Meyer-Quade, Joachim ” Unser Jochen”.

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Meyer-Quade, Joachim "Jochen".

Meyer-Quade, Joachim ” Unser Jochen”, born 22-11-1897 in Düsseldorf, attended elementary school. From 1914 to 1915, Joachim was in an agricultural apprenticeship. On 21-01-1915, he voluntarily, age 17, joined the 84th Field Artillery Regiment, in Ypres in the first war , then on 01-11-1915 with the 99th Infantry Regiment, with which he fought at the locations of Flanders, Verdun and Somme and finally was in French captivity.  After multiple attempts, he was released from prison in January 1920. After the war Meyer Quade worked again in agriculture, initially as an apprentice. From 1924 to 1925, he attended a higher educational institution for practical farmers in Schleswig. Then he worked until 1926 as an agricultural Inspector. In June 1925, Meyer-Quade was member of the NSDAP, Nr. 7.608 . Together with the Gauleiter of Schleswig-Holstein, Hinrich Lohse, he died age 67, on 25-01-1964, Hinrich Lohse (born 02–09-1896 in Mühlenbarbek; † 25-02-1964 there) was a German businessman, bank employee and National Socialist politician. From 1925 to 1945 he was Gauleiter in Schleswig-Holstein. From 1933 to 1945 he was President of the Province of Schleswig-Holstein. He thus held the highest office in the province during the Third Reich. From July 1941 to December 1944 he was also at the head of the civil administration in the Reich Commissariat in Ostland. In this position he was one of the main people responsible for the genocide committed by the National Socialists during World War II, particularly with regard to the genocide of the Jewish population. His office, based in Riga, reported directly to the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories, which was under the leadership of the Nazi chief ideologist Alfred Ernst Rosenberg.

After the war, German authorities did not hold him accountable for his crimes..

Meyer Quade soon became the leading Nazi in the province. As NSDAP District Manager, Meyer-Quade was responsible for the North East of Schleswig-Holstein. From August until December 1932 he became the NSDAP Gauleiter of Schleswig-Holstein for a short time. In the SA , he enlisted in July 1927. He rose to the rank of SA Ortsgruppenführer in July 1932 after several promotion and was for the leadership of the SA in Schleswig responsible. In 1929 he became a member of the District Assembly to Schleswig. At the Reichstag elections of September 1930 Meyer-Quade was elected as a candidate of the Nazi party for the constituency of 13 (Schleswig) in the Reichstag, he was a member until 24-05-1932. the mandate waiver was Meyer-Quade’s choice in the Prussian Landtag, of which he was a member until 1933. In the Parliament, he was Chairman of the Committee on agriculture. 16 Months after his retirement from the Reichstag Meyer Quade returned Parliament in the November 1933 in which after the takeover, he was then nearly six years the until his death in 1939. After the Nazi seizure of power by the Meyer-Quade took over various public offices. As Landrat des Kreises Schleswig, he resigned shortly after his appointment at the own request in December 1933. In April 1934, he was Chief of police in Kiel. In July 1934, he joined the people’s Court. The SA Meyer-Quade was promoted in November 1937 to SA Obergruppenführer. In September 1935, he led the SA group Nordmark . In 1939 Meyer Quade participated an infantry protection company in the rank of Leutnant and leader in the battle of Poland. Less than two weeks after the war began, on 12-09-1939, age 41, he was killed in fighting at Piatek, Poland. The Nazis, Josef Goebbels (did you know) and his assistant Werner Hugo Robert  Naumann

    took the death of Meyer-Quade as an opportunity to develop a personality cult. In his home town, a place is named after him, in Tønder a Adolf Hitler (did you know) youth home. In the Warthegau, a western part of the German-occupied territory of Poland for the early German settlement, a Department of the Reichsarbeitsdienst  was named after Meyer-Quade. In the General Government, the eastern part of occupied Poland, the town of Kutno is named after Meyer-Quade in Quadenstädt.

