Albert Bormann

Albert Bormann (Anhalt, Saxony, Germany, 2 September 1902 – Munich, 8 April 1989) was a Gruppenführer-SS, and chief of staff NSSK of the German Chancellery, was the younger brother of Martin Bormann , personal secretary of Adolf Hitler .

Biography

Albert Bormann was the third son of the marriage composed by Theodor Bormann and Antonie Bernhardine Mennong born in 1902, the firstborn was Martin Bormann (1900). The second son died in his early childhood. Albert Bormann had some physical resemblance to his brother Martin, but he was of a thinner and taller frame than this, and his character and personality were opposite to those of Martin Bormann.

Albert Bormann studied accounting and was a bank employee between 1922 and 1931, in 1927 he joined the NSDAP and then the SA with his brother Martin. In 1929 he was appointed district leader of the Hitler Youth Gau of Thuringia , a position he held until 1931. 1 In 1931, he was admitted to the staff trusted Hitler , exercising administrative functions as a personal assistant from 1934 starting as Sturmbannführer- SS and then ascending until arriving at Chief of the NSSK (National Socialist Chauffeurs) staff of the Chancellery in 1940. He was a Reichstag parliamentarian until 1938. 2 In 1942 he recommended to Hitler to hire Traudl Junge as secretary being admitted. While in this position, Albert Bormann remained in a discreet background regarding his brother Martin Bormann, reliable sources indicate that the relationship between the two brothers was not kind.

On April 15, 1945, he was commissioned to take Hitler’s secretaries to the Berghof for the destruction of Hitler’s private documentation and after this he returned with the same staff to the Foreign Ministry to report that the mission had been carried out. He survived the siege of the bunker after Hitler’s suicide by missing the trail.

In April 1949 he was arrested while working under a false name on a farm, was subjected to a denazification court and was not charged with what he was released in October of that year. Journalists tried to interview him without success and refused to write his memoirs; Hence the biographical information is scarce today. He died in Munich in April 1989 at the age of 87.

References

  1. Back to top↑ Photo by Albert Bormann
  2. Back to top↑ Register of the Reichstag Parliament (in German)