        male
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    • Occupation

        (itoamc) Politician
          (itoamc) Administrator
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      • Sources

        • found: Besuch des Herrn Reichspostministers in Salzburg, 1942:newspaper clipping (Reichspostminister Ohnesorge)
        • found: Degener's Wer ist's, 1935(hdg.: Ohnesorge, Wilhelm,, Dr.-Ing.; b. June 8, 1872 in Gräfenhainichen b. Bitterfeld)
        • found: Axis biographical research website, May 4, 2005(Ohnesorge, Dr. Ing. Karl-Wilhelm; 1872-1962; Reichspostminister 1937-1945)
        • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 23, 2012(Wilhelm Ohnesorge; Karl Wilhelm Ohnesorge; d. Feb. 1, 1962 in Munich; German politician; researched used of propaganda via radio, and contributed toward development of proposed atomic bomb; joined Nazi Party, circa 1920; founded branch of party in Dortmund)
      • General Notes

        • [Wilhelm Ohnesorge (1872-1962) was a German politician and postal minister.] Karl Wilhelm Ohnesorge was born on June 8, 1872 in Gräfenhainichen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. He was an early member of the National Socialist German Worker's (Nazi) Party, founding a branch of the organization in Dortmund. With the rise of the Nazis to power, Ohnesorge became Reichspostminister (minister of the national post office) in 1937. During his tenure he researched the use of the post office and radio services to spread propaganda. He was also involved in the proposed developed of an atomic weapon. He left the post office in 1945 at the end of World War II. He died in Munich on February 1, 1962.
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        • 2005-05-18: new
        • 2012-03-25: revised
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