Erich Kempka

Erich Kempka

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. SS-Obersturmbannf hrer (Lieutenant Colonel) Erich Kempka (16 September 1910 - 24 January 1975) served as Adolf Hitler's chauffeur from 1934. He was member #2803 of the Allgemeine SS.Kempka was born in Oberhausen to a miner with ten children. He worked as a mechanic for the automotive manufacturer DKW.Kempka joined the Nazi Party on 1 April 1930 as member #225-639. Two years later, he was one of eight founding members of the SS-Begleit-Kommando.He served as chauffeur for Josef Terboven until 29 February 1932, when, based on Terboven's recommendation, he was tasked as a reserve driver for Hitler's personal entourage. In 1934, he replaced Julius Schreck and Emil Maurice as Hitler's primary chauffeur, valet and bodyguard. That same year he was present at the arrest of Ernst R hm.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135714872
  • 9786135714876