Many Jews have contributed to national and international politics as came forward throughout wars and other events. Below only a very partial list of most famous politicians or otherwise active Jews or persons with a German Jewish background whose interventions might have shaped the lives of millions.
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Emil Maurice (January 19, 1897 – February 6, 1972)
Jewish grandfather. Emil Maurice started the Nazi party. He received the first party membership number after Hitler making Hitler party member 1 and Emil Maurice party member 2.
Emil Maurice was a close associate of Adolf Hitler with a personal friendship dating back to at least 1919. With the founding of the Sturmabteilung in 1920, Maurice became the first Oberster SA-Führer (Supreme SA Leader). In 1923, Maurice also became the SA commander of the newly established Stabswache which was a special SA company tasked to guard Adolf Hitler at Nazi parties and rallies.
In 1925, two years after the failed Beer Hall Putsch, Emil Maurice and Adolf Hitler refounded the Stabswache as the Stosstrupp Adolf Hitler which was renamed, later that year, as the Schutzstaffel (SS). At that time, Hitler became SS Member nr. 1 and Emil Maurice became SS Member nr. 2. Maurice became an SS-Führer in the new organization, although the leadership of the SS was assumed by Julius Schreck, the first Reichsführer-SS.
When the SS was reorganized and began to expand in 1932, Maurice became a senior SS officer and would eventually be promoted to the rank SS-Oberführer. While Maurice never became a top commander of the SS his status as SS Member #2 effectively credited him as the actual founder of the organization. Heinrich Himmler, who ultimately would become the most recognized leader of the SS, held SS Member #168. Emil Maurice actively participated in the killing of SA members by the SS ("Blood Purge"; "Night of the Long Knives") in 1934.
Theodor Heuss (January 31, 1884 - December 12, 1963)
Member of parliament in the Reichstag 1924-1928 and 1930-1933. In 1933 he voted in favour of the "Enabling Act" (Ermächtigungsgesetz), granting Adolf Hitler quasi-dictatorial powers.
After World War II he was the first Minister of Culture in Baden-Württemberg. In 1946 and 1947 he taught history at the TH (Technical College) Stuttgart.
In 1948 he was a member of the Parliamentary Council (Parlamentarischer Rat) with considerable influence on the Grundgesetz, the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany.
After being elected to the first German Bundestag, he relinquished his parliamentary mandate on September 12, 1949, when he was elected president. In 1954 he was reelected with no opposition and held office until September 12, 1959.
In 1959 he was awarded the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels). In 1963, he died in Stuttgart.
Since 1964, the Theodor-Heuss-Prize is awarded for exemplary democratic disposition. Heuss' former residence is now open to the public as the Theodor-Heuss-Haus. His image was imprinted on one series of the two-Mark coin.
The Airforce Airbus, which is used by the President of Germany is named in his honor.
(Heinz) Henry Kissinger (May 27, 1923 - ... )
German-born American diplomat, Nobel laureate and statesman. He served as National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State in the Nixon administration, continuing in the latter position after Gerald Ford became President in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal. Henry Kissinger is allegedly involved into human right abuses and assasinations comitted by the CIA and the secret Gladio-network
and accussed of war crimes.
Hemuth Smidt and Wilhelm Dröscher
During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West-Germany, a group of Palestinians managed to take hostage some
athletes acting as agents of the zionist entity Israël. A documentary, "One Day in September"
, had been made about these events.
Whether those events at the Münich Olympics and how they were handled include a conspiracy between Israël and some forces within the West-German government we might never know for sure.
What we do know is that Helmut Smidt
after the affair became Chancellor of West-Germany (May 16, 1974). Helmut Smitdt had already a reputation for overstepping the law to reach his goals. He had a partial Jewish background and served as a First Lieutenant in the Nazi-army. Wilhelm Dröscher
, a half-Jew and as well a former Nazi soldier, was as well a party partizan of Helmut Smidt's Social Democratic Party.