Martin Bormann

Martin Bormann
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Martin Bormann Biography

Martin Ludwig Bormann (June 17, 1900 – May 2, 1945) was a prominent Nazi official. He became head of the Party Chancellery (Parteikanzlei) and private secretary to Adolf Hitler. He gained Hitler's trust and derived immense power within the Third Reich by controlling access to the Führer.

Bormann, born in Wegeleben (near Halberstadt) in the Kingdom of Prussia in the German Empire, was the son of post office employee Theodor Bormann (1862–1903) and his second wife, Antonie Bernhardine Mennong. He had two half-siblings (Else and Walter Bormann) from his father's first marriage to Louise Grobler, who had died in 1898. Later that year, Theodor Bormann married Antonie. She gave birth to three sons, one of whom died in infancy. Martin (born 1900) and Albert (born 1902) survived to adulthood. Read Full Bio >>