Alwin-Broder Albrecht one of Hitler’s adjutants.

14-02-2017

Alwin-Broder Albrecht, was a German naval officer who was one of Adolf Hitler’s adjutants. He was born 18 September 1903 in Sankt Peter-Ording in the Province of Schleswig-Holstein. In 1922 he joined the Reichsmarine  On 1 June 1934, he was promoted to Papitänleutnant. Then on 1 November 1937, he was promoted to the rank of Korvettenkapitän. When Hitler’s liason officer to the navy, Karl Jesko von Puttkamer was transferred to active service on 19 June 1938, Alwin Albrecht took over that position. 

However, on 30 June 1939, the Commander of the Navy Grossadmiral Erich Raeder wanted him transferred to Tokyo as a military attaché or kicked out of the navy completely after it was discovered that Albrecht had married a woman “with a past” in early 1939. Hitler was against it; he had an argument with Raeder over the matter. On 1 July 1939, Hitler appointed Albrecht a NSKK-Oberführer  and made him one of his adjutants.The NSKK was a successor organization to the older National Socialist Automobile Corps (NSAK), which had existed since April 1930. Hitler went on to meet Albrecht’s wife and liked her. Under Reichsleiter Philipp Bouhler, Albrecht remained on Hitler’s staff and worked in the Reich Chancellery in Berlin.

In 1945, Albrecht spent time in the Führerbunker serving in his capacity as an adjutant to Hitler. During the Battle of Berlin, he was last seen defending Hitler’s Reich Chancellery with a machine gun. He is believed to have committed suicide on 1 May 1945, aged 41. His body was never found.

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