Alfred Rosenberg (12 January 1893 – 16 October 1946) was a key member of the Nazi Party before and during its reign in Germany. Rosenberg was born to a German family in Estonia in the Russian Empire. Rosenberg was one the main authors of the Nazi ideology, including its racial "theory", persecution of the Jews, Lebensraum, abrogation of the Treaty of Versailles, and opposition to "degenerate" modern art. He was the leader of the foreign policy office of the NSDAP, 1933-1945, and Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories, 1941-1945. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials, and hanged.
Alfred Rosenberg in The Man With the Iron Heart
Alfred Rosenberg was one of nearly two dozen German officials captured by the Allies at the end of World War II. The Allies sought to try these captives for war crimes. These plans were stopped twice by the German Freedom Front, first in November 1945 when the GFF destroyed the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg and second in 1946, when the GFF destroyed the American residency zone in Frankfurt with a radium bomb.
- The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 260.
- Ibid., pg. 108.
- Ibid., pg. 260.
- Ibid., pg. 407-8.
|Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories