Max Amann

(1891-1957)


Max Amann was a Nazi official with the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer, politician and journalist.

Amann was born in Munich on November 24, 1891; he became chairman of the German Nazi Party in 1922, and president of the Reichspressekammer (Reich media chamber) in 1933. He also led the Eher Verlag, which, among other things, published the SS magazine “Das schwarze Korps.”

Amann was known as a short, greedy businessman. During the Third Reich, he was the largest newspaper baron in Germany and made enormous profits off Nazism. However, as a party official, Amann lacked talent, being a poor speaker and debater. In addition, his handwriting was illegible, thus his deputy, Rolf Rienhardt, performed these duties for him.

Amann was sentenced to ten years in a labour camp on September 8, 1948. He was released in 1953 and died on March 30, 1957 in Munich.


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