Schaub, Julius Georg Luitpold August, born 20-08-1898 in Munich, a largely Catholic city in southern Bavaria. On 28-06-1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were assassinated by a group of Serbian and Bosnian rebels. This 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.
Death and burial ground of Schaub, Julius Georg Luitpold August.