Wilhelm Bruckner

Wilhelm Brückner ( Baden-Baden , November of December of 1884 – Herbsdorf , 18 of August of 1954 ) was a colonel brigade SA (Oberstgruppenführer SA), colonel of the Wehrmacht and General of the SS , one of the first members of The so-called “old guard” and Adolf Hitler’s Assistant Chief until 1940.


Wilhelm Brückner was born in Baden-Baden , Germany in 1884, he attended the University of Strasbourg , Freiburg, Heidelberg and Munich and studied law and economics . In World War he joined the army Reichswehr in Bavaria and reached the rank of lieutenant . After the war, he also joined the Freikorps EPP and participated in the suppression of the Bavarian Soviet Republic .

In 1922, he joined the NSDAP and actively participated in the Putsch in Munich in 1923. After the failure of the coup was imprisoned for a year and a half. Once out, he took some time away from political tendencies and as he did not complete his university studies, he learned the craft of filmmaker technician.

Being a man of great importance and stature (1,9 m), thanks to his fidelity, in 1930 joined the private guard of Adolf Hitler becoming Head of the Assistants of the leader of Nazism and member of the iron circle of Adolf Hitler Along with Joseph Dietrich and Joseph Goebbels .

Wilhelm Brückner between 1936 and 1939 is one of the frequent visitors to Hitler’s rest house in Berghof and was a personal friend of Margarethe Braun , Eva Braun’s sister . 1

In 1934, he is named Oberstgruppenführer de las SA and after the Night of the Long Knives he gradually loses his influence thanks to the intrigues of Martin Bormann being dismissed in 1940 and replaced by Julius Schaub .

It joins the Wehrmacht and later to the SS where it reaches the rank of colonel of the Wehrmacht and General of the SS respectively, surviving the race. 2

Wilhelm Brückner died in the city of Herbsdorf, in Upper Babaria in 1954 at the age of 70 years.


  1. Back to top↑ Visitors of the Berghof (Rare photos from Eva Braun’s album)
  2. Back to top↑ Photos of W.Brückner dedicated and in uniform SS and the Wehrmacht