Kurt Haldweim
Fictional Character
In the Presence of Mine Enemies
POD: c. 1940
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Germany (born in Austria)
Date of Birth: 1918
Date of Death: 2010
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Politician
Military Branch: SS (Second World War)
Political Party: Nazi Party
Political Office(s): Führer of the Greater German Reich

Kurt Haldweim (December 1918 - Spring 2010) was the third Führer of the Greater German Reich.[1] He served in that position for longer than anyone except for Adolf Hitler himself.

Haldweim was born in Austria before it united with Germany, and served in the Second World War.[2]

Haldweim died at the age of 91 after a series of illnesses and recuperations.[3] He was an autocratic ruler, but nowhere to the extent of his predecessors, Hitler and Heinrich Himmler.[4] His somewhat lighter touch inadvertently laid the foundation for his successor, Heinz Buckliger.

Upon his death in 2010, Haldweim lay in state in the Great Hall. Much of the population of Berlin was allowed to pass through the Hall to view the body and pay their respects.[5]

Literary Note[]

Haldweim is loosely based on the historical Kurt Waldheim (1918-2007), 4th Secretary General of the United Nations (1972-1981) and 9th President of Austria (1986-1992). Prior to his election to the presidency, evidence was brought to light that Waldheim was complicit in Nazi war crimes.

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  1. See, e.g., In the Presence of Mine Enemies, pg. 38.
  2. Ibid., pg. 50
  3. Ibid., pg. 72.
  4. See, e.g., pg. 262.
  5. Ibid., pgs. 79-82.
Political offices
(In the Presence of Mine Enemies)
Preceded by
Heinrich Himmler
Führer of the Greater German Reich
Succeeded by
Heinz Buckliger