Braun, Magnus Freiherr von

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Braun, Magnus Freiherr von, born 12-07-1910 at estate Crenzow, area Vorpommern, son of Emmy von Quistorp (1886–1959), the daughter of the estate owner in Crenzow and Prussian Political, Wernher von Quistorp (1856– 23-07-1908, age 51)
    and Marie von Below (1861–1903). There sons were Sigismund von Braun, Diplomat, Wernher von Braun, the Flying bombs, V1 and V2 builder, constructor of the A4 and the Apollo-Programmes und Magnus von Braun, V1 Engineer, Manager with Chrysler since 1955. Magnus von Braun arrived at Peenemünde in July 1943 at the request of Wernher. In March 1944 he was arrested with fellow rocket specialists Wernher von Braun, Klaus Riedel, Walter Dornberger   Helmut Gröttrup , and Hannes Lüersen , but was later released. In late summer 1944 he transferred to the Mittelwerk where he engineered V-2 rocket gyroscopes, servomotors, and turbo pumps.
      Fort Bliss Army CIC agents believed Magnus von Braun was a “dangerous German Nazi”, with one agent remarking, “his type is a worse threat to security than a half a dozen discredited SS Generals. Magnus Jr. died old age 84 on 21-06-2203 in Phoenix, Arizona. After finishing his study, father Magnus specialists in rights and constitution in Göttingen and Königsberg. In Königsberg he in 1896 joined the Corps Saxionia,   a student association and later entered the Prussian public service with the ministry of commerce and commercial. From 1911 and 1915 he was the district leader in the area Wirsitz, Posen. In 1915 transferred to the Reichs Office of Interior Matters and in 1917 appointed as District Leader and Press Chief in the Reichskanzlei. Assigned in 1917 as the Leader of Political Department of the German Military Government in Wilna. From 1918 he was the town leader in Dünaburg. He became the Attorney Police Commissioner in Stettin under the social democratic minister Wolfgang Heine in the Prussian Ministry for Interior Matters. Heine died old age 83 on 09-05-1944, in Ascona. 487px-WP_Heine_WolfgangHe was dismissed after critic of the SPD, Social Party for Democrats, country party and at the same time appointed as the Government Leader in the East Prussian Gumbinnen. As the result of the Kapp Putsch,  the Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch,  was a 1920 coup attempt aimed at undoing the results of the German Revolution of 1918–1919 aimed at overthrowing the Weimar Republic, he in March 1920 was again dismissed from the Government Service. During the Weimar Republic Braun was busy in the Agriculture Alliances and since 1920 responsibly as director of the Farmer’s Bank Cooperative in Brandenburg Schleswig Holstein. In 1930 he became the Vice President of the Reichs Union of the Agriculture Bonds. On 01-06-1937 he was assigned as the minister for Food Supply and Agriculture, as well Reichs Commissar for the East Aid  in the cabinet Franz “Fränzchen”von Papen with Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath and remained in the same position with the cabinet Kurt von Schleicher.
  On 28-01-1933 von Braun with the complete cabinet Schleicher withdraw from there posts. From October 1932 until February 1933 he was the Reichs Commissar for the Prussian Agriculture Ministry. On 30-01-1933 Adolf Hitler formed his cabinet where there was no place for Magnus von Braun anymore. In 1947 he followed his son Wernher von Braun to the United States, very valuable taking by the American occupiers, but returned to Germany and retired in Landshut.

Death and burial ground of Braun, Magnus Freiherr von.

   Later he moved to Oberaudorf am Inn, where he at the old age of 93 died. He is buried with his wife Emmy, born von Quistorp, who died age 73 on 27-12-1959, in a von Braun family grave in Oberaudorf, almost next to General der Infanterie, Commander of the Replacement Army in 1939, Joachim von Stülpnagel and close by Oberst der Infanterie, Commander of the II Battalion of the 164thInfantry Regiment, Hans Faasch.

 

Cemetery and grave location of Braun, Magnus Freiherr von.

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