Schaub, Julius Georg Luitpold August “Hitler Aide”.

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Schaub, Julius Georg Luitpold August, born 20-08-1898 in Munich, a largely Catholic city in southern Bavaria, to Julius Schaub and his wife Margarethe, born Ludwig.. Julius Schaub visited the Volksschule, then a drug school and a private trade school in Munich. On 28-06-1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were assassinated by a group of Serbian and Bosnian rebels. On May 28-05-1914, the three Bosnian Serb students (Gavrilo Princip , Trifko Grabež and Nedeljko Čabrinović ) arrived in the town of Sabac near Belgrade. They immediately contacted Cvjetko Popović of the “Black Hand”, a Serbian nationalist movement. Through him they were put in touch with Major Jankovic of the Serbian army, who was the right-hand man of Colonel Dragutin  Dimitrijević. He taught them how to handle weapons and ammunition.On 06-06-1914 they left for Sarajevo to stay with family. Princip informed his friend Ilic of the plan to assassinate the Austrian heir to the throne. The Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, paid an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 25-06-1914. The Archduke’s visit program was announced on 28-06-1914, and students lined up along the route. Princip didn’t think twice, jumped onto the footboard of the Gräf & Stift, drew his FN Model 1910 pistol and fired two shots at the Crown Prince and his wife. Sophie Chotek died almost immediately from a shot in the stomach. Frans Ferdinand said: “Sopherl! don’t die! Stay alive for our children!”). Then he was hit in the neck by the second shot. The car’s owner, Count Franz von Harrach, who was sitting in the front right next to the driver Leopold Lojka, turned around and asked “Majestät, was ist Euch?” (“Your Majesty, how are you?”). He replied “it’s nothing, it’s nothing”. Shortly afterwards he became unconscious. The couple was quickly driven to the Governor’s Palace but Sophie Chotek was already dead and Frans Ferdinand died shortly afterwards.

This event triggered the outbreak of World War I in Europe.  On 17-01-1917, Schaub was drafted to serve as a field medic in the German Army. According to Traudl Junge, one of Hitler’s private secretaries, both of Schaub’s feet had been injured in the war, making him semi-handicapped. By the end of the war, Schaub found work as a contract worker at the Munich Central Supply Office

Schaub grew up in Bavaria. In 1917, when World War I was in full swing, he was drafted into the army. He worked as a medic and was injured on both feet. When the war ended he found work in his hometown Munich. After the war, Germany was in ruins. This allowed for the turnout for extremist parties, both on the left and right side of the political spectrum. Schaub joined  the DAP on 10-10-1920 and subsequently the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), which quickly gained a lot of support under the leadership of party leader Adolf Hitler. Schaub had membership number 81. He lost his job because of his membership. When Hitler heard this, he appointed him as his personal assistant. In that capacity he guarded and looked after Hitler’s correspondence, guarded his private treasury and carried out (secret) assignments or made sure that these were carried out. . In April 1923 NSDAP headquarters received a letter accusing his wife, Gertrud Hempel, of prostitution and procuring.  The marriage was dissolved two years later. In November 1923, he participated in the 1923 Munich Putsch , He was arrested  Schaub was imprisoned in Landsberg along with Hitler and several other Nazis. After his release in 1925, Schaub became one of the first members of the SS, number 7, on 27-02-1925.

  During this time he here on the left became close to Adolf Hitler. On his release he worked for Hitler as his personal assistant. He joined the inner-circle that included Heinrich Hoffmann, Max Amann  Emil Maurice. Schaub here with Hitler and Julius Schreck,    described himself as “Hitler’s shadow

his daily companion, his constant retainer… perhaps the only person who could, outspokenly but with impunity, tell him anything that came into his head… In addition to the qualities required of a personal aide – notably, discretion, reliability and circumspection. “Hitler’s failed attempt to take power in Bavaria, when the Nazi Party later came to power, they awarded the Blood Order  to each participant in the Munich Putsch, it becomes one of the Nazi Party’s top wards

According to Traudl Junge   Hitler’s youngest secretary “Both Schaub’s feet had been injured in the First World War , leaving him crippled. Later he had joined the NSDAP; and Hitler noticed him as an ardent admirer who always attended Party meetings, hobbling in on his crutches wherever Hitler appeared. When Hitler discovered that Schaub had lost his job because of his Party membership he took him on as a valet. “As a personal Aide to SA Group Leader Wilhelm Brückner, Schaub had access to the early years of the Nazi Party hierarchy and especially to Adolf Hitler (did you know) . Wilhelm Brückner, Brückner died age 69, on 18-08-1954, in Herbstdorf, became Adjutant to Hitler in 1930, but ten years later, in October 1940, he was fired for having an argument with Hitler’s house manager, Albrecht Kannenberg, he died age 63, on 26-01-1963.