Werner Naumann (16-06-1909 – 25-10-1982) was a German civil servant and politician. He was State Secretary in Joseph Goebbels’ Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda during the Nazi Germany era. He was appointed head of the Propaganda Ministry by Adolf Hitler in his last will and testament after Goebbels was promoted to Reichskanzler. Naumann was present in the Führerbunker in late April 1945. After he was released from prison on 28-07-1953, he was selected as a candidate for Deutsche Reichspartei, which benefited heavily from the downfall of the Socialist Reich Party the previous year.

It is also in part due to rumors spread by Naumann that Martin Ludwig Bormann had survived the Second World War; according to Naumann, Bormann was not only still alive but in his words, “was a Soviet spy and he must have arranged beforehand where to meet the Red Army advance units. Bormann now lives in Moscow”, this led to shock waves within the CIA. Dr Stumpfegger reported later that  Bormann attempted to break through the lines of the Red Army with Hitler’s driver SS Obersturmbanführer, Erich Kempka, SS Brigadeführer, Wilhelm Heinrich Johannes Mohnke,  SS Gruppenführer, States Secretary of the Reichsministry and right hand of Josef Goebbels, Werner Naumann,  dr. Ludwig Stumpfegger and other. On 02-05-1945 at 23:00 hours the mass escape began. Moving in small groups, they proceeded underground, as planned, to the Friedrichstrasse station. Here they emerged to find the ruins of Berlin in flames, and Russian shells bursting everywhere around them. The first group managed to cross the river Spree by an iron footbridge that ran parallel to the Weidendammer Bridge. The remaining groups likewise emerged at the Friedrichstrasse Station, but there became confused and disoriented. They made their way north along the Friedrichstrasse to the Weidendammer Bridge , where they found their way blocked, at the bridge’s north end, by an anti-tank barrier and heavy Russian fire. They next withdrew to the south end of the bridge, where they were soon joined by a few German tanks. Gathering about the tanks, they again pressed forward. Bormann,  Arthur Axmann  head of the Hitler Youth after Baldur von Schirach     and SS Obersturmbannführer, Dr. Ludwig Stumpfegger, Hitler’s surgeon, and others followed the lead tanks as far as the Ziegelstrasse. There a panzerfaust struck the lead tank. The violent explosion stunned Bormann and Stumpfegger, and wounded Axmann. All retreated to the Weidendammer Bridge. Now it was every man for himself. Bormann, Stumpfegger, Axmann, and others followed the tracks of surface railway to the Lehrter station. There Bormann and Stumpfegger decided to follow the Invalidestrasse east. Axmann elected to go west, but encountered a Russian patrol and returned on the path Bormann and Stumpfegger had taken. He soon found them. Behind the bridge, where the Invalidestrasse crosses the railroad tracks, they lay on their backs, the moonlight on their faces. Both were dead.


Naumann died in 1982 in Lüdenscheid, West Germany, aged 73. He was buried in the Kommunal cemetery of Piepersloh, Werkhagener Strasse, in Lüdenscheid

Burial ground of Meyer-Quade, Joachim “Jochen”.

 456px-MeyerQuadeJoachim When Joachim Meyer-Quade falls in battle, on 10-09-1939, age 41, in Piatek, a few days after the German invasion of Poland, with the carabiner in hand. The Nazi propagandists in his “Heimatgau” Schleswig-Holstein stage a personality cult unprecedented for the province: In his hometown of Schleswig, not only a place is named after him but also in Tondern a Hitler Youth Home, in the Warthegau a department of the “Reich Labor Service” (RAD) and in occupied Poland the city Kutno in Quadenstädt renamed. Already in his lifetime a pleasure boat carries the name “Joachim Meyer-Quade”. Born in Dusseldorf in 1897, Meyer-Quade found his way to the NSDAP in June 1925. Above all, however, he is leader of the SA group “Nordmark”. The special role of Meyer-Quades during the National Socialism in Schleswig-Holstein is explained not only by his offices, but also as an (inner-party) figure of integration through his emphatically popular appearance – especially in the SA milieu – as “Our Jochen”  Meyer-Quade is buried on the war cemetery of Mlawka in Poland, SA leader Victor Lütze

  visited his grave.

Meyer-Quade died here.


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  1. Rob Hopmans


    Thank you Jerzy for your help, took the wrong information from Internet alas, will make correction.
    Greetings from Holland, Rob.

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