Boltz, Hugo Wilhelm Carl.

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Boltz, Hugo Wilhelm Carl, born 26-09-1886 in Weißenfels, After attending Realschule in Schmalkalden and Realgymnasium I in Hanover, Wilhelm Boltz was accepted into the Prussian cadet corps in 1898. In 1904 he joined the Imperial Navy as a midshipman . In the First World War he initially took part as the 2nd artillery officer of the cruiser Breslau . In 1915 Boltz was entrusted with the management of the German landing department on Gallipoli , which fought on the side of the Ottoman Empire during the Dardanelles campaign against Allied landing forces. Then Boltz took over the management of the Turkish Naval School in Kalki,     before joining Erich von Falkenhayn‘s staff was commanded, the German commander in chief of the theater of war in the Middle East, in which German’s Nazi Foreign Minister. Joachim von Ribbentrop

and Reich’s chancellor before Hitler and Vice-chancellor Cabinet Hitler 1933. Franz von Papen were also active at the time. Boltz found his last use in the war as the leader of a river section on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq, which was then under Ottoman rule. After the war, Boltz took over the leadership of a company in the Loewenfeld Freikorps

, with whom he participated in combat operations in Berlin and Upper Silesia during the civil war-like turmoil of the early post-war period . In 1920 he became a lieutenant captain in the Imperial Navydismiss. Then he settled down as a businessman in Hamburg. Wilhelm Friedrich Julius Hans „Wilfried“ Höffer von Loewenfeld, Vizeadmiral and Freikorpsführer, died 05-07-1946, age 66, in Schleswig.

In February 1931, Boltz joined the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP). He was also a member of the Sturmabteilung (SA). In 1930 Boltz founded the Hamburg-Altona naval tower. From 1932 to 1933 Boltz sat for the NSDAP in the Hamburg parliament. In the Reichstag election of March 1933, Boltz entered the Reichstag as a candidate of the NSDAP for constituency 34 (Hamburg) , of which he was a member for almost nine months until the November 1933 election. One of the important parliamentary events in which Boltz was involved during his time as a member of parliament was, among other things, the vote on the – finally also passed with Boltz’s vote -Enabling Act of March 1933.

After the National Socialist ” seizure of power ” in the spring of 1933, he was appointed inspector of the Marine SA in July 1933 and held this office until October 1933. On 25-10-1933, Boltz was promoted to SA Oberführer in the SA . Boltz was appointed police chief of Hamburg on 07-10-1933 as the successor to NSDAP member and and Lord Mayor of Dresden, Hans Nieland and held this position until the end of December 1936. Boltz was finally appointed naval advisor to the SA group Hansa and promoted to SA brigade leader on 09-11-1937. As of the end of 1936 was Boltz as director of port Steamship AG operates (HADAG).

Death and burial ground of Boltz, Hugo Wilhelm Carl.

Wilhelm Boltz died 22-10-1939, age 53, in Hamburg-Altona. After his death, Boltz was buried in the Ohlsdorf cemetery and received a Senate funeral. The original gravestone (column with stone eagle and removed swastika) was replaced around 2003.

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