     Brückner   Winifried Wagner.                                                           Hitler with Kannenberg. 
After Brückner’s dismissal from the Nazi inner circle, Brückner’s aide, Julius Schaub, was appointed to become Hitler’s personal Adjutant. While highly intelligent and extremely loyal to Hitler and the principles of the Nazi Party, Schaub was never considered an intellectual, and most of the Nazi’s top inner circle thought that they could control him. But his devoted loyalty to Hitler assured him his position and it is from him that much of the knowledge of Hitler’s psychological condition during the last years of World War II is known. On 05-05-1931 Schaub married for a second time, now with Wilma (Wilhelmina “Wilno” Giersinken, in the St. Matthew’s Church in Munich and they had two sons Wieland born 1942 – died 1951, age 9, and Wolfgang born 1932 – died 1937, age 5. Hitler was a witness and made his home available for the wedding reception. One of his weaknesses was drink. His wife Wilma died age 61 before him in 1967 and is buried in München, Ostfriedhof. At parties he always “behaved atrociously” but when this was reported to Hitler he merely made “a despairing gesture” and sighed: “yes, I know, it’s sad, but what can I do? He’s the only aide I’ve got.” Despite this, Schaub and Hitler always remained close. Schaub also provided much information of the inner workings of the top leaders of the Nazi Party during the war years. On 22-04-1945, Hitler ordered Schaub to leave the Berlin bunker
  and go to Hitler’s home in Obersalzberg to destroy all of Hitler’s personal records and documents, an order he obeyed.  His final act as aide and adjutant was to destroy Hitler’s personal train, the Führersonderzug The Führersonderzug ( Führer’s special train) was Adolf Hitler’s personal train. It was named Führersonderzug “Amerika”
  in 1940, and later in January 1943, the Führersonderzug “Brandenburg. The train served as a headquarters until the Balkans Campaign. Afterwards, the train was not used as Führer Headquarters, however Hitler continued to travel on it throughout the war between Berlin, Berchtesgaden, Munich and other headquarters. After the war, while possessing false identification papers and introducing himself as “Josef Huber”, Schaub was arrested by American troops on 08-05-1945 in Kitzbühel, and remained in custody until 17-02-1949. Ultimately, Schaub was classified by denazification investigators as being only a “fellow traveler”  and was not accused or associated with any war crimes. During this time, he was investigated for war crimes, but was never taken to trail since he never actually participated in any war crimes, and eventually he was released 17-02-01949, age 50.
Traudl Junge described Schaub in her memoirs as “extremely kind, but very curious too”. She further notes that “for historical purposes, it’s not worth saying much about him”.

Death and burial ground of Schaub, Julius  Georg Luitpold August.

After his release, he operated a pharmacy in Munich, until his death on 27-12-1967, age 69
    Julius Schaub is buried on the Ostfriedhof of Munich and close by the graves of Hitler’s WWI sergeant Max Amann, Nazi doctor SS Obergruppenführer, Karl Gebhardt
  Generalmajor der Kavallerie, Rudolf von Gersdorff, he wanted to blow himself together with Hitler, SS Gruppenführer, stayed in the Führerbunker till the end, Johan Rattenhuber, Nazi Banker, Hjalmar Schacht, SA leader, August Schneidhuber victim of the Night of the long Knives, Hitler’s oldest secretary, Johanna  Wolf, flyer ace, General der Flieger, Kommandeur ./N.J.G.1 , Werner  Streib, SS Brigadeführer in charge of the SS and Police in the defence section of Metzer, Anton Dunckern and Hitler’s secretary,


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