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German architect and politicianwd:Q75849
country of citizenship:
Russian Empire, Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: Riga Technical University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
occupation: journalist, architect, politician, writer, philosopher, teacher, administrator
award received: War Merit Cross, Blood Order, Golden Party Badge, honorary citizen of Lübeck
position held: member of the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic, member of the Reichstag of Nazi Germany
Alfred Ernst Rosenberg (12 January [O.S. 31 December 1892] 1893 – 16 October 1946) was the head of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories and war criminal during the Nazi era. A Baltic German, he was a theorist and an influential ideologue of the Nazi Party. Rosenberg was first introduced to Adolf Hitler by Dietrich Eckart and held several important posts in the Nazi government.
The author of a seminal work of Nazi ideology, The Myth of the Twentieth Century (1930), Rosenberg is considered one of the main authors of key National Socialist ideological creeds, including its racial theory, persecution of the Jews, Lebensraum, abrogation of the Treaty of Versailles, and opposition to what was considered "degenerate" modern art. He is known for his rejection of and hatred for Christianity, having played an important role in the development of German Nationalist Positive Christianity. At Nuremberg he was sentenced to death and executed by hanging for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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