Hugenberg, Alfred
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Hugenberg, Alfred

(June 19, 1865, Hannover – March 12, 1951, Kükenbruch [now part of Extertal, Kreis Lippe]), a leading figure in German commerce and industry, and politician. After studying law and economics from 1894 to 1899 Hugenberg worked for the Prussian Settlement Commission in Posen, where he distinguished himself as a rigorous champion of the Germanization policy. In 1890 he was one of the founding members of the extreme right-wing Pan-German League (Alldeutscher Verband), for whom he subsequently remained active, if frequently behind the scenes.

In 1909 Hugenberg becam…

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Hagenlücke, Heinz, “Hugenberg, Alfred”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0296>
First published online: 2015



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