TREVIRANUS Gottfried (Treviranus)( statesman during the Weimar Republic.)
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Biography TREVIRANUS Gottfried (Treviranus)
Treviranus, Gottfried (Treviranus), (1891-1971), statesman of the Weimar Republic. Born March 20, 1891 in Shiedere, Lippe. During the 1-st World War II naval officer. In 1924 - 32 Reichstag deputies from the German Nationalist Party. He played against the intention of the party leader Alfred Hugenberga cooperate with Hitler. After leaving the party in 1930, Treviranus created his own organization - the Popular Conservative Union. In 1930-32 served secondary positions in the government of Chancellor Heinrich Bruening, while remaining firmly opposed to Hitler and National Socialism. In 1934, during the events of "Night of Long Knives", barely managed to escape the massacre and escape when his house drove two trucks with the SS. Later he moved to England, then in Canada. Treviranus returned to Germany in 1948 and worked in industrial production.